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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 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in 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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
33 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Thyroid disease: If the thyroid releases more hormones than the body requires then this is called "hyperthyroidism".
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
63 years experience in Endocrinology
Autoimmune basis: Most get it by genetics of thyroid disease in family, and autoimmune response. Don't smoke to lessen eye bulging.
A 43-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 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pouya Shafipour
22 years experience in 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liuska Pesce
22 years experience in 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Lab work: Your healthcare provider will order blood tests to determine if your thyroid is over active.
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