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Is hyperthyroidism is curable?

Is hyperthyroidism is curable?

Indeed: The treatment of hyperthyroidism depends on the cause. Sometimes its self limited. Sometimes it can be cured by surgery and sometimes radioactive iodine treatment. It is however almost always curable. ...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


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Doctor, I am from india and I like to know if hyperthyroid is curable and what kind of treatment will be efficient to cure it fully. Thank you?

Doctor, I am from india and I like to know if hyperthyroid is curable and what kind of treatment will be efficient to cure it fully. Thank you?

Yes: Hyperthyroidism is curable. Treatment options depend on why you are hyperthyroid. Hyperthyroidism is dangerous and should be taken seriously. Talk to your doc, find out the cause so you can get treated properly. If hyperthyroidism is caused by inflammation of the thyroid, it will improve on its own without permanent treatment. See doc to get evaluated. ...Read more

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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?

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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What are symptoms of hyperthyroidism?

What are symptoms of hyperthyroidism?

Wt loss: Pappitation ;diarrhea, weight lossand sweating are most common symtoms of hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have hyperthyroidism?

How to tell if I have hyperthyroidism?

Many symptoms.: Shaky, sweaty, jittery, nervous, fast heart beat, irregular/extra heart beats, weight loss, increased appetite, fatigue, multiple bowel movements daily

but other conditions can cause similar symptom collection

so see md, get lab tests. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Hyperthyroidism?

What are the tests for Hyperthyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: Please see your doctor. He/she will take your medical history, examine you, and order thyroid labs. Results should be available by the next day. Hope all is OK! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Hyperthyroidism?

What are the symptoms of Hyperthyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: Patients with hyperthyroidism can have mild to overt symptoms, which include anxiety, emotional lability, weakness, tremor, palpitations, heat intolerance, increased perspiration, and weight loss despite a normal or increased appetite. Other symptoms that may be present include hyperdefecation, urinary frequency, oligomenorrhea/amenorrhea in women, and gynecomastia and erectile dysfunction in men. ...Read more

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What are common signs of hyperthyroidism?

What are common signs of hyperthyroidism?

Goiter: Swelling of the thyroid gland shows enlarged swollen neck (diffuse or nodular) with weight loss despite increased appetite, and heat intolerance. Common causes are iodine deficiency & selenium deficiency & also autoimmune thyroid diseases. Of interest, as I read a while back, president george bush & his wife barbara bush, both had goiter. ...Read more

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How could I know if I have hyperthyroidism?

Wt loss: Wt loss- unuintended, palpitation, anxiety, high bp, increased apetite/metabolism, insomnia, tremor, arterial fibrillation, protruding eye ball etc may have swelling of thyroid, nodule in thyroid, throat pain- like sore throat without infection, may have family hx. See pmd it is easy to dx. ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroid affect conceiving?

Hyperthyroid/fertile: Hyperthyroidism can be associated with anovulation and menstrual irregularities in some cases, preventing fertility, but not always. You should consult your endocrinologist and obstetrician to see if your ability to conceive might be optimized by tighter control of your hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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Is hyperthyroid a metabolic disorder?

Is hyperthyroid a metabolic disorder?

Yes, in a way!: Thyroid hormones affect metabolism. High levels (above normal) are usually caused by grave's disease, solitary functioning nodule, and taking too much thyroid medication. Hgiher than normal thyroid levels increase your bodies sensitivity to catecholamines, thereby raising heart rate, increasing body heat, and sometimes causing weight loss. This is an unatural state and should be corrected. ...Read more

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Does surgery control hyperthyroidism?

Depends: If the surgery is to remove your thyroid it certainly could. But surgery is my least favorite of three options for control. ...Read more

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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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Does surgery control hyperthyroidism?

Yes: It will take care of the hyperthyroidism but it might not be the best option for you depending on your individual characteristics. There are other treatment options. See your doctor to discuss what's best for you. After surgery, you will become hypothyroid and will need thyroid hormone replacement. ...Read more

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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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Could it be hyperthyroid or hypothyroid?

Take a blood test: Symptoms of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are quite different so if you are unsure I suspect he problem is not your thyroid. If you were found to have an enlarged thyroid the problem could be either one and it could be mild enough that you would have no symptoms. Your regular doctor can examine you and tell you if you have an enlarged gland and check your thyroid tests if necessary. ...Read more

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Can I take dianette with hyperthyroidism?

Not a good combo: Although there is not a specific contraindication, diannette has a lot of possible side effects. By getting your hyperthyroidism under control, and reducing your sweating/heat intolerance, your acne (i assume that's why you want the dianette) should get better. ...Read more

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Are people with hyperthyroidism overweight?

Are people with hyperthyroidism overweight?

