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Doctor insights on: Fertility Drugs And Hyperthyroidism

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Can hyperthyroidism medication effect male fertility?

Can hyperthyroidism medication effect male fertility?

Yes: Any instability in the thyroid (hypo-, hyper-) can alter reproductive hormone balance. However, once the thyroid disease is stabilized for 3-6 mos or more, there should be no effect on male fertility. ...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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Besides impeding ovulation, what other fertility issues can hypo and/or hyperthyroidism cause, if any?

Besides impeding ovulation, what other fertility issues can hypo and/or hyperthyroidism cause, if any?

Hypo/hyper: They can effect motility of the cilia for tubal transport of the egg and effect the endometrial stripe. Which may interfere with implantation and the luteal phase of a cycle therefore lower progesterone levels ...Read more

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Does hyperthyroid affects man fertility? I heard some people recover from hyperthyroid will be hypothyroid, and that affects man testosterone?

Does hyperthyroid affects man fertility? I heard some people recover from hyperthyroid will be hypothyroid, and that affects man testosterone?

Has some effects...: Dr. Stephan shaban has a detailed article at http://www.Ivf.Com/shaban.Html it says both hyper and hypothyroidism can alter sperm production. Hyperthyroidism affects both pituitary and testicular function through alterations in the amounts of releasing hormones from the pituitary (that influence testosterone production), and in increasing the conversion of androgens (male hormones) to estrogens. ...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?

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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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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I have sjogrens. Is it common to develop hyperthyroidism too? Do drugs like plaque nil interact with thyroid medication?

I have sjogrens. Is it common to develop hyperthyroidism too? Do drugs like plaque nil interact with thyroid medication?

Common problem: Sjogrens is an autoimmune disease, and there is a higher occurrence of other autoimmune diseases, such as autoimmune thyroiditis. Usually this results in hypothyroidism, but can also involve hyperthyroidism with a graves disease picture. You should be seeing a rheumatologist and endocrinologist. Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) should not interfere with thyroid medication. ...Read more

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I am taking methimazole and metoprolol to treat hyperthyroidism. Are there any OTC drugs I should not take at the same time?

I am taking methimazole and metoprolol to treat hyperthyroidism.  Are there any OTC drugs I should not take at the same time?

Hyperthyroidism: Hi. As long as your hyperthyroidism is treated, any OTC drugs should be OK. Once the methimazole dose is effectively adjusted to attain normal thyroid function, you'll be able to stop the metoprolol, and that will be even better. Good luck! ...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


Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Fertility (Definition)

Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to ...Read more