Thyroid Problems/Medicine

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Why diarrhea occur in hyperthyroidism and wats the reason

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Hi Naseem,
Diarrhea is seen in hyperthyroidism because the elevated thyroid hormones in general increase the metabolism rate of body. Because of this the motility ( movement of gastro-intestinal tract while digestion) is increased. SO the food is removed from bowels faster and the water content is not absorbed properly because of quick movement. This causes diarrhea.

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