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Can You Be Both Hypothyroid And Hyperthyroid
Yes: Hypothyroidism is low production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland. Hyperparathyroidism is overproduction of PTH by parathyroid glands. Although the parathyroid glands are next to the thyroid, they are completely unrelated glands, and can cause problems seperately or together. Hypothyroidism is fairly common, so is primary hyperparathyroidism in women, so you could easily have both. ...Read more
Not simultaneously: Hi. Yes, you can, but not simultaneously. For example, treatment of Graves' disease often renders the patients hypothyroid. Hypothyroidism can sequentially follow hyperthyroidism. Same for a self limited process called a subacute thyroiditis - hyperthyroidism followed by hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism can be over treated causing hyperthyroidism. Hyper and hypo cannot be present at the same time. ...Read more
Not at same time: Hyperthyroidism is an overactive thyroid, hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid. You can't have both at the same time, but occasionally one can go from one to the other. The most common cause for both disorders is autoimmune thyroid disease. Depending on how the immune system is affecting your thyroid it can be over or underactive, or go from one to the other. ...Read more
Yes: It may not occur at the same time;but you can have both diseases in your life at different time. ...Read more
Can you have both underlying adrenal insufficiency and thyroid disease, while treated with levoxyl (thyroxine)?
Yes: Weight gain is one of the symptoms of underactive thyroid but there are other factors that control ones weight and metabolism including the type of food one eats, age, gender, level of activity, function of the adrenal gland and many more. I have many patients who have low functioning thyroid but are not overweight, some actually quite thin. ...Read more
Could you give me all the symptoms of graves illness? Can people be diagnosed as hypothyroidism and be the opposite?
Many symptoms: Losing weight even with same or increased appetite, heart tachycardia(rapid heart) arrhytmias, palpiattions, changes in menstrual patterns, increased sensitivity to heat, changes in bowel patterns, especially more frequent bowel movements, enlarged thyroid gland (goiter), muscle weakness, difficulty sleeping, brittle hair are symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Hypothyroidism is opposite, different sxs, labs. ...Read more
Levels of Hormones: tLab test is done to check the levels of following hormones TSH which is produced by Anterior Pitutary as it controls the production of Thyroid hormones Thyroxin( T4)and Triidotyrosin(T3 (liothyronine)) T4 TOTAL and FREE T4 T3 (liothyronine) iN HYPERTHYROIDISM TSH IS LOW AND T4 IS HIGH&T3 (liothyronine) IS HIGH OR NORMAL IN HYPOTHYROIDISM TSH IS HIGH AND T4 MAY BE LOW AND T3 (liothyronine) MAY BE LOW OR NORMAL ...Read more
Like brakes: Low thyroid function works as brakes in a car. High thyroid works as accelerator in a car. Therefore everything is slow (heart rate) and low (temperature). Most importantly, your doc can fix it. ...Read more
If you have hypothyroidism and you take cabergoline, will that
improve your hypothyroidism symptoms? Im taking cabergoline
to lower prolactin.
Unlikely: Actually, the key here is making sure that your hypothyroidism is adequately treated. Untreated or incompletely treated hypothyroidism can cause elevated prolactin levels that will become normal once hypothyroidism is treated. You may not need to take the Cabergoline at all! talk to your doctor about this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 27. Can a nodule on your thyroid cause hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism or either?
Thank you very much
Yes and no.: Yes. "Functional" nodules producing thyroid hormone independent of the feedback system involving thyroid stimulating hormone from your pituitary, can cause hyperthyroidism. Typically you do not develop hypothyroidism due to a single nodule. A nodule may also represent a benign or cancerous growth. Typically thyroid nodules are biopsied and various imaging helps categorize the type. Follow up w/ MD ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Not related but the clinical presentation of hyperthyroidism may color and fog the picture of bipolar manic episode making assessment of progress suboptimal. Both share increased motor activity and restlessness, decreased concentration , and decreases sleep. Careful assessment is warranted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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