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Is there a difference between thyroid storm and thyrotoxicosis?

Is there a difference between thyroid storm and thyrotoxicosis?

Yes: Thyroid storm is really an extreme of thyrotoxicosis. It is life-threatening and can cause high fever in addition to the other symptoms seen in thyrotoxicosis. ...Read more

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Thyroid Storm (Definition)

A life-threatening condition that is associated with untreated or undertreated hyperthyroidism. During a thyroid storm, an individual's heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature can soar ...Read more


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Is there a difference between hyperthyroidism graves and thyrotoxicosis?

Is there a difference between hyperthyroidism graves and thyrotoxicosis?

Yes: Strictly speaking thyrotoxicosis is too much thyroid hormone in the blood due to any cause (including taking too much). Hyperthyroidism is a more specific term, implying too much thyroid hormone in the blood due to an overactive thyroid. Despite this distinction, most patients, and many doctors, use these terms interchangeably. Graves' is one specific cause of hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between gugulipid and thyroid?

Is there a connection between gugulipid and thyroid?

Unknown: Gugulipid is an herbal supplement that has been used for thousands of years. Unfortunately, there are very few studies that show any objective benefits to the supplement. It has been used to lower cholesterol, but few studies demonstrate any true benefit. I can find no study that demonstrates any true clinical effects on thyroid or thyroid function. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hyperthyroidism and thyroiditis.?

Latter to former: Thyroiditis is a general term applied to the condition whereby the thyroid gland is inflammed, usually by the body's own immune system. Such reaction can lead to transient rise in thyroid hormone levels causing hyperthyroidism followed by a state of low thyroid, also called hypothyroidism. Some individuals can have high thyroid output from the start and stay longer until an intervention is made. ...Read more

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Is there a link between anxiety and thyroid disease?

Is there a link between anxiety and thyroid disease?

Thyroid: The presence of thyroid disease is associated with the onset of a number of mental health disorders. Anxiety is one of those. There is no evidence that anxiety causes thyroid disease. ...Read more

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What's the difference between thyroid storm and hyperthyroid?

What's the difference between thyroid storm and hyperthyroid?

Former an emergency!: Both reflect a state of high thyroid hormone levels, however, the former is considered an emergency with life threatning systemic changes namely altered mental state, agitation and sometimes fever. It typically results from untreated hyperthyroidism and is usually brought on by a stress such as trauma or infection. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between a hot nodule and graves disease?

Whats the difference between a hot nodule and graves disease?

Both hyperthyroidism: Both graves disease and a hot nodule are causes of hyperthyroidism. In graves, the whole thyroid is enlarged and it is an autoimmune disease. In hot (toxic) nodule, there is one nodule that is hyperactive and causing all the problem, and the rest of the thyroid is relatively normal. Both causes respond well to antithyroid drugs and radioactive iodine. See your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism?

What is the difference between hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism?

Thyroid function: Hypothyroidism is related to burn out of the thyroid with low production of thyroid hormone. Hyperthyroidism is excess production of thyroid hormone. Both need to be investigated and treated as they are serious conditions. ...Read more

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What is the difference between thyroid imbalance and thyroid cancer?

What is the difference between thyroid imbalance and thyroid cancer?

Benign vs malignant: Thyroid imbalance describes a benign hormonal condition such as thyroiditis, graves disease or toxic multinodular goiter and is usually benign. These can be treated medically, surgically or with radioactive iodine if hyperthyroid. Thyroid cancer is cancer and needs surgery to remove it. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between hypothyroid and raynauds?

Is there a connection between hypothyroid and raynauds?

Yes.: Yes, raynaud's has been linked to thyroid gland dysfunction, particularly hypothyroidism. One can have raynaud's syndrome without having thyroid abnormalities as well. ...Read more

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 is there any difference between a paraganglioma and a pheochromocytoma?

 is there any difference between a paraganglioma and a pheochromocytoma?

Yes: Paraganglioma is usually treated surgically and does not make any substances that cause side effects..Like a pheo does...These tumors reak havoc on the person raising blood pressure, heart rate, etc and are sometimes very hard to locate. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between a paraganglioma and a pheochromocytoma?

Very similar: The two are closely related and both originate from the same kind of cell (chromaffin cells) but pheochromocytomas secrete catecholamines (adrenalin and noradrenalin) while paragangliomas generally do not. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between cretinism and congenital hypothyroidism?

Is there a difference between cretinism and congenital hypothyroidism?

Yes: Cretinism is an old description of children with growth stunning due to profound hypothyroidism, either congenital or acquired who go untreated. Their physical appearance is quite unique but now seldom encountered due to new born screening and early detection. I myself have not seen a case during my entire fellowship period ! it is present in other parts of the world where newborn screen is absent. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hyperthyroidism and hyperparathyroidism?

What is the difference between hyperthyroidism and hyperparathyroidism?

Different Glands: "Para" means next to. Next to the thyroid gland lie 4 tiny glands called parathyroid glands, which regulate calcium levels. The thyroid make thyroid hormone; hyperthyroidism is having too much thyroid hormone. The parathyroids make parathyroid hormone; hyperPARAthyroidism is having too much parathyroid hormone, leading to high calcium levels, or hypercalcemia. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hashimotos and hypothyroidism? which is more dangerous?

What is the difference between hashimotos and hypothyroidism? which is more dangerous?

Not much: Hashimotos causes hypothyroidism and many times those terms are used synonymously. Both are dangerous if untreated however with appropriate treatment they can be very manageable. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between hypo and hyperthyroidism in simple terms?

Whats the difference between hypo and hyperthyroidism in simple terms?

Too Little-Too much: Hypothyroidism the thyroid produces too little thyroid hormone. Unexplained weight gain, fatigue, facial puffiness, depression, cold intolerance, hair loss, dry skin and hair, heavy menstrual periods, etc. Hyperthyroidism the thyroid produces too much thyroid hormone. Sudden weight loss, increased temperature, increased heart rate, sweating, enlarged thyroid gland, sensitivity to heat, etc. ...Read more

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Is there a correlation between hyperactive thyroid and cigar smoking?

Is there a correlation between hyperactive thyroid and cigar smoking?

Exophthalmos: A complication of grave's disease, exophthalmos, is a serious eye disorder which is more likely to occur to a smoker than a non-smoker with grave's disease. ...Read more

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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