Hyperthyroidism and Hyperthyroidism

It is confusing either you are suffering from Hypothyroidism or Hyperthyroidism, but what is the difference between the two?

Hypothyroidism is also known as underactive thyroid. It is a condition in which your thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough of certain crucial hormones.

Hyperthyroidism is overactive thyroid. This is when your thyroid gland produces too much of the hormone thyroxine.

The most common difference between the two diseases relates to hormone levels


1.Underactive Thyroid (Hypothyroidism)

  • slowed metabolism
  • tiredness
  • weight gain
  • decrease or slow down your bodily functions
  • decrease in hormones
  • depression
  • impaired memory
  • fatigue
  • increased sensitivity to cold
  • constipation
  • dry skin
  • puffy face
  • hoarseness
  • muscle weakness
  • elevated blood cholesterol level
  • muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness
  • heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods
  • thinning hair
  • slowed heart rate
  • enlarged thyroid gland (Goiter)

2. Overactive Thyroid (Hyperthyroidism)

  • more energy
  • weight loss
  • feeling anxious
  • increase in hormone production
  • irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia)
  • pounding of your heart (palpitations)
  • nervousness
  • tremor
  • fatigue, muscle weakness
  • difficulty sleeping
  • skin thinning
  • fine, brittle hair
  • increased sensitivity to heat
  • changes in bowel patterns
  • enlarged thyroid gland (Goiter)


1.Underactive Thyroid (Hypothyroidism)

  • daily use of the synthetic thyroid hormone levothyroxine 

2. Overactive Thyroid (Hyperthyroidism)

  • Anti-thyroid medications
  • Radioactive iodine
  • Beta blockers
  • Surgery (thyroidectomy)

If you experience any of the above-mentioned, you maybe suffering from Hypothyroidism or Hyperthyroidism. Do not compromise your health and ensure to consult your doctor once symptoms persist.

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