Do I Have an Overactive Thyroid? What You Need to Know
Symptoms of an Overactive Thyroid
Symptoms can vary greatly from one patient to the next, so not experiencing any of the following symptoms does not mean that the patient has a normally functioning thyroid. A doctor should perform a complete examination and may perform other tests to diagnose hyperthyroidism.
Some possible symptoms of hyperthyroidism include:
- goiter (enlarged thyroid gland);
- nervousness or irritability;
- hair loss;
- thinning skin;
- depression and anxiety;
- shakiness or tremors;
- rapid heartbeat;
- insatiable hunger;
- weight loss (even if eating more);
- higher body temperature;
- infertility; and
This is far from a complete list. If you experience these symptoms or others that might indicate an overactive thyroid, speak with your doctor right away for proper evaluation and diagnosis.