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Is a hyperactive thyroid related to abnormal liver function?

Is a hyperactive thyroid related to abnormal liver function?

Yes: Hyperthyroidism can cause elevated liver enzymes. Drugs used to treat hyperthyroidism can also cause liver enzyme elevation. Discuss with your doctor what is causing what. Sometimes the simplest thing you can do is to treat the hyperthyroidism (curative) and see what happens to the liver enzymes. In all cases, you must follow the enzymes for trends. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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How can I address a hyperactive thyroid?

How can I address a hyperactive thyroid?

A few options: You first need to find out the cause for the hyperactive thyroid. If it was thyroiditis due to an infection, it should recover on its own. The most common cause of hyperactive thyroid, however, is graves' disease. This condition needs to be treated. Either with 1)anti-thyroid pill, 2)radioactive iodine to "kill" the thyroid or 3) surgery. Your doctor should be able to help you choose the option. ...Read more

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I think that I have a hyperactive thyroid. How can I know for sure?

I think that I have a hyperactive thyroid. How can I know for sure?

Blood tests: Please see your doctor for an evaluation. If hyperthyroidism is suspected, blood work is necessary to know for sure and treat if necessary. ...Read more

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What blood markers are indicative of a hyperactive thyroid?

Low TSH: The most sensitive test for determining thyroid levels is the TSH level. Low levels imply that the thyroid function is high, whereas high TSH implies that the thyroid function is low. The thyroid levels (t4, t3) should be measured if the TSH is abnormal. ...Read more

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Family medicine what causes cysts in the liver and in the thyroid?

Family medicine what causes cysts in the liver and in the thyroid?

Cysts: Cysts in the liver and in the thyroid are not related. Both are usually benign conditions. Most liver cysts are due to hemangioma blood collection and are usually benign. Some complex cysts need further evaluation. ...Read more

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My liver levels and calcium are high is that due to thyroid problems?

My liver levels and calcium are high is that due to thyroid problems?

Liver, calcium, and: Hyperthyroidism, most commonly from Graves' disease can cause an increase in liver function (enzyme) levels and elevated calcium from increase breakdown of stored calcium in the bones. ...Read more

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Would a having a hyperactive thyroid cause bizarre metabolic behavior?

What do you mean?: Please provide details in terms of what you mean by "metabolic behavior." thanks! ...Read more

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What does this test mean? I mean it is body type score. Adrenal 67 Liver 33 Thyroid 0

What does this test mean? I mean it is body type score. Adrenal 67 Liver 33 Thyroid 0

Sorry ....: .... no idea! This doesn't seem to be reported in any units or with any reference that makes in interpretable in standard medical practice. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Hyperactivity (Definition)

Hyperactivity is a term that describes a physical state in which a person is abnormally active. It may be caused by hormonal or emotional disorders, and may also be present in children ...Read more


Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more