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Eye checkup Dr said eyes dry. Asked about Thyroid. My mother hypo. My GM was goiters. Is it Hypothyroidism or Hyperthyroidism that would give dry eyes?

Eye checkup Dr said eyes dry. Asked about Thyroid. My mother hypo. My GM was goiters. Is it Hypothyroidism or Hyperthyroidism that would give dry eyes?

Both: Both conditions can have dry eyes as a symptom, as can numerous other conditions such as aging, environmental exposures (wind, dust, excessive sunlight), medications like antihistamines, decongestants, sleep aides, antidepressants, diuretics, etc. ...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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I've always identified being hypothyroid from my symptoms but my tests results show possible hyperthyroidism- what's going on?

I've always identified being hypothyroid from my symptoms but my tests results show possible hyperthyroidism- what's going on?

U need thorough exam: It depends on your symptoms you have pegged for "hypothyroidism." fatigue, weight gain, etc can be due to many other medical problems besides hypothyroidism. At this point, you need to be evaluated and treated for the hyperthyroidism and further work continued for your other symptoms. ...Read more

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I am hypothyroid i also have sympyoms of hyperthyroidism , blood tests are in normal range?

I am hypothyroid i also have sympyoms of hyperthyroidism , blood tests are in normal range?

I have had: Hypothyroid pt's with palpitations ; even wt loss- see an an endocrinologist that your pcp reccomends. ...Read more

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Repeat tries at mild exercise triggers almost every symptom of hyperthyroidism but repeat tests show sub-clin hypothyroid. 'See a Dr' has no answer.

Repeat tries at mild exercise triggers almost every symptom of hyperthyroidism but repeat tests show sub-clin hypothyroid.  'See a Dr' has no answer.

Deconditioning: In the absence of a medical condition you should start an aerobic exercise conditioning program at a very low load sustainable for 20-30 mins every other day building to 5 days a week,try walking stationary bicycle.,swimming;you will be pleasantly surprised at how quickly you will build endurance ...Read more

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Would any type of thyroid disease(hypothyroid/hyperthyroid/any other kind of thyroid disease) effect an HIV antibody test?

Would any type of thyroid disease(hypothyroid/hyperthyroid/any other kind of thyroid disease) effect an HIV antibody test?

No: The most common cause of a false negative HIV antibody test is testing during the "window period" between the time of viral transmission and acute HIV seroconversion. False positive tests are rare and usually result from labeling errors. I am unaware of any bearing that thyroid disease may have on the accuracy of HIV antibody assays. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be hyperthyroid with hypothyroid symptoms?

Is it possible to be hyperthyroid with hypothyroid symptoms?

Yes.: While some symptoms of hypothyroidism are the opposite of hyperthyroidism, some are the same! Both hypo and hyperthyroidism can cause fatigue, weight gain, and poor concentration. Or the symptoms could be unrelated to the thyroid. See your doctor to find out what caused the hyperthyroidism, make a plan for treating it, and then, if symptoms are still present, finding what else might be going on. ...Read more

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I have most of the symptoms of hypothyroidism/hyperthyroidism but i don't know if this is coincidence and they may be linked to something else?

I have most of the symptoms of hypothyroidism/hyperthyroidism but i don't know if this is coincidence and they may be linked to something else?

Thyroid tests needed: It would be most unusual to have symptoms of both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. You need thyroid tests to determine if there is a thyroid problem. ...Read more

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What the symptoms and side effects of hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism?

What the symptoms and side effects of hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism?

Hyper/hypothyroidism: Hyperthyroidism= palpitation, diarrhea, feeling hot all the times, weight loss, nervousness, exospthalmos ( bulging out of eye balls) hypothyroidism= tiredness, constipation, feeling cold all the times, depression, weight gain, hoarseness... ...Read more

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Having sypmtons of both hyperthyroidism & hypothyroidism but tests came back normal what should I do?

Having sypmtons of both hyperthyroidism & hypothyroidism but tests came back normal what should I do?

Symptoms: Only That: Better DX always combo knowledge+strategy combined with data, in that order of importance. This is why mds, in 1st yr medical school, have to learn: anatomy, biochemistry, cell biology, physiology, embryology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, & a little human behavior, before proceeding on to all subsequent focus past normality (central 96% of usual) to advanced disease in all subsequent years. ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...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