Hyperthyroidism is when an individual has an excessive amount of the thyroid hormone which can cause an quick heartbeat, weight loss, nervousness, heat intolerance or excessive sweating. Individuals may also experience tremors, feelings of nervousness, fatigue and lack of concentration. Hyperthyroidism can be treated with medication, surgery and radioactive iodine. Natural treatment options can include Traditional Chinese Medicine, herbal therapies, homeopathy, acupuncture and nutritional therapy.
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