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Hyperthyroidism Causing Neurological Problems
Maybe impaired: The effects of thyroid hormone on blood glucose is complex. Insulin levels may be increased, but there is also resistance to Insulin action. Often, fasting glucose is not affected, but glucose may increase more after a meal (i.e. Impaired glucose tolerance). All this should improve when the thyroid is treated, unless you are also developing diabetes. ...Read more
Sure: Relationships (especially new ones) can be fragile and delicate. Sometimes even small things can upset them - the thyroid hormones effect moods, attitudes and behavior as do mental disorders. Those are really involved in relating to others - so yes! you might buy a little understanding or time if you tell the person you're not always well - but you also need to get better. See a dr. For an eval! ...Read more
My sister has hyperthyroidism, but without goiter and no eye problem (no eye protrusion or vision loss) , what can be the possible causes?
That's what: Hyperthyroidism is. A certain kind of hyperthyroidism, known as graves' disease, is usually associated with goiter and can have eye problems -- but good old, garden variety hyperthyroidism is just an overactive thyroid. We don't know the cause, it just occurs in a certain percentage of people. ...Read more
No: An untreated throat infection, pharyngitis or laryngitis, will not cause thyroid disease. Most of these infections are viral and will get better with no treatment. Strep throat is a bacterial infection which needs to be treated to prevent the possibility of developing heart valve disease. Thyroid tissue can be infected or inflamed independently of a throat infection ...Read more
Can dental problems be the cause of thyroid gland disorders - either hypo or hyperthyroidism? Is a symptom a click in the throat when you swallow?
No: Usually dental problems don't cause thyroid issues. In some cases, the thyroid gland can get large enough to have some mass effect on the esophagus but not a click per se. See a doctor soon for further evaluation. ...Read more
What could cause hyperthyroidism if it's not graves, hasmitos, pituitary problem? I have low TSH 0.01 but normal free T3 and T4 and normal total t3t4
Already answered: Hi. I already told you: hyper-functioning ("hot") thyroid nodule is most likely, but a phase of subacute thyroiditis (ST) is certainly a possibility. Following thyroid function over time, or a 123-I thyroid scan (and uptakes) would tell the difference. This all assumes you're not surreptitiously TAKING thyroid hormone (which would look like ST, but unlike ST would have a suppressed thyroglobulin). ...Read more
Mild hyperthyroidism: Not everyone w/ hyperthyroidism loses weight. Given high enough thyroid hormone levels, everyone will lose weight, but most cases are mild-moderate. Too much thyroid can lead to increased appetite and less impulse control and increased calories eaten. If the increased calories eaten is more than increased calories burned by a revved-up metabolism, a person gains weight! ...Read more
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