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Hyperthyroidism And Fainting
What type of exercising can you do with an overactive thyroid? Without feeling faint or dizzy spells. When on medication called neomercazole.
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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