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Hyperthyroidism Lymph Bodes
Can hyperthyroidism alone or hyperthyroidism with antibodies or thyroiditis have an affect on lymph nodes of the face and neck? Thank you
Thyroid inflammation: Can cause some enlargement of neck lymph nodes, but it is generally not something you could detect. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more
Your doctor can help: These answers will best come from the doctor who has made your diagnosis of Hyperthyroidism. There does not seem to be any connection between the thyroid and your facial symptoms. Are you sure you are not too anxious about your thyroid problem. Follow up with your current doctor is recommended and get an examination. ...Read more
I have hyperthyroidism and enlarged lymph nodes in neck and axilla. I am now having numbness and swelling in left side of face.?
Nodes: You need to see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
Levels of Hormones:
TLab test is done to check the levels of following hormones
TSH which is produced by Anterior Pitutary as it controls the production of Thyroid hormones Thyroxin (T4)and Triidotyrosin (T3 (liothyronine))
T4 TOTAL and FREE T4
iN HYPERTHYROIDISM TSH IS LOW AND T4 IS HIGH&T3 (liothyronine) IS HIGH OR NORMAL
IN HYPOTHYROIDISM TSH IS HIGH AND T4 MAY BE LOW AND T3 (liothyronine) MAY BE LOW OR NORMAL ...Read more
TSH, T4 and T3 (liothyronine):
Blood test for
TSH Thyroid stimulating Hormone secreted by Anterior Pituatry
T4 and Free T4
T3 (liothyronine) AND T4 are the hormones excreted by Thyroid
TSH is high AND T4 is low and T3 (liothyronine) may be normal or low
TSH is low
T4 is high and T3 (liothyronine) may be high or normal ...Read more
In hyperthyroidism, would a low TSH be caused by a pituatary tumor? If so, what would blood tests indicate?
Could this indicate hyperthyroidism? Free T4 is 20 pmo/l, TSH is 2.2 mIU/l, free T3 (liothyronine) is 6 pmo/l. Upper ref. Ranges for these are: 19, 4.9 and 6.
Not hyperthyroidism: Hi. The classic picture of hyperthyroidism is suppressed (usually undetectable) TSH and elevated free T4 and T3 (liothyronine). The "normal range" is determined as the 95% confidence interval where normal values lie, and by definition, excludes 5% of normal values. Your only value in the "hyper" range is the free T4, but it's just outside normal, and could easily be one of the 5% of normals outside the norm rang ...Read more
Tsh. 616 free t4. 87 free t3 (liothyronine) 3.0 have a lot of the symptoms of hyperthyroidism as well. Last tsh level was. 701 in Jan. Would this indicate hyperthy.
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your TSH level is in the normal range.
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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
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
Wt loss: Wt loss- unuintended, palpitation, anxiety, high bp, increased apetite/metabolism, insomnia, tremor, arterial fibrillation, protruding eye ball etc may have swelling of thyroid, nodule in thyroid, throat pain- like sore throat without infection, may have family hx. See pmd it is easy to dx. ...Read more
Hyperthyroid/fertile: Hyperthyroidism can be associated with anovulation and menstrual irregularities in some cases, preventing fertility, but not always. You should consult your endocrinologist and obstetrician to see if your ability to conceive might be optimized by tighter control of your hyperthyroidism. ...Read more
Yes, in a way!: Thyroid hormones affect metabolism. High levels (above normal) are usually caused by grave's disease, solitary functioning nodule, and taking too much thyroid medication. Hgiher than normal thyroid levels increase your bodies sensitivity to catecholamines, thereby raising heart rate, increasing body heat, and sometimes causing weight loss. This is an unatural state and should be corrected. ...Read more
Goitrogen: Raw cruciferous veggies are known as "goitrogens" as they can interfere with deiodination leading to enlargement of the thyroid or a goiter. In theory eating lots of broccoli may help with hyperthyroidsim as it will affect T4 (inactive) to T3 (liothyronine) (active hormone) conversion. I'd suggest higher doses of Alpha lipoic acid which will help naturally manage it - 600mg - 2-3 caps tid. Follow levels. ...Read more
Yes: It will take care of the hyperthyroidism but it might not be the best option for you depending on your individual characteristics. There are other treatment options. See your doctor to discuss what's best for you. After surgery, you will become hypothyroid and will need thyroid hormone replacement. ...Read more
Not hurt/won't help,: Broccoli is a very nutritious food, but it is highly unlikely to help hypothyroidism. Regardless of the cause, the best treatment for this is thyroid hormone replacement, or synthroid (thyroxine). See your doctor to find out more, and to figure out what is the best dose for you. ...Read more
Take a blood test: Symptoms of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are quite different so if you are unsure I suspect he problem is not your thyroid. If you were found to have an enlarged thyroid the problem could be either one and it could be mild enough that you would have no symptoms. Your regular doctor can examine you and tell you if you have an enlarged gland and check your thyroid tests if necessary. ...Read more