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Hyperthyroidism And Fever
Yes.: The thyroid hormone is a permissive hormone that stimulates metabolic and catabolic cycles in your body. Hyperthyroidism subsequently enhances these cycles causing insomnia, heat intolerance, anxiety, chest palpitation, and possible low grade fever, etc. Now, all these symptoms can be controlled by medication. I recommend that you see an endocrinologist for further evaluation. ...Read more
My sister has hyperthyroidism recently she is getting fever and ever since we found out she has it her condition is getting worse even withtreatment.
Check with her doc: The fever could be unrelated to her thyroid condition but a rare side effect of drugs like Methimazole is neutropenia (low white blood cell count) which if severe can cause fevers and infection. So she needs to get in touch with the doctor who prescribed the medication and arrange for a CBC and a recheck of her thyroid tests. ...Read more
Can hyperthyroidism cause chronic low grade fevers of about 98.7-99.6? And what else could it cause?
Likely U R right..: Excess thyroid hormone causing thyrotoxic crisis, aka thyroid storm, can cause elevation of body temperature in excess of 104, so chronic hyperthyroidism is likely to elevate your body temperature a bit. Your body is basically revved up 24/7 thus producing extra heat, hence the temperature. Please consult doc to get treatment as untreated can cause problems for you. Good luck. ...Read more
I am 60 years old women with hyperthyroidism and diabetic history, I have this low grade fever for last 4 months. I always have a fever of 99.3 all day.
Urgent:dry cough non productive causes chest wall pain no sob sometimes 4x a day no fever headache history-minimal lung collapse hbp hyperthyroidism?
Hi I have a fever of 102.2, should I leave it alone or take advil (ibuprofen).I have overactive thyroid and dr is giving it a chance to heal on its own. Thank you?
Let me advise you: Elevated temperature to that level is not sign of hyperthyroid gland, find the reason for it and take care of it. ...Read more
Doc said I have high caluim levels. I get really hungry and flu like, thristy. Is that a sign of hyperthyroidism. Sugar levels are ok and so is cholest?
Not hyperthyroidism: A high calcium level can be a sign of hyperparathyroidism, not hyperthyroidism. The parathyroid is a small group of glands located next to your thyroid, but has nothing to do with your thyroid. Typical symptoms of hyperthyroidism are weight loss, tremulousness, fast heart rate, heat intolerance, muscle weakness, trouble sleeping, light periods, increased bowel movements. ...Read more
Tsh. 007 means my Synthroid (thyroxine) needs lowered but I have had moderate nausea over a week and not a symptom hyperthyroid not preg/flu/sick this concerning?
Can I get the flu and pneumonia vaccine while being treated for graves disease and hyperthyroidism? It's still not under control.
Yes: It is important to protect you against these diseases particularly since you have an underlying medical condition which could be made worse if you became ill. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...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
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 more
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
Hyperthyroidism: Hyperthyroidism is not associated with menopause. Most common causes of hyperthyroid is Graves disease, toxic nodular goiter and thyroiditis. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, palpitations, nervousness, tremor, diarrhea, irritability. It can be treated, but you may need to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more
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