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Do honey and cinnamon help hyperthyroid patients?

Do honey and cinnamon help hyperthyroid patients?

No: Only if you like the taste, but they do nothing to help your thyroid. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. The only treatment for hyperthyroidism is radioiodine or anti-thyroid medication. ...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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How does a hyperthyroid patient gain weigh?

How does a hyperthyroid patient gain weigh?

Hyperthyroid: Hyperthyroid is a condition of overactive thyroid and usually results in weight loss because it increases the metabolism. One would have to eat far more than usual to gain weight with this condition. I recommend you see your primary care physician and have it treated. An overactive thyroid can cause a number of medical conditions and should not be ignored. ...Read more

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Is 'goitrogen' good or bad for hyperthyroid patients ?

Is 'goitrogen' good or bad for hyperthyroid patients ?

A goiterogen: Is a substance that suppress the function of the thyroid gland by interfering with iodine uptake, which can, as a result, cause an enlargement of the thyroid, i.e., a goiter. They are not of value in the treatment of hyperthyroidism. Radioiodine or anti-thyroid drugs are however. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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What medications does the doctor give a hyperthyroid patient?

What medications does the doctor give a hyperthyroid patient?

Hyperthyroid: Hyperthyroidism can be cared for by surgery, or medication depending on the findings on x-ray. Sometimes there is so much thyroid gland to remove that you will have hypothyroidism and need thyroid replacement, Other times medical therapy can be prescribed. Not a pleasant experience at the beginning but over time you should have no problems. ...Read more

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What medications does the doctor give a hyperthyroid patient?

What medications does the doctor give a hyperthyroid patient?

2 types, generally: Hi. The most common medications used to treat newly diagnosed hyperthyroidism are antithyroid drugs (methimazole or PTU) to calm down the hyperthyroidism, and a beta-blocker to help fast heart rate and tremor. If radioactive iodine therapy is planned, probably just the beta-blocker in most cases. Good luck! ...Read more

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I wanted to know if chia / pumpkin seeds are good for hyperthyroid patients?

I wanted to know if chia / pumpkin seeds are good for hyperthyroid patients?

Hyperthyroidism: Most common cause of hyperthyroidism is Grave's disease which eventually burns itself out. The idea behind pumpkin seed is that overactive thyroid can deplete the zinc in the body and foods such as pumpkin seeds that are high in Zinc can be source of supplementation. There are no reliable scientific studies to support this. It is best to work with your endocrinologist to manage the symptoms. ...Read more

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How long will ptu (propylthiouracil) take effects for patient with hyperthyroidism? Thanks

1-3months: Depending on dose, how frequently you get blood tests to follow-up and adjust dose recommend monthly lab til stable. ...Read more

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What could cause weight loss but normal/good appetite besides hyperthyroid in a young patient?

What could cause weight loss but normal/good appetite besides hyperthyroid in a young patient?

A few things: Age is a factor here. A young person going thru a growth spurt would have increased caloric needs and if these were not met, weight could be lost. On the other hand, if a person increased their activity level this would also increase caloric needs. This again would lead to weight loss if the the new caloric needs were not met. In both cases a person's appetite may increase or stay normal. ...Read more

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How might the environment of a patient with hyperthyroidism be modified to minimize drain on the body energy ?

Avoid heat: The main environmental factor affecting someone with hyperthyroidism would be heat. Anyone with hyperthyroidism should talk to their doctor about avoiding strenuous activity in hot environments, especially if the hyperthyroidism is severe. Lowering the thermostat might help someone with hyperthyroidism be more comfortable, but has to be balanced with the comfort of others and electricity costs. ...Read more

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Do hyperthyroid cause the patient to have pimples?

Do hyperthyroid cause the patient to have pimples?

Probably not: Both are common. Links between flareups of the two remain anecdotal. If you are treated with iodine for your hyperthyroidism, i've heard that it may exacerbate acne. It's really important that you get the thyroid disease treated effectively, as it's a life-ruiner otherwise. Acne's very treatable as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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Epidural (Definition)

The epidural space is an anatomical space just outside the fluid filled sac that contains the spinal cord and brain. Anesthesiologists and pain physicians are skilled at placing needles or catheters (tubes) into this space in the spinal canal to administer medications. These medicines can treat the pain of surgery or labor. These medicines can also be used to treat chronic ...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