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Hyperthyroidism Related To Increased To Sudoriferous Gland Activity
Multiple organs...: The thyroid hormones secreted by the gland affects almost every system, including basal metabolism, skin, heart, brain, bowel. The thyroid gland is controlled by a part of the pituitary/hypothalamus gland in the brain in a feedback mechanism (as with all glands). Increased thyroid hormone can be associated with 'poppy' eyes, racy pulse, moist skin, perspiring, diarrhea. See prior answer. ...Read more
Depends: Hi. Goiter (abnormal size/shape of thyroid) can occur with hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and euthyroidism. Broadly, goiter results from autoimmunity, benign tumors, or cancers. If you see an endocrinologist, this will be sorted out. You have Dr. Michael McDermott right there at CU School of Med, a great doc. Good luck! ...Read more
Hello sir. .. I am suffering from hyperthyroidism from last 2 years. I am using pills to control thyroid gland......Still there is no result.?
Other ways: There are other ways to solve this problem. Radioactive iodine can be used to control your thyroid gland as well. It essentially kills off thyroid tissue. It may be necessary for you to take a thyroid supplement over time. Another option is surgery to remove the gland completely. Again, with surgery, you will need to take a life-long thyroid hormone pill. ...Read more
Hyperthyroidism. 1.3 CM increase in thyroid gland. No effective oral medications. Is operation is the only way left.?
Need more details: We need more information regarding the cause for your hyperthyroidism. The most common cause in the US is Graves disease. This can be treated with antithyroid drugs or radioactive iodine (RAI). In Pakistan you may have more toxic nodular goiter. This can be temporarily treated with pills, but will eventually require RAI or surgery, depending on the size of your thyroid. 1.3 cm is not very big ...Read more
When pituitary gland is responsible for thyroid. Then effect on TSH goes to high or low side of normal range means hypo or hyperthyroid condition?
If your: Pituitary is responsible for hypothyroidism, by definition your TSH will be low. That's what causes the thyroid deficiency. If it is normal, and your free T4 is normal, you do not have hypothyroidism or are on replacement, possibly unnecessarily. Check w/your doctor or see an endocrinologist. ...Read more
Can dental problems be the cause of thyroid gland disorders - either hypo or hyperthyroidism? Is a symptom a click in the throat when you swallow?
No: Usually dental problems don't cause thyroid issues. In some cases, the thyroid gland can get large enough to have some mass effect on the esophagus but not a click per se. See a doctor soon for further evaluation. ...Read more
Hello doc, I have hyperthyroidism and currently on neomercazole but now experiencing a sore throat what could be the cause? I have a fairly visible enlarged thyroid gland
Enlarged goiter: You mention that you have a problem with your thyroid gland. We try to keep they have Inge ...Read more
Tsh 0.313 told I have hyperthyroidism, enlarged thyroid gland. Losing weight, heart palp, & trouble sleeping. What are my chances of Graves' disease.
Hyperthyroidism: There are several causes of hyperthyroidism, the most common of which are Graves disease and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Given the secondary impacts on other organs, the diagnosis needs to be clarified and determined as early as possible so treatment can begin. Both of these causes could be associated with the symptoms you describe. Get your further testing done and get treatment going. ...Read more
A complex of symp.: Irritability, emotional lability, anxiety, easy fatigability, excessive sweating, excess heart rate, heat intolerance, excess appetitite, weight loss, hyperdefecation, prominent eyeballs insome people, prominent thyroid in front of neck in some people which may be uniform and non uniform, tremors of hands, menstual irregularities-scanty or absent periods, gynaecomastiaand ed in men, increased urination. ...Read more
Get treatment: I'm not sure what kind of adrenal problem you have, but if it is adrenal insufficiency, the overactive thyroid could make that much worse. Both conditions need treatment. Treatment options for an overactive thyroid include surgery to remove the thyroid, radioactive iodine to kill the thyroid, and pills to block the production of thyroid hormone. ...Read more
None: If you have an overactive thyroid, your thyroid gland is taking iodine from the blood stream and using it to make thyroid hormone. The thyroid is not producing iodine. Taking more iodine can make this worse. There are no herbal supplements known to decrease overproduction of thyroid hormone in this case, just medications. ...Read more
Is it unlikely that I have an overactive thyroid if I have no swelling of the gland, and no noticeable weight changes?
Need evaluation: Hyperthyroidism (eg graves disease) typically involves a goiter, but it can be very subtle and sometimes hard to detect on physical exam even by an endocrinologist. Hyperthyroidism increases metabolism but also appetite, and many people do not lose weight. The first test would be to check your thyroid hormone levels. ...Read more
Could: So monitor thyroid lab tests monthly, and MD needs to adjust doses if necessary ...Read more
Uses thyroidfunction: The thyroid uses iodine to make thyroid hormone. Most of the iodine you get in food gets concentrated in the thyroid. It can't tell the difference between regular iodine and radioactive iodine. In diagnosis, the patient swallows a capsule of a weak radioisotope and then the amount the thyroid absorbs is measured. For treatment, a stronger isotope is used, and over time it destroys thyroid cells. ...Read more
Could an overactive thyroid gland stunt growth, cause excessive saliva production or cause depression?
No: Surgery involves risks that are not part of treatment with either radioiodine or antithyroid drugs -- such as bleeding, infection, reaction to anesthetic, hypoparathyroidism, damage to vocal nerves, etc. In addition, it should not be attempted, except in emergency situations, until thyroid level has been normalized with antithyroid drugs. Radioiodine is generally the best and safest treatment. ...Read more
Are you having Rapid heart beat, ? Anxiety is the most common reason. But I did not quite understand your question. Be more specific with your symptoms description.
Unless of course you are diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism and you have certain symptoms as you are experiencing; then yes ...Read more
Can hyperthyroidism cause an increased sex drive in some people. I have all the other symptoms like weight loss and palpitations but my sex drive incr?
Can I have hyperthyroid symptoms with normal ft4, tsh and ft3? Have weight loss, increased HR, Nervousness, inner tremors.
Since: Labs are normal I don't believe your symptoms are due to the thyroid. See your doctor to find out cause. Further testing may help ...Read more
16 year old hypochondriac, lack of sleep and severe chronic stress have increased appetite. Last thyroid test in march. Hyperthyroidism likely?
My thyroxine T4 level is. 4 high. My T3, (liothyronine)TSH also increased but are within the normal range. I take Harmoni F for PCOS. Could I have hyperthyroidism?
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