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Doctor insights on: Hypoparathyroidism And Hyperthyroidism

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What are symptoms of hypoparathyroidism?

What are symptoms of hypoparathyroidism?

Hypoparathyroidism: Symptoms of hypoparathyroidism include: abdominal pain, brittle nails, dry skin and hair, muscle pain, cramps and spasm, seizures, tingling lips, fingers/toes, pain in the face legs and feet...See your doctor if you have these symptoms, you will need a blood check. ...Read more

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 causes you to get hypoparathyroidism?

What causes you to get hypoparathyroidism?

Causes hypopara: Most common cause is injury to the parathyroid glands from head/neck/thyroid surgery. Other causes include a familial disease called polyglandular autoimmune syndrome (pga 1). Digeorge syndrome is another genetic disease where you were born with no parathyroid glands. ...Read more

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What?Happens when you have ?Hypoparathyroidism?

What?Happens when you have ?Hypoparathyroidism?

Hypoparathyroidism: Hypoparathyroidism is due to parathyroid hormone deficiency.The symptoms of this disease are due to low calcium resulting in tetany muscle twitching. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for hypoparathyroidism?

What are the  treatments for hypoparathyroidism?

Calcium and vit d: Hypoparathyroidism is manifest by low serum calcium and is treated by calcium and vitamin in doses required to bring the calcium up to a safe level. ...Read more

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Is hyperthyroidism hereditary?

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?

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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Dr. James Suliburk
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Hypoparathyroidism (Definition)

Hypoparathyroidism is the condition of having an underactive parathyroid gland, resulting of low levels of calcium in the blood. This may produce a wide range of symptoms throughout the body, including muscle cramps, tingling sensations throughout the body, dry ...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