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Best Medicine For Overactive Thyroid
Not necessarily: You will return to normal physiology once you stop burning off extra calories. Once your thyroid is normalized, it will be like anyone else with a balance of what you take in and what you burn off. Many people, however, learn to eat more when their thyroid is overactive and need to "unlearn" their overeating when the thyroid is normalized. You body won't do it for you. ...Read more
Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more
My tsh is 0.49. I have been on and off medicine for overactive thyroid for years. My dr doesn't think it's low enough to treat. Is she correct?
Borderline: A thyroidologist or endocrinologist who knows your history and all your other thyroid parameters is by far the best qualified to evaluate, treat and follow you. Do you have any symptoms? Untreated hyperthyroidism can adversely affect your temperature tolerance, weight,eyes,mood,heart, blood pressure and bone density, so you must be fairly closely monitored by your team. ...Read more
Several options: The treatments come down to antithyroid drugs (eg. Methimazole), radioactive iodine (rai), or surgery. Each has advantages and disadvantages, and you should discuss with your endocrinologist. If you opt for surgery, make sure the surgeon is an experienced thyroid surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Overactive thyroid: Some symptoms of hyperthyroidism are: feeling nervous, fast heartbeat, weight loss, feeling hot, trouble sleeping, feeling anxious, sweating heavily, muscle weakness, increased appetite, frequent bowel movement...Some hyperthyroid patients will have 1-2 symptoms, some have all of them and some have none of them at all. The only way to know for sure is to get a blood test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid: I am assuming you already have your baby - congrats and enjoy. If your overactive thyroid is being treated with medicine you won't hurt your baby. If you have been treated with radio-active iodine within the last week you should be using a different lavatory from your baby. If you have had radio-active iodine longer than a week ago your baby should not be affected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possible: Some people with an overactive thyroid may have no symptoms at all. For those that do, hair thinning, trouble sleeping or concentrating, irritability, wt changes, heart pounding, shakiness, frequent bms, feeling hot when others don't, and inability to exercise may be present. Eye bulging or double vision may occur w/ graves' disease, and neck swelling and tenderness may occur w/ thyroiditis. ...Read more
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