What is hyperthyroidism?

Also known as: overactive thyroid

The thyroid gland is a small organ in the neck that produces hormones that impact how your body uses energy. When your body produces more thyroid hormones than your body needs, this condition is known as hyperthyroidism, or overactive thyroid. Hyperthyroidism can lead to several complications, but it can be treated successfully.

Reviewed by: Alejandro Diaz, MD

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