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How is hyperthyroidism dangerous for a pregnancy?

How is hyperthyroidism dangerous for a pregnancy?

Hyperthyroidism: I agree with dr. Chapa's answer. In addition, recent research has suggested that ptu (propylthiouracil) has more adverse effects than methimazole, with fda slapping a black box warning on ptu (propylthiouracil) regarding liver toxicity potential recently. According to latest guidelines from aace & american thyroid association, Methimazole is the preferred agent. Ptu (propylthiouracil) is to be used in the first trimester, Methimazole subsequently after. ...Read more

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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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What's so dangerous about hyperthyroidism?

What's so dangerous about hyperthyroidism?

Thyroid Storm: Thyroid Storm
It is rare condition which can occur with infection or trauma. Also sometimes in pregnancy with poor control or undiagnosed Hyperthyroidism and can start with childbirth or sugery
It is life threatening condition. Signs and symptoms include rapid heart beat, high fever, jaundice, vomiting&diarrhea and dehydration.High fever and agitation
This is life threatening needs immidiate treatment ...Read more

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I know someone who is on Methimazole, 5mg/daily, for hyperthyroidism. Would it be dangerous to combine with MDMA?

I know someone who is on Methimazole, 5mg/daily, for hyperthyroidism. Would it be dangerous to combine with MDMA?

MDMA is dangerous,: Period. It is cut with goodness-knows what other street drugs. Advise your friend not to take it if he values his brain & his life. ...Read more

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Why is Clenbuterol dangerous to take if I have hyperthyroidism and taking 10mg of Carbimazole daily?

Why is Clenbuterol dangerous to take if I have hyperthyroidism and taking 10mg of Carbimazole daily?

Stimulation: Clenbuterol is an adrenaline-like drug used to treat asthma. Hyperthyroidism stimulates your body, and especially your heart, just like adrenaline. The combination of an adrenaline-like drug on top of hyperthyroidism can be too much for the heart, and cause arrhythmia, heart attack, etc. However, if the carbimazole is controlling the thyroid and you have need, it may be ok. Talk to your doctor ...Read more

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I'm considering surgery to treat my overactive thyroid as the medication is not improving it, are there any dangerous side effects of thyroidectomy?

I'm considering surgery to treat my overactive thyroid as the medication is not improving it, are there any dangerous side effects of thyroidectomy?

Low risk: Risks are bleeding, infection, damage to nerve to voice box (1%), scar (100% but well hidden), low thyroid (100%--you will need thyroid hormone), low calcium--common but usually does not need treatment and recovers normally--rarely is very severe. ...Read more

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Pregnant with overactive thyroid and high blood pressure, is it dangerous?

Pregnant with overactive thyroid and high blood pressure, is it dangerous?

Dx during pregnancy: Hyperthyroidism and hypertension during pregnancy can be dangerous. However, it can be managed during pregnancy. See your OB doctor as soon as possible to adjust medications and having regular check ups for prenatal visits. ...Read more

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What is hyperthyroidism?

What is hyperthyroidism?

Overactive Thyroid: Hyperthyroidism is the term for overactive tissue within the thyroid gland that causes an overproduction of thyroid hormones. These thyroid hormones control the metabolic rate of the body, so too much can cause symptoms like nervousness, irritability, increased perspiration, heart racing, hand tremors, anxiety, difficulty sleeping, thinning of the skin, fine brittle hair, & muscular weakness. ...Read more

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What is hyperthyroidism?

What is hyperthyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: The over production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland results in, and is called, hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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What causes hyperthyroidism?

What causes hyperthyroidism?

Graves' disease: Autoimmune thyroid disease- graves' disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. Other causes include inflammation of the thyroid, drug induced hyperthyroidism, hyperactive thyroid nodule or nodules, rarely pituitary tumor.... ...Read more

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How do treat hyperthyroidism?

Three ways: There are medications that lower the thyroid level, surgical removal of all or part of the gland, radioactive iodine. An endocrinologist should be able to guide which method is best for a particular patient. ...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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How can I cure hyperthyroidism?

How can I cure hyperthyroidism?

Curing hyperthyroid: To cure it, you need to know what causes it. There are many causes for hyperthyroidism, some are temporary and goes away without treatment, others require treatment to permanently treat it. In general, if u take away the thyroid gland (surgery or kill it with radioactive iodine), then the hyperthyroidism is cured (. But then you will be hypothyroid). U need a physician to help u with this disease. ...Read more

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What exactly is hyperthyroidism?

What exactly is hyperthyroidism?

Excess thyroid hormo: Hyperthyroidism occurs when your body is exposed to too much thyroid hormone (secreted by the thyroid gland, which sits at the base of the neck). Thyroid hormone controls metabolism so hyperthyroidism typically causes increased metabolism. Some of the symptoms include: increased appetite but weight loss, increased heart rate, tremor, diarrhea, feeling hot all the time, and anxiety. ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroidism cause death?

Rarely: Very rarely hyperthyrodism can turn into a condition call thyroid storm, which can l be life threatening. In addition, long term untreated hyperthyrodism can cause atrial fibrillation, which can predispose t. ...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 are signs of hyperthyroidism?

Many..: 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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How concerning is hyperthyroidism?

Different types: Hi. There are different types of hyperthyroidism. Some get better on their own. Most last indefinitely and need treatment; of those, most are caused by immune system stimulation of the gland (bypassing pituitary control), and some are due to autonomous overactive thyroid nodules. The condition needs to be treated, but most people your age do fine with it. See an endocrinologist. ...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

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

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