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The thyroid is a gland in the neck that helps control many of the body’s most important functions.
If your thyroid becomes overactive (hyperthyroidism), underactive (hypothyroidism) you could experience a range of health problems. Hyperthyroidism is when the thyroid is overactive and makes too much thyroid hormone. Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid is underactive and does not make enough thyroid hormone.
The most common symptoms of hyperthyroidism are:
Hypothyroidism can go on for years without showing any signs. When symptoms do appear, they can be quite varied and can include: