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Can hyperthyroidism be brought on by antibiotics? Antibiotics caused pancreatitis and wondering they also can cause thyroiditis?

Can hyperthyroidism be brought on by antibiotics? Antibiotics caused pancreatitis and wondering they also can cause thyroiditis?

Not typically: Different mechanism as to how pancreatitis and thyroid diesase occurs. Some drugs can indeed affect thyroid function, e.g. Some cardiac meds, interferon. Arguably, some idiosyncratic reaction (unexpected, unpredictable, and for no known reason) to any med could conceivably stimulate the immune system to cause hyperthyroidism-would be pretty rare. ...Read more

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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Is it possible to get an overactive thyroid from antibiotics for urinary tract infections?

Is it possible to get an overactive thyroid from antibiotics for urinary tract infections?

No: Antibiotics don't cause hyperthyroidism. Acute infections can sometimes cause thyroiditis leading to temporary hyperthyroidism but the antibiotic itself does not do this. ...Read more

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How long should I take hyperthyroid meds to bring down the hormones level from 100 to normal?

How long should I take hyperthyroid meds to bring down the hormones level from 100 to normal?

A while.: Hard to say. I am not sure if you mean hypothyroid or hyperthyroid but in either case. Thyroid disease is not generally a passing thing. This will require meds for a while. Levels should normalize in a few weeks. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hyperthyroid?

What is the definition or description of: hyperthyroid?

Hormone elevation: Hyperthyroidism is abnormally elevated levels of thyroid hormone. This may cause symptoms of high heart rate, palpitations, sweats, tremors, diarrhea, and heat intolerance. ...Read more

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How do treat hyperthyroidism?

Three ways: There are medications that lower the thyroid level, surgical removal of all or part of the gland, radioactive iodine. An endocrinologist should be able to guide which method is best for a particular patient. ...Read more

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How can I cure hyperthyroidism?

How can I cure hyperthyroidism?

Curing hyperthyroid: To cure it, you need to know what causes it. There are many causes for hyperthyroidism, some are temporary and goes away without treatment, others require treatment to permanently treat it. In general, if u take away the thyroid gland (surgery or kill it with radioactive iodine), then the hyperthyroidism is cured (. But then you will be hypothyroid). U need a physician to help u with this disease. ...Read more

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What can be used to cure hyperthyroidism?

RAI treatment: Thyroid medicines and treatment and rai treatment see an endocrinologist for further recomendations. ...Read more

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What's so dangerous about hyperthyroidism?

What's so dangerous about hyperthyroidism?

Thyroid Storm: Thyroid Storm
It is rare condition which can occur with infection or trauma. Also sometimes in pregnancy with poor control or undiagnosed Hyperthyroidism and can start with childbirth or sugery
It is life threatening condition. Signs and symptoms include rapid heart beat, high fever, jaundice, vomiting&diarrhea and dehydration.High fever and agitation
This is life threatening needs immidiate treatment ...Read more

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I am suffering from hyperthyroidism. Help?

Get help: Hyperthyroidism can be terrible. If you are having symptoms of sweats, palpitations, fast heart rate, tremors, or diarrhea, you are indeed suffering. The first step is to see a good internist or endocrinologist. They can help assess how serious your hyperthyroidism is by checking your blood hormone levels. Then they can tell you about medical, treatment, radiation and surgical treatments. ...Read more

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What is best way to treat hyperthyroidism?

What is best way to treat hyperthyroidism?

It depends: There are several treatments available because no one treatment option is best for everyone. Options include killing the thyroid with radio-active iodine. Using medications to slow the thyroid down, and surgery to remove the thyroid. Your doctor can help you find the option that is best for you. ...Read more

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Is it possible symptoms of hyperthyroidism?

Is it possible symptoms of hyperthyroidism?

Many!: Feeling hot when others are comfortable, heart pounding/racing, hands shaking, trouble sleeping, trouble concentrating, irritable, appetite out of control (may gain or lose weight), always tired, mild exercise wipes you out are some common ones. ...Read more

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How can I treat and what is hyperthyroidism?

