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Can You Get Disability For Hyperthyroidism
Does hyperthyroidism despite medication treatment have significant amount of memory problems and would u consider it a learning disability ?
Earlier this week, i was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. I've been doing research and was hoping to get more info as to this may affect my daily life.
Depends: Depends on what type of hyperthyroidism. If it is grave's disease then i would recommend to do preconceptional counseling with your endocrinologis and high risk dr. Pts with graves disease can affect the fetus immunoglobulins cross the placenta and affect. Usually this is seen by us and doppler where you will see elevated hear rates and possible fetal goiter. ...Read more
Higher risk: In general, when there is autoimmune thyroid disease in the family, the risk to family members is higher than that of the general population. However, if you have grave's disease, that doesn't mean your child will get it even if thyroid disease develops. Hashimoto's thyroiditis is also seen within families who have someone affected with grave's disease. ...Read more
Yes: Abnormal thyroid function, whether hyper- or hypo-thyroidism is very often associated with reproductive problems in women. Unlike hypothyroidism (under-active thyroid, ) which is often asymptomatic and usually fairly low-risk, hyperthyroidism can be extremely dangerous if not controlled. Generally when thyroid levels are normalized with treatment, reproductive outcomes can be excellent. ...Read more
Not usually: There is not usually any association between the two. ...Read more
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
Endocrinologist : Endocrinologists specialize in hormonal conditions such as hyperthyroidism . I would recommend the america association of clinical endocrinologists (aace) directory online at aace.Com. There is a searchable page to find practicing endocrinologists based on your area code and city. Aace is the largest organization for such physicians. ...Read more
I was hypothyroid but now am hyperthyroid - should I discontinue my meds so I don't get more hyper?
No: This may be due to taking too much thyroid hormone, but stopping the thyroid pill would likely lead to too little thyroid hormone. Most often, in this situation, a dose adjustment is needed. This means working closely with the doctor who prescribed the thyroid hormone for you to find the "just right" dose for you.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I get tested for hyperthyroidism? I have a higher than normal metabolic rate; i feel effects of meds fast and they ware off fast.
Proper medication for hyperthyroidism, because i can not get proper answers from doctors. They just write tests and recommend to other doctors.
Determined cause?: My assumption is that your doctors are trying to determine the exact underlying cause of your hyperthyroidism ( and there are several potential causes). To get to the cause, several tests may be needed. Depending on the underlying cause as well as severity, you may have one or more treatment options. Thyroid disorder specialists are endocrinologists who could help you. ...Read more
Since i found out I have hyperthyroidism i can't get any fat and im looseing more body fat then i already have..Weight 95 lb.Size 0/1 jeans.Been 6 mnth?
May take time: As long as your thyroid remains overactive, your metabolism will be speeded up and it will be difficult to regain the weight that you have lost. It is importaht that you are seen frequently and your treatment adjusted to bring your thyroid hormone levels to normal as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi i used to have hyperthyroidism, &now i noticed i get tired a lot, even if i i'm not doing anything much, /just some lil thing, is dat bec of hyper?Ty.
Go to primary doc: The first line test to assess thyroid fxn is your TSH level, which is done with a blood draw sent to lab. Based on this and correlating it with clinical symptoms, medical hx, and fam hx, you may need further follow up with an endocrinologist which usually is an md, but can be a do with further fellowship training. But start with your primary doctor. She/he can help you sort out your problem. ...Read more
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