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A 24-year-old male asked:

how long will ptu (propylthiouracil) take effects for patient with hyperthyroidism? thanks

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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 52 years experience
1-3months: Depending on dose, how frequently you get blood tests to follow-up and adjust dose recommend monthly lab til stable.

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What are the effects of hyperthyroidism on pregnancy?

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Several: May make your pulse go up. May make your nausea and morning sickness worse. May cause problems with your metabolism and growth of the baby.
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How could hyperthyroidism affect cardiac output?

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Usually increases it: Cardiac output describes the amount of blood pumped through the heart in 1 minute. Two effects of high thyroid levels are an increased heart rate (more beats per minute) and an increased stroke volume (more blood per beat). These combine to increase the the cardiac output.. However, at some point, the increased work can cause the heart to fail, and the cardiac output will fall.
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I've always identified being hypothyroid from my symptoms but my tests results show possible hyperthyroidism- what's going on?

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U need thorough exam: It depends on your symptoms you have pegged for "hypothyroidism." fatigue, weight gain, etc can be due to many other medical problems besides hypothyroidism. At this point, you need to be evaluated and treated for the hyperthyroidism and further work continued for your other symptoms.
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Questions about exercise regimen. Is there any problems with doing workouts when hypo or hyperthyroid?

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A 27-year-old female asked:

Hyperthyroid can it cause a restriction of breathing on one side and the need to gasp for air here and there. And nervouness?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Yes and no : Hyperthyroidism causes anxiety but not restrictive breathing on one side. That symptom has to be investigated by your doctor. Please contact your doctor about this. Hope you feel better soon.

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