Hyperthyroidism is a clinical syndrome, which results from exposure of the body tissues to excess circulating levels of free thyroid hormones. 

Common causes:

Graves disease, multinodular goitre, excess pituitary secretion of TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), Secondary cancer of the thyroid.

Signs and Symptoms: 

Swelling of the thyroid gland, weight loss in spite of normal or increased appetite, frequent passing of stool, diarrhoea with excess of fat in stool, loss of appetite, vomiting, increased pulse rate, difficulty in breathing, muscle weakness, irritability, increased sweating, loss of hair, absence of menses, double vision. 

What can you do about it?

Be reassured and have a positive approach, practice relaxation for reducing stress, reduce intake of salt, keep weight under control, keep monitoring your blood pressure regularly.