TRUE or FALSE Hyper­thy­roidism

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1 it means that too few thy­roid hor­mones are pro­duced. true False 2 Symp­toms in­clude weight loss. true False 3 Hyper­thy­roidism is treat­able. true False 4 the cause is un­known. true False

FALSE Hyper­thy­roidism is where the thy­roid gland, found at the front of the neck, pro­duces too many thy­roid hor­mones.

True Among the com­mon symp­toms are mood swings, sleep­ing trou­ble, fa­tigue, heat sen­si­tiv­ity, weight loss, twitch­ing, neck swelling and an ir­reg­u­lar heart­beat.

True Main treat­ments in­clude med­i­ca­tion, ra­dioio­dine treat­ment and surgery to re­move some or all of the thy­roid.

FALSE The most com­mon cause is Graves’ dis­ease, where the im­mune sys­tem mis­tak­enly at­tacks and dam­ages the thy­roid. Other causes in­clude cer­tain med­i­ca­tions and lumps on the thy­roid.

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