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Dr. Susan Wingo
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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


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Are there any risks associated with letter hyperthyroidism go untreated?

Are there any risks associated with letter hyperthyroidism go untreated?

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. ...Read more

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What are the complications of untreated hyperthyroidism?

What are the complications of untreated hyperthyroidism?

Bad things: Well, death is one of them, which most people try to avoid. It's rare, but not unheard of. It can be the direct result of heart failure or abnormal heart rhythm. Why would you consider not being treated? Don't mess around with this. ...Read more

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I've been dealing with many untreated side effects of hyperthyroidism due to no medical care.how can I manage it?

I've been dealing with many untreated side effects of hyperthyroidism due to no medical care.how can I manage it?

Not on your own!: You need medicine, so you don't get really sick! Go to a local community health center, where fees are based on your ability to pay. ...Read more

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Can I have a perfectly healthy baby with untreated hyperthyroidism? I have no symptoms, only blood work shows my condition. Chance of problems high?

Can I have a perfectly healthy baby with untreated hyperthyroidism? I have no symptoms, only blood work shows my condition. Chance of problems high?

How far off?: Any obstetrician will have you sign a waiver if you refuse treatment of a lab test even in the absence of symptoms. Nobody will give you a clear account of what the risks are, as they are unknown and probably very small. This is a sign of the times. I am much less concerned than if you had been hypothyroid. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go for a 1 wk fitness camp if I have untreated hyperthyroidism? Blood test confirmed but endocrine specialist can only see me in 6 mths.

Is it safe to go for a 1 wk fitness camp if I have untreated hyperthyroidism? Blood test confirmed but endocrine specialist can only see me in 6 mths.

Whoa!: Have your primary care physician take care of your hypertyroidism for now. Any general physician can handle it. As soon as you're euthyroid, you're fine for the fitness camp. ...Read more

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Can untreated anxiety or generalized anxiety disorder lead to thyroid problems, for example hyperthyroidism? Thank you

Can untreated anxiety or generalized anxiety disorder lead to thyroid problems, for example hyperthyroidism? Thank you

Vice-versa: Hyperthyroidism can cause nervousness, anxiety & irritability, not the other way 'round. See http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hyperthyroidism/basics/symptoms/con-20020986. ...Read more

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Is it common to have high liver enzymes (alt/ast) with untreated hyperthyroid? I've read conflicting info. Please help.

Is it common to have high liver enzymes (alt/ast) with untreated hyperthyroid? I've read conflicting info. Please help.

Not common.: This does not appear to have any consistent association with high alt/ast. Mainly this deals with low TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) and high t4/t3 thyroid hormones. This condition does have an effect on the cells in your body, and causes weight loss and diarrhea, so the liver might be working harder than normal and so some enzymes like alt/ast might be high. See your dr. To be sure. ...Read more

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Untreated hyperthyroidism can this make depression and bipolar worst, suicidal thoughts?

Untreated hyperthyroidism can this make depression and bipolar worst, suicidal thoughts?

Suicide: 1 (800) 273-8255 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week Languages: English, Spanish Website: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org ALL LIFE IS PRECIOUS. CALL THEM RIGHT THIS MINUTE!!!! ...Read more

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Can untreated throat infection cause hyperthyroidism or thyroid problems? Thank you

Can untreated throat infection cause hyperthyroidism or thyroid problems? Thank you

No: An untreated throat infection, pharyngitis or laryngitis, will not cause thyroid disease. Most of these infections are viral and will get better with no treatment. Strep throat is a bacterial infection which needs to be treated to prevent the possibility of developing heart valve disease. Thyroid tissue can be infected or inflamed independently of a throat infection ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroidism come and go?

Not usually: Medical therapy sometimes can not keep hyperthyroidism entirely controlled and can be peaks and valleys of overproduction of hormone.. Autoimmune thyroiditis, Inflammation of gland, can have hyperactive, normal, and hypothyroid phases ...Read more

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Does hyperthyroidism go away in time with medication?

Yes: Most pts with hyperthyroidism will have normal thyroid level after appropriately treated with antithyroid medication. ...Read more

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Does hyperthyroidism come and go or do you have it until it's treated?

Can come and go: The most common cause for hyperthyroidism in the us is graves disease. This is an autoimmune disorder that can wax and wane, so thyroid levels can be intermittently elevated. However, most people with this disorder do require treatment. Subacute thyroiditis is another cause for temporary hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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What dangers are there for someone with hyperthyroid doing cocaine my little brother is doing it i dont know where else to go?

What dangers are there for someone with hyperthyroid doing cocaine my little brother is doing it i dont know where else to go?

Dope and Thyroid: Hyperthyroidism has not relationship to cocaine addiction. They are unrelated. He needs help for the obvious reasons injurious to his health and psyche. Sorry to be of no help. You are not alone. Good luck. ...Read more

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If you have been cleared for hyperthyroidism as a teen, are you still at risk later in age if many in your family have been diagnosed?

If you have been cleared for hyperthyroidism as a teen, are you still at risk later in age if many in your family have been diagnosed?

Yes: Hyperthyroidism can occur anytime even if you were tested negative in the past. If you have a strong family history and you are exhibiting signs and symptoms of hyperthyroidism, you need to see your doctor to be tested again. ...Read more

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How long can hyperthyroid go (i'm already pretty anorexic looking from this now) before there is major or unreversable damage if any occurs?

How long can hyperthyroid go (i'm already pretty anorexic looking from this now) before there is major or unreversable damage if any occurs?

Huperthyroid no Rx: If you have hyperthyroidism and have had no treatment then you are playing with fire and it is bad for you.Not only you will loose weight, but you may get tachcardia and other arrythmia in your heart.It is not a good idea not to get treated.Itcan be treated with drugs or radioactive iodine therapy.You should not fool around with this condition as you are already loosing weight. ...Read more

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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