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A 45-year-old member asked:

What causes similar symptoms to hyperthyroidism?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Many, many things: Most overweight people think/hope they have an under active thyroid gland, so doc can give them thyroid replacement and they'll lose the weight (i remember one case in 40 years practice). Many people think they have overactive thyroid when pulse is fast, palpitations in chest, sweat a lot, diarrhea frequently, lose weight or hair, ...Most don't, but check. I do thyroid screening tests routinely.
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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
Nothing: There is no other disorder that produces the constellation of signs and symptoms that hyperthyroidism does. Check w/your doctor.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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