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Can A Overactive Thyroid Cause High Ana Levels
Can overactive thyroid cause high triglycerides? And why would my cholesterol lvls be good but triglycerides high?
An "ana" is a blood test used to screen a person for the possibility of several autoimmune diseases. It is important to remember that this is a screening test and a positive result only indicates more testing may be warranted. No blood test is perfect, and getting to a diagnosis is usually much more complex than drawing blood and looking at a number ...Read more
Causes: Autoimmune. Either the immune system makes a protein that stimulates the thyroid to be "on" all the time (graves disease) or the immune system is destroying the thyroid cells, increasing thyroid hormone release. Unusual causes are a cluster of cells working a higher speed (hyperfunctioning nodule) or activation in the protein that tells the thyroid to work more (tsh receptor). ...Read more
Not Exactly: The most common cause of both an overactive thyroid and B12 deficiency is autoimmunity, in which the immune system mistakenly attacks one's own tissues and proteins. Having 1 auto-immune condition makes it more likely for a person to develop a 2nd autoimmune condition, but it wouldn't be true to say that one condition caused the other. The underlying autoimmunity caused both. ...Read more
Every so often my heart will race for no apparent reason It usually lasts up to a few seconds to 3 minutes. What could cause it My overactive thyroid?
Possibly: Your thyroid condition is one of several possibilities. Best to see your doctor for examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more
Very unlikely: A very overactive thyroid is virtually always associated with a very low or undetectable tsh. Of course a laboratory error could be responsible and the test should always be repeated if it does not fit with the clinical picture. Lastly, stress and/or an underactive adrenal gland can sometime mimic and overactive thyroid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medical treatment: Isn't it amazing how intertwined our physical and emotional health is? In this situation, it is imperative that your hyperthyroidism be treated. If the thyroid is too active or too inactive, either can lead to marked problems with mood. Work with a good internist or endocrinologist. Take care. ...Read more
The doctor told my partner he has an overactive thyroid caused by him smoking didn't offer any meds but now we are ttc could this affect this?
Don't think so: Smoking causes lots of problems, but overactive thyroid is not one of them. If your partner has hyperthyroidism, the overproduction or over-release of thyroid hormone, there are many causes, including viral infections and auto-immune disease. Further testing should be done. Ask for a referral to an endocrinologist, a specially trained physician in this area. ...Read more
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