Hyperthyroidism: Causes, Signs & Treatments


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Which of these causes of hyperthyroidism would cause a patient to have increased levels of TSH in their blood?

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1. Which of these is not a symptom of hyperthyroidism?

2. Which of these could be used to make a differential diagnosis between hyperthyroidism and thyrotoxicosis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo is designed to help you quickly assess your understanding of the symptoms, causes and diagnosis of hyperthyroidism. You will need to be familiar with terms used in relation to this condition in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Causes of hyperthyroidism
  • Symptoms of hyperthyroidism
  • Difference between hyperthyroidism and thyrotoxicosis

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of an over-production of thyroid hormones leading to increased metabolism
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as metabolism and goiter
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the causes of hyperthyroidism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the symptoms of hyperthyroidism

Additional Learning

To learn more about this condition, review the accompanying lesson called Hyperthyroidism: Causes, Signs & Treatments. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define metabolism
  • Describe the thyroid gland and how it works with the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland
  • Explain what happens in the body when someone has hyperthyroidism
  • List the effects of T3 and T4 thyroid hormones
  • Detail how hyperthyroidism is diagnosed
  • Explain the treatments for hyperthyroidism