Signs & Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism


Signs & Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism





  • Increased sweating
  • Sensation of warmth
  • Oversensitivity to heat
  • Warm, moist palms
  • Palpitations
  • Increased appetite
  • Diarrhoea
  • Weight Loss
  • Dry; thin skin that flushes easily
  • Hair loss
  • Goitre (enlargement of the thyroid gland)
  • Shakiness/trembling
  • Shortness of breath
  • Overactivity
  • Tiredness/exhaustion
  • Increased sex drive
  • Enlargement of breasts in men
  • Pretibial myxedema (red swollen skin on shins and feet)


Menstrual Disorders

  • Cessation of periods (amenorrhoea)
  • Longer or shorter cycle
  • Infertility



  • Weak, less defined muscles (wasting)
  • Loss of muscle strength
  • Aches and pains


Visual Disturbances

  • Staring eyes
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Corneal ulceration
  • Dry/gritty eyes
  • Painful eyes
  • Double vision



  • Mood changes
  • Nervousness, anxiety, excitability
  • Insomnia/racing thoughts
  • Talkativeness


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Date updated: 04/07/19 (V1.1)
Review date: 13/06/20