Hyperthyroidism

Etiology

  • Grave's disease
  • Multi-nodular goiter
  • Painful thyroiditis
  • Painless thyroiditis
  • Over treatment (or surreptitious use) with thyroid replacement hormone

Symptoms

  • Irritability
  • Diarrhea
  • Tremor
  • Weight loss
  • Weakness
  • Infertility
  • Palpitations and sometimes sob/doe (e.g. a fib, chf)
  • Heat intolerance
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Menstrual irregularity
  • Fracture from osteoporosis
  • Confusion, mania (if severe)

Physical Exam Findings

  • Tremor
  • Lid lag
  • Hyper-reflexia
  • Moist skin
  • Sometimes proptosis
  • Tachycardia: sinus or a fib
  • Palpable thyroid

Sub-Diseases

Tests