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Hyperthyroidism Vs 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
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
When doctors check for hyperthyroidism do they also look for hyperparathyroidism too? Hunger, insomnia, stomach pain, cramps, high BP & HR, weightloss
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?
Need an Opinion On My condition Hello I'm suspecting that I may have some form of "hyperthyroidism", Is it life threatening? Thanks
Does hyperthyroidism increase your appetite? I'm in the process of finding out if I have hyperthyroidism. I eat constantly. And it's making me sick.
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'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
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
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?
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
I had clear complexion but now its very dark and I'm 21. my nurse told me I could have hyperthyroid and possible infections?
DARK COMPLEXION: INSTEAD OF A NURSE HOW ABOUT SEEING YOU PCP OR, BETTER YET A DERMATOLOGIST? ...Read more
I'm 30 yrs, sperm motality is 15% and non motality is 50%, counts 24 million. I'm also suffering frm hyperthyroid please help to increase motality?
Hi I'm wondering because I've gained weight from hyperthyroid will I lose weight using the methimazole. Since I'm on the opposite side of the spectru?
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
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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