Table 2.

Symptoms and signs of thyrotoxicosis

CardiovascularPalpitations, shortness of breathTachycardia, hypertension, atrial arrythmia, high output cardiac failure
GastrointestinalIncreased appetiteWeight loss
Central nervous systemEmotional lability, poor concentration, agitationHyperactivity, agitation
Eyes (usually in Graves’ disease)Soreness, grittinessPeriorbital oedema, lid retraction and lid lag, conjunctival injection, ophthalmoplegia
ThyroidNeck swellingGoitre
MusclesWeakness, tremorTremor, muscle wasting
SkinSweating, heat intoleranceIncreased sweating
HairHair thinningHair loss
Peripheral nervous systemHyperreflexia
Reproductive systemOligomenorrhoea. Reduced fertility (women)