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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


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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.

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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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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Aminophylline overdose for children' my kid is 2 years old and took aminophylline 350 instead of 125 for two days twice daily what's longterm sideeffe?

Aminophylline overdose for children' my kid is 2 years old and took aminophylline 350 instead of 125 for two days twice daily what's longterm sideeffe?

Symptoms now ??: Aminophyllin at that dosage over the long term can precipitate uncontrollable seizures.If the errror was caught before that ensued, the med would have the effects of irritability, headaches and rapid heart rate. After the level has dropped to normal and or the medication is out of their system, no long term problems are usually seen. As a cousin of caffeine, its effect and side effects r similar. ...Read more

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Can problems arise such as balance issues and hyperthyroidism 40 years after having encephalitis at age 16?

Unlikely: These should prompt a detailed and thorough evaluation from a good clinician. The probability that either was a result of encephalitis at age 16 is almost as remote as winning the lottery without buying a ticket. Go see a doctor. ...Read more

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Hello, I have Hyperthyroidism for two years and now only my total T3 (liothyronine) is 91.10 the rest t4. TSH all normal. Can I take gaia herbs th support?

Congratulations: that your thyroid numbers are now normal. That means you must have had therapy to treat it. If it's antithyroid drugs, make sure you continue them as per your doctor's orders. Don't waste your money on the herbs though. Who know what's in them or what they could do to your body, but one thing we do know is they won't help you in any way. Don't get medical info from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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What can I do for hyperthyroidism in my 5 year old daughter?

Hyperthyroidism: Make sure that your child is getting proper care under the guidance of a pediatric endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Can a 17 year old have hypothyroidism/hyperthyroidism?

Can a 17 year old have hypothyroidism/hyperthyroidism?

Yes: There are many reasons patients can develop problems with the thyroid. While rare, teenagers can develop issues with thyroid. If concerned primary care doctor can evaluate for thyroid disease with simple blood test. ...Read more

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I am 19 I have a 1 year old. I was recently diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. My TSH was 0.2. 2 weeks later my TSH is .09 and my tpo is 227.4. Help?

Get evaluated: You have autoimmune thyroid disease and need further testings. You need to check ft4 and ft3 and probably graves' antibodies as well to see the degree of hyperthyroidism and help determine the cause. A thyroid uptake and scan might be necessary. Please see your physician to get this evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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I am a 21 year old male with hyperthyroidism (Graves disease) they want me to do radioactive iodine treatment. What if I don't take medicine after. ?

I am a 21 year old male with hyperthyroidism (Graves disease) they want me to do radioactive iodine treatment. What if I don't take medicine after. ?

Graves: Radioactive treatment for Grave's may be appropriate and after that you will be prescribed an appropriate dose of thyroxine to take exactly as prescribed. Your thyroid levels will be monitored fora month or two but return to a once a year study to check all is OK. If you can, please keep me posted. ...Read more

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16 year old hypochondriac, lack of sleep and severe chronic stress have increased appetite. Last thyroid test in march. Hyperthyroidism likely ?

16 year old hypochondriac, lack of sleep and severe chronic stress have increased appetite. Last thyroid test in march. Hyperthyroidism likely ?

Not likely: Thyroid function is usually normal, please seek counseling and psychiatric help. If thyroid test was normal in March, we need to look for other reasons ...Read more

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My children 2 years old finished chemo 11 month ago take flu vaccine 5 days ago but now CBC show low wbcs is it normal?

My children 2 years old finished chemo 11 month ago take flu vaccine 5 days ago but now CBC show low wbcs is it normal?

Yes: The flu vaccine is a live virus and it starts to replicate and create antibodies in the blood stream. Yes, it is possible to depress the wbc's but be sure to get appropriate close follow up with their history. :) ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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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