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Hyperthyroidism (Overview)

Hyperthyroidism is also known as Overactive Thyroid. Is an oversecretion of thyroid hormone or hormones. For a full analysis check the website for the american thyroid association of else aace.Com.


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What is the definition or description of: hyperthyroid?

What is the definition or description of: hyperthyroid?

Hormone elevation: Hyperthyroidism is abnormally elevated levels of thyroid hormone. This may cause symptoms of high heart rate, palpitations, sweats, tremors, diarrhea, and heat intolerance. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Overview)

Hyperthyroidism is also known as Overactive Thyroid. Is an oversecretion of thyroid hormone or hormones. For a full analysis check the website for the american thyroid association of else aace.Com.


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How does hyperthyroidism affect a woman entering menopause, who still has a regular menstrual cycle?

All the usuals: Hyperthyroidism in a premenopausal woman may cause high heart rate, palpitations, hot flashes (so may be difficult to distinguish from menopause), shakes/tremors, sweats, and diarrhea. ...Read more

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Managing Hyperthyroidism (Checklist)

Take medication as prescribed
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What can I do when I suffer from hyperthyroid symptoms?

What can I do when I suffer from hyperthyroid symptoms?

Hyperthyroid: Many people feel anxious, warm, and clammy and think they have an overactive thyroid. The blood tests will decide whether or not your thyroid is abnormal and if it is there will be treatment for you. ...Read more

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What are signs of hyperthyroidism?

What are signs of hyperthyroidism?

Many..: Shaky, sweaty, jittery, nervous, fast heart beat, irregular/extra heart beats, weight loss, increased appetite, fatigue, multiple bowel movements daily but other conditions can cause similar symptom collection so see md, get lab tests. ...Read more

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What does the diagnosis "hyperthyroidism secondary to graves' disease" mean in layman's terms?

What does the diagnosis "hyperthyroidism secondary to graves' disease" mean in layman's terms?

See below.: It means graves' disease is the cause of your hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism just means you have too much thyroid hormone. There can be several reasons for that; graves' is one of the common ones. ...Read more

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What are the chances that my child will get hyperthyroid like I am?

What are the chances that my child will get hyperthyroid like I am?

Higher risk: In general, when there is autoimmune thyroid disease in the family, the risk to family members is higher than that of the general population. However, if you have grave's disease, that doesn't mean your child will get it even if thyroid disease develops. Hashimoto's thyroiditis is also seen within families who have someone affected with grave's disease. ...Read more

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16 year old hypochondriac, lack of sleep and severe chronic stress have increased appetite. Last thyroid test in march. Hyperthyroidism likely ?

16 year old hypochondriac, lack of sleep and severe chronic stress have increased appetite. Last thyroid test in march. Hyperthyroidism likely ?

Not likely: Thyroid function is usually normal, please seek counseling and psychiatric help. If thyroid test was normal in March, we need to look for other reasons ...Read more

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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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