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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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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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What is a good treatment for hyperthyroidism?

What is a good treatment for hyperthyroidism?

Radioactive IODINE: Hperthyroidism is treated with Beta blocker like proparanol to slow down the heart rate and tremors Antithyroid Medications like Propylthiouracil and Mithimazole.are used in patients with sustained form of Hyperthyroidism like Graves Disease or Toxic Nodular Goiter.These dugs can have side effects like rash,itching,fever &liver problems Radiactive Iodine is most widely used and permanent therapy ...Read more

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Can you tell me what ptu4 is in the treatment of hyperthyroidism?

Can you tell me what ptu4 is in the treatment of hyperthyroidism?

Blocks thyroid: Ptu (propylthiouracil) is an antithyroid drug that blocks the formation of thyroid hormone by the thyroid. While on the medication, thyroid levels will decrease. In your age group, the most common cause for hyperthyroidism is grave's disease. After taking ptu (propylthiouracil) for a number of months, one hopes that you will go into remission and be able to go off the medication. It needs to be monitored by your doctor. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for hyperthyroidism?

Options: There are pills to treat the thyroid function and there are pills to help with the symptoms. To treat the thyroid, you have ptu (propylthiouracil) or methimazole. The dose is different for different people/size/severity of the disease. To help with the symptoms, a beta-blocker is usually used: propranolo, metoprolol...Radioactive pill can also be used to treat hyperthyroidism. In all cases, you need a physician. ...Read more

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Have suffered hyperthyroidism seemed to settle with treatment but after 18 months symptoms seem to be returning?

Have suffered hyperthyroidism seemed to settle with treatment but after 18 months symptoms seem to be returning?

Need reevaluation: If you we're treated successfully with a partial thyroidectomy or with medication, you may now be hyperthyroid again and may need moe definitive treatment. I assume you didn't have a partial thyroidectomy, that may be the best treatment. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism 2 years ago treatment successful but symptoms have returned what do I do now?

That is simple: If that is really the case go back to see your doctor asap. You are in the age that if they kill the gland with radioactive iodine you will never have to a problem except that you will have to take a pill every day. ...Read more

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I have hyperthyroidism since 2010 & was never treated. Do I have to get it treated. Can I live on without treatment. Am I in danger with out medicine.?

I have hyperthyroidism since 2010 & was never treated. Do I have to get it treated. Can I live on without treatment. Am I in danger with out medicine.?

Get it treated: Hyperthyroidism is generally treatable. First step is to find out the cause. Hyperthyroidism due to graves' disease (autoimmune thyroid disease) typically will get worst over time. Its complications can be severe, maybe irreversible, affecting quality of life and can lead to death. Untreated hyperthyroidism can lead to cardiac arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, congestive heart failure, osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Could the wrong treatment of hyperthyroidism cause any serious health damage? I have been following my own treatment but don't feel very well lately

Need endocrinologist: Treatment of hyperthyroidism should not be taken lightly. Working with a good endocrinologist is the best way to get this under control. Left untreated hyperthyroidism can result in "thyroid storm" which can be fatal. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of hyperthyroidism?

What's the best treatment to get rid of hyperthyroidism?

Radioactive iodine : To "get rid of" hyperthyroidism, radioactive iodine is a good option because with the correct dose, the hyperthyroidism can be permanently treated. Medication like Methimazole is effective management too, but is not a "cure". ...Read more

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Can anxiety or depression causes hyperthyroidism n what are the treatment.

Can anxiety or depression causes hyperthyroidism n what are the treatment.

No: Having thyroid dysfunction can result in psychiatric symptoms such as anxiety or depression, but those symptoms do not cause thyroid dysfunction. ...Read more

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What treatment to use for hyperthyroid and how did it work?

What treatment to use for hyperthyroid and how did it work?

Depends: The treatment for hyperthyroidism depends on the cause. If you have grave's disease (the most common cause), your treatment options are: antithyroid drugs (methimazole, ptu), a single treatment dose of radioactive iodine, or surgical removal of your thyroid. There are pros and cons with each type of treatment that you need to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Will I put on weight after iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism?

Will I put on weight after iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism?

Yes, if you: keep eating , out of habit, quantity of food you ate when hyperthyoid NOT, if you go back to old eating habits, follow hunger only ...Read more

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Can you have hyperthyroidism that comes off and on? And be the reason for sometimes normal labs and sometimes not normal labs without treatment?

Can you have hyperthyroidism that comes off and on? And be the reason for sometimes normal labs and sometimes not normal labs without treatment?

Thyroid: thyroid levels can fluctuate during the course of thyroidal illness but they are not generally up then down then back up then down or all over the map. thyroid levels generally fluctuate slowly ...Read more

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I have suclinical hypothyroid.50mcg & 25mcg thyroxine taking change into hyperthyroid.Will treatment benefited for me?

I have suclinical hypothyroid.50mcg & 25mcg thyroxine taking change into hyperthyroid.Will treatment benefited for me?

Not necessarily: Some physicians don`t treat subclinical hypothyroidism until TSH gets to 20 or patient has clinical symptoms. This approach requires careful follow up. ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroidism cause anxiety and panic disorder? If so what is the appropriate treatment?

Agree w Dr. Grin: The hyperthyroidism needs to be addressed promptly - often by an endocrinologist. A specific treatment plan would be developed for you. In the meantime, medications such as benzodiazapines, Buspar (buspirone) or antidepressants can help with sxs. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

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