TRUE or FALSE Hyperthyroidism
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.