The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that is located in the lower front of your neck. The thyroid’s job is to create hormones that control nearly all the metabolic processes in your body. Thyroid hormones help the body use energy, regulate temperature, as well as keep the brain, heart and muscles functioning properly.
When there is a problem with the thyroid, it can affect many aspects of your health. The most common thyroid problems involve abnormal production of hormones. Too much thyroid hormone results in a condition known as hyperthyroidism. Insufficient hormone production leads to hypothyroidism.
The symptoms of hyperthyroidism (overabundance of thyroid hormone) include: