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Hyperthyroidism Genetic Causes
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
From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more
Big difference: See prior answers re: hyperthyroidism. Hyperparathyroidism is entirely different disease.It's a hormonal disorder (with a feedback mechanism in the similar part of the brain); it is even located in thyroid gland (4 small glands). But it controls calcium/bone metabolism in the body. Suspicion is when serum calcium is high on a routine blood test (no sx usually); DX made by measuring parathormone. ...Read more
What?: Are you having Rapid heart beat, ? Anxiety is the most common reason . But I did not quite understand your question. Be more specific with your symptoms description. Unless of course you are diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism and you have certain symptoms as you are experiencing; then yes ...Read more
Hyperthyroid can it cause a restriction of breathing on one side and the need to gasp for air here and there. And nervouness?
Could the wrong treatment of hyperthyroidism cause any serious health damage?
I have been following my own treatment but don't feel very well lately
I had hyperthyroidism 20 yrs ago they use radiation since then am on med. 6 months ago had a/f also found hyperthyroid is this possible n cause a/f?
Maybe: If your dose of thyroid replacement is too high for you, this could be a risk factor for atrial fibrillation. Have a full thyroid panel done and reviewed by a physician knowledgeable in interpreting those results. In the meantime it is important to control the atrial fibrillation and its risks. Good luck! ...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
Many, many things: Most overweight people think/hope they have an under active thyroid gland, so doc can give them thyroid replacement and they'll lose the weight (i remember one case in 40 years practice). Many people think they have overactive thyroid when pulse is fast, palpitations in chest, sweat a lot, diarrhea frequently, lose weight or hair, ...Most don't, but check. I do thyroid screening tests routinely. ...Read more
Not likely: Hyperthyroidism is almost always caused by the thyroid, usually either graves disease or a toxic multinodular goiter. It is possible for a pituitary tumor to make excessive tsh, which stimulates the thyroid, but this is very rare. Pituitary mris are very sensitive and pick up a lot of small stuff that may not be significant. See your endocrinologist to sort this out. ...Read more
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