Hyperthyroidism

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Hyperthyroidism is pathologically increased thyroid gland function.

It is often due to Graves' disease.

Mnemonic

Mnemonic hyperTHYROIDISM:[1][2]

  • Tremor.
  • HR elevated, palpitations.
  • Yawn (fatigue).
  • Restlessness.
  • Oligomenorrhea, amenorrhea.
  • Intolerance to heat.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Irritable.
  • Sweating.
  • Muscle wasting/weight loss.

See also

References

  1. Shiau, Carolyn; Toren, Andrew (2006). Toronto Notes 2006: Comprehensive Medical Reference (Review for MCCQE 1 and USMLE Step 2) (22nd edition (2006) ed.). Toronto Notes for Medical Students, Inc.. pp. E24. ISBN 978-0968592861.
  2. URL: http://www.prep4usmle.com/forum/thread/6731/2/. Accessed on: 1 May 2012.