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Dr. Susan Wingo
541 doctors shared insights

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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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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


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