Hyperthyroidism: Sign and Symptoms

Last Updated: September 23, 2014 at 6:48 pm

 Hyperthyroidism: Sign & Symptoms

Hyperthyroidism Sign Symptoms

Hyperthyroidism: Signs and Symptoms (mnemonic)-“THYROIDISM”

T = Tremor

H = Heart rate up

Y =Yawning [fatigability]

R = Restlessness

O = Oligomenorrhea & amenorrhea

I = Intolerance to heat,

D =Diarrhea

I = Irritability

S = Sweating

M = Musle wasting & weight loss

E = Exophthalmos

Symptoms Signs
Common
Weight loss despite normal or increased appetite Weight loss
Tremor
Heat intolerance Palmar erythema
Palpitations Sinus tachycardia
Dyspnoea Lid retraction, lid lag
Irritability, emotional lability
Fatigue
Sweating
Tremor
Less common
Osteoporosis (fracture, loss of height) Goitre with bruit
Diarrhoea, steatorrhoea Atrial fibrillation
Angina Systolic hypertension/increased pulse pressure
Ankle swelling
Anxiety, psychosis Cardiac failure
Muscle weakness Hyper-reflexia
Periodic paralysis (predominantly in Chinese) Ill-sustained clonus
Pruritus Proximal myopathy
Alopecia Bulbar myopathy
Amenorrhoea/oligomenorrhoea
Infertility, spontaneous abortion
Loss of libido, impotence
Excessive lacrimation
Reference: Davidson 21st

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