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Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland makes too much of certain hormones (called thyroxine, or T3 and triiodothyronine, or T4). This can lead to an increased heart rate, anxiety, weight loss, tingling sensation in the hands and feet due to nerve damage. To diagnose hyperthyroidism there are several signs that are typically assessed by nurses such as: -Hair thinning -Increased appetite -Sleeplessness -Nervousness -An increase in bowel movements There are two types of hyperthyroidism: Graves’ disease and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. There is no cure for either type, but symptoms can be managed with medication to slow the production rate of hormones by the gland (antithyroid drugs) or reduce TSH levels that stimulate the thyroid gland to produce more hormones. Other treatments include radioactive iodine therapy which destroys some cells in the body such as those in your thyroid gland causing it to stop making too much hormone, surgical removal of all or part of the thyroids, and a procedure called radioiodine ablation where they insert a needle through your neck into your chest cavity close to your heart then


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