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Can hyperthyroid issues cause high blood sugar levels?

Can hyperthyroid issues cause high blood sugar levels?

Not usually: Hyperthyroidism due to graves' is associated with an increased risk of type 1 dm. Talk to your endocrinologist. ...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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Would having hyperthyroid problems cause high blood sugar levels?

Would having hyperthyroid problems cause high blood sugar levels?

Maybe impaired: The effects of thyroid hormone on blood glucose is complex. Insulin levels may be increased, but there is also resistance to Insulin action. Often, fasting glucose is not affected, but glucose may increase more after a meal (i.e. Impaired glucose tolerance). All this should improve when the thyroid is treated, unless you are also developing diabetes. ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroid cause low blood sugar? I get bouts of dizziness if I don't eat every 2 hours or upon waking. Eating helps a little but doesn't resolv

Can hyperthyroid cause low blood sugar? I get bouts of dizziness if I don't eat every 2 hours or upon waking. Eating helps a little but doesn't resolv

Hyperthyroidism: If you are treated for hyperthyroidism and have the issues you report you must see your doctor as soon as possible to see what is happening and get your thyroid levels under control. ...Read more

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Doc said I have high caluim levels. I get really hungry and flu like, thristy. Is that a sign of hyperthyroidism. Sugar levels are ok and so is cholest?

Doc said I have high caluim levels. I get really hungry and flu like, thristy. Is that a sign of hyperthyroidism. Sugar levels are ok and so is cholest?

Not hyperthyroidism: A high calcium level can be a sign of hyperparathyroidism, not hyperthyroidism. The parathyroid is a small group of glands located next to your thyroid, but has nothing to do with your thyroid. Typical symptoms of hyperthyroidism are weight loss, tremulousness, fast heart rate, heat intolerance, muscle weakness, trouble sleeping, light periods, increased bowel movements. ...Read more

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Can stevia cause sugar cravings, like aspartame and sugar do?

Can stevia cause sugar cravings, like aspartame and sugar do?

Sorry: But none of the artificial sweeteners cause sugar cravings -- you just like sweet things and are probably overweight and Insulin resistant because of it. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Why wouldes the menstrual cycle affect sugar cravings?

Why wouldes the menstrual cycle affect sugar cravings?

Sugar Cravings: I don't know if we know the reason but it is a common symptom of pms which makes me think it is hormonal but that is just my opinion. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I need to know how do you curb those sugar cravings and make sure you're eating the right foods for your teeth?

I need to know how do you curb those sugar cravings and make sure you're eating the right foods for your teeth?

Sugar Cravings: Try to start you day with significant protein and natural sugars to condition your body to quality protein and complex carbohydrates. A machine like the nutrabullet allows you to place a vegetable (baby spinach, kale) then fruit (blueberris, strawberries) with a scoop of protein powder and almond mild. Tastes great and should reduce your craving for simple sugars, make lunch, dinner similar nutrients. ...Read more

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I have an addiction to sugar. Is there anything recommended to eliminate the sugar cravings? Any supplements that I can take?

I have an addiction to sugar. Is there anything recommended to eliminate the sugar cravings? Any supplements that I can take?

Sugar craving: Lower carb diet and higher in good fats such as coconut oil, olive oil, and fish oil. The fats will help w/feelings of satiety. Carbs turn into sugar so avoid them W/in a week your craving will weaken and eventually go away. See doc to make sure you are healthy enough to do this. Peace and good health. You can use stevia for sweetening if you like. ...Read more

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How do I stop my intense sugar cravings everyday?

Sugar cravings: Sugar can be just as addictive as crack cocaine. For more information on how this works, view the video by robert lustig, md on youtube, entitled "sugar: the bitter truth." help is avaiable for compulsive food issues through overeaters anonymous (www. Oa.Org). ...Read more

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How can I get rid of sugar cravings?

How can I get rid of sugar cravings?

Few people treat: Few people treat chocolate, sugar or caffeine addictions although they are very common and hard to overcome. The side effects are less problematic than alcohol or other drugs which is why they have been neglected. However, they can have health consequences like stress and diabetes. Contact someone who specializes in addictions and work out a program to help you stiop. ...Read more

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How can I stop my binges and sugar cravings?

How can I stop my binges and sugar cravings?

Snacks: Replacing eating with recreational activity might help. Fruits and vegetables are healthy snacks. ...Read more

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Lost 70 lbs. Sugar cravings. Will gymnema help? Dosage? Take levothroid and blood press. Meds...

Lost 70 lbs. Sugar cravings. Will gymnema help? Dosage? Take levothroid and blood press. Meds...

See doctor: Losing 70 lbs without trying is a big deal and may signal a serious medication condition. Diabetes may be one and too much thyroid another- to name a couple. You need to see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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What do sugar cravings constantly mean? 70 lb wgt loss in 16 mos. I avoid carbs & fats. High protein vege fruit diet now. Advice?

What do sugar cravings constantly mean? 70 lb wgt loss in 16 mos. I avoid carbs & fats. High protein vege fruit diet now. Advice?

See Dr.: A 70 pound weight loss is troublesome, especially if you are not trying to lose weight? Sugar craving and weight loss, may indicate diabetes as one example, but either way, you need an exam and testing by a dr. A soon as possible. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do I make my sugar cravings go away?

How do I make my sugar cravings go away?

See details: No one can teach you self-control. You have to figure this out for yourself. Eat protein instead. ...Read more

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Food Cravings (Definition)

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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