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Hyperthyroidism is a disorder that occurs when the thyroid gland makes more thyroid hormone than the body needs. It is sometimes called thyrotoxicosis, the technical term for too much thyroid hormone in the blood. About 1 percent of the U.S. population has hyperthyroidism. Women are much more likely to develop hyperthyroidism than men.
Irregular heartbeat linked to genetic mutation

Irregular heartbeat linked to genetic mutation

Insulin-like growth factor receptor implicated in development of Graves' disease

Insulin-like growth factor receptor implicated in development of Graves' disease

Overactive thyroid gland linked to increased risk for atrial fibrillation

Overactive thyroid gland linked to increased risk for atrial fibrillation

Study questions whether treatment is necessary for mild thyroid problems

Study questions whether treatment is necessary for mild thyroid problems

Pioneering new thyroid treatment

Pioneering new thyroid treatment

UK study links heart conditions with common ‘hidden’ hormone disorders in the elderly

UK study links heart conditions with common ‘hidden’ hormone disorders in the elderly

Under-active thyroid associated with reduced breast cancer risk

Under-active thyroid associated with reduced breast cancer risk

New report on the health effects of perchlorate, found in many public drinking-water supplies

New report on the health effects of perchlorate, found in many public drinking-water supplies

Pregnant women with high levels of thyroid hormone may pass on toxins to their developing fetus

Pregnant women with high levels of thyroid hormone may pass on toxins to their developing fetus

Botox approved as treatment for severe underarm sweating

Botox approved as treatment for severe underarm sweating

Latest research on obesity, diabetes, hormone replacement therapy to be presented

Latest research on obesity, diabetes, hormone replacement therapy to be presented

Thyroid disorders are often misdiagnosed

Thyroid disorders are often misdiagnosed