Symptoms & Signs
Symptoms are severe and may include:
- Change in alertness (consciousness)
- Pounding heart (tachycardia)
Diagnosis & Tests
- The top number in a blood pressure reading may be high
- Increased heart rate
Blood tests are done to evaluate thyroid function.
Congestive heart failure and pulmonary edema can develop rapidly and lead to death.
Calling Your Health Care Provider
This is an emergency condition. Call 911 or another emergency number if you have hyperthyroidism and experience these symptoms.Thyroid gland
Review Date : 6/17/2008
Reviewed By : Elizabeth H. Holt, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Yale University. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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