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What are causes of hyperthyroidism and menopause?

What are causes of hyperthyroidism and menopause?

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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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


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Can seafood cause false hyperthyroidism?

Can seafood cause false hyperthyroidism?

No false hyperthyroi: No. Seafood contains iodine. A big dose of iodine can cause hyperthyroidism is some susceptible people with an established goiter, but this is uncommon in the us, since there is a lot of iodine in our diets, with or without seafood. ...Read more

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How does hyperthyroid cause weight gain?

How does hyperthyroid cause weight gain?

Eat too much.: Even if you're burning off excessive amounts of calories, many people can eat more than they burn off and they will gain weight. Hyperthyroidism stimulates food intake, and some people really overdo it. ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroid cause u to be lightheaded everyday?

Can hyperthyroid cause u to be lightheaded everyday?

It could: Iy could make you lightheaded bit go get thyroid hormone levels. Don't assume. Lightheaded can mean many things. ...Read more

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Can Maccune Albright syndrome cause hyperthyroidism?

McCune Albright: McCune -Albright syndrome is associated with excess hormone production, including hyperthyroidism. People with this condition should be screened regularly. ...Read more

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Could my hyperthyroidism have caused my celiac disease?

Could my hyperthyroidism have caused my celiac disease?

Probably not: Thyroid disease and celiac disease are both disorders of the immune system, so they may be related in some way. However, one disease probably does not cause the other. ...Read more

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Have hyperthyroid can that cause my skin to be hot as if i have a fever?

Yes: Hyperthyroidism can cause people to feel hot, or have heat intolerance and many other symptoms. Be sure to check with your doctor though and don't presume it is simply the cause especially if you can have other causes such as real infection. ...Read more

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Some confusion on hyperparathyroidism vs hyperthyroidism. What are symptoms and causes?

Some confusion on hyperparathyroidism vs hyperthyroidism. What are symptoms and causes?

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

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Is it only hyperthyroid that can cause a increased receptor sensitivity to catecholamines?

Is it only hyperthyroid that can cause a increased receptor sensitivity to catecholamines?

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

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Hyperthyroid can it cause a restriction of breathing on one side and the need to gasp for air here and there. And nervouness?

Hyperthyroid can it cause a restriction of breathing on one side and the need to gasp for air here and there. And nervouness?

Yes and no : Hyperthyroidism causes anxiety but not restrictive breathing on one side. That symptom has to be investigated by your doctor. Please contact your doctor about this. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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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

Need endocrinologist: Treatment of hyperthyroidism should not be taken lightly. Working with a good endocrinologist is the best way to get this under control. Left untreated hyperthyroidism can result in "thyroid storm" which can be fatal. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What causes hyperthyroidism?

What causes hyperthyroidism?

Graves' disease: Autoimmune thyroid disease- graves' disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. Other causes include inflammation of the thyroid, drug induced hyperthyroidism, hyperactive thyroid nodule or nodules, rarely pituitary tumor.... ...Read more

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What are the causes of hyperthyroidism?

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

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What is the cause of hyperthyroidism usually?

What is the cause of hyperthyroidism usually?

Graves' disease: Autoimmune thyroid disease- graves' disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. Other causes include inflammation of the thyroid, drug induced hyperthyroidism, hyperactive thyroid nodule or nodules, rarely pituitary tumor.... ...Read more

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What causes similar symptoms to hyperthyroidism?

What causes similar symptoms to hyperthyroidism?

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

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What are the causes of hyperthyroidism in older woman?

What are the causes of hyperthyroidism in older woman?

A few: Most often, the entire gland can overproduce thyroid hormone. This is called graves' disease. Less commonly, a single nodule is responsible for the excess hormone secretion. This is a "hot" nodule. Thyroiditis (inflammation of the thyroid) can also cause hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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What are the causes of similar symptoms as hyperthyroidism?

Nothing: There is no other disorder that produces the constellation of signs and symptoms that hyperthyroidism does. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a putitiary cyst cause hyperthyroidism?

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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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


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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked ...Read more