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Dr. Susan Wingo
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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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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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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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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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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