Overactive Thyroid Gland (Hyperthyroidism)
- Dr Oliver Starr
You may not have thought a whole lot about your hormones since you were a spotty teenager, but they;'re still going, and still dictating your simple basic needs. Hungry? That'll be your hormones. In a bit of a grump? Hormones. Fancy a cuddle with your significant other? Yup, that's them too.
Hypothyroidism - an underactive thyroid gland - can result in everything from weight gain to depression, and according to the NHS affects one in 70 women and one in 1,000 men.