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Hs-CRP level of 4.2...could this be autoimmune thyroid related? Definitive high risk for cardiac problems? Thanks!

Hs-CRP level of 4.2...could this be autoimmune thyroid related? Definitive high risk for cardiac problems? Thanks!

Non specific: CRP indicates systemic inflammatory state that can include any organ in the body including the thyroid and the heart.As such it has a high sensitivity but low specificity including risk for heart disease ...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


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I have high CRP level 5.7. Normal CBC, normal cholesterols, normal thyroid, normal ferritin. 37 yr female, 5'11", 150. BAD TMJ, depression, fatigue?

I have high CRP level 5.7. Normal CBC, normal cholesterols, normal thyroid, normal ferritin. 37 yr female, 5'11", 150. BAD TMJ, depression, fatigue?

TMJ: Your "bad TMJ" is not likely a cause and effect of the other aspects of your condition. If you have bruxism, this can negatively affect your TMJ. Chronic pain can result in depression. Please see a TMJ expert to try to get your TMJ under control. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a very overactive thyroid even if your TSH levels are in normal range?

Is it possible to have a very overactive thyroid even if your TSH levels are in normal range?

Very unlikely: A very overactive thyroid is virtually always associated with a very low or undetectable tsh. Of course a laboratory error could be responsible and the test should always be repeated if it does not fit with the clinical picture. Lastly, stress and/or an underactive adrenal gland can sometime mimic and overactive thyroid. ...Read more

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I seem to have an overactive thyroid and elevated liver enzymes, symptoms of graves and Crohn's issues- what can I do now?

I seem to have an overactive thyroid and elevated liver enzymes, symptoms of graves and Crohn's issues- what can I do now?

Get evaluated: You cannot diagnose graves' disease by symptoms alone. You need to see your doctors to have the graves' and crohn's disase confirm by labs/imaging and possibly tissue biopsy. ...Read more

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What does high c reactive protein mean with thyroid nodules? And vitamin d defiency?

What does high c reactive protein mean with thyroid nodules? And vitamin d defiency?

Nothing: Elevated CRP means nothing in this context. You do need to get a little bit of sunlight and/or some supplemental vitamin D and keep an eye on the nodules. Report any that start growing fast. ...Read more

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Have enlarged irritating lymph nodes in neck for 4 weeks. Cbc normal. C reactive protein normal. Have night sweats, joint pain &hair loss. Any ideas?

Have enlarged irritating lymph nodes in neck for 4 weeks. Cbc normal. C reactive protein normal. Have night sweats, joint pain &hair loss. Any ideas?

Lymphadenopathy: This could be one or more of a dozen things, including ebv mononucleosis or several mononucleosis-like illnesses such as toxoplasmosis, CMV infection, tuberculosis, to say nothing of the potential for malignancies, although less likely. Other non-infectious entities may include sarcoid, autoimmune diseases, and so on and so on. This must be evaluated by an astute clinician. See your pcp. ...Read more

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Will overactive thyroid hurt the baby?

Will overactive thyroid hurt the baby?

Thyroid: I am assuming you already have your baby - congrats and enjoy. If your overactive thyroid is being treated with medicine you won't hurt your baby. If you have been treated with radio-active iodine within the last week you should be using a different lavatory from your baby. If you have had radio-active iodine longer than a week ago your baby should not be affected. ...Read more

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How can people get an overactive thyroid?

Autoimmune basis: Most get it by genetics of thyroid disease in family, and autoimmune response. Don't smoke to lessen eye bulging. ...Read more

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How do people develop an overactive thyroid?

How do people develop an overactive thyroid?

A few reasons: The most common cause is an autoimmune condition where the body starts attacking the thyroid gland, a condition called graves disease where the thyroid starts overproducing thyroid hormones. Viral diseases can also cause inflammation of the thyroid, hence causing hyperthyroidism (thyroiditis) as well as some medications, commonly medications used to treat bipolar disease. ...Read more

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Can intermitten fasting help an overactive thyroid?

Can intermitten fasting help an overactive thyroid?

No: Effective treatments for an overactive thyroid include radioactive iodine ablation, thyroid-blocking medicines, and surgery. Trying unproven therapies just delays the inevitable, and exposes the body to harmful effects of excess thyroid hormone including over-stimulation of the heart, loss of calcium from the bone, loss of muscle mass, and irritability/poor judgment affecting jobs & marriages. ...Read more

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Can an overactive thyroid be cured with medication?

Can an overactive thyroid be cured with medication?

Treated not cured: Medication will control the overactivity of the thyroid and radioactive iodine will usually control the overactivity. Surgery will cure it but will leave you with need to take thyroid hormone by mouth for the rest of your life. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with an overactive thyroid?

What are the symptoms associated with an overactive thyroid?

Overactive thyroid: Some symptoms of hyperthyroidism are: feeling nervous, fast heartbeat, weight loss, feeling hot, trouble sleeping, feeling anxious, sweating heavily, muscle weakness, increased appetite, frequent bowel movement...Some hyperthyroid patients will have 1-2 symptoms, some have all of them and some have none of them at all. The only way to know for sure is to get a blood test. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods or drinks to avoid with an overactive thyroid?

Please suggest what foods or drinks to avoid with an overactive thyroid?

Watch OTC meds: Agree w/ dr kern's answer. I would also suggest caution with otc (over-the-counter) products, especially those containing a decongestant used for relief of cold and allergy symptoms. Many otc products include a warning not to use them if you have thyroid disease. If your overactive thyroid is mild or has been successfully treated, they may be fine, but check w/ your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an overactive thyroid and what can be done for it?

Imaging, lab tests: First visit your primary care doc. Get examined clinacally, to exclude lymphn. Need to r/o simple overactive thyroid versus hyperactive thyroid cancers. Need thyroid function tests -a set of blood tests to be done in addition to lipid profile, CBC to r/o anemia which can result from thryoid dz, alkaline phosphatase from high from bone turnover in overactive dz. Also need to get thyroid ultrasound. ...Read more

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If a person has an overactive thyroid, can it be only partially destroyed by a small dose of i131?

If a person has an overactive thyroid, can it be only partially destroyed by a small dose of i131?

Usually not: Attempts have been made in the past to give multiple small doses of i131 until thyroid levels are normal. Unfortunately, this usually doesn't work. By the time you give enough i131 to get rid of the overactive thyroid, most people will become hypothyroid anyhow. I think the best way is to take a dose that will work, and not worry if you become hypothyroid, as this is easily treated. ...Read more

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Will an overactive thyroid make you go blind?

Graves' disease: An overactive thyroid can cause graves' disease. This is a condition associated with swelling of the tissues that surround your eyes, leading to eyelid retraction ("bug eyes"). If severe enough, this can cause significant eye irritation, double vision and redness. In severe cases, the swelling can damage the optic nerve and cause major visual loss. This needs to be followed by your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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