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Can you have both primary and secondary adrenal insufficiency?

Can you have both primary and secondary adrenal insufficiency?

Unlikely: Primary adrenal insufficiency means that the adrenal glands are unable to make cortisol. In secondary adrenal insufficiency, the adrenals are able to make cortisol, but do not receive enough stimulation from the pituitary to make normal levels. While it is theoretically possible for one person to have both conditions, neither condition is common, so it would be rare to have both. ...Read more

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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


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Does subclinical hyperthyroid caused by graves always progress to hyperthyroid and is treatment necessary for subclinical hyperthyroid?

Does subclinical hyperthyroid caused by graves always progress to hyperthyroid and is treatment necessary for subclinical hyperthyroid?

Watch carefully: Eventually, you will likely develop either overt hyperthyroidism, or you could possibly become hypothyroid. But not always, and this could take years. If you feel well, and your heart/bones/psyche/ etc are ok, you and your doctor (best: Endocrinologist) could elect to watch this and not treat now, but watch carefully. ...Read more

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Could a hypoactive thyroid contribute to hypoglycemia symptoms?

Could a hypoactive thyroid contribute to hypoglycemia symptoms?

Not typically: Best to think of as separate issues to look for, not miss, possible different causes. ...Read more

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What's the difference between primary and secondary addison's disease?

What's the difference between primary and secondary addison's disease?

1ry starts in gland: Primary addison's originates in the adrenal gland for diverse reasons, autoimmune (self destruction by auto antibodies) or after an infection (e.G tb), invasion by cancer or hemorrhage into the gland, while in the secondary type the gland itself is healthy but the pituitary gland (the maestro of endocrine glands) isn't working so other endocrine glands won't function probably. ...Read more

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What type of thyroid disease would cause an individual to toggle between Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism symptoms?

What type of thyroid disease would cause an individual to toggle between Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism symptoms?

Breakdown of: thyroid that releases thyroid hormone as the gland is being destroyed in the long term. This is called Graves disease. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/925147-overview#a5 a good source of information on this. ...Read more

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Which is worse: hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism?

Which is worse: hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: Hyperthyridism because of symptoms are worse and it requires treatment with drugs which has many side effects and may require radioactive iodine treatment or surgery and after that one has to be treated most of the times for hypothyroidism with Thyroid replacement therapy for life While treatment of Hyp[othyridism is thyroid replacement therapy for life ...Read more

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Is it possible that adrenal cancer (primary or metastic) cause addisons disease. Can it also cause other adrenal problems?

Is it possible that adrenal cancer (primary or metastic) cause addisons disease. Can it also cause other adrenal problems?

Unlikely.: Involvement of the adrenals with cancer is not likely to cause adrenal insufficiency since most of the adrenal gland would need to be destroyed to produce that. ...Read more

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Can a edocrinologist determine the underlying cause of my hypothyroidism by blood work or other tests?

Can a edocrinologist determine the underlying cause of my hypothyroidism by blood work or other tests?

Hypothyroid causes: If you are hypothyroid, blood tests may show evidence of hashimoto's thyroiditis, which is probably what you have if you are 38 and hypothyroid. But what will you do with the information? Regardless of the cause, you need treatment with levothyroxine. ...Read more

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Could hypoactive thyroid be associated with tremors?

Could hypoactive thyroid be associated with tremors?

Hypothyroid: It is usually an over active thyroid condition that causes a tremor. ...Read more

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What are the primary, secondary and tertiary treatments of mononucleosis?

What are the primary, secondary and tertiary treatments of mononucleosis?

Taking it easy: There are no drugs, infusions or surgeries for this viral illness. Patients need to rest when tired, get proper hydration & nutrition and avoid placing themselves in harms way. It is often overlooked & undiagnosed as a minor illness in childhood. Most adults return to baseline function within 3 weeks. Some have lingering problems for up to 3 months. ...Read more

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Which is worse: hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism?

Which is worse: hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: Hyperthyridism because of symptoms are worse and it requires treatment with drugs which has many side effects and may require radioactive iodine treatment or surgery and after that one has to be treated most of the times for hypothyroidism with Thyroid replacement therapy for life While treatment of Hyp[othyridism is thyroid replacement therapy for life ...Read more

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Can you have both underlying adrenal insufficiency and thyroid disease, while treated with levoxyl (thyroxine)?

Can you have both underlying adrenal insufficiency and thyroid disease, while treated with levoxyl (thyroxine)?

Yes you can: And it will fall under the condition called autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 2 (aps 2), also called schmidt disease. Risk of autoimmune diabetes is also higher in type 2 ( versus type 1, much rarer here in the us). ...Read more

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Is primary adrenal insufficiency the same as addison's disease?

Is primary adrenal insufficiency the same as addison's disease?

Often, yes: Addison's disease is an autoimmune disease which harms the cortex of the adrenal glands. However, anything that damages the adrenal cortex can also cause primary adrenal insufficiency. ...Read more

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What are primary symptoms or secondary symptoms?

What are primary symptoms or secondary symptoms?

Primary come direct: from the cause. so, a primary symptom of ingrown toenail is pain and symptom. Secondary symptoms are not the main ones and usually mean they are Consequences of the primary symptoms. Pain in the knee from walking funny from the toenail is a secondary symptom. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with primary ovarian insufficiency?

What are the symptoms associated with primary ovarian insufficiency?

Irregular/ no period: Irregular cycles or no periods, especially in a woman who was regular before, is a common sign. However there are many other causes of irregular cycles that we need to exclude. Hot flashes, vaginal dryness, or mood changes may occur, particularly if the woman's periods are stopped. Some women with primary ovarian insufficiency still have regular periods but see md for difficulty getting pregnant. ...Read more

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Can a putitiary cyst cause hyperthyroidism?

Can a putitiary cyst cause hyperthyroidism?

Not likely: Hyperthyroidism is almost always caused by the thyroid, usually either graves disease or a toxic multinodular goiter. It is possible for a pituitary tumor to make excessive tsh, which stimulates the thyroid, but this is very rare. Pituitary mris are very sensitive and pick up a lot of small stuff that may not be significant. See your endocrinologist to sort this out. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for adrenal insufficiency and or adrenal fatigue?

What are the treatments for adrenal insufficiency and or adrenal fatigue?

Life Style Change: Treat deficiencies: often vit d3, vit c with bioflavanoids, high quality b vitamins with methyl folate (folic acid) and methyl cobalamine, magnesium, iron, and zinc (all require taurine or good stomach acid). Kill yeast which steroids foster. Move through the day in ways to improve blood flow to brain. Adaptogens help like rhodiala rosea and ashwaganda. Adrenal fatigue is stress induced in most cases. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked ...Read more