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Hyperthyroidism And Breathlessness
17yr old son with BP 130-104's/80-90's. Ft3 slightly elevated. Alt 89. Could it be hyperthyroidism?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ?
See below: I would recommend having a follow up with your pulmonologist. You are on good medications. However, if you are having a flare up, you may need more acute treatment. If you are not, then you may need other testing done, such as an ECHO or maybe try pulmonary rehab. I would be happy to discuss further if you need more information. Hope you feel better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hyperthyroidism: Patients with hyperthyroidism can have mild to overt symptoms, which include anxiety, emotional lability, weakness, tremor, palpitations, heat intolerance, increased perspiration, and weight loss despite a normal or increased appetite. Other symptoms that may be present include hyperdefecation, urinary frequency, oligomenorrhea/amenorrhea in women, and gynecomastia and erectile dysfunction in men. ...Read more
Goiter: Swelling of the thyroid gland shows enlarged swollen neck (diffuse or nodular) with weight loss despite increased appetite, and heat intolerance. Common causes are iodine deficiency & selenium deficiency & also autoimmune thyroid diseases. Of interest, as i read a while back, president george bush & his wife barbara bush , both had goiter. ...Read more
Wt loss: Wt loss- unuintended, palpitation, anxiety, high bp, increased apetite/metabolism, insomnia, tremor, arterial fibrillation, protruding eye ball etc may have swelling of thyroid, nodule in thyroid, throat pain- like sore throat without infection, may have family hx. See pmd it is easy to dx. ...Read more
Goitrogen: Raw cruciferous veggies are known as "goitrogens" as they can interfere with deiodination leading to enlargement of the thyroid or a goiter. In theory eating lots of broccoli may help with hyperthyroidsim as it will affect T4 (inactive) to T3 (liothyronine) (active hormone) conversion. I'd suggest higher doses of Alpha lipoic acid which will help naturally manage it - 600mg - 2-3 caps tid. Follow levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not hurt/won't help,: Broccoli is a very nutritious food, but it is highly unlikely to help hypothyroidism. Regardless of the cause, the best treatment for this is thyroid hormone replacement, or synthroid (thyroxine). See your doctor to find out more, and to figure out what is the best dose for you. ...Read more
Take a blood test: Symptoms of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are quite different so if you are unsure i suspect he problem is not your thyroid. If you were found to have an enlarged thyroid the problem could be either one and it could be mild enough that you would have no symptoms. Your regular doctor can examine you and tell you if you have an enlarged gland and check your thyroid tests if necessary. ...Read more