An overactive thyroid gland, which
secretes more hormones often, has its onset in younger
women. This Grave’s Disease is produced normally
with a nodular, non-cancerous enlargement of thyroid
gland. Auto immunity, infections and over medication
are the other reasons, often provoked by stress and
smoke in many cases.
Initially the physical signs and symptoms start
with palpitations, trembling of hands, sweating, and
nausea with increased bowel movements. The eyes become
exophthalmic, protrudes due to the swelling of the
tissues behind them to give an appearance of a starring
and bug –eye. Mentally the victims are very
irritable, nervous and they are unable to concentrate
any thing. The increased metabolic activity changes
the menstrual cycles and results tiredness and insomnia.
Intolerance of heat and hair loss is also noted among
Many of these symptoms are similar to the changes
experienced by women around the time of menopause
and pregnancy, hence making a clear diagnosis is very
important. Cardiac complaints like chest pain; failures
are expected in advanced cases because the heart muscles
exert great pressure while pumping.
Irritability, nervousness and sleep disturbances.
Weight loss, muscle weakness and tremors.
Palpitation with excessive perspiration.
Hair becoming thin and brittle.
Bulging of eyes – Exophthalmia.