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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


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Can hyperthyroidism cause death?

Can hyperthyroidism cause death?

Rarely: Very rarely hyperthyrodism can turn into a condition call thyroid storm, which can l be life threatening. In addition, long term untreated hyperthyrodism can cause atrial fibrillation, which can predispose t. ...Read more

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How does hyperthyroidism cause exophthalmos?

How does hyperthyroidism cause exophthalmos?

Graves disease: Actually hyperthyroidism does not cause exophthalomos. Graves disease is an autoimmune disease that causes hyperthyroidism, and in some people causes exophthalomos. The eye disease can occur years after the thyroid problem is resolved. There is inflammation in and behind the eyes from the autoimmune process. ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroidism cause chronic low grade fevers of about 98.7-99.6? And what else could it cause?

Can hyperthyroidism cause chronic low grade fevers of about 98.7-99.6?  And what else could it cause?

Likely U R right..: Excess thyroid hormone causing thyrotoxic crisis, aka thyroid storm, can cause elevation of body temperature in excess of 104, so chronic hyperthyroidism is likely to elevate your body temperature a bit. Your body is basically revved up 24/7 thus producing extra heat, hence the temperature. Please consult doc to get treatment as untreated can cause problems for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroid cause u to be lightheaded everyday?

Can hyperthyroid cause u to be lightheaded everyday?

It could: Iy could make you lightheaded bit go get thyroid hormone levels. Don't assume. Lightheaded can mean many things. ...Read more

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How does hyperthyroid cause weight gain?

How does hyperthyroid cause weight gain?

Eat too much.: Even if you're burning off excessive amounts of calories, many people can eat more than they burn off and they will gain weight. Hyperthyroidism stimulates food intake, and some people really overdo it. ...Read more

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Could the wrong treatment of hyperthyroidism cause any serious health damage? I have been following my own treatment but don't feel very well lately

Need endocrinologist: Treatment of hyperthyroidism should not be taken lightly. Working with a good endocrinologist is the best way to get this under control. Left untreated hyperthyroidism can result in "thyroid storm" which can be fatal. ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroidism cause dental carries?

Can hyperthyroidism cause dental carries?

It's possible but : I don't know of any direct correlation between hyperthyroidism and dental caries. I have read that children with hyperthyroidism are dentally precocious (teeth erupting at an earlier age) and if their oral hygiene is not good, then certainly that can contribute to dental caries. ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroidism cause bad insomnia? Can any docs explain?

Can hyperthyroidism cause bad insomnia? Can any docs explain?

Yes.: Insomnia is a common symptom in people with hyperthyroidism. But there are many other potential causes of insomnia, so a checkup with your doctor and lab tests are needed to know for sure. ...Read more

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Why does hyperthyroidism cause severe tingling pain in the feet?

This is VERY: UNUSUAL and I suggest you consult your endocrinologist about a referral to a NEUROLOGIST since this may be due to peripheral neuropathy from other causes including Diabetes (which may be "uncovered" by the high levels of thyroid hormone! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Besides impeding ovulation, what other fertility issues can hypo and/or hyperthyroidism cause, if any?

Besides impeding ovulation, what other fertility issues can hypo and/or hyperthyroidism cause, if any?

Hypo/hyper: They can effect motility of the cilia for tubal transport of the egg and effect the endometrial stripe. Which may interfere with implantation and the luteal phase of a cycle therefore lower progesterone levels ...Read more

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Does hyperthyroidism cause low grade fever?

Does hyperthyroidism cause low grade fever?

Yes. : The thyroid hormone is a permissive hormone that stimulates metabolic and catabolic cycles in your body. Hyperthyroidism subsequently enhances these cycles causing insomnia, heat intolerance, anxiety, chest palpitation, and possible low grade fever, etc. Now, all these symptoms can be controlled by medication. I recommend that you see an endocrinologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Why does hyperthyroidism cause shortness of breath?

Why does hyperthyroidism cause shortness of breath?

Overstimulation: Increased thyroid hormone level heightens your body's response to adrenaline (and norepinephrine) often leading to hyperventilation and anxiety. These then cause you to feel short of breath. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked ...Read more