By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S
Hyperthyroidism is a condition where thyroid gland makes excessive thyroid hormones. The term thyrotoxicosis is used to describe tissue level pathology of high thyroid hormone. Though used interchangeably, these two conditions are not same. In fact thyrotoxicosis is a generalized term which includes hyperthyroidism.
Thyroid gland is located in front of your neck. The hormones produced by this small gland are essential for metabolism, bone growth, weight management, temperature balance, normal cell functions, cell growth, differentiation etc.
Excessive thyroid hormones impart excessive stimulation on the metabolism. They also exacerbate the effect of the sympathetic nervous system. As a consequence, there is speeding up of various systems of the body. Symptoms include faster heart beats, feeling of your heartbeats, tremors, anxiety and…