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Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more


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Does hyperthyroidism despite medication treatment have significant amount of memory problems and would u consider it a learning disability ?

Does hyperthyroidism despite medication treatment have significant amount of memory problems and would u consider it a learning disability ?

No : If learning problems have a disease at their base, then it's not considered a learning disability. Nevertheless, hyperthyroidism can effect brain function and learning. Be sure to get it treated. Once euthyroid, if learning issues persist, see a learning specialist or neurodevelopmental doctor. ...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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How often should get tested for hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)?

Depends on condition: It depends on what is going on with your thyroid. If there is no reason to suspect hyperthyroidism, a tsh/ft4 is not usually checked. If you have graves disease and are on antithyroid meds (eg methimazole), then you need to be checked every 3-6 months, depending on symptoms. With thyroiditis (different kinds), even more frequent checks may be needed. See your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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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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