Hyperthyroidism is characterized by hyper-metabolism and elevated serum levels of free thyroid hormones. Symptoms may include tachycardia, weight loss, nervousness, and tremors. The diagnosis of hyperthyroidism is clinical and is based on signs and symptoms as well as abnormal thyroid function tests.
Often times patients have been treated for hyperthyroidism and are now hypothyroid. Many of the same foundational concepts that apply for hypothyroidism also hold true for hyperthyroidism. In a hyperthyroid state, something triggers the immune response to produce antibodies, known as Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Receptor Antibodies (TSHr). Physical, chemical, emotional, and microbial stressors trigger an autoimmune response.
The solution to fixing thyroid physiology lies in uncovering your cellular stressors, reducing or removing them to the best of your ability, and then supporting cellular function, thyroid physiology and full body recovery.
Regardless of whether a person has hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism, identifying the root issues that caused their compromised thyroid physiology should be the priority.