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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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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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Can subclinical hyperthyroidism get better or go away and return to normal?

Can subclinical hyperthyroidism get better or go away and return to normal?

Depends on cause: Hi. The main causes of hyperthyroidism are Graves' (almost never subclinical), a hot nodule (often subclinical), thyroid medication induced (common, often subclinical), and subacute thyroiditis (usually clinical in the hyper phase). Subacute thyroiditis hyper gets better on its own. Thyroid medication induced is easily corrected. Graves' & some hot nodules need treatment. Your endo will help. ...Read more

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Will my severe fatigue go away once I am treated for hyperthyroidism?

Will my severe fatigue go away once I am treated for hyperthyroidism?

Likely: Fatigue with hyperthyroidism is usually due to muscle wasting with hyperthyroidism or sometimes insomnia. It will improve when the thyroid is treated to normal. ...Read more

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I'm hyperthyroid nd now have CHF after storm. Can the CHF go away after my thyroidectomy? I'm scare d to die.

Yes: You will need thyroid replacement hormone for the rest of your life and will be monitored with frequent blood tests for TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone). You will see an endocrinologist and a cardiologist who will monitor how you are faring and you should do quite well. ...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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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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What dangers are there for someone with hyperthyroid doing cocaine my little brother is doing it I don't know where else to go?

What dangers are there for someone with hyperthyroid doing cocaine my little brother is doing it I don't 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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I drink hyperthyroid meds regularly. Is it normal if I still have a big appetite? Should I control it or just go with it? *Any suggest to control it?

Drink: There is no reason to drink hyperthyroid meds.
You only need hyperthyroid treatment if your thyroid level is elevated. Otherwise DO NOT DRINK HYPERTHYROID MEDS! ...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

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If I have hyperthyroidism, should I go through with rai treatment?

If I have hyperthyroidism, should I go through with rai treatment?

Depends: Hyperthyroidism can be treated medically but treatment not always keeping patient at even level of thyroid gland hormone production. Two alternatives are surgery and radioactive ablation. The ablation does not involve anesthesia or risk of bleeding. Radiation treatment makes patient either hypo or athyroid. Everyday thyroid hormone supplements keep patient well controlled. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am going through hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism?

Blood test: There are simple blood tests to look for either hypo or hyperthyroidism. A TSH level is most sensitive for the diagnosis (low in hyperthyroidism, high in hypothyroidism). A free T4 level is helpful if the TSH is abnormal. ...Read more

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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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What is hyperthyroidism?

What is hyperthyroidism?

Overactive Thyroid: Hyperthyroidism is the term for overactive tissue within the thyroid gland that causes an overproduction of thyroid hormones. These thyroid hormones control the metabolic rate of the body, so too much can cause symptoms like nervousness, irritability, increased perspiration, heart racing, hand tremors, anxiety, difficulty sleeping, thinning of the skin, fine brittle hair, & muscular weakness. ...Read more

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What is hyperthyroidism?

What is hyperthyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: The over production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland results in, and is called, hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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What causes hyperthyroidism?

What causes hyperthyroidism?

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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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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Is hyperthyroidism hereditary?

Partly: Genetic factors increase susceptibility to grave's disease, but a specific gene has not been identified. ...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 exactly is hyperthyroidism?

What exactly is hyperthyroidism?

Excess thyroid hormo: Hyperthyroidism occurs when your body is exposed to too much thyroid hormone (secreted by the thyroid gland, which sits at the base of the neck). Thyroid hormone controls metabolism so hyperthyroidism typically causes increased metabolism. Some of the symptoms include: increased appetite but weight loss, increased heart rate, tremor, diarrhea, feeling hot all the time, and anxiety. ...Read more

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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

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Is there a cure for hyperthyroid?

Yes depending: There are also some natural approaches that can be of benefit, but what exactly they are will depend on what exactly is wrong with your thyroid. ...Read more

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What are signs of hyperthyroidism?

What are signs of hyperthyroidism?

Many..: Shaky, sweaty, jittery, nervous, fast heart beat, irregular/extra heart beats, weight loss, increased appetite, fatigue, multiple bowel movements daily

but other conditions can cause similar symptom collection

so see md, get lab tests. ...Read more

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How concerning is hyperthyroidism?

Different types: Hi. There are different types of hyperthyroidism. Some get better on their own. Most last indefinitely and need treatment; of those, most are caused by immune system stimulation of the gland (bypassing pituitary control), and some are due to autonomous overactive thyroid nodules. The condition needs to be treated, but most people your age do fine with it. See an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What is iatrogenic hyperthyroidism?

Drug induced: Iatrogenic means it was caused by the treatment, or by the doctor. So iatrogenic hyperthyroidism means the hyperthyroidism was caused by taking too much thyroid hormone. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
559 Doctors shared insights

Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked ...Read more