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How do I know if I have an overactive thyroid?

How do I know if I have an overactive thyroid?

Blood Tests: While symptoms of feeling hot, easily tired, shaky, pounding/racing heart, sweating, irritability and eye changes may suggest this condition, blood tests for TSH and thyroid hormone levels are needed for this diagnosis. The TSH level is the most sensitive test for this condition. ...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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Ok i've got overactive thyroid. What should I do?

Ok i've got overactive thyroid. What should I do?

Discuss with doctor : Go over your treatment options with your doctor. Medications, radioactive iodine or surgery are the 3 available. Discuss the risks and benefits of each. ...Read more

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If i take medicine for overactive thyroid, will i gain weight?

If i take medicine for overactive thyroid, will i gain weight?

Not necessarily: You will return to normal physiology once you stop burning off extra calories. Once your thyroid is normalized, it will be like anyone else with a balance of what you take in and what you burn off. Many people, however, learn to eat more when their thyroid is overactive and need to "unlearn" their overeating when the thyroid is normalized. You body won't do it for you. ...Read more

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Think i might have an overactive thyroid, how can this be treated?

Think i might have an overactive thyroid, how can this be treated?

Be Sure 1st: The first thing to do is see a doctor to get lab tests to be sure hyperthyroidism is present. If it is present, then start thinking about treatment options. These may include medications to treat symptoms, medications to slow down the thyroid, surgery to remove the thyroid, or a radioactive iodine pill to kill the thyroid. ...Read more

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What is the possibility I could have overactive thyroid problems?

What is the possibility I could have overactive thyroid problems?

Hyperthyroidism risk: Female gender increases risk several fold; having a recent major stressful event also increases risk. These include childbirth, surgery and major emotional states. A comprehesive list of thyroid related symptoms (all non-specific) may be found in my book endocine & metabolic disorders clinical lab testing manual 2009 [crcpress.Com]. ...Read more

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What is an overactive thyroid?

What is an overactive thyroid?

Overactive thyroid: Some symptoms of hyperthyroidism are: feeling nervous, fast heartbeat, weight loss, feeling hot, trouble sleeping, feeling anxious, sweating heavily, muscle weakness, increased appetite, frequent bowel movement...Some hyperthyroid patients will have 1-2 symptoms, some have all of them and some have none of them at all. The only way to know for sure is to get a blood test. ...Read more

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Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...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