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Doctor insights on: Hyperparathyroid Vs Hyperactive Thyroid

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Can vit d supplementation for chronic deficiency that's caused 2ndry hyperparathyroidism end up shrinking one side of thyroid aprox 7mm in 10 months?

Can vit d supplementation for chronic deficiency that's caused 2ndry hyperparathyroidism end up shrinking one side of thyroid aprox 7mm in 10 months?

Vit D & thyroid: 35 F from US asks can Vit D meds for deficiency that's caused 2nd hyperparathyroidism end up shrinking one side of thyroid 7 mm in 1o months. ANS: I cannot figure out how this would happen due to Vit D. What does your health care team who knows you better think? ...Read more

Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
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Hyperparathyroidism (Definition)

A condition of having an overactive parathyroid gland, which results in higher levels of calcium in the blood, which may cause weakness, ...Read more


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I have hyperparathyroidism....had thyroid cancer in 1987 and had a total thyroidectomy...my parathyroid calcium level is 188. What should I do?

I have hyperparathyroidism....had thyroid cancer in 1987 and had a total thyroidectomy...my parathyroid calcium level is 188.  What should I do?

Find source.: In order for Ca++ to be elevated from parathormone, a parathyroid lesion must be present. If total thyroid performed usually the 4 parathroids are removed unless op report describes which of the 4 glands remain. Here a scan of the neck should be performed and a sestimibii scan also carried out to find origin of the symptoms. ...Read more

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I have two cysts on my thyroid, diagnosed with osteopenia and have had three unexplained rib fractures. Hyperparathyroidism? Do I need to get checked?

I have two cysts on my thyroid, diagnosed with osteopenia and have had three unexplained rib fractures. Hyperparathyroidism? Do I need to get checked?

Broken ribs : A 43 yo male shouldn't have rib fractures without a history of significant chest trauma. Your bones are likely osteopenic or osteoporotic. This needs a dexa scan. Hyperparathyroidism is a possible explanation for thus. I would recommend paired calcium, ionized calcium, and intact PTH at a minimum be drawn. If these come back elevated, then get referred to a surgeon to order their preferred imaging ...Read more

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Can my diagnosis of thyroid nodule have any bearing on diagnosis of hyperparathryoidism?

Can my diagnosis of thyroid nodule have any bearing on diagnosis of hyperparathryoidism?

Nope: Most likely an incidental finding. Have you had a parathyroid sestaMIBI scan? This would be a more sensitive and specific study to evaluate for hyper functioning parathyroid gland. ...Read more

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What blood markers are indicative of a hyperactive thyroid?

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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Would a having a hyperactive thyroid cause bizarre metabolic behavior?

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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With hyperactive thyroid would you think limiting iodine foods from my diet would help?

With hyperactive thyroid would you think limiting iodine foods from my diet would help?

Unlikely, in fact...: It's important to determine the cause of your overactive thyroid. If you have Grave's disease there's evidence that supplementing with iodine may actually help! See http://www.uptodate.com/contents/iodine-in-the-treatment-of-hyperthyroidism
& http://theiodineproject.webs.com/hyperthyroidandiodine.htm Some with thyroiditis shouldn't take iodine but the amount in your diet makes little difference. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the basics on how hyperactive thyroids occurs?

Can you tell me the basics on how hyperactive thyroids occurs?

Too much hormone: Hyperthyroidism is a condition where the thyroid produces too much hormone more than what your body needs. It can happen in many conditions such as Grave's disease, thyroiditis, isolated nodule, or taking too much iodine or food that contain too much iodine. ...Read more

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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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Why does your thyroid go hyperactive after being hypo?

It doesnt happen: It doesn't happen to everyone. You could have an autoimmune disease known as hashimotos thyroiditis, or something else. You could have two coinciding thyroid illnesses one being graves disease with hashimotos. You could also have just a dysregulation of your autoimmune system. See your physician and eventually an endocrinologist for appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what can I do for my hyperactive thyroid?

Can anyone tell me what can I do for my hyperactive thyroid?

Radiation or Surgery: Hyperactive thyroid is usually treated with medication to control the symptoms. Radiation with iodine 131 can kill the thyroid cells and control the symptoms. However, if the gland is too big and radiation is not an option, a surgical removal of the thyroid will be needed. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have mildly hyperactive thyroid?

