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Do I have hyperthyroidism? I'm skinny but i've been hungry and tired all the time lately and i've been nervous. If I do have this what's the treatment

Do I have hyperthyroidism? I'm skinny but i've been hungry and tired all the time lately and i've been nervous. If I do have this what's the treatment

Check thyroid: A doctor will do lab work to determine if thyroid is appropriately functioning, sometimes a thyroid scan is necessary. Treatment options are different depending on the reason for hyperthyroidism. It may range from observation to drugs to radioablation to surgery, depending on cause. Please see your doctor about your concern. ...Read more

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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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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4yr c/o chest pain & racing HR. Hyper, hungry, nervous, irritable & sweaty like hyperthyroid vs hypo. EKG & labs WNL, TSH 5.4. Hashitoxicosis?

4yr c/o chest pain & racing HR. Hyper, hungry, nervous, irritable & sweaty like hyperthyroid vs hypo. EKG & labs WNL, TSH 5.4. Hashitoxicosis?

Hashitoxocosis?: Did you mean thyrotoxicosis? There is a thyroid disease called Hashimotos thyroiditis. The TSH of 5 is elevated, and your symptoms sound as tho they could be related to elevated thyroid function. Definitely needs to be be reviewed by you doctor. ...Read more

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How do treat hyperthyroidism?

Three ways: There are medications that lower the thyroid level, surgical removal of all or part of the gland, radioactive iodine. An endocrinologist should be able to guide which method is best for a particular patient. ...Read more

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How can I cure hyperthyroidism?

How can I cure hyperthyroidism?

Curing hyperthyroid: To cure it, you need to know what causes it. There are many causes for hyperthyroidism, some are temporary and goes away without treatment, others require treatment to permanently treat it. In general, if u take away the thyroid gland (surgery or kill it with radioactive iodine), then the hyperthyroidism is cured (..But then you will be hypothyroid). U need a physician to help u with this disease. ...Read more

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Is untreated hyperthyroidism unhealthy?

Is untreated hyperthyroidism unhealthy?

Yes: See endocrinologist ASAP There are lots of complications if left untreated ...Read more

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What can be used to cure hyperthyroidism?

RAI treatment: Thyroid medicines and treatment and rai treatment see an endocrinologist for further recomendations. ...Read more

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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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Increased Appetite (Definition)

Increased appetite is a clinical finding in which a person feels more hungry than ...Read more