Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism (too much hormone)
- Nervousness and irritability
- Weight loss
- Rapid heartbeat
- More frequent stools
- Feeling too warm
- Decreased menstrual flow
Richard H. Schwarz, MD, obstetrical consultant to the March of Dimes, is past president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; vice chairman for clinical services, Maimonides Medical Center; and professor of obstetrics and gynecology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, both in Brooklyn.
Originally published in American Baby magazine, February 2004.
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