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Since i found out I have hyperthyroidism i can't get any fat and im looseing more body fat then i already have..Weight 95 lb.Size 0/1 jeans.Been 6 mnth?

Since i found out I have hyperthyroidism i can't get any fat and im looseing more body fat then i already have..Weight 95 lb.Size 0/1 jeans.Been 6 mnth?

May take time: As long as your thyroid remains overactive, your metabolism will be speeded up and it will be difficult to regain the weight that you have lost. It is importaht that you are seen frequently and your treatment adjusted to bring your thyroid hormone levels to normal as soon as possible. ...Read more

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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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Hi just like 2 ask,can i take althea pills?used 2 hve hyperthyroidism but its quiet ok now,not taking meds anymore.Can i take to hav morewomanly body?

Hi just like 2 ask,can i take althea pills?used 2 hve hyperthyroidism but its quiet ok now,not taking meds anymore.Can i take to hav morewomanly body?

Athea pills: I am not your Dr. but am an Internist but do not have enough information to answer this question and help. Please check with your personal physician about this issue. Or you can consult with me online. ...Read more

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How long can hyperthyroidism last before it starts affecting your heart and body?

How long can hyperthyroidism last before it starts affecting your heart and body?

Right away: Hyperthyroidism can cause cardiac arrhythmia or irregular heart rhythm so it can affect your heart right away. It can also cause tremor, shaking, weight loss, sweating, fatigue, exhaustion...Most of these symptoms can occur right when you become hyperthyroid. ...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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Is it possible to have blood pressure of 98/60, a body temp of 97.5 & a pulse of 63 while being hyperthyroid? Shouldn't all of those be much higher?

Is it possible to have blood pressure of 98/60, a body temp of 97.5 & a pulse of 63 while being hyperthyroid? Shouldn't all of those be much higher?

See Endocrinologist: Sounds like hypothyroidism. Can you find your chemistry values for T3, (liothyronine) T4 and TSH? I believe there is a syndrome where values are high, but for some reason there is no effect. Consider Type II diabetics, their sugar is high and their Insulin is high, the insulin just does not work. See an Endocrinologist. ...Read more

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In hyperthyroidism, if part of the thyroid is removed, does this decrease the thyroid hormone in the body?

In hyperthyroidism, if part of the thyroid is removed, does this  decrease the thyroid hormone in the body?

Depends on the cause: Depends on cause. Surgery for hyperthyroidism is either graves or hot nodule. Removing hot nodule will normalize thyroid levels. Surgery for graves is a total thyroidectomy and will require thyroid hormone replacement. ...Read more

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Why does hyperthyroidism cause excessive sweating and itching all over the body?

Why does hyperthyroidism cause excessive sweating and itching all over the body?

Hyperthyroidism: Can cause increased sweating due to hypermetabolic state of the whole body, a rather complex mechanism, also the generalized itching is due to several mechanisms, some antibodies are responsible for it, ...Read more

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2 episodes of low body temp (94.8 to 95) with hot flashes,sweating, palpitations, weakness, lasts a few hours. Therm not broken. hx hyperthyroid?

2 episodes of low body temp (94.8 to 95) with hot flashes,sweating, palpitations, weakness, lasts a few hours. Therm not broken. hx hyperthyroid?

There are a number: of potential reasons for people to be hypothermic. None of these can be determined over the internet. Make an appointment with your health care provider and get checked out. ...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