10 signs of overactive thyroid or hyperthyroidism

5. Sweating and Skin Changes

The skin of people with overactive thyroid may become soft, thin, warm, and may flush easily. They may also itch. Spidery veins are also characteristic of this disease and may appear on your cheeks. Your hands and feet may seem sweaty and red.

People with hyperthyroidism and Graves’ Disease sometimes develop certain patches on the skin of their lower legs that are flushed, reddened and thickened (pretibial myxoedema), and the hair distribution on the legs may be denser and coarser.

Overactive thyroid also results in deficiency of platelets and patients may bruise easily.

6. More frequent bowel movements

Excess levels of thyroid hormones, among its other effects on the gastrointestinal system, may also exert a stimulatory and excitatory effect by means of activation of sympathetic system and results in diarrhea, changes in bowel patterns, especially more frequent bowel movements and weight loss.


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