Top
40
Doctor insights on: Can Hyperthyroidism Flush Out Potassium From My Body

Share
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
1,338 doctors shared insights

Potassium (Definition)

Potassium is an essential electrolyte, important in the functioning of many organs including the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Deficiency can be caused by diseases such as kidney failure, vomiting, and diarrhea, or by ...Read more


2

2
How can one flush out sugar in the body system?

How can one flush out sugar in the body system?

You can't: Forgive my candor. Be brave. Your body is self-cleaning & repairing. You burn all the carbohydrates that you absorb. If someone has told you they will "cleanse your body" of the candy you ate or something else using some bizarre treatment, check with a college chemistry teacher, a high school biology teacher, and consider a call to your district attorney. Life's hard enough without these scams. ...Read more

3

3
Flushing out your blood can drinking lots of water flush out nicotine and other toxins from your blood?

Flushing out your blood can drinking lots of water flush out nicotine and other toxins from your blood?

NO: Detoxes, flushing, cleanses - whatever you want to call them - are of no proven value to human health, and may be hazardous to health as well. The body, including the GI tract, liver and kidneys, do a perfectly adequate job in getting rid of all the toxins we need to get rid of. Lots of people make lots of money off these detoxes etc., and you are doing yourself no favor by buying into it. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Over-corrected for hypert w/tapazole. Can i take charcoal to help flush excess out of my body? Having so many problems from the over-correction..

Over-corrected for hypert w/tapazole.  Can i take charcoal to help flush excess out of my body?  Having so many problems from the over-correction..

Won't work: It only binds stuff in GI tract so your doctor must help you mage by stopping a short period of time, monitoring free T4 closely, and restarting tapazole (methimazole) when rises could always reconsider radioactive iodine therapy so it doesn't happen again. ...Read more

5

5
Aside from water, how can I flush out birth control hormones from my body?

Aside from water, how can I flush out birth control hormones from my body?

Flushing hormones: The only way to get rid of the hormones is to wait for the normal clearance of the drug. Drinking water, or any other methods, will not significantly change this process. ...Read more

6

6
I suffer from dry eyes MGD, dry skin dermatitis on my face from dehydration due to low body fluid. How can I rehydrate my body back to normal?

I suffer from dry eyes MGD, dry skin dermatitis on my face from dehydration due to low body fluid. How can I rehydrate my body back to normal?

Up Fluid Intake: Start drinking about 10 glasses of liquid with some salt a day..Here is a recipe for such a drink, https://tinyurl.com/y76ssp2v. You can also use a commercially available drink. You should be feeling better within days. You will gain weight from doing this and also start urinating a lot. If you gain weight, but don't increase your urination or get out of breath, see your doctor ASAP. ...Read more

8

8
How can I flush birth control hormones out from my body?

How can I flush birth control hormones out from my body?

Easy: Stop taking them. They will be out of your system within a few days. Just make sure you are using another form of birth control. ...Read more

9

9
Ruling out addisons disease what other conditions would cause me to excessively crave salt? I get up in the middle of the night & eat salt by the tabl

Ruling out addisons disease what other conditions would cause me to excessively crave salt? I get up in the middle of the night & eat salt by the tabl

Not common: Sx of addison's disease can include: craving salt, muscle weakness, fatigue, weight loss, low blood pressure. Salt craving can also be seen in bartter syndrome and certain psychiatric conditions. Check w/your doctor for help as severe salt craving is obviously abnormal. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
What can wash salt intake out of your system quickly?

What can wash salt intake out of your system quickly?

Good old H20: Clean water is undoubtedly the world best drink! I am not sure if you need to wash the salt out without having lab test to check for sodium level (salt)..But being reasonable with salt in take (no added salt to foods, minimize chips, saltyfoods etc...And keep well hydrated with h20 will be adequate. Quick washout is actually not a good thing--could be dangerous. Consult your doc.. Good luck.. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
How long till potassium chloride supplements get out of your system?

How long till potassium chloride supplements get out of your system?

Kcl: With normal kidney function and taking no other potassium retaining medications, a dose of potassium chloride would dissipate within 12 -24 hours.Drinking adequate fluids help excrete it. ...Read more

13

13
Coma what some toxins that could cause someone to go into coma toxins from the inside & out the body?

Coma what some toxins that could cause someone to go into coma toxins from the inside & out the body?

Coma: Alterations in levels of consciousness can occur either by ingestion of toxins from an outside source or by having major metabolic illnesses that produce such alterations by internal mechanisms such as liver or kidney failure, and others. ...Read more

14

14
Could hCG cause your body to detox through skin?

Could hCG cause your body to detox through skin?

No: Absolutely not, there is no detox property to hCG. ...Read more

15

15
What other products can quickly clean THC out of your system aside from vinegar?

What other products can quickly clean THC out of your system aside from vinegar?

