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Can Radiation Cause Hyperthyroidism
I had hyperthyroidism 20 yrs ago they use radiation since then am on med. 6 months ago had a/f also found hyperthyroid is this possible n cause a/f?
Maybe: If your dose of thyroid replacement is too high for you, this could be a risk factor for atrial fibrillation. Have a full thyroid panel done and reviewed by a physician knowledgeable in interpreting those results. In the meantime it is important to control the atrial fibrillation and its risks. Good luck! ...Read more
Irradiation is the process by which an object is exposed to radiation. The exposure can originate from various sources, including natural sources. Most frequently the term refers to ionizing radiation, and to a level of radiation that will serve a specific purpose, rather than radiation exposure to normal ...Read more
I am seeing a special for hyperthyroid.I was given a radiation pill for a xray.Before the xray they took a readung that was 26.What does it mean.
Hyperthyroidism: Based on your question, i think you had a radioactive iodine uptake done, and it was 26%. If so, this is in the high-normal range. You likely have either graves disease or a toxic multinodular goiter. Have you had a ct scan with IV contrast lately, or do you take vitamins with iodine? These can affect the uptake. You need to be under the care of an endocrinologist, and it sounds like you are. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for hyperthyroid in terms of side effect for women. Radiation or surgery?
Yes: Radioactive iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism has a 5-10% failure rate. Failure can be either persistent hyperthyroidism more than 6 months after treatment, or recurrent hyperthyroidism after a treatment resulted in hypothyroidism, as expected. Careful discussion with your doctor about risks and benefits of a second (or even third) radioactive iodine treatment vs surgery is needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mild hyperthyroidism: Not everyone w/ hyperthyroidism loses weight. Given high enough thyroid hormone levels, everyone will lose weight, but most cases are mild-moderate. Too much thyroid can lead to increased appetite and less impulse control and increased calories eaten. If the increased calories eaten is more than increased calories burned by a revved-up metabolism, a person gains weight! ...Read more
Many, many things: Most overweight people think/hope they have an under active thyroid gland, so doc can give them thyroid replacement and they'll lose the weight (i remember one case in 40 years practice). Many people think they have overactive thyroid when pulse is fast, palpitations in chest, sweat a lot, diarrhea frequently, lose weight or hair, ...Most don't, but check. I do thyroid screening tests routinely. ...Read more
This is light of extremely short wavelengths typically produced either among the stars / in cosmic rays or by radioactive element decay. Gamma rays form the background of normal radiation in which we all live; it is substantially greater than the exposure we get from imaging scans or should get from ...Read more
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