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Keith Forwith

Innovative Thyroid Surgeon

Hyperthyroid Symptoms

  • General: Weight loss, heat intolerance, insomnia, fatigue, increased sweating, restlessness, glucose intolerance
  • Skin, Hair, Nails: Warm, most skin, alopecia, pruritus or itching, vitiligo, hyperpigmentation, pretibial myxedema (shin swelling), onycholysis
  • Bone: Elevated calcium, elevated alkaline phosphatase, osteoporosis, acropachy (clubbing of fingers, distortion of the soft tissue of the fingers including pigmentation and overgrowth of the nails)
  • Neuromuscular: Muscle weakness, tremors, muscle pain, nerve pain
  • Mental hyperactivity, emotional lability, nervousness, anxiety, distractibility
  • Gastrointestinal: Frequent bowel movements, diarrhea, increased appetite, elevated liver enzymes
  • Respiratory: Shortness of breath
  • Cardiovascular: Tachycardia (fast heartbeat), palpitations, increased cardiac output, abnormal enlargement of the heart, atrial fibrillation (irregular heart rhythm), angina (chest pains)
  • Kidney: Frequent urination
  • Ocular: Eyelid retraction, lid lag, exophthalmos (orbitopathy), conjunctivitis, diplopia (blurry vision), visual loss
  • Reproductive: Irregular menses, gynecomastia, impotence, decreased fertility
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