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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Too much thyroid !: Higher than normal thyroid levels in the blood. Condition will suppress tsh, which is easily measured. Too much can cause tachycardia, fine thinning ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Common disorder: Which is easily diagnosed and can be treated with either radioiodine or anti-thyroid drugs. See the american thyroid assoc. Website or check lay info ... Read More
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A 66-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Too much: This condition is characterized by excess production of thyroid hormone, due to an acute inflammatory process triggered by your immune system.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Hyperthyroidism: Overactive thyroid gland secreting too much thyroid hormone.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience in Family Medicine
It depends: Need to find out that there is not a cancerous area in the thyroid. See if one area is producing the excess hormone or many areas. After these thing ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Lab tests: The common tests for both condition are: TSH and free t4. For hyperthyrodism, you will also need a free t3 (liothyronine). Once your doctor has ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
See your doctor: Weight loss, diarrhea, excess sweating, palpations, rapid heart beat, high blood pressure see your doctor so hecan run some blood tests on you to subs ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Bad things: Death is one of them, which most people try to avoid. It's rare, but not unheard of. It can be the direct result of heart failure or abnormal hea ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Can coexist : Thyroid cancer can coexist with hyperthyroidism especially with multi nodular goitersbut rare.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Dang
13 years experience in Radiology
Occur together: It is probably more likely that the nodules happen to occur along with hypothyroidism, i.e., whatever caused the hypothyroidism cause the nodules as w ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Shewbridge
32 years experience in Endocrinology
Levothyroxine.: Levothyroxine, generic form of synthroid, has many advantages over armour thyroid. The armour product has significant batch to batch variation and ha ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
If treated: Then it will not, if not treated then get it treated. Hypothyroidism will slow down or stop the periods; hyperthyroidism generally gets treated b/c p ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Generally not: Rarely. Make sure you're receiving brand name T4 replacement, as generics are generally unreliable.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
occasionally: Lab error. Although this is very very rare. You may want to repeat TSH level. If you developed symptoms after decreasing synthroid (thyroxine).
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Pierce
35 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: The initial stages of hashimoto's is an over active thyroid which over stimulates the heart leading to atrial fibrillation.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tom Harrington
41 years experience in Internal Medicine
Hyperthyroid: Many people feel anxious, warm, and clammy and think they have an overactive thyroid. The blood tests will decide whether or not your thyroid is abn ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience in Endocrinology
Many..: Shaky, sweaty, jittery, nervous, fast heart beat, irregular/extra heart beats, weight loss, increased appetite, fatigue, multiple bowel movements dail ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience in Cardiology
Yes.: It can cause both. It can also cause what is called 'sick euthyroid'. Thyroid function tests should be followed regularly in all patients on amiodar ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neelesh Tipnis
23 years experience in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Yes: Celiac disease is an auto-immune condition. In other words, with auto-immune conditions, the body's immune system is responding incorrectly and attack ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Graves disease: It means you have graves disease causing your thyroid to produce too much hormones. It doesn't go away on its own and will need to be treated.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience in Endocrinology
Most often: inflammation with antibodies that inhibit production of thyroid homone
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gordon
Specializes in Endocrinology
Possible: Hyperthyroidism may turn on and off. Pregnancy often ameliorates it.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Graves' disease: Autoimmune thyroid disease- graves' disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. Other causes include inflammation of the thyroid, drug induc ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience in Family Medicine
Partly: Genetic factors increase susceptibility to grave's disease, but a specific gene has not been identified.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Higher risk: In general, when there is autoimmune thyroid disease in the family, the risk to family members is higher than that of the general population. However ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience in Family Medicine
See below: I assume by rai you mean radioactive iodine. When this radiophrmaceutical is used, it completely destroys thyroid tissue, thus ending hyperthyroidism. ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Unlikely: This is not suggestive of an overactive thyroid.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience in Psychiatry
