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Doctor insights on: Rare Symptoms Of Hyperthyroidism

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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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I disagree on some of the responses i got back regarding hyperthyroidism. I have a rare form of hyper. I have symptoms only uptake scan showed it.

I disagree on some of the responses i got back regarding hyperthyroidism. I have a rare form of hyper.  I have symptoms only uptake scan showed it.

Using Healthtap: Thus site is for advice. It should never replace actual healthcare or a relationship with your doctor. For your condition the only advice that matters is from the physician assisting you in person! ...Read more

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Is it possible symptoms of hyperthyroidism?

Is it possible symptoms of hyperthyroidism?

Many!: Feeling hot when others are comfortable, heart pounding/racing, hands shaking, trouble sleeping, trouble concentrating, irritable, appetite out of control (may gain or lose weight), always tired, mild exercise wipes you out are some common ones. ...Read more

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What causes similar symptoms to hyperthyroidism?

What causes similar symptoms to hyperthyroidism?

Many, many things: Most overweight people think/hope they have an under active thyroid gland, so doc can give them thyroid replacement and they'll lose the weight (i remember one case in 40 years practice). Many people think they have overactive thyroid when pulse is fast, palpitations in chest, sweat a lot, diarrhea frequently, lose weight or hair, ...Most don't, but check. I do thyroid screening tests routinely. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of hyperthyroidism?

What are the most common symptoms of hyperthyroidism?

Multiple organs...: The thyroid hormones secreted by the gland affects almost every system, including basal metabolism, skin, heart, brain, bowel. The thyroid gland is controlled by a part of the pituitary/hypothalamus gland in the brain in a feedback mechanism (as with all glands). Increased thyroid hormone can be associated with 'poppy' eyes, racy pulse, moist skin, perspiring, diarrhea. See prior answer. ...Read more

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What are the causes of similar symptoms as hyperthyroidism?

Nothing: There is no other disorder that produces the constellation of signs and symptoms that hyperthyroidism does. Check w/your doctor. ...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