Thyrotoxicosis And Hyperthyroidism

Many thyroid patients—and even doctors—confuse two distinct terms: hyperthyroidism, which means “overactive thyroid gland,” and thyrotoxicosis, which means “too much thyroid hormone.” Hyperthyroidism and thyrotoxicosis are cousins that often pass as twins. The overactive thyroid gland of hyperthyroidism classically causes too much thyroid hormone to be produced in your body. All the hyperthyroid symptoms you …

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