What Are the Signs & Symptoms of High Levels of Thyroid?
High thyroid levels may cause abormal weight loss. loss weight image by gajatz from Fotolia.com When the thyroid gland is over-productive, thyroid hormone levels skyrocket and cause a wide array of troublesome symptoms. Thyroid hormones include thyroxine (T4), triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). High thyroid level (hyperthyroidism) is often only one symptom of an underlying condition called Graves’ Disease. According to the American Thyroid Association, 70 percent of patients with high thyroid levels are diagnosed with this condition. Other conditions that are related to high thyroid levels include toxic nodular goiter and thyroiditis. Common medications used to treat hyperthyroidism include anti-thyroid drugs, beta-blockers and radioactive iodine treatment. Surgery may be necessary in extreme cases. Weight Loss High thyroid levels affect the metabolism. When too much thyroid hormone is produced, the metabolism speeds up, resulting in abnormal weight loss. Pati