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I have hashimoto thyroidism, pituitary tumor, seizures, lesion on my brain and had multiple concussions. My calves are hurting bad what could this be?

I have hashimoto thyroidism, pituitary tumor, seizures, lesion on my brain and had multiple concussions. My calves are hurting bad what could this be?

Wow- a lot!: This can either be as simple as muscular if you have had any changes in excercise or even trauma (fall, seizure). Or it can be neurological, neuropathic pain due to your comorbidities or even the brain lesion. Or vascular such as a DVT or blood clot in your veins. I would recommend that you get evaluated at your earliest convenience. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more


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Can vitamine B12 deficienty cause an overactive thyroid?

Can vitamine B12 deficienty cause an overactive thyroid?

Not Exactly: The most common cause of both an overactive thyroid and B12 deficiency is autoimmunity, in which the immune system mistakenly attacks one's own tissues and proteins. Having 1 auto-immune condition makes it more likely for a person to develop a 2nd autoimmune condition, but it wouldn't be true to say that one condition caused the other. The underlying autoimmunity caused both. ...Read more

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Can taking too many iodine supplements cause an overactive thyroid?

Can taking too many iodine supplements cause an overactive thyroid?

There are: Certain thyroid conditions that can develop into an overactive thyroid with ingesting of very large amounts of iodine, but it is uncommon except when you get iodine contrast intravenously. ...Read more

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Can an Overactive Thyroid cause emotional spells?

Can an Overactive Thyroid cause emotional spells?

HYPERTHRYOID=Anxiety: Overactive thryoid (hyperthryoidism) can cause all kinds of emotional feelings usually anxiety, insomnia, and some depression.Some people feel very agitated when thryoid is overactive. You need to see your doctor and obtain meditations to control your thryoid. ...Read more

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What can I do to combat reactive depression caused by overactive thyroid?

What can I do to combat reactive depression caused by overactive thyroid?

Medical treatment: Isn't it amazing how intertwined our physical and emotional health is? In this situation, it is imperative that your hyperthyroidism be treated. If the thyroid is too active or too inactive, either can lead to marked problems with mood. Work with a good internist or endocrinologist. Take care. ...Read more

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Can overactive thyroid cause high triglycerides? And why would my cholesterol lvls be good but triglycerides high?

Can overactive thyroid cause high triglycerides? And why would my cholesterol lvls be good but triglycerides high?

Not usually: Overactive thyroid is not a usual cause of high triglycerides. You may try reducing your intake of carbohydrates and consult your doctor for the need to take medication, depending on the level of fasting triglycerides. ...Read more

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What are the causes of an overactive thyroid?

What are the causes of an overactive thyroid?

Causes: Autoimmune. Either the immune system makes a protein that stimulates the thyroid to be "on" all the time (graves disease) or the immune system is destroying the thyroid cells, increasing thyroid hormone release. Unusual causes are a cluster of cells working a higher speed (hyperfunctioning nodule) or activation in the protein that tells the thyroid to work more (tsh receptor). ...Read more

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The doctor told my partner he has an overactive thyroid caused by him smoking didn't offer any meds but now we are ttc could this affect this?

The doctor told my partner he has an overactive thyroid caused by him smoking didn't offer any meds but now we are ttc could this affect this?

Don't think so: Smoking causes lots of problems, but overactive thyroid is not one of them. If your partner has hyperthyroidism, the overproduction or over-release of thyroid hormone, there are many causes, including viral infections and auto-immune disease. Further testing should be done. Ask for a referral to an endocrinologist, a specially trained physician in this area. ...Read more

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Are palps (mine feel like my heart stops) that are caused by either electric, or overactive thyroid serious? Good echo results but no palps during it.

No: not serious. Determine thyroid disorder via bloodworm. Also, check serum potassium and magnesium levels. If all ok, then likely you are experiencing premature beats that feel like skipping beats or pauses. These are benign, and are aggravated by caffeine or emotional stress as wells by lack of sleep. ...Read more

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Can an overactive thyroid cause burning feet and weird circulation to the extremities?

It's possible...: The thyroid is a major regulator of several systems within the body. It is possible that it can influence nerves and in turn, circulation. Talk to your endocrinologist about your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can overactive thyroid cause stomach cramps/ache all day?

Can overactive thyroid cause stomach cramps/ache all day?

Possible, but unlike: Overactive thyroid can cause many, many different symptoms. It can increase your intestinal transit time leading to diarrhea, but continuous cramps is unlikely. Get your thyroid level normalized and you'll know if the thyroid was responsible. Meanwhile, keep looking for other possible causes. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an overactive thyroid?

Blood Tests: While symptoms of feeling hot, easily tired, shaky, pounding/racing heart, sweating, irritability and eye changes may suggest this condition, blood tests for TSH and thyroid hormone levels are needed for this diagnosis. The TSH level is the most sensitive test for this condition. ...Read more

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Could you tell me about an overactive thyroid?

Overactive thyroid: The most common causes are grave's disease and a multinodular goiter. The T4 and/or T3 (liothyronine) will be elevated, and the TSH decreased. You will typically have symptoms of palpitations, rapid pulse, sweating, tremor, and irritability. After all that, you can get very fatigued. This condition can be fixed with either medications, radioactive iodine or surgery. You should probably see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Ok i've got overactive thyroid. What should I do?

Discuss with doctor : Go over your treatment options with your doctor. Medications, radioactive iodine or surgery are the 3 available. Discuss the risks and benefits of each. ...Read more

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How do you tell if you have an overactive thyroid?

How do you tell if you have an overactive thyroid?

Thyroid: Your doctor can order thyroid function blood test to measure thyroid hormones & TSH levels. ...Read more

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Can you practice intermitten fasting if you have an overactive thyroid?

Can you practice intermitten fasting if you have an overactive thyroid?

Yes, but. . .: If fasting is something someone already did regularly, they could continue doing so with mild hyperthyroidism. However, fasting would be inadvisable if they were losing weight due to the hyperthyroidism. And it would not do anything to help to fix the thyroid disorder. That would require surgery, radioactive iodine treatment, or thyroid blocking medication. ...Read more

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Overactive thyroid problems. What should I do?

Overactive thyroid problems. What should I do?

Endocrinologist: You need to see someone who can confirm the diagnosis of an over active thyroid, then initiate a treatment plan. Start with your primary doctor, who can refer you to an endocrinologist as necessary. ...Read more

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Is an overactive thyroid a circulation problem?

Is an overactive thyroid a circulation problem?

No a thyroid problem: It can also cause heart problems like tachycardia and thchycardiac cadiomyopathy. ...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


Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more