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Menopause And Hyperthyroidism
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
Menopause occurs 1 year after the last time you had a period. However, when perimenopausal (the time leading up to your period stopping) you can have a # of sxs. Sxs may include waking up in the middle of the night sweating heavily; dryness of the vaginal tissue; irregularity of periods, hot flashes; mood swings & decreased interest in sex. In the us the ave age ...Read more
Mostly the same: Mostly the same as before menopause. After menopause, of course, there would not be a change in menstrual pattern. Also because of hormone changes with menopause, things like irritability and feeling hot all the same may be worse. Other symptoms like heart racing, shakiness, and getting short of breath with exercise would most likely be the same. ...Read more
My name's Julie. I'm having almost all symptoms of hyperthyroidism but my thyroid is normal.What can mimic it? I'm 36 so I don't think it's menopause.
Graves' disease : This is an illness caused by antibodies to the pituitary that cause increased thyroid hormone production since the antibodies mimic thyroid-stimulating hormone, or TSH, and cause a hyperthyroid state. The diagnostic feature is a low level of native TSH with high T3 and free T4 levels ...Read more
Name's Julie.I've all the symptoms of hyperthyroid but the heart.My thyroid's normal.What can mimic hyperthyroid? I'm 36.I don't think it's menopause.
Can thyroid change from hyperthyroid to hypothyroid? Hello. I had hyperthyroid a little over a year ago. It has since been leveled out and i'm not taking medicine for it. I'm also 53 and i've been in menopause for a year and a half. Now i'm gaining weight
How does hyperthyroidism affect a woman entering menopause, who still has a regular menstrual cycle?
Hyperthyroidism and weight gain, can a low TSH level cause weight gain? And how would menopause effect TSH level?
No: Rarely hyperthyroidism manifested by a low TSH and elevated thyroid hormones can cause increased hunger leading to weight gain. Most hyperthyroids lose (muscle) weight. Menopause has no effect on TSH levels, but as we age hypothyroidism with increased TSH becomes more likely. 20% of women on medicare have elevated TSH and have frank or subclinical hypothyroidism. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If hyperthyroid then hypothyroid then normal thyroid lasts, what tests needed to see why sleepiness cont. If no addiction or emotional problems?
Waxing - waning: Thyroid disease can often take a waxing and waning course, with thyroid function fluctuating between hyper and hypo, becoming normal for brief periods between. Eventually the thyroid "burns out" and stops functioning, leading to persistent hypothyroidism. Go back to your doc and see if this might be happening in your case. If nothing else, the chat should start you in the right direction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible for someone to develop hyperthyroidism/graves disease after a vaginal hysterectomy, with ovaries intact ?
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