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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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Is 'goitrogen' good or bad for hyperthyroid patients?

A goiterogen: Is a substance that suppress the function of the thyroid gland by interfering with iodine uptake, which can, as a result, cause an enlargement of the thyroid, i.e., a goiter. They are not of value in the treatment of hyperthyroidism. Radioiodine or anti-thyroid drugs are however. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Is brocoli good for hyperthyroidism?

Is brocoli good for hyperthyroidism?

Goitrogen: Raw cruciferous veggies are known as "goitrogens" as they can interfere with deiodination leading to enlargement of the thyroid or a goiter. In theory eating lots of broccoli may help with hyperthyroidsim as it will affect T4 (inactive) to T3 (liothyronine) (active hormone) conversion. I'd suggest higher doses of Alpha lipoic acid which will help naturally manage it - 600mg - 2-3 caps tid. Follow levels. ...Read more

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Is brocoli good for hyperthyroidism?

Is brocoli good for hyperthyroidism?

Not hurt/won't help,: Broccoli is a very nutritious food, but it is highly unlikely to help hypothyroidism. Regardless of the cause, the best treatment for this is thyroid hormone replacement, or synthroid (thyroxine). See your doctor to find out more, and to figure out what is the best dose for you. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for hyperthyroidism?

What is a good treatment for hyperthyroidism?

Radioactive IODINE: Hperthyroidism is treated with
Beta blocker like proparanol to slow down the heart rate and tremors
Antithyroid Medications like Propylthiouracil and Mithimazole. Are used in patients with sustained form of Hyperthyroidism like Graves Disease or Toxic Nodular Goiter.These dugs can have side effects like rash, itching, fever &liver problems
Radiactive Iodine is most widely used and permanent therapy ...Read more

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Is lemon balm good for hyperthyroid?

Not likely: If your thyroid is overactive, you need real medicine. Lemon balm may have a mild anti-anxiety effect, but it will not work as well as b-blockers or other meds for hyperthyroidism. On the other hand, lemon balm will not harm you, and you can take it if you want, unless taking it prevents you from getting needed treatment. ...Read more

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Is it good to eat soya chunks frequently ie 2times a week? I have pco's and hyperthyroidism.

Is it good to eat soya chunks frequently ie 2times a week? I have pco's and hyperthyroidism.

Soya chunks: I can't think of a reason you should not eat soya chunks twice a week.
I am more concerned that you are reporting that you have hyperthyroidism. Surely by now your doctor (preferably an Endocrinologist) has controlled your hyperthyroidism.
Please let me know. ...Read more

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I wanted to know if chia / pumpkin seeds are good for hyperthyroid patients?

I wanted to know if chia / pumpkin seeds are good for hyperthyroid patients?

Hyperthyroidism: Most common cause of hyperthyroidism is Grave's disease which eventually burns itself out. The idea behind pumpkin seed is that overactive thyroid can deplete the zinc in the body and foods such as pumpkin seeds that are high in Zinc can be source of supplementation. There are no reliable scientific studies to support this. It is best to work with your endocrinologist to manage the symptoms. ...Read more

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What could cause weight loss but normal/good appetite besides hyperthyroid in a young patient?

What could cause weight loss but normal/good appetite besides hyperthyroid in a young patient?

A few things: Age is a factor here. A young person going thru a growth spurt would have increased caloric needs and if these were not met, weight could be lost. On the other hand, if a person increased their activity level this would also increase caloric needs. This again would lead to weight loss if the the new caloric needs were not met. In both cases a person's appetite may increase or stay normal. ...Read more

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Can overactive thyroid cause high triglycerides? And why would my cholesterol lvls be good but triglycerides high?

Can overactive thyroid cause high triglycerides? And why would my cholesterol lvls be good but triglycerides high?

Not usually: Overactive thyroid is not a usual cause of high triglycerides. You may try reducing your intake of carbohydrates and consult your doctor for the need to take medication, depending on the level of fasting triglycerides. ...Read more

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With hyperthyroidism and muscle-weakness. Is it good to sport? (grouplessons sometimes with weigths)or is it better to wait till the medication works?

With hyperthyroidism and muscle-weakness. Is it good to sport? (grouplessons sometimes with weigths)or is it better to wait till the medication works?

Thyroid + Exercise: Probably best to wait until medication resolves thyrotoxicosis due to the cardiac risk (tachy-arrythmias). There are also occasionally potassium abnormalities. ...Read more

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Are palps (mine feel like my heart stops) that are caused by either electric, or overactive thyroid serious? Good echo results but no palps during it.

Are palps (mine feel like my heart stops) that are caused by either electric, or overactive thyroid serious? Good echo results but no palps during it.

No: Not serious. Determine thyroid disorder via bloodworm. Also, check serum potassium and magnesium levels. If all ok, then likely you are experiencing premature beats that feel like skipping beats or pauses. These are benign, and are aggravated by caffeine or emotional stress as wells by lack of sleep. ...Read more

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My doctor wants to treat my hyperthyroidism with atenolol. I'm worried about the side effects. Is this a good treatment plan?

My doctor wants to treat my hyperthyroidism with atenolol. I'm worried about the side effects. Is this a good treatment plan?

Hyperthyroid: Beta blockers are one of the treatment options for hyperthyroidism. It maintains the heart rate at acceptable levels and prevents tachycardia and the symptoms associated with it. (palpitations, light headedness, dizziness.). Inderal (propranolol) is often used for its additional effect of reducing the level of the active hormone. ...Read more

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Why is my hair loss getting worse after an increase in levothyroxine? Had tests, haven't gone hyperthyroid & serum ferritin level is good.

Why is my hair loss getting worse after an increase in levothyroxine? Had tests, haven't gone hyperthyroid & serum ferritin level is good.

LEVOTHYROXINE HAIR: UNFORTUNATELY, ABOUT ONE IN A HUNDRED PEOPLE DEVELOP SOME KIND OF HAIR LOSS WHEN TAKING THIS THYROID MEDICATION.
DO YOU TAKE ANY OTHER MEDS? ...Read more

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Taking super b complex and iron pills is that good for me I'm 20 have hyperthyroidism and GERD been having pale tongue so my grandma put me on them?

Taking super b complex and iron pills is that good for me I'm 20 have hyperthyroidism and GERD been having pale tongue so my grandma put me on them?

B6; B12 good: The b vitamins are great for tongue health. If you have gerd, you may also need Fluoride supplementation, custom Fluoride applicator trays, or even a saliva substitute to help offset the acid in your mouth. See your dentist frequently (probably every three months) while you have this condition. ...Read more

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My doctor is monitoring if I do have hyperthyroidism, but meanwhile my hair is thinning, and I need to know if hair transplant would be a good idea?

My doctor is monitoring if I do have hyperthyroidism, but meanwhile my hair is thinning, and I need to know if hair transplant would be a good idea?

On the internet?: Without an examination, blood testing, or knowing your genetics? That is not possible here. What does the physician who cares for you and knows you and has examined you advised? ...Read more

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What is hyperthyroid?

What is hyperthyroid?

Too much thyroid!: Higher than normal thyroid levels in the blood. Condition will suppress tsh, which is easily measured. Too much can cause tachycardia, fine thinning hair, osteoporosis if untreated. This condition requires a medical evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
559 Doctors shared insights

Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

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