Over-activity of the thyroid gland is responsible for occurrence of hyperthyroidism. As a result of this, thyroxin hormone is produced in excess. This hormone has an important role to play in metabolic activity. Hence metabolic activity is paced up. The conversion of glucose or sugar takes place at an accelerated rate which in turn leads to sudden weight loss. The patient becomes weak and complains of constant feeling of tiredness and exhaustion.
What causes hyperthyroidism?
Hyperthyroidism may be caused due to multiple factors as given below.
- Inflammation of the thyroid gland
- Genetic factors
- Grave’s disease
- Over-activity of thyroid gland