Antithyoid Rx or RAI: Prefer antithyroid meds to reduce radiation to ovaries (small but radiation). Antithyroid drugs are the first line in treating.
Make sure a nodule that makes excess thyroid is not the cause. (Toxic nodule). ...Read more

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I have been diagnoised with hyperthyroidism?

What's the question?: Hi. I assume (I hate to assume!) that maybe you have a question about the diagnosis, etiology, treatment, etc. Of hyperthyroidism. Would you like to ask it? ...Read more

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What is the cause of hyperthyroidism usually?

What is the cause of hyperthyroidism usually?

Graves' disease: Autoimmune thyroid disease- graves' disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. Other causes include inflammation of the thyroid, drug induced hyperthyroidism, hyperactive thyroid nodule or nodules, rarely pituitary tumor.... ...Read more

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Could hyperthyroidism be temporary? In a man?

Could hyperthyroidism be temporary? In a man?

Yes, absolutely: Hi. Hyperthyroidism can be temporary in men and women. It's called a subacute or acute thyroiditis and is self-limited, usually followed by a self-limited period of hypothyroidism, and returning to normal over a total of a few months (other courses are also possible). Your numbers definitely could that, but could be other stuff too. See an endocrinologist; they know that stuff. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can you treat and what is hyperthyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: A thyroid gland secreting too much thyroid hormone. Medications, radioactive treatments, and surgery are options. ...Read more

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Can you be heavy while having hyperthyroidism?

Yes: Even though your metabolism is higher during hyperthyroidism, you are expending more energy and can be more hungry. If you act on the impulse, you can gain weight even with hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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Is there a holistic approach to hyperthyroidism?

No: Hyperthyroidism is a health threatening condition that first needs an appropriate sub classification (graves, thyroiditis, multinodular goiter, etc.) and then treatment with an appropriate medication or procedure (radioactive iodine, surgery). There are no holistic medications or techniques which achieve this end. ...Read more

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What causes similar symptoms to hyperthyroidism?

What causes similar symptoms to hyperthyroidism?

Many, many things: Most overweight people think/hope they have an under active thyroid gland, so doc can give them thyroid replacement and they'll lose the weight (i remember one case in 40 years practice). Many people think they have overactive thyroid when pulse is fast, palpitations in chest, sweat a lot, diarrhea frequently, lose weight or hair, . ..Most don't, but check. I do thyroid screening tests routinely. ...Read more

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What veggies should I avoid for hyperthyroidism?

Eat balanced diet: If your thyroid is overactive, you need to get this treated. In the meantime, your body is hypermetabolic, and you will need to eat more calories to maintain your weight. There are no veggies that you need to avoid. A very large dose of iodine (eg. Radiographic contrast, some otc cold remedies) can sometimes worsen the hyperthyroidism but the iodine in a normal diet will not. ...Read more

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What is an efficient way to treat hyperthyroidism?

What is an efficient way to treat hyperthyroidism?

2 ways: Hi. The most common means of treating hyperthyroidism are anti-thyroid medications (usually methimazole but also PTU) and radioactive iodine (RAI). RAI is very simple, safe, and effective, but some people don't like the stigma attached. Beta blockers are also used temporarily to help with heart racing and tremor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could a person suffer from hypo and hyperthyroidism?

Sequentially: Not at the same time. You can have one and then the other later in life. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hyperthyroidism remedies/cures?

More specific?: Not sure what you mean. If you're asking what are remedies or cures for hyperthyroidism, there are three options, including medications to treat symptoms, medications to slow production of thyroid hormone, surgery to remove thyroid, radioactive iodine to kill thyroid. ...Read more

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My sister has hyperthyroidism. .. Can she excersice?

Yes, but: She should be on beta blockers to protect her heart and keep her heart rate and BP normal. She should also be receiving treatment with radioiodine or antithyroid drugs. Make sure she stays cool and well-hydrated. Monitor vital signs and stop exercise if indicated. Check w/her doctor as well. ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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