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What is hyperthyroid?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Too much thyroid !: Higher than normal thyroid levels in the blood. Condition will suppress tsh, which is easily measured. Too much can cause tachycardia, fine thinning hair, osteoporosis if untreated. This condition requires a medical evaluation.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Most often, the entire gland is overproducing thyroid hormone. This is called Graves' disease. Less commonly, a single nodule is responsible for the excess hormone secretion. We call this a "hot" nodule. Thyroiditis (inflammation of the thyroid) can also cause hyperthyroidism.
Nov 7, 2012
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
Common disorder: Which is easily diagnosed and can be treated with either radioiodine or anti-thyroid drugs. See the american thyroid assoc. Website or check lay info at aace.Com (american assoc. Of clinical endocrinologists) for more info.

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A 58-year-old member asked:

What is hyperthyroidism?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Too much: This condition is characterized by excess production of thyroid hormone, due to an acute inflammatory process triggered by your immune system.
A 18-year-old female asked:

Should i excersize if I have hyperthyroidism ?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Depends: Depends on the severity of the hyperthyroidism and how symptomatic you are. You can do light exercise if tolerated but make sure you get the hyperthyroidism treated as soon as you can.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Is there a cure for hyperthyroid?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: There are three main therapies for the disease -- radioactive iodine (i-131), surgery, or pharmaceuticals -- each of which has its pros and cons. I-131 and surgery are considered cure for the disease. Pharmaceuticals will control the disease but might not cure it in 60-80% of the patients.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How can I cure hyperthyroidism?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Curing hyperthyroid: To cure it, you need to know what causes it. There are many causes for hyperthyroidism, some are temporary and goes away without treatment, others require treatment to permanently treat it. In general, if u take away the thyroid gland (surgery or kill it with radioactive iodine), then the hyperthyroidism is cured (..But then you will be hypothyroid). U need a physician to help u with this disease.
San Bernardino, CA
A 20-year-old female asked:

Is hyperthyroidism hereditary?

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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Partly: Genetic factors increase susceptibility to grave's disease, but a specific gene has not been identified.

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