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is hyperthyroidism and hypoglycemia related at all? how?

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Dr. David Geffner
Endocrinology 54 years experience
No: They are not related. Symptoms may be similar. Talk to your endocrinologist about the symptoms.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What's the difference between grave's disease and hyperthyroidism?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Hyperthyroidism: There are many different causes of hyperthyroidism. Graves disease is an autoimmune disease most common in young women. Other common forms of hyperthyroidism are toxic nodular goiter, subacute thyroiditis, post-partum thyroiditis, and of course overreplacement with thyroid hormone. There are many other, less common forms of hyperthyroidism, some of which can be subtle.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What tests do you need to have done to figure out if you have hypo or hyperthyroidism?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Lab tests: The common tests for both condition are: TSH and free t4. For hyperthyrodism, you will also need a free t3 (liothyronine). Once your doctor has these results, more tests might be needed such as thyroid antibodies, thyroid ultrasound, thyroid uptake and scan and possibly thyroid biopsy. The latter tests are usually not needed if tsh, free T4 and free T3 (liothyronine) are normal.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Are there any risks associated with letter hyperthyroidism go untreated?

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Dr. Robert Kaplan
Endocrinology 44 years experience
Hyperthyroid: Letting hyperthyroid go untreated leads to heat intolerance, weight loss, irritability, widened blood pressures, sleeplessness, hyperactivity, tachycardia (rapid heart rate) and increased appetite. Continued lack of treatment in very extreme situations could result in presenting in the emergency room and being mistaken for a heart attack. Get treated. It is not costly.
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A 22-year-old member asked:

Is it rare for a 22 year old with hyperthyroidism to get grave's disease?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
No: Graves' is very common. It's the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. It can occur anytime. It can be treated and cure. Please see your doctor to discuss treatment options.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How can I treat hyperthyroidism naturally, without drugs?

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Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Ohanswered
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
No: There is no standard "natural" treatment for hyperthyroidism except for medications that are designed to block excess thyroid hormone production. Depending on the symptoms you may also need to take beta-blockers which help control the "adrenergic" symptoms.

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