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Can Hyperthyroidism Flush Out Potassium From My Body
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
In hyperthyroidism, if part of the thyroid is removed, does this decrease the thyroid hormone in the body?
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, 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
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