How to define thyrotoxicosis?
Thyrotoxicosis is an illness caused by excessive quantities of thyroid hormones. The excessive hormones may be caused by overproduction by the thyroid gland, overproduction originating outside the thyroid, or a loss of storage function and leakage from the gland.
There are a lot of symptoms that will show up on people with thyrotoxicosis, which include weight loss even in a good diet, rapid heartbeat, excessive sweating, etc.
The illness can be very scary for the patient because it can depress the patients very much. Correct treatment can be given if patients go to the doctors early enough.