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Tsh 0.313 told I have hyperthyroidism, enlarged thyroid gland. Losing weight, heart palp, & trouble sleeping. What are my chances of Graves' disease.

Tsh 0.313 told I have hyperthyroidism, enlarged thyroid gland. Losing weight, heart palp, & trouble sleeping. What are my chances of Graves' disease.

Hyperthyroidism: There are several causes of hyperthyroidism, the most common of which are Graves disease and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Given the secondary impacts on other organs, the diagnosis needs to be clarified and determined as early as possible so treatment can begin. Both of these causes could be associated with the symptoms you describe. Get your further testing done and get treatment going. ...Read more

Thyroid Gland (Definition)

It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body.It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is ...Read more


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Was told by my doctor have an overactive thyroid do I need to mention this to the cardiologist at hospital had heart attack 3 years ago don't smoke?

Was told by my doctor have an overactive thyroid do I need to mention this to the cardiologist at hospital had heart attack 3 years ago don't smoke?

Hyperthyroid: Your cardiologist should certainly know that you have been diagnosed hyperthyroid. Always keep your doctors completely informed on what's going on with you ...Read more

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Would low ferritin but hemoglobin of 9.3 cause higher resting heart rate? Cardiologist said hearts ok. Slightly hypothyroid. Have thyroid antibodies.

Would low ferritin but hemoglobin of 9.3 cause higher resting heart rate? Cardiologist said hearts ok. Slightly hypothyroid. Have thyroid  antibodies.

Slight hypothyroid: Hemoglobin of 9.3 needs close attention . Slightly hypothyroid doesn't mean much. Either you have hypothyroidism or you do not. Please discuss these items with your primary doctor. I would appreciate hearing from you what develops. ...Read more

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Cardiologist says heart is fine because of ekg/holter/echo/thyroid/adrenal good. Constant tachycardia/pacs/palps though. Ef 50%. Possible error?

Cardiologist says heart is fine because of ekg/holter/echo/thyroid/adrenal good. Constant tachycardia/pacs/palps though. Ef 50%. Possible error?

Very doubtful: It is extremely doubtful that you have a heart problem with all of that testing coming out normal. To be honest, it is much more likely to be related to stress/anxiety in your life, or possibly due to less than optimal lifestyle behaviors (diet, caffeine, exercise frequency, etc). ...Read more

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What did my cardiologist mean by left side or right side of the heart?

What did my cardiologist mean by left side or right side of the heart?

4 chambers, 2 sides: Your heart has 4 chambers, and two sides - 2 atria and 2 ventricles, your left side is made up of an atrium above and ventricle below, likewise for the right. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how cardiologists measure the inotropic state of the heart?

Can you tell me how cardiologists measure the inotropic state of the heart?

Inotropic state: The inotropic state of the heart, or squeezing function may be worked up by (1) echocardiography or ultrasound of the heart, (2) stress echocardiography, which measures the inotropic state of the heart with exercise, (3 radionuclide angiography which measures the inotropic state, or (4) cardiac catheterization, which measures the hemodynamic state, which equates to the inotropic state. ...Read more

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How can cardiologists find if someone has a heart problem ?

How can cardiologists find if someone has a heart problem ?

Full evaluation: Cardiologists do what other doctors do: start with taking a history, doing a physical exam - followed by an ekg, chest x-ray, and often an echocardiogram. Some people need additional testing such as a stress test, ct, MRI or angiogram, depending on the problem. Blood work ; prolonged arrhythmia monitoring sometimes is necessary too. There's no single test or simple way to determine heart health. ...Read more

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How do cardiologists figure out if someone has a heart problem?

How do cardiologists figure out if someone has a heart problem?

Multiple ways: Formost clinical symptoms and physical examination. Based on that there are some testings that your cardiologist can order if deemed necessary. ...Read more

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I've had heart palpatations in the past, but my cardiologist said there's nothing wrong. So what causes it then?

I've had heart palpatations in the past, but my cardiologist said there's nothing wrong. So what causes it then?

Palpitations: These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, and primary heart things, the causes are very many in number. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more