"Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which thyroid glands performs excessive functional activity and produces too much of the hormone thyroxine. Hyperthyroidism, thus, accelerate body’s metabolic rate, cause enlargement of the thyroid gland, rapid heart rate, and high blood pressure.
The symptoms of hyperthyroidism include rapid heartbeat, fatigue, skin dryness, hand tremors, nervousness or anxiety, irregular heartbeat, weight loss, Increased frequency of bowel movements. Hyperthyroidism can be treated with antithyroid medications like methimazole and propylthiouracil that suppress the production of thyroid hormones. Another way is radioactive iodine therapy which disrupt the cells that produce thyroid hormones. Also, surgery can be used to treat by removing the part or entire thyroid.
Treatment and Statistics: Hyperthyroidism affects 2-5% of all women mainly between 20 and 40 years old. One study estimated the incidence to be 1-2 cases/1000 per year with women affected 10 times more often than men. According to World health rankings the death rate of (Age Standardized) Hyperthyroidism patients Per 100,000 people was found to be 2.65% during the year 2014-2015".