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What is the difference between hyperthyroidism and hyperparathyroidism?

What is the difference between hyperthyroidism and hyperparathyroidism?

Different Glands: "Para" means next to. Next to the thyroid gland lie 4 tiny glands called parathyroid glands, which regulate calcium levels. The thyroid make thyroid hormone; hyperthyroidism is having too much thyroid hormone. The parathyroids make parathyroid hormone; hyperPARAthyroidism is having too much parathyroid hormone, leading to high calcium levels, or hypercalcemia. ...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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Some confusion on hyperparathyroidism vs hyperthyroidism. What are symptoms and causes?

Some confusion on hyperparathyroidism vs hyperthyroidism. What are symptoms and causes?

Big difference: See prior answers re: hyperthyroidism. Hyperparathyroidism is entirely different disease.It's a hormonal disorder (with a feedback mechanism in the similar part of the brain); it is even located in thyroid gland (4 small glands). But it controls calcium/bone metabolism in the body. Suspicion is when serum calcium is high on a routine blood test (no sx usually); DX made by measuring parathormone. ...Read more

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When doctors check for hyperthyroidism do they also look for hyperparathyroidism too? Hunger, insomnia, stomach pain, cramps, high BP & HR, weightloss

When doctors check for hyperthyroidism do they also look for hyperparathyroidism too? Hunger, insomnia, stomach pain, cramps, high BP & HR, weightloss

Not usual: Thoigh names are close hey are different hormones and have very different actions and levels. It is not usual to check both at the same time. PTH has to be ordered. Your symptoms are not typical of hyperparathyroidism but a simple lab can be done. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what is hyperthyroidism (neck)?

I'm curious as to what is hyperthyroidism (neck)?

Increase hormone: It is a condition where the production of thydoxine, the thyroid hormone become excessive. ...Read more

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I have hyperthyroidism and I'm not taking any medication what can I do to stop losing weight I want to gain my weight back?

I have hyperthyroidism and I'm not taking any medication what can I do to stop losing weight I want to gain my weight back?

Hyperthyroidism: you must seek medical attention immediately. Otherwise you can have much more complications than you think including atrial fibrillation ...Read more

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Need an Opinion On My condition Hello i'm suspecting that I may have some form of "hyperthyroidism" , Is it life threatening ? Thanks

Need an Opinion On My condition 
Hello i'm suspecting that I may have some form of  "hyperthyroidism" , Is it life threatening ? Thanks

Possible: Untreated hyperthyroidism can affect the heart, bone, blood vessels, psychological outlook...if you suspect you have hyperthyroidism, see your doctor to get a lab draw. ...Read more

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Hi i used to have hyperthyroidism, &now i noticed i get tired a lot, even if i i'm not doing anything much, /just some lil thing, is dat bec of hyper?Ty.

Hi i used to have hyperthyroidism, &now i noticed i get tired a lot, even if i i'm not doing anything much, /just some lil thing, is dat bec of hyper?Ty.

Possible: Hyperthyroidism can cause the current symptoms. The only way to know is to get blood work done to see if you are still hyperthyroid. See your doctor for evaluation. If you are still hyperthyroid, get it treated, then reevaluate the symptoms. ...Read more

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How long can hyperthyroid go (i'm already pretty anorexic looking from this now) before there is major or unreversable damage if any occurs?

How long can hyperthyroid go (i'm already pretty anorexic looking from this now) before there is major or unreversable damage if any occurs?

Huperthyroid no Rx: If you have hyperthyroidism and have had no treatment then you are playing with fire and it is bad for you.Not only you will loose weight, but you may get tachcardia and other arrythmia in your heart.It is not a good idea not to get treated.Itcan be treated with drugs or radioactive iodine therapy.You should not fool around with this condition as you are already loosing weight. ...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


Dr. Steve Martinez
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Hyperparathyroidism (Definition)

Hyperparathyroidism is the condition of having an overactive parathyroid gland, which results in higher levels of calcium in the blood, which may cause weakness, ...Read more