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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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Does hyperthyroidism get worse as you age?

Does hyperthyroidism get worse as you age?

May be: Anything medical condition untreated will get worse by age. Usually, only wine gets better by age. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Nothing to worry: If treated. You may lose weight quickly, have a fast heartbeat, sweat a lot, or feel nervous and moody. Hyperthyroidism is easily treated. With treatment, you can live a healthy life. ...Read more

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What happens if you have hyperthyroid and you get pregnant?

What happens if you have hyperthyroid and you get pregnant?

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

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What are the chances that my child will get hyperthyroid like I am?

What are the chances that my child will get hyperthyroid like I am?

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

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Is it harder to get pregnant if you have hyperthyroid?

Is it harder to get pregnant if you have hyperthyroid?

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

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Can subclinical hyperthyroidism get better or go away and return to normal?

Can subclinical hyperthyroidism get better or go away and return to normal?

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

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Who/where can I get a dr.That specializes in hyperthyroidism in the memphis area(east memphis)?

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

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I was hypothyroid but now am hyperthyroid - should I discontinue my meds so I don't get more hyper?

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 more

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What if I have hyperthyroidism and i just get really hot feeling? It can last hours and its hard to cool down. Are they related?

Not generally.: Hyperthyroidism is not generally a feeling that lasts for hours. Thyroid hormone levels vary over the course of days to weeks. Are you flushing from another cause? ...Read more

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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

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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 more

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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.

Possible: Hyperthyroidism can cause the current symptoms. The only way to know is to get blood work done to see if you are still hyperthyroid. See your doctor for evaluation. If you are still hyperthyroid, get it treated, then reevaluate the symptoms. ...Read more

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Could you get hyperthyroidism if someone in your family has hypothyroidism?

Could you get hyperthyroidism if someone in your family has hypothyroidism?

Yes: The most common forms of hypo- and hyperthyroidism are both caused by the effects of antibodies interacting with the thyroid gland. These conditions often can run in the same family. ...Read more

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Should I go to md or do to get tested for hyperthyroidism?

Should I go to md or do to get tested for hyperthyroidism?

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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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