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What to do if I have hyperthyroid and muscle wasting?

What to do if I have hyperthyroid and muscle wasting?

Antithyroid drugs: Prefer antithyroid drugs rather than radioactive iodine in most of my pateints with hyperthyroidism. Do Not us drugs, decongestants etc, too much caffeine which can make it worse. ...Read more

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It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Put on 10mg propranolol for hyperthyroid symptoms. Feel tired and muscle weakness. Went for a walk and felt horrible after. Will this pass?

Put on 10mg propranolol for hyperthyroid symptoms. Feel tired and muscle weakness. Went for a walk and felt horrible after. Will this pass?

Stop & reassess: B"sd unusual for low dose propranolol - need to clarify the indication for the propranolol - most cases don't need it. Would be glad to discuss full details of diagnosis and therapy for hyperthryoidism ...Read more

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I Had radioactive iodine treatment 6 months ago for hyperthyroidism. Felt ok for months after but now have loss of muscle strength.Is this expected?

I Had radioactive iodine treatment 6 months ago for hyperthyroidism. Felt ok for months after but now have loss of muscle strength.Is this expected?

NO!: Get some thyroid tests as soon as practicable...Muscle weakness can be due to persistent hyper-thyroidism AND due as well to HYPO-thyroidism EITHER are possible in patients after RAI treatment! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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With hyperthyroidism and muscle-weakness. Is it good to sport?(grouplessons sometimes with weigths)or is it better to wait till the medication works?

With hyperthyroidism and muscle-weakness. Is it good to sport?(grouplessons sometimes with weigths)or is it better to wait till the medication works?

Thyroid + Exercise: Probably best to wait until medication resolves thyrotoxicosis due to the cardiac risk (tachy-arrythmias). There are also occasionally potassium abnormalities. ...Read more

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I ben having muscle spasms in my arm all day. I drink nothing but water all day. I do have a physically demanding job and a hyperthyroid. Any ideas.

I ben having muscle spasms in my arm all day. I drink nothing but water all day. I do have a physically demanding job and a hyperthyroid. Any ideas.

Not sure: It is possible to drink to much water in cases where you are losing electrolytes and water in the context of physically demanding work. This can cause muscle spasms. Be sure to replace electrolytes as well (ie sports drinks). The thyroid would need to be monitored by your physician, can't know if it is involved based on this information alone. ...Read more

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Tsh is 1 but I don't feel ok..usually have fast heart 90-100 rest-fast breathing-muscle cramps-hair loss..am I level hyperthyroidism or not related?

Tsh is 1 but I don't feel ok..usually have fast heart 90-100 rest-fast breathing-muscle cramps-hair loss..am I level hyperthyroidism or not related?

Heart beat fast: i would have a complete physical with your primary care doctor. He or she can sort out these issues for you. It is not likely hyperthyroidism. Are you the only bald member in the family? If not, it is likely genetic. Fast heart beat can be anxiety. Are you very stressed? De stress your life. ...Read more

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What can I do to build muscle when I have an overactive thyroid?

What can I do to build muscle when I have an overactive thyroid?

Treat thyroid!: As long as you have high thyroid levels, your body is breaking down tissue, including muscle, faster than you can build it. Depending upon how high the thyroid levels are, exercising may be dangerous. So fix the thyroid, get the thyroid levels normal, then work with weights or other forms of resistance training and make sure you're getting plenty of protein in your diet. ...Read more

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Hyperthyroid. Had chest pain before thyroid was controlled. But now dull ache on my left shoulder blade. Seek med help?

Hyperthyroid. Had chest pain before thyroid was controlled. But now dull ache on my left shoulder blade. Seek med help?

Hyperthyroid symptom: 20F of unknown ethnicity, location, or current meds asks: Hyperthyroid with chest pain went away with Rx. Now has dull ache of L shoulder blade: Seek med help;. ANS: review what you have been doing- lifting, moving, exercising. etc last few days. If that reveals no good explanation and it continues for another few days then seek real medical help not here. ...Read more

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Can overactive thyroid cause stomach cramps/ache all day?

Can overactive thyroid cause stomach cramps/ache all day?

Possible, but unlike: Overactive thyroid can cause many, many different symptoms. It can increase your intestinal transit time leading to diarrhea, but continuous cramps is unlikely. Get your thyroid level normalized and you'll know if the thyroid was responsible. Meanwhile, keep looking for other possible causes. ...Read more

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17yr old son with BP 130-104's/80-90's. Ft3 slightly elevated. Alt 89. Could it be hyperthyroidism?

17yr old son with BP 130-104's/80-90's. Ft3 slightly elevated.  Alt 89. Could it be hyperthyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: It possibly could be hyperthyroidism, but you haven't given enough data here to make that diagnosis. I suggest that he make an appointment with his doctor. ...Read more

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I am suufering from hyperthyroid and have gained a lot of weight..want to reduce it, doctor has asked me to take Orlistat orlica 60 mg for 6 months, s?

I am suufering from hyperthyroid and have gained a lot of weight..want to reduce it, doctor has asked me to take Orlistat orlica 60 mg for 6 months, s?

Confused: If you have gained weight, then you are probably hypothyroid. Hyperthyroidism would be associated with weight loss. Nevertheless, simple proper treatment with thyroid replacement should bring about loss of weight, and I therefore would not recommend a concurrent supplement. You may want to consider seeing an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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How do treat hyperthyroidism?

Three ways: There are medications that lower the thyroid level, surgical removal of all or part of the gland, radioactive iodine. An endocrinologist should be able to guide which method is best for a particular patient. ...Read more

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How can I cure hyperthyroidism?

How can I cure hyperthyroidism?

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. ...Read more

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What can be used to cure hyperthyroidism?

RAI treatment: Thyroid medicines and treatment and rai treatment see an endocrinologist for further recomendations. ...Read more

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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked ...Read more