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Can hyperthyroidism develop over several years, and cause syncope before being diagnosed?

Can hyperthyroidism develop over several years, and cause syncope before being diagnosed?

Yes, but. . .: Yes, hyperthyroidism can develop over several years. However, syncope, or passing out, is not a common symptom for hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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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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I've realized that i've had hyperthyroidism for many years now, at least since i was 10 or 12. Will this info help them figure out why I have this?

I've realized that i've had hyperthyroidism for many years now, at least since i was 10 or 12.  Will this info help them figure out why I have this?

Yes: I hope you are seeing an endocrinologist in addition to your family physician. Hyperthyroidism is serious and for the most part easy to treat. Get treated asap. Thyroid problems can be genetic, dietary (lack of iodine in diet) and a couple of other causes. ...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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I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism 2 years ago treatment successful but symptoms have returned what do I do now?

That is simple: If that is really the case go back to see your doctor asap. You are in the age that if they kill the gland with radioactive iodine you will never have to a problem except that you will have to take a pill every day. ...Read more

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What are some of the reasons i @22 years old feel so tired all the time, lost interest in things i loved to do, i sleep a lot.History of hyperthyroidism?

Depression: It surely sounds like you are depressed. It is time to get in to see your family physician and to address this. You do not need to feel this bad. ...Read more

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I was told I have hashitoxicosis. Is there a way to treat it? I was on ptu (propylthiouracil) for 2 years because the dr said i had hyperthyroidism. I no longer take ptu (propylthiouracil)

Hashitoxicosis: Graves disease and hashimoto's thyroiditis are both autoimmune thyroid disorders. In typical graves, the antibodies make the thyroid overactive. In typical hashi, the antibodies destroy the thyroid. Sometimes both occur together; you can be hyperthyroid, and eventually "burn out" and become normal, or hypothyroid. So what is your thyroid doing now? Follow the advice of your endocrinologist. ...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