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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience 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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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Overactive thyroid: Some symptoms of hyperthyroidism are: feeling nervous, fast heartbeat, weight loss, feeling hot, trouble sleeping, feeling anxious, sweating heavily, ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Over time: It wall cause some damage, depending upon the length of time and degree of overactivity. It's like trying to drive your car with the gas pedal pressed ... Read More
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Thyroid: I am assuming you already have your baby - congrats and enjoy. If your overactive thyroid is being treated with medicine you won't hurt your baby. I ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
34 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Thyroid disease: If the thyroid releases more hormones than the body requires then this is called "hyperthyroidism".
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Dr. Paul Carter
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Hyperthyroidism: Over active thyroid makes too much thyroid hormone - hyperthyroidism.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Many: Anxiety, fast heart rate, increased appetite with weight loss, decreased and irregular menses, insomnia, tremor or shakes, nervousness, increased swea ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
64 years experience Endocrinology
Autoimmune basis: Most get it by genetics of thyroid disease in family, and autoimmune response. Don't smoke to lessen eye bulging.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Overactive thyroid: The thyroid makes too much hormone. Causes include: graves disease, inflammed thyroid, taking too much thyroid hormone, taking too much iodine, a thyr ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
33 years experience 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pouya Shafipour
23 years experience Family Medicine
A few reasons: The most common cause is an autoimmune condition where the body starts attacking the thyroid gland, a condition called graves disease where the thyroi ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liuska Pesce
23 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Causes: Autoimmune. Either the immune system makes a protein that stimulates the thyroid to be "on" all the time (graves disease) or the immune system is dest ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Lab work: Your healthcare provider will order blood tests to determine if your thyroid is over active.
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