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Causes And Symptoms Of Overactive Thyroid
Causes: Autoimmune. Either the immune system makes a protein that stimulates the thyroid to be "on" all the time (graves disease) or the immune system is destroying the thyroid cells, increasing thyroid hormone release. Unusual causes are a cluster of cells working a higher speed (hyperfunctioning nodule) or activation in the protein that tells the thyroid to work more (tsh receptor). ...Read more
Not Exactly: The most common cause of both an overactive thyroid and B12 deficiency is autoimmunity, in which the immune system mistakenly attacks one's own tissues and proteins. Having 1 auto-immune condition makes it more likely for a person to develop a 2nd autoimmune condition, but it wouldn't be true to say that one condition caused the other. The underlying autoimmunity caused both. ...Read more
Can overactive thyroid cause high triglycerides? And why would my cholesterol lvls be good but triglycerides high?
Every so often my heart will race for no apparent reason It usually lasts up to a few seconds to 3 minutes. What could cause it My overactive thyroid?
Possibly: Your thyroid condition is one of several possibilities. Best to see your doctor for examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more
Medical treatment: Isn't it amazing how intertwined our physical and emotional health is? In this situation, it is imperative that your hyperthyroidism be treated. If the thyroid is too active or too inactive, either can lead to marked problems with mood. Work with a good internist or endocrinologist. Take care. ...Read more
The doctor told my partner he has an overactive thyroid caused by him smoking didn't offer any meds but now we are ttc could this affect this?
Don't think so: Smoking causes lots of problems, but overactive thyroid is not one of them. If your partner has hyperthyroidism, the overproduction or over-release of thyroid hormone, there are many causes, including viral infections and auto-immune disease. Further testing should be done. Ask for a referral to an endocrinologist, a specially trained physician in this area. ...Read more
Are palps (mine feel like my heart stops) that are caused by either electric, or overactive thyroid serious? Good echo results but no palps during it.
No: not serious. Determine thyroid disorder via bloodworm. Also, check serum potassium and magnesium levels. If all ok, then likely you are experiencing premature beats that feel like skipping beats or pauses. These are benign, and are aggravated by caffeine or emotional stress as wells by lack of sleep. ...Read more
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