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what is worse hypothyroidism hyperthyroidism

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Hyperthyroidism: Hyperthyridism because of symptoms are worse and it requires treatment with drugs which has many side effects and may require radioactive iodine treat ... Read More
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Dr. Susan Wingo
33 years experience Endocrinology
Severity?: Either one, depending on severity. Both can run the spectrum of asymptomatic lab abnormalities, mild symptoms, moderate symptoms, and severe, even lif ... Read More
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Dr. John Feola
31 years experience Internal Medicine
HYPERTHYROIDISM : In my experience hyperthyroidism is harder to diagnose and more difficult to manage. Meds like PTU (propylthiouracil) and Tapezole have a lot of side ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Hyperthyroidism: Hyperthyridism because of symptoms are worse and it requires treatment with drugs which has many side effects and may require radioactive iodine treat ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Hyperthyroid: Both can cause it although hyperthyroid is much more likely to cause chest pain. Don't change your medication without discussing with your doctor fir ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Yes: Hashimoto thyroiditis, a common auto-immune disease that can go from hyperthyroid state in the early phase of illness to hypothyroid with progressive ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
41 years experience Endocrinology
Not at same time: Hyperthyroidism is an overactive thyroid, hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid. You can't have both at the same time, but occasionally one can go ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
21 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Not unusual: Although the opposite is more common (i.E converting from hyperthyroidism to hypothyroidism). You may have been misdiagnosed with hypothyroidism as bo ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
41 years experience Endocrinology
Not common: The most common cause of hyperthyroidism is graves disease, an autoimmune disorder that stimulates the thyroid to be overactive. Another autoimmune th ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Thyroid: Hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid gland. Hyperthyroidism is an overactive thyroid gland.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
41 years experience Endocrinology
Opposite conditions: Hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid and can cause symptoms of weight gain, swelling, fatigue, sleepiness, constipation, feeling cold, hair loss. ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
41 years experience Endocrinology
Blood test: There are simple blood tests to look for either hypo or hyperthyroidism. A TSH level is most sensitive for the diagnosis (low in hyperthyroidism, hig ... Read More

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