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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
The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...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 (liothyronine) and free T4 levels ...Read more
How does hyperthyroidism affect a woman entering menopause, who still has a regular menstrual cycle?
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
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
Thyroid overactive?: If you are hyperthyroid, and it is not a transient thyroiditis, the treatments come down to antithyroid drugs (eg. Methimazole, b-blockers), radioactive iodine, or surgery. Each has its advantages and disadvantages, and you should discuss with your endocrinologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hyperthyroidism: Patients with hyperthyroidism can have mild to overt symptoms, which include anxiety, emotional lability, weakness, tremor, palpitations, heat intolerance, increased perspiration, and weight loss despite a normal or increased appetite. Other symptoms that may be present include hyperdefecation, urinary frequency, oligomenorrhea/amenorrhea in women, and gynecomastia and erectile dysfunction in men. ...Read more
Goiter: Swelling of the thyroid gland shows enlarged swollen neck (diffuse or nodular) with weight loss despite increased appetite, and heat intolerance. Common causes are iodine deficiency & selenium deficiency & also autoimmune thyroid diseases. Of interest, as i read a while back, president george bush & his wife barbara bush , both had goiter. ...Read more
Wt loss: Wt loss- unuintended, palpitation, anxiety, high bp, increased apetite/metabolism, insomnia, tremor, arterial fibrillation, protruding eye ball etc may have swelling of thyroid, nodule in thyroid, throat pain- like sore throat without infection, may have family hx. See pmd it is easy to dx. ...Read more
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