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Hyperthyroidism – Sign and 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

Weight loss despite normal or increased appetiteWeight loss
Heat intolerancePalmar erythema
PalpitationsSinus tachycardia
DyspnoeaLid retraction, lid lag
Irritability, emotional lability
Less common
Osteoporosis (fracture, loss of height)Goitre with bruit
Diarrhoea, steatorrhoeaAtrial fibrillation
AnginaSystolic hypertension/increased pulse pressure
Ankle swelling
Anxiety, psychosisCardiac failure
Muscle weaknessHyper-reflexia
Periodic paralysis (predominantly in Chinese)Ill-sustained clonus
PruritusProximal myopathy
AlopeciaBulbar myopathy
Infertility, spontaneous abortion
Loss of libido, impotence
Excessive lacrimation
Reference: Davidson 21st

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Toufiq Hassan

I am Toufiq Hassan Shawon, MBBS doctor passed from Rajshahi Medical College. I hope you are enjoying Bangladesh Result. Follow me on Google+ to get regular result updates.


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  1. The Red color of the content is annoying, but the post is good specially the image. I have seen it in Facebook uploaded by shoib.

    1. I have just improvised it with some editing and adding the sign symptoms of Davidson!

  2. i like this,do you have any more images?

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