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Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

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


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Can hyperthyroidism come and go?

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 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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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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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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After going on hyperthyroid medication how quickly does it usually regulate the thyroid to normal lvls?

That depends: Everyone reacts a little different to meds, and some may improve n weeks, while others may take months. It is important you follow-up with your Endocrinologist to assure your treatment is working and your condition is improving. Best wishes. ...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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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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Can you go from hyperthyroid to hypothyroid?

Yes: Hashimoto thyroiditis, a common auto-immune disease that can go from hyperthyroid state in the early phase of illness to hypothyroid with progressive destruction of the gland follicles. ...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