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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)

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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17yr old son with BP 130-104's/80-90's. Ft3 slightly elevated. Alt 89. Could it be hyperthyroidism?

17yr old son with BP 130-104's/80-90's. Ft3 slightly elevated.  Alt 89. Could it be hyperthyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: It possibly could be hyperthyroidism, but you haven't given enough data here to make that diagnosis. I suggest that he make an appointment with his doctor. ...Read more

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I am suufering from hyperthyroid and have gained a lot of weight..want to reduce it, doctor has asked me to take Orlistat orlica 60 mg for 6 months, s?

I am suufering from hyperthyroid and have gained a lot of weight..want to reduce it, doctor has asked me to take Orlistat orlica 60 mg for 6 months, s?

Confused: If you have gained weight, then you are probably hypothyroid. Hyperthyroidism would be associated with weight loss. Nevertheless, simple proper treatment with thyroid replacement should bring about loss of weight, and I therefore would not recommend a concurrent supplement. You may want to consider seeing an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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COPD breathlessness gets real bad. I do symbicourt, incruse and a nebulizer with no relief. Blood oxygen is in a he 90's. What more can I do or take. ?

COPD breathlessness gets real bad. I do symbicourt, incruse and a nebulizer with no relief. Blood oxygen is in a he 90's. What more can I do or take. ?

Discuss: This may be moderate to severe obstructive lung disease or an acute exacerbation if the underlying disease is more mild (maybe due to infection). See the treating physician for an urgent follow up as add-on therapy may be needed (or go to ER, follow your instinct). Overall, pulmonary rehabilitation training may have the most positive effect long-term. ...Read more

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Is hyperthyroidism hereditary?

Is hyperthyroidism hereditary?

Partly: Genetic factors increase susceptibility to grave's disease, but a specific gene has not been identified. ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroidism come and go?

Not usually: Medical therapy sometimes can not keep hyperthyroidism entirely controlled and can be peaks and valleys of overproduction of hormone.. Autoimmune thyroiditis, Inflammation of gland, can have hyperactive, normal, and hypothyroid phases ...Read more

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Is there a cure for hyperthyroid?

Yes depending: There are also some natural approaches that can be of benefit, but what exactly they are will depend on what exactly is wrong with your thyroid. ...Read more

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What is iatrogenic hyperthyroidism?

Drug induced: Iatrogenic means it was caused by the treatment, or by the doctor. So iatrogenic hyperthyroidism means the hyperthyroidism was caused by taking too much thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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How is hyperthyroidism best treated?

Thyroid overactive?: If you are hyperthyroid, and it is not a transient thyroiditis, the treatments come down to antithyroid drugs (eg. Methimazole, b-blockers), radioactive iodine, or surgery. Each has its advantages and disadvantages, and you should discuss with your endocrinologist. ...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


Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Shortness Of Breath (Definition)

Breathlessness is the sensation of not being able to catch one's breath. It may be seen in asthma, heart failure, ...Read more