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Treat Subclinical Hyperthyroidism
Is it necessary to treat mild subclinical hyperthyroid (negative antibody, normal t3/t4 TSH 0.461) before having a lobectomy for follicular nodule?
Normal: A TSH of 0.46 is normal is most labs. It appears that you are going to surgery for a "follicular nodule". You should be aware that there is a newer pathology test(afirma by veracyte) that helps to differentiate which patients with follicular neoplasms need to go to surgery vs observation. You might want to consider this before surgery. ...Read more
Has no effect: I always encourage exercise as its good for the mind and body. Subclinical hyperthyroidism is related to an overactive thyroid usually secondary to mild graves disease or overactive thyroid nodules. Exercise unfortunately does not treat subclinical hyperthyroidism. Often times subclinical hyperthyroidism can be monitored without treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on cause: Hi. The main causes of hyperthyroidism are Graves' (almost never subclinical), a hot nodule (often subclinical), thyroid medication induced (common, often subclinical), and subacute thyroiditis (usually clinical in the hyper phase). Subacute thyroiditis hyper gets better on its own. Thyroid medication induced is easily corrected. Graves' & some hot nodules need treatment. Your endo will help. ...Read more
If you have subclinical hyperthyroidism and take low dose of .25 methimazole, can this kick me into full blown hyperthyroidism?
My potasium fr blood test 3.4 n I have subclinical hyperthyroid what can i eat beside banana for my pottasium level?
Stop worrying: If your physician is not concerned about your potassium level, and you are not on any diuretic and are not having diarrhea, i would ignore this just-slightly-lowish serum potassium. "normal ranges" are set so that several percent of otherwise-healthy people fall just outside. As a pathologist who's devoted a lifetime to lab medicine, i always tell people, "look at the person, not the numbers". ...Read more
Hyperthyroid: Found no references to banana, but soy if u are allergic to it, may worsen thyroid condition. See http://www.Ehow.Com/facts_5484988_foods-avoid-hyperthyroidism.Html for other foods recommended to avoid in hyperthyroidism. Your endocrinologist may have a list of foods to eat & those to avoid as well. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For a few years I have had subclinical hyperthyroidism. Recently, i been gaining weight, been really dizzy and infertile, is it possible to switch to?
What is the risk of weight gain post one lobe thyroidectomy followed by Synthroid in an obese subclinical hyperthyroid (not hypo) person?
Thyroid: Very low since you still have half the thyroid and are on medication. Have your thyroid levels checked ...Read more
I was diagnosed having subclinical hypothyroidism 2 years ago with TSH 3.0 and T-4 14. I started to take levothyroxine 0,05 mg daily. My TSH went to 0.01 but since I had relief in symptoms of fatique and no symptoms related to hyperthyroidism my doctor sa
Truncated.: Not sure the question. Looks like the end got chopped off. It is always a good idea to have thyroid tests repeated before committing to treatment. ...Read more
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