Yes: Very often they are. Although metabolism is increased (burning more calories), hunger is also increased and often dominates, so many people are "paradoxically' overweight. ...Read more

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Can a putitiary cyst cause hyperthyroidism?

Not likely: Hyperthyroidism is almost always caused by the thyroid, usually either graves disease or a toxic multinodular goiter. It is possible for a pituitary tumor to make excessive tsh, which stimulates the thyroid, but this is very rare. Pituitary mris are very sensitive and pick up a lot of small stuff that may not be significant. See your endocrinologist to sort this out. ...Read more

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How does a hyperthyroid patient gain weigh?

Hyperthyroid: Hyperthyroid is a condition of overactive thyroid and usually results in weight loss because it increases the metabolism. One would have to eat far more than usual to gain weight with this condition. I recommend you see your primary care physician and have it treated. An overactive thyroid can cause a number of medical conditions and should not be ignored. ...Read more

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Can too much exercise cause hyperthyroidism?

Can too much exercise cause hyperthyroidism?

No: Exercise does not cause thyroid dysfunction. Most common causes are graves' disease (autoimmune), adenomas (benign rumors), and thyroiditis (inflammation). ...Read more

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Is amiodarone cause hypo or hyperthyroidism?

Is amiodarone cause hypo or hyperthyroidism?

Yes.: It can cause both. It can also cause what is called 'sick euthyroid'. Thyroid function tests should be followed regularly in all patients on amiodarone. ...Read more

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Can you go from hyperthyroid to hypothyroid?

Yes: Hashimoto thyroiditis, a common auto-immune disease that can go from hyperthyroid state in the early phase of illness to hypothyroid with progressive destruction of the gland follicles. ...Read more

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How does hyperthyroidism cause exophthalmos?

How does hyperthyroidism cause exophthalmos?

Graves disease: Actually hyperthyroidism does not cause exophthalomos. Graves disease is an autoimmune disease that causes hyperthyroidism, and in some people causes exophthalomos. The eye disease can occur years after the thyroid problem is resolved. There is inflammation in and behind the eyes from the autoimmune process. ...Read more

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Why hyperthyroidism can cause miscarraige?

Why hyperthyroidism can cause miscarraige?

Overactive thyroid: Can cause a variety of problems that are about 2 pages long. Excess circulating thyroid hormone may cause rapid pulse, increasing sweating, diarrhea (rapid transit of food), anxiety or panic attacks, weight loss (or gain); the thyroid plays a hormonal, regulatory role in almost all the organs of the body, including the uterus and uterine function, including cause of miscarriage. ...Read more

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Can lithium cause hyperthyroid or hypothyroid?

Can lithium cause hyperthyroid or hypothyroid?

Yes, hypothyroidism: Lithium causes hypothyroidism in about 14% of females and 5% of males. Thyroid function tests should be obtained on anyone starting lithium therapy, then 1-2x within the first 6 months, and then annually thereafter. ...Read more

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Hot flashes from hyperthyroidism how to control?

Beta blockers: If your symptoms are from menopause, estrogen, ssri's or Clonidine may help. If they are due to hyperthyroidism, beta blockers can help and lower an accelerated heart rate. However, ultimately you need to talk with your endocrinologist about a definitive therapy for your hyperthyroidism such as radioactive iodine or antithyroid drugs. ...Read more

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How does reverse osmosis affect hyperthyroidism?

Thyroid: If you mean water purification technology, I don't see how it could affect hyperthyroidism. If "reverse osmosis" means something else, please explain. ...Read more

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What are causes of hyperthyroidism and menopause?

Hyperthyroidism: Hyperthyroidism is not associated with menopause. Most common causes of hyperthyroid is Graves disease, toxic nodular goiter and thyroiditis. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, palpitations, nervousness, tremor, diarrhea, irritability. It can be treated, but you may need to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what is hyperthyroidism (neck)?

Increase hormone: It is a condition where the production of thydoxine, the thyroid hormone become excessive. ...Read more

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How can hypo/hyperthyroidism lead to amenorrhoea?

How can hypo/hyperthyroidism lead to amenorrhoea?

Yes, especially hyper: Hyperthyroidism frequently leads to scanty periods or amenorrhea. Hypothyroidism usually leads to heavier and/or more frequent periods but is occasionally associated with amenorrhea. ...Read more

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How do I know when my hyperthyroidism is acting up?

Hyperthyroidism: You'll know that your hyperthyroidism is acting up by (1) relevant symptoms (sweats, palpitations, anxiety, tremors) or (2) blood test results. ...Read more

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How to get redeem from hyperthyroidism through yoga?

How to get redeem from hyperthyroidism through yoga?

No: Hyperthyroidism is a disease and needs to be treated with antithyroid medication or radioiodine. Check w/your doctor. Yoga won't help or hurt. ...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