See doc 4 checkup: Could b anxiety but need work up to determine source of symptoms.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Leem
Dr. Ted Leem answered
16 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: Most of the time, thyroid cancer does not change thyroid function. However, after being treated for thyroid cancer, you will be hypothyroid if your t ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience in Pediatrics
Thyroid: Thyroid antibodies can appear in otherwise healthy individuals. They can be more common in people with autoimmune diseases. You and your parents wi ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
37 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
No: Exercise does not cause thyroid dysfunction. Most common causes are graves' disease (autoimmune), adenomas (benign rumors), and thyroiditis (inflamm ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Hashimoto's Thyroid: Symptoms of hashimotos: constipation difficulty concentrating or thinking dry skin enlarged neck or presence of goiter fatigue hair loss heavy ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lori Wagner
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Typically not direct: Hashimoto's will have a brief high thyroid state before the patient becomes low thyroid; when this brief period of too much thyroid hormone happens, t ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Various: You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
NO: No it can't, but if your thyroid level falls below normal, you should being replacement with brand name t4. Check w/your doctor.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathleen Hands
66 years experience in Endocrinology
Possibly: Need to know what the TSH is. A high T3 (liothyronine) and low ish T4 may be due to drug use esp. Iodine supplementation, kelp or seaweed.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Depends symptoms: Subclinical hyperthyroidism has low or undetectable concentration of serum thyrotropin (TSH) with free triiodothyronine (ft3) and free thyroxine (ft4) ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Mexas
22 years experience in Internal Medicine
Why worry??: Why are you worried about it? You doctor can easily assess your symptoms (if any) and do blood tests to see if you have any thyroid issues. IF you do ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Barth
8 years experience in General Practice
Depends on cause: Either the gland itself is at fault or the pituitary gland is at fault. If the thyroid is causing the hyperthyroidism, surgical excision or chemical ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
No: Hi. No, therapy with Cytomel (liothyronine) (T3) cannot cause subacute thyroiditis.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Daus
36 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: If it is controlled.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience in Endocrinology
Maybe: Part of what makes the eyes appear abnormal is that the eyelids are pulled back; this gets better with treatment. Inflammation around the eyes will ge ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Farah Khatoon
18 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
RAI: Rai has less risk.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Hyperthyroid: You can live without treatment but can have some very serious effects of this disease. It can cause high blood pressure, heart disease, bulging of you ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Curing hyperthyroid: To cure it, you need to know what causes it. There are many causes for hyperthyroidism, some are temporary and goes away without treatment, others req ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. B.Gabriel Smolarz
15 years experience in Endocrinology
Depends: There are pros and cons of each of the three accepted treatments. Taking a pill, such as methimazole, is simple and not invasive but can have side eff ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Oh answered
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: There is no standard "natural" treatment for hyperthyroidism except for medications that are designed to block excess thyroid hormone production. Depe ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience in Endocrinology
Probably not: A low dose of atenolol should not be a problem with modest alcohol consumption. You say you are taking atenolol for hyperthyroidism, but your profile ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. B.Gabriel Smolarz
15 years experience in Endocrinology
Depends: Hyperthyroid can be caused by an autoimmune disease called graves disease. This can be genetic and passed down to you. But there are other causes of h ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
There is some...: There is increased risk of thyroid disease if it is present in the mother. However, it makes a difference what type of thyroid disease. Automimmune t ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kaplan
43 years experience in Endocrinology
Hyperthyroid: Letting hyperthyroid go untreated leads to heat intolerance, weight loss, irritability, widened blood pressures, sleeplessness, hyperactivity, tachyca ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Hyperthyroidism: If your eyes r not already bulging & the hyperthyroid condition is properly controlled, u should not develop the bulging eyes (exophthalmos) seen in u ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience in Endocrinology
No: You have permanent primary hypothyroidism. Your thyroid does not work. You need to take the correct dose of levothyroxine to keep your TSH normal. ... Read More
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