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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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A family member has hyperthyroid. His bloodwork said his thyroid level was 5.6. Does he need medicine? He is 60 years old and otherwise healthy.

A family member has hyperthyroid. His bloodwork said his thyroid level was 5.6.  Does he need medicine?  He is  60 years old and otherwise healthy.

Hypothyroid: The thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) of 5.6 is mildly elevated. He would benefit from a low dose of thyroid medication. People with hypothyroid may feel fatigued, notice dry skin, coarse hair and constipation. Over time, if untreated, the hypothyroid condition could worsen causing severe problems such as myxedema and dementia. ...Read more

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What are some of the reasons i @22 years old feel so tired all the time, lost interest in things i loved to do, i sleep a lot.History of hyperthyroidism?

Depression: It surely sounds like you are depressed. It is time to get in to see your family physician and to address this. You do not need to feel this bad. ...Read more

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History of hyperthyroidism.I'm 22 years old i feel so tired all the time, i've lost interest in things i loved to do, i sleep a lot&always drowsy. Why?

Hyper/hypo thyroid: When hyperthyroidism is treated with methimazole, or similar drugs (you are on neomercazole), the treatment can go too far and make you hypothyroid. Your symptoms are consistent with hypothyroidism. But don't just stop your medicines. See your doctor, who needs to monitor your thyroid blood levels. You may need to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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I'm 33 years old recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism, no family history of hypo/hyperthyroid at all. How did I possibly get it?

I'm 33 years old recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism, no family history of hypo/hyperthyroid at all. How did I possibly get it?

Autoimmune: You most likely have Hoshimoto Thyroiditis. Exact cause unknown. See a Holistic or Functional medicine doctor to steer you on proper nutrition along with mess. Have your Iodine levels checked. ...Read more

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My mom, dad and grandma(dad's side) all have hypothyroidism.They all got it when they were about 50 years old. I had hyperthyroidism. Any connection ?

My mom, dad and grandma(dad's side) all have hypothyroidism.They all got it when they were about 50 years old. I had hyperthyroidism. Any connection ?

Yes: A common cause for hypothyroidism is Hashimoto's thyroiditis. This is an autoimmune disorder that destroys the function of the thyroid causing hypothyroidism. Grave's disease is another common autoimmune disorder of the thyroid that causes hyperthyroidism. You can see both disorders in a family, and sometimes in the same individual. They are two ends of a spectrum of autoimmune thyroid disease ...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