If you suddenly start losing weight without changing your diet or exercise routine, it can be pretty scary. However, it doesn’t necessarily indicate a life-threatening condition. When your thyroid isn’t working properly, it can rev up your metabolism and cause your heart to beat faster, your weight to drop and other symptoms, like nervousness and diarrhea to appear.
Hyperthyroidism happens when your thyroid produces more hormones than your body can handle and can lead to heart problems, brittle bones and other serious conditions. A blood test is required to assess your thyroid function and make sure it’s working properly.
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