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Upset with recent diagnosis of hyperthyroidism. Do i have to take drugs for the life time or is there another cure for it?

Upset with recent diagnosis of hyperthyroidism. Do i have to take drugs for the life time or is there another cure for it?

Mostly the drugs.: Any process causing the thyroid to go out of control is likley to have secondary issues. If it is an autoimmune disease causing stimulation or destruction of the thyroid gland, mostly people ahve to have the gland removed and then daily thyroid supplements. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more


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Symptoms when opening fast in ramdan of sickness and diarrohea instantly. Am i correct in thinking this is because of my diagnosis of hyperthyroidism?

Symptoms when opening fast in ramdan of sickness and diarrohea instantly. Am i correct in thinking this is because of my diagnosis of hyperthyroidism?

Incomprehensible: I am sorry to report but your question is completely incomprehensible. What is "opening fast"? "Random of sickness"? These are not in any way clear or specific or medical terms. ...Read more

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What does the diagnosis "hyperthyroidism secondary to graves' disease" mean in layman's terms?

What does the diagnosis "hyperthyroidism secondary to graves' disease" mean in layman's terms?

See below.: It means graves' disease is the cause of your hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism just means you have too much thyroid hormone. There can be several reasons for that; graves' is one of the common ones. ...Read more

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Garmets make my skin itch, have hyperthyroid?

Garmets make my skin itch, have hyperthyroid?

Patch testing: You might want to see a dermatologist who can do patch testing to see what you are allergic to. If you shower a lot and use soap all over instead of just on your private parts that may b the reason. Cream moisturizers are better than lotions. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be hyperthyroid without having any symptom ?

Is it possible to be hyperthyroid without having any symptom ?

Yes: This is very possible, especially in the elderly patients. The definitive way to know is thru lab testings. ...Read more

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What are the chances that my child will get hyperthyroid like I am?

What are the chances that my child will get hyperthyroid like I am?

Higher risk: In general, when there is autoimmune thyroid disease in the family, the risk to family members is higher than that of the general population. However, if you have grave's disease, that doesn't mean your child will get it even if thyroid disease develops. Hashimoto's thyroiditis is also seen within families who have someone affected with grave's disease. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Susan Wingo
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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


Dr. Peter Ihle
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Differential Diagnosis (Definition)

Is a process of elimination, to look at several possibilities for diagnosing a probable illness, through process of elimination, to narrow those probabilities, so as a ...Read more