Hyperthyroidism

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Quiz: Do You Understand Hyperthyroidism?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

Women with hyperthyroidism may stop having a period.

Explanation:
Symptoms of hyperthyroidism include heat intolerance, fast heart rate, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, muscle loss, tremors, sweating and irregular or absent menstrual cycle in women.
2

Plummer’s disease is not a cause of hyperthyroidism.

Explanation:
A number of thyroid conditions can cause hyperthyroidism, including toxic adenoma, Plummer’s disease and inflammatory thyroiditis.
3

There is a type of inflammatory thyroiditis that occurs right after pregnancy.

Explanation:
There are three types of inflammatory thyroiditis: one that occurs right after pregnancy, silent thyroiditis (painless) and subacute thyroiditis (very painful).
4

Graves' disease is one of the most common causes of hyperthyroidism.

Explanation:
One of the most common causes of hyperthyroidism is Graves' disease, an autoimmune disease. If you have thyroid disease in the family, whether that's an overactive thyroid or an underactive thyroid, you have an increased risk of developing Graves' disease.
5

If you have hyperthyroidism you will need to have surgery.

Explanation:
Treatments for hyperthyroidism include antithyroid medication, radioactive iodine and thyroidectomy.

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