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Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more


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How serious are behavioral symptoms in a brat when adult?

How serious are behavioral symptoms in a brat when adult?

Relative qs: The child hood disorders don't have a stop sign and kids just don't grow out of it . The old concepts of adhd and kids growing out of it also has changed since adhd does not go away just the capacity to control it gets better and hyper activity turns into restlessness , even conduct disorder kids turn into antisocial personality disorder so brats turn onto adult patients who can understandthemself. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of hyperthyroidism?

What are the most common symptoms of hyperthyroidism?

Multiple organs...: The thyroid hormones secreted by the gland affects almost every system, including basal metabolism, skin, heart, brain, bowel. The thyroid gland is controlled by a part of the pituitary/hypothalamus gland in the brain in a feedback mechanism (as with all glands). Increased thyroid hormone can be associated with 'poppy' eyes, racy pulse, moist skin, perspiring, diarrhea. See prior answer. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be hyperthyroid with hypothyroid symptoms?

Is it possible to be hyperthyroid with hypothyroid symptoms?

Yes.: While some symptoms of hypothyroidism are the opposite of hyperthyroidism, some are the same! Both hypo and hyperthyroidism can cause fatigue, weight gain, and poor concentration. Or the symptoms could be unrelated to the thyroid. See your doctor to find out what caused the hyperthyroidism, make a plan for treating it, and then, if symptoms are still present, finding what else might be going on. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of hyperthyroidism in a preschooler?

Can you tell me the symptoms of hyperthyroidism in a preschooler?

Pediatrician: If you are worried -and you don't say why - please talk with the child's pediatrician; he/she can refer to a pedi endocrinologist if needed. ...Read more

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How can I know if these are thyroid storms or normal hyperthyroidism symptoms?

Very rare: Thyroid storm can be life-threatening health condition that is associated with untreated or undertreated hyperthyroidism. During thyroid storm increased heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature can soar to dangerously high levels. Without prompt, aggressive treatment,, 1-2 % people with hyperthyroidism. Sometimes occurs with thyroid gland infection and early on in radiation ablation. ...Read more

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Are there any foods/fluids/lifestyles that help with the symptoms of Hyperthyroidism? Cups of tea seem to help but may just be placebic.

No: If you are hyperthyroid you need to be treated with medication or radioactive iodine. You should see an Endocrinologist. This is not a lifestyle issue ...Read more

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I disagree on some of the responses i got back regarding hyperthyroidism. I have a rare form of hyper. I have symptoms only uptake scan showed it.

I disagree on some of the responses i got back regarding hyperthyroidism. I have a rare form of hyper.  I have symptoms only uptake scan showed it.

Using Healthtap: Thus site is for advice. It should never replace actual healthcare or a relationship with your doctor. For your condition the only advice that matters is from the physician assisting you in person! ...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