by Bailey

Definition of Hyperthyroidism

over activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in a rapid heartbeat and an increased rate of metabolism.

Body systems involved

It messes with the thyroid and the nervuos system.


  • Fragile bones that easily fracture (osteoporosis)
  • Kidney stones
  • Excessive urination
  • Abdominal pain
  • Tiring easily or weakness
  • Depression or forgetfulness
  • Bone and joint pain
  • Frequent complaints of illness with no apparent cause
  • Nausea, vomiting or loss of appetite

risk factor

Many risk factors for hip fractures have been suggested but have not been evaluated in a comprehensive prospective study.


  • Heart problems. A rapid heart rate, a heart rhythm disorder (called atrial fibrillation) or congestive heart failure can result.
  • Brittle bones (osteoporosis). Too much thyroid hormone can interfere with your body’s ability to incorporate calcium into your bones. Be sure to get enough calcium in your diet to prevent osteoporosis.