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Thyroid problems cause dizziness?

Thyroid problems cause dizziness?

Possibly: There are a large number of things that can cause dizziness, and if that is your only symptom, other problems are more likely. Dizziness means different things to different people, do you actually see the room spinning or is it just unsteadiness or feeling faint? Thyroid problems may cause shaking (tremors), palpitations, racing heart, flushing, diarrhea, weight loss, leg swelling, thinning hair. ...Read more

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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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Can Synthroid (thyroxine) cause cardiac disturbances?

Can Synthroid (thyroxine) cause cardiac disturbances?

When overused: Yes. Taken in excess (or, much less commonly at a dose that's just too high for you) synthroid (thyroxine) can cause abnormal rhythms, particularly in the top chamber. These can manifest as palpitations, rapid heart rate, or even near-fainting symptoms. Lab tests can evaluate whether you have too much synthroid (thyroxine). ...Read more

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Could anxiety cause orthostatic hypotension?

Could anxiety cause orthostatic hypotension?

I think it could be: More likely that a person with orthostatic hypotension could develop anxiety in the anticipation of becoming symptomatic. ...Read more

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Can heart palpitations cause fainting?

Can heart palpitations cause fainting?

Yes: ? If heart palpitations can cause fainting. The medical condition Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) has associated rapid heart beat & fainting symptoms. This is an autonomic nervous system mediated disorder; sometimes associated with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (see Brighton criteria) &/or chronic pain. People with POTS often have lightheadeedness upon standing up too fast. ...Read more

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Are fatigue dizziness or lightheadness symptoms of menapause?

Are fatigue dizziness or lightheadness symptoms of menapause?

Possible, but...: Possibly, but more likely due to other problems, especially at you age. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Headaches, dizziness standing, nausea, cold flash, tremors, ears ring, malaise, sleep disturbances. TSH normal but lower. Synthroid (thyroxine) makes worse. ???

Headaches, dizziness standing, nausea, cold flash, tremors, ears ring, malaise, sleep disturbances.  TSH normal but lower. Synthroid (thyroxine) makes worse.  ???

Need for examination: Your symptoms do not lend to a proper evaluation in this forum. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation and adjustment in your medication dose. ...Read more

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What are rapid heart beat, dizziness and blurred vision symptoms of?

What are rapid heart beat, dizziness and blurred vision symptoms of?

Rapid heart rate: Dizziness and blurred vision can be symptoms of a rapid heart rate. Now we need to find out why you or some one has rapid heart rate--- several causes- atrial fibrillation, flutter, sinus tachycardia, ventricular tach, supraventricular tachy cardia. It is imperative that you see a doctor asap if you have these symptoms. ...Read more

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Can adrenal fatigue cause constant lightheadedness?

Can adrenal fatigue cause constant lightheadedness?

It can but: In your age group, it is more likely to be anemia, low blood pressure, or low blood sugar. Try eating more often, avoiding sweets which can make your sugar drop. Try to drink enough fluids to keep your urine a pale yellow color (if its clear, that's too dilute, drink less) and try to get more protein in your diet. If not better with that in a week or two, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are symptoms ANS dysfunction/failure? Tachycardia? Dizziness?

What are symptoms ANS dysfunction/failure? Tachycardia?  Dizziness?

ANS dysfunction: Autonomic dysfucntion, or dysautonomia, often causes irregular pulse and blood pressure, sweating, digestive system symptoms, like bloating, lightheadedness with standing, and sometimes fainting. Pupillary abnormalities are also present at times in this setting. ...Read more

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What are heart palpitations, dizziness, and vision changes symptoms of?

What are heart palpitations, dizziness, and vision changes symptoms of?

The Need for an MD: Generally speaking, these can all fit together as an abnormal heart rhythm causing a blood pressure which is too low, or the other way around, but there are lots of possibilities, some of which are serious. You should discuss these with a qualified doctor, who will likely prescribe a heart monitoring device which you will correlate with a diary of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Heart rate increase, breathing rate increase, dizzy, tremor, normal thyroid hormone? happen during excitement or anxiety. why?

Heart rate increase, breathing rate increase, dizzy, tremor, normal thyroid hormone? happen during excitement or anxiety. why?

Many possibilities: Could you be pregnant? If not, Have you had a rapid growth spurt? Sometimes during periods of rapid growth the autonomic nervous system has trouble regulating and you may need to have more salt and water in your diet. Check for a 30 beat or more difference in hr from lying down to standing. ...Read more

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Is this hyperthyroidism? Symptoms include: insomnia, weight loss, eczema-chin, hunger, tsh: 1.51, strong tremors, anxiety, polyuria, weak upper str.

Is this hyperthyroidism? 
Symptoms include: insomnia, weight loss, eczema-chin, hunger, tsh: 1.51, strong tremors, anxiety, polyuria, weak upper str.

Probably Not: If your TSH is 1.51, then you are not hyperthyroid. I would see your doctor and ask him to evaluate you in person - he will probably want to order labs to rule out diabetes, which can cause weight loss and polyuria. If you have underlying anxiety, that can cause your tremors and insomnia. Find a doctor you are comfortable with and make an appt. ...Read more

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Dx'd sinus tachycardia, harmless but I experience severe fatigue, lightheadedness, dizzy, palpitations, shortness of breath, while relaxed everyday.

Dx'd sinus tachycardia, harmless but I experience severe fatigue, lightheadedness, dizzy, palpitations, shortness of breath, while relaxed everyday.

Sinus tachycardia: Sinus tachycardia can cause symptoms of fatigue, shortness of breath, etc. Talk to your MD about your symptoms. Is your thyroid normal? Why are you on Plaquenil & Methotrexate? Consult with us to help you find the best plan for you. Don't forget diet choices can make you feel fatigue so eat a low inflammatory diet as well. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause dizziness?

