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3/3 hr 104-118 even when resting cause? History hyperthyroidism controlled w/left thyroidectomy no thyroid medicine hbp have right side of thyroid

3/3 hr 104-118 even when resting cause? History hyperthyroidism controlled w/left thyroidectomy no thyroid medicine hbp have right side of thyroid

TSH?: Check your tsh. There is an entity called "inappropriate sinus tachycardia" in which people have a high resting heart rate for no reason, but excess thyroid would have to be ruled out first as well as many other possible contributing factors. You would need a full evaluation with echocardiogram, chest x-ray, & blood work as a starter. ...Read more

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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I have hyperthyroid. I take my meds in 4weeks now, but I still hv a big appetite. Need advise to control it.

I have hyperthyroid. I take my meds in 4weeks now, but I still hv a big appetite. Need advise to control it.

Hyperthyroid: After 4 weeks, you should be starting to feel better, although the full effects of antithyroid meds may take longer. Is 'big appetite' your only symptom? You don't say what meds and what dose. You may need to be on a higher dose, or need an adjustment. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Does surgery control hyperthyroidism?

Does surgery control hyperthyroidism?

Depends: If the surgery is to remove your thyroid it certainly could. But surgery is my least favorite of three options for control. ...Read more

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Does surgery control hyperthyroidism?

Does surgery control hyperthyroidism?

Yes: It will take care of the hyperthyroidism but it might not be the best option for you depending on your individual characteristics. There are other treatment options. See your doctor to discuss what's best for you. After surgery, you will become hypothyroid and will need thyroid hormone replacement. ...Read more

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Are hypothyroid and hyperthyroid the same thing and are medicines the same?

Are hypothyroid and hyperthyroid the same thing and are medicines the same?

Opposites: Hypo means low; hyper means high. So hypothyroidism refers to low thyroid hormones levels from an underactive thyroid gland; hyperthyroidism refers to high thyroid hormone levels from an overactive thyroid. ...Read more

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How can I treat hyperthyroidism naturally, without drugs?

How can I treat hyperthyroidism naturally, without drugs?

No: There is no standard "natural" treatment for hyperthyroidism except for medications that are designed to block excess thyroid hormone production. Depending on the symptoms you may also need to take beta-blockers which help control the "adrenergic" symptoms. ...Read more

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Hi! I'm taking medicines for hyperthyroidism, Thryrozol. Can you please tell me if I'm consuming herbalife is affecting my health?

Hi! I'm taking medicines for hyperthyroidism, Thryrozol. Can you please tell me if I'm consuming herbalife is affecting my health?

Maybe. Maybe not.: Herbalife has many products, and as they are not medications or substances approved by the FDA, Herbalife products are probably not tested for effectiveness, interactions, and side effects like real medicines are. That means nobody really knows what side effects there are. If an Herbalife user hears of some interaction or thinks she is getting a side effect, she can visit her primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Hot flashes from hyperthyroidism how to control?

Hot flashes from hyperthyroidism how to control?

Beta blockers: If your symptoms are from menopause, estrogen, ssri's or Clonidine may help. If they are due to hyperthyroidism, beta blockers can help and lower an accelerated heart rate. However, ultimately you need to talk with your endocrinologist about a definitive therapy for your hyperthyroidism such as radioactive iodine or antithyroid drugs. ...Read more

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Is it true that hypothyroid and hyperthyroid are the same thing and are medicines the same?

Opposite conditions: Hypothyroid is low thyroid levels, hyperthyroid is high thyroid levels. They are opposite conditions, so the medications to treat them are completely different. ...Read more

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Would hyperthyroidism turn into hypothyroidism if you used an overdose of medicine?

Would hyperthyroidism turn into hypothyroidism if you used an overdose of medicine?

Yes: Meds such as Methimazole or ptu (propylthiouracil) in high dosage can suppress thyroid levels when overactive such as in grave's disease. Thyroid levels must be monitor whether the dosage is too much or too little. ...Read more

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If I take medicine for overactive thyroid, will I gain weight?

Not necessarily: You will return to normal physiology once you stop burning off extra calories. Once your thyroid is normalized, it will be like anyone else with a balance of what you take in and what you burn off. Many people, however, learn to eat more when their thyroid is overactive and need to "unlearn" their overeating when the thyroid is normalized. You body won't do it for you. ...Read more

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If the thyroid is not under control, does that mean you have an overactive thyroid?

If the thyroid is not under control, does that mean you have an overactive thyroid?

Hyper- or hypo-: It could be underactive or overactive. There are specific tests that help determine that. Contact your provider if you have concern about your thyroid and he/she will order blood work as indicated. ...Read more

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Upset with recent diagnosis of hyperthyroidism. Do I have to take drugs for the life time or is there another cure for it?

Mostly the drugs.: Any process causing the thyroid to go out of control is likley to have secondary issues. If it is an autoimmune disease causing stimulation or destruction of the thyroid gland, mostly people ahve to have the gland removed and then daily thyroid supplements. ...Read more

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She had hyperthyroid mny yrs ago, but now treated. Now her bp is 140/70. Wht class of anti hypertensive drug she neds? She Has normal HR.

She had hyperthyroid mny yrs ago, but now treated. Now her bp is 140/70. Wht class of anti hypertensive drug she neds? She Has normal HR.

Many Docs would: Not treat this BP but just monitor it. Encourage other lifestyle healthy changes like regular exercise, good diet, goal to reach ideal body weight, normal cholesterol and blood sugar.Yoga can lower BP. ...Read more

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I am suffer with hyperthyroid problem. Daily I was taken medicine, but I want to be pregnant. Please suggest home remedies for pregnancy?

No home remedy: There is no home remedy. If you want to be pregnant make sure your hyperthyroidism has been successfully treated by either antithyroid drugs or radioiodine. Fix the thyroid before you attempt to become pregnant. Hyperthyroidism reduces fertility, it's your body's way of telling you not to get pregnant at this time until it's fixed. ...Read more

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I have hyperthyroidism since 2010 & was never treated. Do I have to get it treated. Can I live on without treatment. Am I in danger with out medicine.?

I have hyperthyroidism since 2010 & was never treated. Do I have to get it treated. Can I live on without treatment. Am I in danger with out medicine.?

Get it treated: Hyperthyroidism is generally treatable. First step is to find out the cause. Hyperthyroidism due to graves' disease (autoimmune thyroid disease) typically will get worst over time. Its complications can be severe, maybe irreversible, affecting quality of life and can lead to death. Untreated hyperthyroidism can lead to cardiac arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, congestive heart failure, osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Can stopping hyperthyroidism medicine cause weight gain?

Not normally: Hyperthyroidism usually causes weight loss, treating it would cause weight gain.Therefor stopping treatment for hyper thyroidism would likley cause weight loss not gain. ...Read more

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