A 42-year-old member asked:
can hyperthyrodism cause alkaline phosphate to elevate?
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Endocrinology 43 years experience
Yes: Yes, this is common. The elevated alk phos can either be from bone (increased turnover) or from liver. It is usually mildly elevated, and resolves with treatment without any long term harm.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
What are the effects of hyperthyroidism on pregnancy?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
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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A 21-year-old member asked:
How does phosphate trigger pseudomonas aeruginosa infections?
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Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
By changing genes: This is not completely understood, but there is experimental evidence from animal experiments and such, that the pseudomonas grown in a low phosphate environment will respond on changes in what genes the germ activates. These changes lead the bacteria to make chemicals that increase its ability to grow and cause damage. In patients with low phosphate levels this may mean > risk of infection.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
How could hyperthyroidism affect cardiac output?
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Endocrinology 33 years experience
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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A 46-year-old member asked:
What exactly is acute phosphate nephropathy?
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Nephrology and Dialysis 9 years experience
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A 33-year-old member asked:
I've always identified being hypothyroid from my symptoms but my tests results show possible hyperthyroidism- what's going on?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
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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Last updated Aug 29, 2013
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