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Dr. Rajiva Goyal
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I have Hyperthyroidism, TSH 0.02, T4 53, T3 (liothyronine) 28, Anti-TPO 57.6. I have rapid heart rate, lethargic, faint, temp, etc is this normal?

I have Hyperthyroidism, TSH 0.02, T4 53, T3 (liothyronine) 28, Anti-TPO 57.6. I have rapid heart rate, lethargic, faint, temp, etc is this normal?

Hyperthyroidism: is not normal. One presumes that T4 and T3 (liothyronine) are elevated (but lab scales vary). This is generally treated as elevated uncontrolled heart rate is dangerous.
cannot say in your particular case, but generally, ...Read more

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What is hyperthyroidism?

What is hyperthyroidism?

Overactive Thyroid: Hyperthyroidism is the term for overactive tissue within the thyroid gland that causes an overproduction of thyroid hormones. These thyroid hormones control the metabolic rate of the body, so too much can cause symptoms like nervousness, irritability, increased perspiration, heart racing, hand tremors, anxiety, difficulty sleeping, thinning of the skin, fine brittle hair, & muscular weakness. ...Read more

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What is hyperthyroidism?

What is hyperthyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: The over production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland results in, and is called, hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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What causes hyperthyroidism?

What causes hyperthyroidism?

Graves' disease: Autoimmune thyroid disease- graves' disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. Other causes include inflammation of the thyroid, drug induced hyperthyroidism, hyperactive thyroid nodule or nodules, rarely pituitary tumor.... ...Read more

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How do treat hyperthyroidism?

How do treat hyperthyroidism?

Three ways: There are medications that lower the thyroid level, surgical removal of all or part of the gland, radioactive iodine. An endocrinologist should be able to guide which method is best for a particular patient. ...Read more

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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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How can I cure hyperthyroidism?

How can I cure hyperthyroidism?

Curing hyperthyroid: To cure it, you need to know what causes it. There are many causes for hyperthyroidism, some are temporary and goes away without treatment, others require treatment to permanently treat it. In general, if u take away the thyroid gland (surgery or kill it with radioactive iodine), then the hyperthyroidism is cured (..But then you will be hypothyroid). U need a physician to help u with this disease. ...Read more

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What exactly is hyperthyroidism?

What exactly is hyperthyroidism?

Excess thyroid hormo: Hyperthyroidism occurs when your body is exposed to too much thyroid hormone (secreted by the thyroid gland, which sits at the base of the neck). Thyroid hormone controls metabolism so hyperthyroidism typically causes increased metabolism. Some of the symptoms include: increased appetite but weight loss, increased heart rate, tremor, diarrhea, feeling hot all the time, and anxiety. ...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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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 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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How concerning is hyperthyroidism?

Different types: Hi. There are different types of hyperthyroidism. Some get better on their own. Most last indefinitely and need treatment; of those, most are caused by immune system stimulation of the gland (bypassing pituitary control), and some are due to autonomous overactive thyroid nodules. The condition needs to be treated, but most people your age do fine with it. See an endocrinologist. ...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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What are the signs of hyperthyroidism

Many: Anxiety, fast heart rate, increased appetite with weight loss, decreased and irregular menses, insomnia, tremor or shakes, nervousness, increased sweating, thin hair/skin/nails, poor recent memory are among the most common. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of hyperthyroidism?

Wt loss: Pappitation ;diarrhea, weight lossand sweating are most common symtoms of hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have hyperthyroidism?

How to tell if I have hyperthyroidism?

Many symptoms.: 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 are the causes of hyperthyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: Graves disease is an autoimmune disease most common in young women. Other common forms are toxic nodular goiter, subacute thyroiditis, post-partum thyroiditis, and of course overreplacement with thyroid hormone. There are other, less common forms of hyperthyroidism, some of which can be subtle. Best to have this evaluated by an endocrinologist or an internist who is familiar with this. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Hyperthyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: Please see your doctor. He/she will take your medical history, examine you, and order thyroid labs. Results should be available by the next day. Hope all is OK! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Hyperthyroidism?

What are the symptoms of Hyperthyroidism?

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

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What are common signs of hyperthyroidism?

What are common signs of hyperthyroidism?

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

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What can be used to cure hyperthyroidism?

RAI treatment: Thyroid medicines and treatment and rai treatment see an endocrinologist for further recomendations. ...Read more

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Women more likely to have hyperthyroidism?

Women more likely to have hyperthyroidism?

Yes.: Most hyperthyroidism is due to graves' disease, which is an auto-immune condition. The immune system misclassifies a thyroid protein as not belonging to the person, and make antibodies that attack the protein. In graves' disease, the antibodies trick the thyroid into making more thyroid hormone. Like most auto-immune conditions, graves' disease occurs more often in women than in men. ...Read more

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Is a hyperthyroidism person can have kids?

Is a hyperthyroidism person can have kids?

Yes: Although it is probably best to get the hyperthyroidism treated first. Different treatment options can affect the timing of pregnancy. With surgery, once the thyroid labs are normal, it would be safe. With radioactive iodine, standard advice is to wait 6-12 months. With thyroid blocking tablets, it is best to wait 1 year after finishing the course of treatment (total 1-2.5 years). ...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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Fainting (Definition)

Faintness is a clinical finding similar to a loss of consciousness and collapse. This can include ...Read more