Mild symptoms: If your thyroid is mildly hyperactive, you may feel normal, or have mild symptoms of palpitations, heat intolerance, nervousness, tremor, irritability. It is something that should be treated, either with medications, or if more severe with a permanent fix such as radioactive iodine or surgery. ...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 are the possible medical problems related to hyperactive thyroid?

What are the possible medical problems related to hyperactive thyroid?

Hyperthyroid: Problems from hyperthyroidism are mostly cardiac related including rapid heart beat or skipped beats or irregular heart rhythm. Metabolic effects include weight loss, elevated liver enzymes, osteopenia. Long term one can get congestive heart failure. ...Read more

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What would you say are medical problems related to hyperactive thyroid?

What would you say are medical problems related to hyperactive thyroid?

Several : Some classic symptoms of overactive thyroid would be weight loss despite no change in activity or intake, feeling warmer than others, an elevated and/or irregular heart rate, feeling anxious, diarrhea. If left untreated it can lead to atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure. Over a longer period will affect bone density. See your provider to discuss in more detail. ...Read more

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Does under active or hyperactive thyroid affects sight sense for example bluring please advise?

Hyper: Hyperthyroidism, specifically graves disease, can affect vision. Check w/your endocrinologist. There are, however, many other more common causes for blurred vision. Check w/your opthamologist. ...Read more

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What treatment options are available for a mildly hyperactive thyroid?

What treatment options are available for a mildly hyperactive thyroid?

Thyroid: Antithyroid drugs like ptu (propylthiouracil) or Methimazole can control hyperthyroidism. More radical solutions include surgical removal or radioactive iodine ablation. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me if I will gain weight after hyperactive thyroid treatment?

Can you please tell me if I will gain weight after hyperactive thyroid treatment?

Sometimes: Discuss with your endocrinologist. Ask about a dietary plan, exercise plan. Also, I would suggest a sleep log since good sleep is essential for recovery. Do you have other medical problems and medications which you take for those conditions. All of this needs to be taken into account. ...Read more

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When I go on hyperactive thyroid medicine do you think it will make my cycles become regular?

When I go on hyperactive thyroid medicine do you think it will make my cycles become regular?

Maybe : Untreated hyperthyroidism can mess up the menstrual cycle. Getting thyroid disease treated is very important. Hyperthyroidism can cause many worse problems than period irregularity. ...Read more

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I am curious if hypo active thyroid problems run in my family could i possibly have a hyperactive thyroid?

Yes: Autoimmune thyroid disease is complex. Patients with family history of thyroid diseases can make blocking or stimulating proteins against the TSH receptor, causing either low or high thyroid hormone levels. Additionally, the immune system may just attack the thyroid gland--- as a result, transient hyperthyroidism can occur, followed by hypothyroidism. Follow up is very important. ...Read more

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Is there a correlation between hyperactive thyroid and cigar smoking?

Is there a correlation between hyperactive thyroid and cigar smoking?

Exophthalmos: A complication of grave's disease, exophthalmos, is a serious eye disorder which is more likely to occur to a smoker than a non-smoker with grave's disease. ...Read more

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Can hyperactive thyroid increase your testosterone lvl? And if so will thyroid medication help bring it down?

Can hyperactive thyroid increase your testosterone lvl? And if so will thyroid medication help bring it down?

See answer: Testosterone (T) exists in blood in three forms: 50-60% tightly bound to Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) protein (biologically inactive); 40-50% weakly bound to Albumin protein (active); and 3-5% unbound/Free T (active). Hyperthyroidism can cause higher levels of SHBG (inactive T) leading to higher serum levels of Total T, but unchanged or relative decrease in the two active forms of T. ...Read more

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I have eye disease connected to hyperactive thyroid, what is this called?

I have eye disease connected to hyperactive thyroid, what is this called?

Graves': Exophthalmos. You need a skillful ophthalmologist to handle it. Maggie smith, who played in the harry potter movies, is affected. ...Read more

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I get headaches behind my eyes is it caused by my hyperactive thyroid?

I get headaches behind my eyes is it caused by my hyperactive thyroid?

Yes: Hyperthyroidism can affect the eye muscles which become inflamed and can cause pain and protrusion fo the eye called exophthalmos. Occasionally the intraocular pressure may go up causing headache and aching of the eyes so you should have an eye exam. Also, the blood pressure can go up in hyperthyroidism and this can cause headache. You should be followed carefully by your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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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


Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Hyperactivity (Definition)

or impulsive motor activity that has not been planned before being carried out. Restlessness and inability ...Read more