Vinegar doesn't work: and nothing else does either, at least nothing else that won't be detected by the current testing methods used. Water loading will reduce the creatinine and specific gravity of urine- that is detectable. Use of acidic substances (which actually makes almost no difference anyway) will alter the urine pH and that will be detected, and other cleansing agents don't work. STOP SMOKING POT - that works. ...Read more

16

16
How can I flush antibiotics out of my system?

Metabolism: There is no 'easy way' to flush out antibiotics from your system - your body has to do that naturally. There are 2 main organs that do that - the liver and the kidney. Depending on 'what' antibiotics you took, either organ may be doing the brunt of the work. I would advise 'being kind' to each organ: so no alcohol or toxins for the liver. Drink lots of water for the kidneys and keep salt to a min. ...Read more

17

17
How can I get my body out of starvation mode and resume normal eating?

How can I get my body out of starvation mode and resume normal eating?

Anorexia?: If you are talking about anorexia nervosa, then turn off your computer and call your doctor. Anorexia nervosa is a serious problem that can kill you. Get help now. Call your doctor. ...Read more

18

18
Instead of dehydration, can you get hypotension from excessive diluted urination? If so, how to raise a 80/50 BP back to normal?

Instead of dehydration, can you get hypotension from excessive diluted urination? If so, how to raise a 80/50 BP back to normal?

You can: But there must be reasons for your urine to be so dilute. The usual reasons are diabetes mellitus, diabets insipidus, adrenal insufficiency or medication effects. A nephrologist, no doubt, would have a longer list to consider. ...Read more

19

19
Being in stressful or pressure conditions causes my body to heat up. What actually causes this heating up..and how can it affect my health ??

Sympathetic System: Our bodies have a sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system prepares us for fight or flight and is responsible for symptoms such as increased temperature, heart palpitations, and flushing. By heating up, your body is essentially preparing to face the stress or pressure in question. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
Can low potassium in the blood or body injure the kidneys? Why? What's the solution to this?

Can low potassium in the blood or body injure the kidneys? Why? What's the solution to this?

This is complicated: Very low potassium can injury any cell in the body (less than 2-ish) low potassium is happening for a reason - for most people it is a problem that the kidney is excreting the potassium out of the body - many times it is caused by a medicine that makes your kidneys excrete the potassium. There are potassium sparing diuretics that help you retain potassium but needs to be prescribed and monitored. ...Read more

22

22
My potasium fr blood test 3.4 n I have subclinical hyperthyroid what can i eat beside banana for my pottasium level?

My potasium fr blood test 3.4 n I have subclinical hyperthyroid what can  i eat  beside banana for my pottasium level?

Stop worrying: If your physician is not concerned about your potassium level, and you are not on any diuretic and are not having diarrhea, i would ignore this just-slightly-lowish serum potassium. "normal ranges" are set so that several percent of otherwise-healthy people fall just outside. As a pathologist who's devoted a lifetime to lab medicine, i always tell people, "look at the person, not the numbers". ...Read more

23

23
My body keep on giving odd reaction, it trembles up from my chest through the throat until the jaws, so to the hands. Could it be hyperthyroidism?

My body keep on giving odd reaction, it trembles up from my chest through the throat until the jaws, so to the hands. Could it be hyperthyroidism?

...: Could mean fatigue, are you sleeping 6h-8h every night? Do you wake up at the same time most days? Do you drink 3qts/water daily? Do you walk 30 minutes every day? If not, your body is tired and wants to sleep, so will have to be shaken, or shivered, to wake up. If you walk 30min daily, avoid fried & sugary food, drink 3qts water daily, you see the difference. ...Read more

25

25
Low end of "normal" TSH, high T4. Hyperthyroidism or High T4 syndrome? Weight loss, jittery, weak legs, hot flushes, fast h.r.

Low end of "normal" TSH, high T4. Hyperthyroidism or High T4 syndrome?  Weight loss, jittery, weak legs, hot flushes,  fast h.r.

Needs evaluation: 24 hour Radioactive Iodine uptake test of thyroid can differentiate high T4 versus Graves disease (Hyperthyroidism.) Please seek evaluation by primary care, Internal Medicine or Endocrinologist. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

27

27
Hi just like 2 ask,can i take althea pills?used 2 hve hyperthyroidism but its quiet ok now,not taking meds anymore.Can i take to hav morewomanly body?

Hi just like 2 ask,can i take althea pills?used 2 hve hyperthyroidism but its quiet ok now,not taking meds anymore.Can i take to hav morewomanly body?

Athea pills: I am not your Dr. but am an Internist but do not have enough information to answer this question and help. Please check with your personal physician about this issue. Or you can consult with me online. ...Read more

28

28
Since i found out I have hyperthyroidism i can't get any fat and im looseing more body fat then i already have..Weight 95 lb.Size 0/1 jeans.Been 6 mnth?

May take time: As long as your thyroid remains overactive, your metabolism will be speeded up and it will be difficult to regain the weight that you have lost. It is importaht that you are seen frequently and your treatment adjusted to bring your thyroid hormone levels to normal as soon as possible. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
29

29
How long can hyperthyroidism last before it starts affecting your heart and body?

How long can hyperthyroidism last before it starts affecting your heart and body?

