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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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What can I do when I suffer from hyperthyroid symptoms?

What can I do when I suffer from hyperthyroid symptoms?

Hyperthyroid: Many people feel anxious, warm, and clammy and think they have an overactive thyroid. The blood tests will decide whether or not your thyroid is abnormal and if it is there will be treatment for you. ...Read more

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How can I know if these are thyroid storms or normal hyperthyroidism symptoms?

Very rare: Thyroid storm can be life-threatening health condition that is associated with untreated or undertreated hyperthyroidism. During thyroid storm increased heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature can soar to dangerously high levels. Without prompt, aggressive treatment,, 1-2 % people with hyperthyroidism. Sometimes occurs with thyroid gland infection and early on in radiation ablation. ...Read more

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Total thyroidectomy 1/15 I lost 18 lbs .Can you have hyperthyroid symptoms if too much Levrothroxine? Want to loose 10 more. Advice or symptoms?

Total thyroidectomy 1/15  I  lost  18 lbs .Can you have hyperthyroid symptoms if too much Levrothroxine?  Want to loose 10 more. Advice or symptoms?

Yes: If the thyroid dose is too high, you can be hyperthyroid even though you have had a thyroidectomy. It's not a good idea to lose weight thru thyroid med. It hurts your heart, bone, muscles... ...Read more

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Might someone have hypothyroidism but having hyperthyroidism symptoms?

Might someone have hypothyroidism but having hyperthyroidism symptoms?

Unlikely.: To diagnose a thyroid problem symptoms can be suggestive but blood tests are needed to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is the fact that around 40 mins after I eat a meal my Hyperthyroidism symptoms kick in make sense? is this normal?

Post meal: If you have hyperthyroidism, it should be treated. However, it is normal to get some degree of sweating, rapid heart beat after a meal as you digest your food and divert blood to your stomach. ...Read more

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What type of thyroid disease would cause an individual to toggle between Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism symptoms?

What type of thyroid disease would cause an individual to toggle between Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism symptoms?

Breakdown of: thyroid that releases thyroid hormone as the gland is being destroyed in the long term. This is called Graves disease. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/925147-overview#a5 a good source of information on this. ...Read more

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