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Dr. Susan Wingo
541 doctors shared insights

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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What exercise best to do and to avoid if I have hyperthyroid?

What exercise best to do and to avoid if I have hyperthyroid?

No restrictions : As long as the hyperthyroidism is treated and under control, you can exercise just like anybody else. ...Read more

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What exercise can I do if I have hyperthyroidism?

What exercise can I do if I have hyperthyroidism?

Light exercise: If someone has been exercising regularly, they can keep doing what they have been doing. If getting too short of breath to talk to a buddy, slow down or lighten up! avoid exercising in hot environments, as hyperthyroidism makes it harder for the body to regulate temperature. Probably not a good time to start exercising, but light walking probably ok for most. Do talk to your doctor first! ...Read more

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What exercise has to be done in case of hyperthyroidism?

What exercise has to be done in case of hyperthyroidism?

Not exercise: The treatment for hyperthyroidism is treatment with medications, surgery, or radiation, depending on cause. ...Read more

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How do I loos weight but no exercise also I hv hyperthyroidism?

How do I loos weight but no exercise also I hv  hyperthyroidism?

VERY DIFFICULT!: It would seem that if you have hyperthyroidism, you should already have a tendency to be thin... Counter to that is your being a 30yo female -- things slow down as we age... The component of exercise along with a prudent, low-carb diet is almost essential to weight loss. With no exercise and thyroid in good balance, count on only losing 1 pound a month with diet alone. ...Read more

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Can too much exercise cause hyperthyroidism?

Can too much exercise cause hyperthyroidism?

No: Exercise does not cause thyroid dysfunction. Most common causes are graves' disease (autoimmune), adenomas (benign rumors), and thyroiditis (inflammation). ...Read more

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Does exercise help manage subclinical hyperthyroidism?

Does exercise help manage subclinical hyperthyroidism?

Has no effect: I always encourage exercise as its good for the mind and body. Subclinical hyperthyroidism is related to an overactive thyroid usually secondary to mild graves disease or overactive thyroid nodules. Exercise unfortunately does not treat subclinical hyperthyroidism. Often times subclinical hyperthyroidism can be monitored without treatment. ...Read more

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Repeat tries at mild exercise triggers almost every symptom of hyperthyroidism but repeat tests show sub-clin hypothyroid. 'See a Dr' has no answer.

Repeat tries at mild exercise triggers almost every symptom of hyperthyroidism but repeat tests show sub-clin hypothyroid.  'See a Dr' has no answer.

Deconditioning: In the absence of a medical condition you should start an aerobic exercise conditioning program at a very low load sustainable for 20-30 mins every other day building to 5 days a week,try walking stationary bicycle.,swimming;you will be pleasantly surprised at how quickly you will build endurance ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...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