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Was told have overactive thyroid is it possible this has been a long term condition which has shown as a heart attack in 2011?

Was told have overactive thyroid is it possible this has been a long term condition which has shown as a heart attack in 2011?

Yes and no: Yes - This could be a long-term condition that you've been living with. No - I don't see how this could be misinterpreted as a heart attack. The lab results and EKG tracings are very different. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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 long will ptu (propylthiouracil) take effects for patient with hyperthyroidism? Thanks

How long will ptu (propylthiouracil) take effects for patient with hyperthyroidism? Thanks

1-3months: Depending on dose, how frequently you get blood tests to follow-up and adjust dose recommend monthly lab til stable. ...Read more

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How long should i take hyperthyroid meds to bring down the hormones level from 100 to normal?

How long should i take hyperthyroid meds to bring down the hormones level from 100 to normal?

A while.: Hard to say. i am not sure if you mean hypothyroid or hyperthyroid but in either case. Thyroid disease is not generally a passing thing. This will require meds for a while. levels should normalize in a few weeks. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been diagnosed with thyroiditis. I am in the hyperthyroid stage. how long does it usually last?

What to do if I have been diagnosed with thyroiditis. I am in the hyperthyroid stage. how long does it usually last?

Usually 2-6 weeks: Thyroiditis is inflammation of the thyroid gland, resulting in stored thyroid hormone(TH) leaking into the bloodstream faster than normal release of TH, so that TH levels are higher than normal. It can follow a viral infection or come after a pregnancy. There can be a hypothyroid phase later, but thyroiditis almost always resolves, leaving the thyroid working normally. ...Read more

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I have hyperthyroidism and can no longer sing why?

I have hyperthyroidism and can no longer sing	why?

Not sure: This is not a typical symptom of hyperthyroidism. However there are 2 theoretical explanations on my mind: 1) your hyperthyroidism may make the muscles that move the vocal cords "shaky" as it does with other muscles. If that is the case, then it will return to normal when the hyper is corrected 2) the thyroid may be enlarged to a point that it affects the nerves that control the voice. ...Read more

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How long can hyperthyroid go (i'm already pretty anorexic looking from this now) before there is major or unreversable damage if any occurs?

How long can hyperthyroid go (i'm already pretty anorexic looking from this now) before there is major or unreversable damage if any occurs?

Huperthyroid no Rx: If you have hyperthyroidism and have had no treatment then you are playing with fire and it is bad for you.Not only you will loose weight, but you may get tachcardia and other arrythmia in your heart.It is not a good idea not to get treated.Itcan be treated with drugs or radioactive iodine therapy.You should not fool around with this condition as you are already loosing weight. ...Read more

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I was told I have hashitoxicosis. Is there a way to treat it? I was on ptu (propylthiouracil) for 2 years because the dr said i had hyperthyroidism. I no longer take ptu (propylthiouracil)

I was told I have hashitoxicosis. Is there a way to treat it? I was on ptu (propylthiouracil) for 2 years because the dr said i had hyperthyroidism. I no longer take ptu (propylthiouracil)

Hashitoxicosis: Graves disease and hashimoto's thyroiditis are both autoimmune thyroid disorders. In typical graves, the antibodies make the thyroid overactive. In typical hashi, the antibodies destroy the thyroid. Sometimes both occur together; you can be hyperthyroid, and eventually "burn out" and become normal, or hypothyroid. So what is your thyroid doing now? Follow the advice of your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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How long before ptu (propylthiouracil) is effective against hyperthyroidism?

How long before ptu (propylthiouracil) is effective against hyperthyroidism?

About2to 4 weeks: It starts working right away when started but full effect may take 2to4 weeks ...Read more

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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