Right away: Hyperthyroidism can cause cardiac arrhythmia or irregular heart rhythm so it can affect your heart right away. It can also cause tremor, shaking, weight loss, sweating, fatigue, exhaustion...Most of these symptoms can occur right when you become hyperthyroid. ...Read more

30

30
How might the environment of a patient with hyperthyroidism be modified to minimize drain on the body energy ?

Avoid heat: The main environmental factor affecting someone with hyperthyroidism would be heat. Anyone with hyperthyroidism should talk to their doctor about avoiding strenuous activity in hot environments, especially if the hyperthyroidism is severe. Lowering the thermostat might help someone with hyperthyroidism be more comfortable, but has to be balanced with the comfort of others and electricity costs. ...Read more

31

31
Is it possible to have blood pressure of 98/60, a body temp of 97.5 & a pulse of 63 while being hyperthyroid? Shouldn't all of those be much higher?

Is it possible to have blood pressure of 98/60, a body temp of 97.5 & a pulse of 63 while being hyperthyroid? Shouldn't all of those be much higher?

See Endocrinologist: Sounds like hypothyroidism. Can you find your chemistry values for T3, (liothyronine) T4 and TSH? I believe there is a syndrome where values are high, but for some reason there is no effect. Consider Type II diabetics, their sugar is high and their Insulin is high, the insulin just does not work. See an Endocrinologist. ...Read more

32

32
In hyperthyroidism, if part of the thyroid is removed, does this decrease the thyroid hormone in the body?

In hyperthyroidism, if part of the thyroid is removed, does this  decrease the thyroid hormone in the body?

Depends on the cause: Depends on cause. Surgery for hyperthyroidism is either graves or hot nodule. Removing hot nodule will normalize thyroid levels. Surgery for graves is a total thyroidectomy and will require thyroid hormone replacement. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
33

33
I have hyperthyroidism but today my hands are super swollen and it is all over my body, can you help me? What allergy medicine can I take?

I have hyperthyroidism but today my hands are super swollen and it is all over my body, can you help me? What allergy medicine can I take?

Maybe not allergy?: Uncontrolled thyroid disease can cause severe skin symptoms and swelling. Is there a reason you are concerned about allergy? Recommend letting your primary doc or Endocrinologist know what is happening immediately as these symptoms may indicate a need from emergent treatment or short hospital stay. ...Read more

34

34
2 episodes of low body temp (94.8 to 95) with hot flashes,sweating, palpitations, weakness, lasts a few hours. Therm not broken. hx hyperthyroid?

2 episodes of low body temp (94.8 to 95) with hot flashes,sweating, palpitations, weakness, lasts a few hours. Therm not broken. hx hyperthyroid?

There are a number: of potential reasons for people to be hypothermic. None of these can be determined over the internet. Make an appointment with your health care provider and get checked out. ...Read more

35

35
Why does hyperthyroidism cause excessive sweating and itching all over the body?

Why does hyperthyroidism cause excessive sweating and itching all over the body?

Hyperthyroidism: Can cause increased sweating due to hypermetabolic state of the whole body, a rather complex mechanism, also the generalized itching is due to several mechanisms, some antibodies are responsible for it, ...Read more

36

36
PAIN ON LEFT CHEST WITH LITTLE INFLAMMATION. TINGLING SENSATION ALL OVER MY BODY. SOMETIMES DIFFICULTY SWALLOWING SALIVA. BACK PAIN . Hyperthyroidism?

PAIN ON LEFT CHEST WITH LITTLE INFLAMMATION. TINGLING SENSATION ALL OVER MY BODY. SOMETIMES DIFFICULTY SWALLOWING SALIVA. BACK PAIN . Hyperthyroidism?

All over: your symptoms are all aver the map and all over the body. something will be hard to guess or even suggest anything. please go and see your doctor you are not going to have any answer on line that will actually help. good luck ...Read more

38

38
Is it possible to be hyperthyroid without having any symptom ?

Yes: This is very possible, especially in the elderly patients. The definitive way to know is thru lab testings. ...Read more

39

39
What are the chances that my child will get hyperthyroid like I am?

What are the chances that my child will get hyperthyroid like I am?

Higher risk: In general, when there is autoimmune thyroid disease in the family, the risk to family members is higher than that of the general population. However, if you have grave's disease, that doesn't mean your child will get it even if thyroid disease develops. Hashimoto's thyroiditis is also seen within families who have someone affected with grave's disease. ...Read more

40

40
Can hyperthyroidism cause death?

Can hyperthyroidism cause death?

Rarely: Very rarely hyperthyrodism can turn into a condition call thyroid storm, which can l be life threatening. In addition, long term untreated hyperthyrodism can cause atrial fibrillation, which can predispose t. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
528 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Susan Wingo
562 doctors shared insights

Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A condition in which the thyroid gland produces too much of the hormone thyroxine, accelerating the body's metabolism, causing weight loss, a rapid or irregular heartbeat, sweating, ...Read more