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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience in Endocrinology
Many possible: Some people with an overactive thyroid may have no symptoms at all. For those that do, hair thinning, trouble sleeping or concentrating, irritability ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience in Family Medicine
Hyperthyroidism: Weight loss, feeling hot all the time, shakes/tremors, high pulse rate, high blood pressure, diarrhea, and sometimes bulging eyes.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience in Endocrinology
Be Sure 1st: The first thing to do is see a doctor to get lab tests to be sure hyperthyroidism is present. If it is present, then start thinking about treatment o ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
42 years experience in Cardiology
No a thyroid problem: It can also cause heart problems like tachycardia and thchycardiac cadiomyopathy.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amit Uppal
15 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Used as treatment: Your thyroid gland uses iodine to produce thyroid hormone. If you have an over-active thyroid gland, one option is to remove/destroy part of the glan ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience in Endocrinology
Could: so monitor thyroid lab tests monthly, and MD needs to adjust doses if necessary
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: Symptoms that are compatible with the diagnosis and the diagnosis confirmed by elevated T4 and/or T3 (liothyronine) levels.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
51 years experience in Endocrinology
No: Levothyroxine is for underactive thyroid.
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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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amit Uppal
15 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Thryoid treatment: Your thyroid gland uses iodine to produce thyroid hormone. If you have an over-active thyroid gland, one option is to remove/destroy part of the glan ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
There are: Certain thyroid conditions that can develop into an overactive thyroid with ingesting of very large amounts of iodine, but it is uncommon except when ... Read More
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
8 years experience in Pediatrics
TSH: Cant tell without the total T4 or free t4. Low TSH is usually a sign of hyper thyroidism if your thyroid is suppressing TSH production due to over sec ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
41 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
Smoking?: Ptu (propylthiouracil) has been used during pregnancy without mayor issues with the baby, though you do need to watch for adverse events on the mother ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Overactive thyroid: The disease alone can cause you to be emotional and not necessarily the ptu (propylthiouracil).
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
No.: Simply no.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
There isn't any: As far as i know, there isn't any otc meds/vitamins that can treat/help with overactive thyroid. If you have symptoms such as heat intolerance, eating ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Thyroid eye disease: I would discuss this decision with your endocrinologist. Many prefer radioactive iodine to avoid surgical risks.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Iodine: Iodine is good for an underactive thyroid. It is usually added to salt in american diets.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahek Shah
8 years experience in General Practice
Biannually: Depending on your med hx, but at least every 6 mths to annually to monitor TSH levels and adjust any medications you're on.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience in Endocrinology
Not a good idea: Armour thyroid contains a mix of thyroid hormones and there is batch to batch variability depending on the status of the cows in the slaughterhouse. A ... Read More
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A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
39 years experience in Internal Medicine
Thyroidectomy: No. Bad option; hashimoto's thyroiditis is treated with thyroid pills since it generally leads to a low thyroid level.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Neither: A thyroid u/s tests for the texture and appearance of the gland. It can tell you if you have a growth on it or not. Sometimes an u/s can suggest hyp ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
To some extent: If a goiter is due to primary hypothyroidism then levothyroxine allows TSH to come down thereby removing one source of goiter. However, patients with ... Read More
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