Can hypothyroidism cause dizziness?

It can, but rarely: Luckily, hypothyroidism is easily treated with the correct dose of brand name T4 replacement. Check w/your doctor. ...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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My wife has tingling in her left arm during a BM. She gets short of breath and light headed. Hyperthyroidism was diagnosed, but still has symptoms.

 My wife has tingling in her left arm during a BM. She gets short of breath and light headed. Hyperthyroidism was diagnosed, but still has symptoms.

BM, SOB, L arm pain: Have an EKG< see a Dr. do a thyroid profile, do a treadmill test. She may have coronary disease, and ischemic heart failure. Do a lipid profile and Glucose Hb+ AC1 She must see an endocrinologist and be on therapy as required. Have a cardiologist rule out coronary disease. She is very young for all this issues, any family history? or heavy smoking? ...Read more

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Does having hyperthyroidism (not graves) effect your blood glucose? I am constantly feeling like I am hypoglycemic, dizzy and lightheaded

Does having hyperthyroidism (not graves) effect your blood glucose? I am constantly feeling like I am hypoglycemic, dizzy and lightheaded

Check blood sugar: I recommend that you have your blood sugar checked when you are having these symptoms. This may be related to the hyperthyroidism alone however. Too high thyroid levels can lead to shakiness, dizziness, sweating, more frequent need to use the bathroom, and weight loss. See your MD and have your thyroid levels checked as well as the blood sugar! ...Read more

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Currently hyperthyroid (tsh .005) my heart rate is 75 resting but having symptoms dizziness and lightheaded after moderate exercise wld propanol help?

Currently hyperthyroid (tsh .005) my heart rate is 75 resting but having symptoms dizziness and lightheaded after moderate exercise wld propanol help?

Hyperthyroidism : We often use beta blockers to help these symptoms until the hyperthyroidism is adequately treated. Speak to your doctor and don't neglect getting the basic problem treated. ...Read more

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What are the causes of lightheadedness usually?

What are the causes of lightheadedness usually?

Low blood to brain.: Light-headedness is usually caused by a decrease in blood flow to the brain. This can occur with position changes, such as standing up suddenly. It can also occur if blood counts are low, such as in anemia. Sometimes irregular heart beats can cause similar symptoms. Discuss your situation with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the cure for lightheadedness?

Lightheaded: Depends on what is causing lightheadedness. There can be several reasons depending on your medical history and medications. Seek medical opinion. ...Read more

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Could masturbating cure lightheadedness?

Could masturbating cure lightheadedness?

Perhapse: I hope you don't expect me attach a corresponding image now.... ...Read more

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What causes lightheadedness and dizziness?

What causes lightheadedness and dizziness?

Lots of things!: Sorting out the significance of those symptoms depends on accompanied circumstances (precipitating events, duration, palpitations), objective findings (abnormal cardiac or neurologic exam), age (younger, older), etc. Often these may be relatively benign (if younger patient and not objective abnormalities), but may also be a harbinger of more serious underlying conditions. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Is hyperthyroidism hereditary?

Partly: Genetic factors increase susceptibility to grave's disease, but a specific gene has not been identified. ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroidism come and go?

Not usually: Medical therapy sometimes can not keep hyperthyroidism entirely controlled and can be peaks and valleys of overproduction of hormone.. Autoimmune thyroiditis, Inflammation of gland, can have hyperactive, normal, and hypothyroid phases ...Read more

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Is there a cure for hyperthyroid?

Yes depending: There are also some natural approaches that can be of benefit, but what exactly they are will depend on what exactly is wrong with your thyroid. ...Read more

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What is iatrogenic hyperthyroidism?

Drug induced: Iatrogenic means it was caused by the treatment, or by the doctor. So iatrogenic hyperthyroidism means the hyperthyroidism was caused by taking too much thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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How is hyperthyroidism best treated?

Thyroid overactive?: If you are hyperthyroid, and it is not a transient thyroiditis, the treatments come down to antithyroid drugs (eg. Methimazole, b-blockers), radioactive iodine, or surgery. Each has its advantages and disadvantages, and you should discuss with your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of hyperthyroidism?

What are symptoms of hyperthyroidism?

Wt loss: Pappitation ;diarrhea, weight lossand sweating are most common symtoms of hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have hyperthyroidism?

How to tell if I have hyperthyroidism?

Many symptoms.: Shaky, sweaty, jittery, nervous, fast heart beat, irregular/extra heart beats, weight loss, increased appetite, fatigue, multiple bowel movements daily but other conditions can cause similar symptom collection so see md, get lab tests. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Hyperthyroidism?

What are the tests for Hyperthyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: Please see your doctor. He/she will take your medical history, examine you, and order thyroid labs. Results should be available by the next day. Hope all is OK! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Hyperthyroidism?

What are the symptoms of Hyperthyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: Patients with hyperthyroidism can have mild to overt symptoms, which include anxiety, emotional lability, weakness, tremor, palpitations, heat intolerance, increased perspiration, and weight loss despite a normal or increased appetite. Other symptoms that may be present include hyperdefecation, urinary frequency, oligomenorrhea/amenorrhea in women, and gynecomastia and erectile dysfunction in men. ...Read more

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What are common signs of hyperthyroidism?

What are common signs of hyperthyroidism?

Goiter: Swelling of the thyroid gland shows enlarged swollen neck (diffuse or nodular) with weight loss despite increased appetite, and heat intolerance. Common causes are iodine deficiency & selenium deficiency & also autoimmune thyroid diseases. Of interest, as i read a while back, president george bush & his wife barbara bush , both had goiter. ...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