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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

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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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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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16 year old hypochondriac, lack of sleep and severe chronic stress have increased appetite. Last thyroid test in march. Hyperthyroidism likely ?

16 year old hypochondriac, lack of sleep and severe chronic stress have increased appetite. Last thyroid test in march. Hyperthyroidism likely ?

Not likely: Thyroid function is usually normal, please seek counseling and psychiatric help. If thyroid test was normal in March, we need to look for other reasons ...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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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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What's so dangerous about hyperthyroidism?

What's so dangerous about hyperthyroidism?

Thyroid Storm: Thyroid Storm It is rare condition which can occur with infection or trauma.Also sometimes in pregnancy with poor control or undiagnosed Hyperthyroidism and can start with childbirth or sugery It is life threatening condition.Signs and symptoms include rapid heart beat,high fever,jaundice,vomiting&diarrhea and dehydration.High fever and agitation This is life threatening needs immidiate treatment ...Read more

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I am suffering from hyperthyroidism. Help?

Get help: Hyperthyroidism can be terrible. If you are having symptoms of sweats, palpitations, fast heart rate, tremors, or diarrhea, you are indeed suffering. The first step is to see a good internist or endocrinologist. They can help assess how serious your hyperthyroidism is by checking your blood hormone levels. Then they can tell you about medical, treatment, radiation and surgical treatments. ...Read more

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What is best way to treat hyperthyroidism?

What is  best way to treat hyperthyroidism?

It depends: There are several treatments available because no one treatment option is best for everyone. Options include killing the thyroid with radio-active iodine. Using medications to slow the thyroid down, and surgery to remove the thyroid. Your doctor can help you find the option that is best for you. ...Read more

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Is it possible symptoms of hyperthyroidism?

Is it possible symptoms of hyperthyroidism?

Many!: Feeling hot when others are comfortable, heart pounding/racing, hands shaking, trouble sleeping, trouble concentrating, irritable, appetite out of control (may gain or lose weight), always tired, mild exercise wipes you out are some common ones. ...Read more

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How can I treat and what is hyperthyroidism?

Antithyoid Rx or RAI: Prefer antithyroid meds to reduce radiation to ovaries (small but radiation). Antithyroid drugs are the first line in treating. Make sure a nodule that makes excess thyroid is not the cause. (Toxic nodule). ...Read more

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I have been diagnoised with hyperthyroidism?

What's the question?: Hi. I assume (I hate to assume!) that maybe you have a question about the diagnosis, etiology, treatment, etc. of hyperthyroidism. Would you like to ask it? ...Read more

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What is the cause of hyperthyroidism usually?

What is the cause of hyperthyroidism usually?

Graves' disease: Autoimmune thyroid disease- graves' disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. Other causes include inflammation of the thyroid, drug induced hyperthyroidism, hyperactive thyroid nodule or nodules, rarely pituitary tumor.... ...Read more

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Could hyperthyroidism be temporary? In a man?

Could hyperthyroidism be
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Yes, absolutely: Hi. Hyperthyroidism can be temporary in men and women. It's called a subacute or acute thyroiditis and is self-limited, usually followed by a self-limited period of hypothyroidism, and returning to normal over a total of a few months (other courses are also possible). Your numbers definitely could that, but could be other stuff too. See an endocrinologist; they know that stuff. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can you treat and what is hyperthyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: A thyroid gland secreting too much thyroid hormone. Medications, radioactive treatments, and surgery are options. ...Read more

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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


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Increased Appetite (Definition)

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