Hyperthyroidism

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What is hyperthyroidism?

Overactivity of the thyroid gland resulting in overproduction of thyroid hormone and increased metabolic rate.

Common symptoms reported by people with hyperthyroidism

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for hyperthyroidism

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Tapazole)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
139
Tried for
hyperthyroidism (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
72
Tried for
hyperthyroidism (2)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
60
Tried for
hyperthyroidism (1)

Data from patients with hyperthyroidism, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with hyperthyroidism

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Tapazole)
Perceived effectiveness
for hyperthyroidism (5 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea heavy sensation in leg(s) 4 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
hyperthyroidism (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Perceived effectiveness
for hyperthyroidism (1 evaluation)
Side effects
heart flutters increased anxiety
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
hyperthyroidism (2)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for hyperthyroidism (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
hyperthyroidism (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with hyperthyroidism, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has hyperthyroidism on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 5 new patients joined this month
  • 301 say hyperthyroidism is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 55
30s 172
40s 318
50s 426
60s 287
70+ 107
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 69
20-29 years 145
30-39 years 168
40-49 years 171
50-59 years 92
60-69 years 18
70+ years 6

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 159
Female 1220

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1017
Not Diagnosed 23

These charts show data from hyperthyroidism patients who have completed their condition history
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