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Can An Underactive Thyroid Spontaneously Cure Itself
Can hyper or hypothyroidism caused from excess iodine resolve itself after stopping iodine supplementation or will it be permanent?
Conjugation: There is also evidence that hypothyroidism may directly affect the liver structure or function. Hypothyroidism has been associated in a few case reports with cholestatic jaundice attributed to reduced bilirubin and bile excretion. Recent studies have shown that the hepatic abnormalities associated with hypothyroidism can be reversible with thyroxine replacement with no residual damage. ...Read more
Does subclinical hyperthyroid caused by graves always progress to hyperthyroid and is treatment necessary for subclinical hyperthyroid?
Watch carefully: Eventually, you will likely develop either overt hyperthyroidism, or you could possibly become hypothyroid. But not always, and this could take years. If you feel well, and your heart/bones/psyche/ etc are ok, you and your doctor (best: Endocrinologist) could elect to watch this and not treat now, but watch carefully. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Graves eye disease: Graves eye disease tends to run a separate course from the hyperthyroidism. Fixing the hyperthyroidism will improve the lid lag, which gives the appearance of a "stare". But the proptosis ("bugging out"), inflammation, swelling, double vision, may not improve. You should see a specialist, starting with an endocrinologist, to see if you should be on steroids, have surgery, or other treatments. ...Read more
There isn't any: As far as i know, there isn't any otc meds/vitamins that can treat/help with overactive thyroid. If you have symptoms such as heat intolerance, eating more yet losing weight, muscle weakness, rapid heart rate, sweating etc...Please see doc because these symptoms suggest significant disease activities. Prolonged hyperactive thyroid can cause long term consequences. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HPA axis: Untreated anxiety, over time, leads to hyper-activation of the hpa (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal) axis, resulting in chronically elevated glucocorticoid (stress hormone) levels, which has been implicated in contributing to numerous disease processes, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, as well as weakening the immune system, increasing susceptibility to infectious diseases. ...Read more
I have hyperthyroidism due to autoinmune thyroiditis which doesn't respond to treatment with methimazole.Is the radiodine the best therapy?
Confusing: Thyroiditis induced hyperthyroidism is really "hyperthyroxinemia" as it's a high blood level of thyroid hormone due to dumping stored-up thyroid into the circulation, not actual over secretion. It's usually transient and goes away as you metabolize the hormone normally. Methimazole may take several months to work, since it only works on new hormone formation. See your endocrinologist. ...Read more
If an enlarged thryoid is found not functioning after an iodine uptake test, what else can reduce the enlarge thyroid without surgery?
Is it possible for thyroid nodules, associated with Hashimoto's, to completely disappear without any treatment?
Hashimoto's: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disorder in which your bodies immune system attacks your thyroid. The thyroid usually shrinks over time in this disease. I would be surprised if thyroid nodules also disappear with this disease. If they grow they should be evaluated at some point. ...Read more
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
Can you tell me exactly when is it time to surgically remove the thyroid gland due to multinodular thyroid disease?
Concern for Cancer: Generally only if there is concern for a potential thyroid cancer (i.e. A nodule is enlarging on ultrasound or a needle biopsy suggests cancer). Occasionally, the thyroid is also removed if it becomes very large and is pressing on other structures (e.g. The airway), though this is rarely necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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