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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

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


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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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Hi! I'm taking medicines for hyperthyroidism, Thryrozol. Can you please tell me if I'm consuming herbalife is affecting my health?

Hi! I'm taking medicines for hyperthyroidism, Thryrozol. Can you please tell me if I'm consuming herbalife is affecting my health?

Maybe. Maybe not.: Herbalife has many products, and as they are not medications or substances approved by the FDA, Herbalife products are probably not tested for effectiveness, interactions, and side effects like real medicines are. That means nobody really knows what side effects there are. If an Herbalife user hears of some interaction or thinks she is getting a side effect, she can visit her primary care doctor. ...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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My hyperthyroid has stabilized at last review but I'm still taking thyrozol. Next review is a few months away. Will continuous take turn it in2 hypo?

My hyperthyroid has stabilized at last review but I'm still taking thyrozol. Next review is a few months away. Will continuous take turn it in2 hypo?

No.: Thyrozol not available in us. It will not cause hypothyroidism. It will only help regulate production of thyroid hormone. Your underlying thyroid disease might however cause you to become hypothyroid. Your doc knows the answer to this based upon your history and thyroid studies. ...Read more

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I'm diagnosed with mild hyperthyroidism, will this affect my voice especially I'm a chorister?

It should not,: Unless your thyroid gland is extremely enlarged. You should treat your condition if your doctor suggests intervention, because untreated hyperthyroidism can cause all sorts of problems. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 16 and my doctor says I have hyperthyroid. Is that normal for people my age?

What to do if I'm 16 and my doctor says I have hyperthyroid. Is that normal for people my age?

Several options: There are different types of hyperthyroidism, some self-limited and require only supportive care, and others lasting indefinitely and needing definitive treatment. If you're 16, your body will usually tolerate hyperthyroidism rather well. Treatment options include pills that block thyroid function or radioactive iodine; surgery to remove the thyroid is almost never indicated for hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of hyperparathyroidism?

The range of it: Fragile bones that easily fracture (osteoporosis)
kidney stones
excessive urination
abdominal pain
tiring easily or weakness
depression or forgetfulness
bone and joint pain
frequent complaints of illness with no apparent cause
nausea, vomiting or loss of appetite. ...Read more

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My mom had hyperparathyroidism. I too am showingwith me?

Hyperparathyroidism: Hyoerparathyroidism (h) is not hereditary. If your mom had is, that does not predispose you to have it. If you think that you have h, see a physician (p) and have the p order a pth, calcium and phosphorus levels. If you have h, the PTH and calcium will be high and the phosphorus will be low. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hello I've just found out that I have hyperthyroid. I'm really struggling with this it has taking over my everyday life. How do I feel better?

See your doctor: To control hyperthyroidism, you will need help. Usually hyperthyroid patients are given radioactive iodine to destroy part of their thyroid and bring their levels down. If you can't for some reason, there are medications both to temporarily lower thyroid levels and to help with the side effects of high thyroid levels. ...Read more

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Is hyperthyroidism hereditary?

Partly: Genetic factors increase susceptibility to grave's disease, but a specific gene has not been identified. ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroidism come and go?

Not usually: Medical therapy sometimes can not keep hyperthyroidism entirely controlled and can be peaks and valleys of overproduction of hormone. Autoimmune thyroiditis, Inflammation of gland, can have hyperactive, normal, and hypothyroid phases ...Read more

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Is there a cure for hyperthyroid?

Is there a cure for hyperthyroid?

Yes depending: There are also some natural approaches that can be of benefit, but what exactly they are will depend on what exactly is wrong with your thyroid. ...Read more

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What is iatrogenic hyperthyroidism?

Drug induced: Iatrogenic means it was caused by the treatment, or by the doctor. So iatrogenic hyperthyroidism means the hyperthyroidism was caused by taking too much thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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How is hyperthyroidism best treated?

Thyroid overactive?: If you are hyperthyroid, and it is not a transient thyroiditis, the treatments come down to antithyroid drugs (eg. Methimazole, b-blockers), radioactive iodine, or surgery. Each has its advantages and disadvantages, and you should discuss with your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of hyperthyroidism?

Wt loss: Pappitation ;diarrhea, weight lossand sweating are most common symtoms of hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have hyperthyroidism?

How to tell if I have hyperthyroidism?

Many symptoms.: Shaky, sweaty, jittery, nervous, fast heart beat, irregular/extra heart beats, weight loss, increased appetite, fatigue, multiple bowel movements daily

but other conditions can cause similar symptom collection

so see md, get lab tests. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Hyperthyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: Please see your doctor. He/she will take your medical history, examine you, and order thyroid labs. Results should be available by the next day. Hope all is OK! ...Read more

Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
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Hyperparathyroidism (Definition)

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


Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked ...Read more