Mention the difference between hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.

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Hypothyroidism

Hyperthyroidism

Requires less than normal secretion of thyroid hormone.

Requires more than normal production of thyroid hormone.

Decreases metabolic rate in the body.

Increases metabolic rate.

It may happen because of iodine deficiency in the body.

It may happen because of the development of tumour or nodules in thyroid gland.

Symptoms are fatigue, dry hair, dry skin, muscle cramps, decreased menstrual flow, etc.

Symptoms are feeling hot, forgetfulness, sweating, increased heart rate, disturbed bowel movement, etc.

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