With increased metabolism, too much metabolic hormone is produced in the “thyroid gland”. The “thyroid gland” is located on the front of the neck. Sometimes it will be enlarged or sore if you have an increased metabolism. An enlarged thyroid gland is also called “Struma”. Increased metabolism can cause atrial fibrillation.
Symptoms of increased metabolism
- Increased appetite
- Difficulty concentrating and dizziness
- Extra beats and atrial fibrillation
- Difficulty sleeping
- Itchy skin and hair loss
- Weight loss
- Feeling of stress in the body
- loose stool / diarrhea
One can measure the metabolism with a blood test. If the metabolism is elevated, one will proceed with various studies to determine the cause. Elevated metabolism can be treated with medication. Sometimes one chooses to treat the thyroid gland with a radioactive substance and in rare cases one will treat it surgically.