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Dr. Barbara Hummel Dr. Hummel
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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What should you eat when you have hyper thyroidism?

What should you eat when you have hyper thyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: There are no food that reverse hyperthyroidism or make it worse.

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


Dr. Barbara Hummel Dr. Hummel
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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What does it mean when your hyper thyroidism symptoms start to go away while on medication?

What does it mean when your hyper thyroidism symptoms start to go away while on medication?

Hyperthyroid: Hopefully, it means that the medication is controlling the overactive thyroid. Follow closely with your physician for blood tests to make sure that it doesn't go too far the other direction and you end up with an underactive thyroid.

Dr. Alan Feldman Dr. Feldman
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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We have case, femal patien, age 60 years, the TSH less than 0.05 while T4 in normal range, and she has not any symptom of thyroidism, is it ok?

Subclinical hyperthy: A low TSH with a normal T4 and no symptoms is usually subclinical hyperthyroidism. She may have a multinodular goiter that is autonomously functioning, or very early graves disease. A T3 (liothyronine) level and free T4 level should be checked. There is a higher risk of developing atrial fibrillation despite the normal T4 level, but many endocrinologists would just follow her levels for progression.

Dr. Gerard Honore Dr. Honore
Fertility Medicine
25 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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I might have both hypo and hyper - thyroidism, is it possible?

I might have both hypo and hyper - thyroidism, is it possible?

Not at same time: A person might be both hyper- and hypothyroid at different times in his/her life, but you can't be 'actively' both at the same time, nosiree.

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Dr. Gerard Honore Dr. Honore
Fertility Medicine
25 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What do you suggest if I suspect I have both hypo and hyper - thyroidism?

I suggest: You rethink and meet with a live doctor to help you sort this out, you are 99.99% mistaken.

Dr. Aaron Pardini Dr. Pardini
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
years in practice
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Done an sgpt test and it says on the result that mine is 66 (ref: 9.00-52 u/l (h). Do I need to worry? I am drinking ptu (propylthiouracil) for my thyroidism continuously

Done an sgpt test and it says on the result that mine is 66 (ref: 9.00-52 u/l (h). Do I need to worry? I am drinking ptu (propylthiouracil) for my thyroidism continuously

PTU (propylthiouracil) and liver: Drugs like ptu (propylthiouracil) and Methimazole can cause liver toxicity but hyperthyroidism can also cause elevation int the liver enzyme test you had done. If your still early in your treatment and your thyroid hormone levels (free t4) is still high it could be that. Hope this helps.