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Hyperparathyroid Vs Hyperactive Thyroid
Can vit d supplementation for chronic deficiency that's caused 2ndry hyperparathyroidism end up shrinking one side of thyroid aprox 7mm in 10 months?
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
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
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
Parathyroidism? Calcium 10ng/ml, vitd21.20ng/ml, hdl31, ldl117, trig197, vldl39, uricacid8.3, reflux, anxiety, high bp, sob, normal thyroid, v B12 212
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
What do you mean?: Please provide details in terms of what you mean by "metabolic behavior." thanks! ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Depends: On why the thyroidectomy was done.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
See endocrinologist: Not to worry, but to ck out those symptoms! ...Read more
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
My GP says that my symphatetic hyperactivity syndrome is secondary to something, but he doesn't know what? What kind of problem it can be linked to? Thyroid tests negatif.
Referral: You need to see your doctor about possible referral to specialist. Hope this helps ...Read more
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
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
Graves': Exophthalmos. You need a skillful ophthalmologist to handle it. Maggie smith, who played in the harry potter movies, is affected. ...Read more
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