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Hyperthyroidism And Hyperparathyroidism Difference
Yes: Strictly speaking thyrotoxicosis is too much thyroid hormone in the blood due to any cause (including taking too much). Hyperthyroidism is a more specific term, implying too much thyroid hormone in the blood due to an overactive thyroid. Despite this distinction, most patients, and many doctors, use these terms interchangeably. Graves' is one specific cause of hyperthyroidism. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Different Glands: "Para" means next to. Next to the thyroid gland lie 4 tiny glands called parathyroid glands, which regulate calcium levels. The thyroid make thyroid hormone; hyperthyroidism is having too much thyroid hormone. The parathyroids make parathyroid hormone; hyperPARAthyroidism is having too much parathyroid hormone, leading to high calcium levels, or hypercalcemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Graves' disease: Graves' disease is a type of hyperthyroidism, and it is typically an autoimmune process. Hyperthyroidism is simply the end result. There are other ways besides graves' disease that people can develop hyperthyroidism, including toxic nodules, certain medications and supplements, and temporary viral infections of the thyroid, among other causes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What's the difference between hypothyroidism and hypoparathyroidism and can you have seizures with hypoparathyroidism?
Can be the same: Addison's disease is primary adrenal insufficiency and implies that the immune system is attacking the part of the adrenal gland which makes cortisol. Primary adrenal insufficiency doesn't have to be autoimmune, however. Secondary adrenal insufficiency is when the pituitary gland doesn't make enough acth, a hormone which signals the adrenal gland to make cortisol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Latter to former: Thyroiditis is a general term applied to the condition whereby the thyroid gland is inflammed, usually by the body's own immune system. Such reaction can lead to transient rise in thyroid hormone levels causing hyperthyroidism followed by a state of low thyroid, also called hypothyroidism. Some individuals can have high thyroid output from the start and stay longer until an intervention is made. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Former an emergency!: Both reflect a state of high thyroid hormone levels, however, the former is considered an emergency with life threatning systemic changes namely altered mental state, agitation and sometimes fever. It typically results from untreated hyperthyroidism and is usually brought on by a stress such as trauma or infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difference between hypothyroidism from thyroid and hypothyroidism caused by insufficient pituitary. what lab tests can help differentiate?
Often same: 'thyroiditis' is an inflammatory process of the thyroid gland. Can be caused by virus, usually responds to anti-inflammatory medication and is self-limited. Hashimoto's thyroiditis similar, but is an autoimmune disorder where the antibodies attack the thyroid tissue, as though it was foreign. Over or underactive function could occur, but often becomes chronic and may need thyroid rx for life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid disorders: Goiter simply means your thyroid is larger than normal. It tells you nothing about thyroid function. Most people with goiter have normal thyroid function, some are hypothyroid, some are hyperthyroid. Hyperthyroidism means overactive (high) thyroid levels, and typically requires treatment. ...Read more
What type of thyroid disease would cause an individual to toggle between Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism symptoms?
Normal lab results, hyper thyroid symptoms. (tachycardia/insomnia) is Synthroid (thyroxine) or armour preferred? Possible adrenal issue?
Not for hyper: Adding thyroid hormone replacement to a hyperthyroid gland will exacerbate the problem. If there is underlying adrenal insufficiency, adrenal crisis is more likely to occur in someone with hyperthyroidism. Highly recommend endocrine evaluation if you have these issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid hormone: Hi. Hyperthyroidism is too much thyroid hormones (T4 & T3). Hypothyroidism is too little thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormone stimulates metabolism and affects many organ systems. Many of the symptoms of hyper and hypo are opposite: temperature sensation, change in weight, heart rate, period flow, bowel function, and so on. Easy to test for. Good luck! ...Read more
Benign vs malignant: Thyroid imbalance describes a benign hormonal condition such as thyroiditis, graves disease or toxic multinodular goiter and is usually benign. These can be treated medically, surgically or with radioactive iodine if hyperthyroid. Thyroid cancer is cancer and needs surgery to remove it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SEPERATE CONDITIONS: These are two separate conditions and can happen to some patients together There is no concvincing evidence that there is any relationship for these two conditions ...Read more
Opposite conditions: Hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid and can cause symptoms of weight gain, swelling, fatigue, sleepiness, constipation, feeling cold, hair loss. Hyperthyroidism is an overactive thyroid and can cause weight loss, feeling hot, palpitations, diarrhea, muscle weakness, shakiness, difficulty sleeping, anxiety. ...Read more
What's worse hypo or hyper thyroid disease? and how to distinguish difference between the 2 in terms of symptoms n presentations? Thanks drs.
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