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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

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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Would any type of thyroid disease(hypothyroid/hyperthyroid/any other kind of thyroid disease) effect an HIV antibody test?

Would any type of thyroid disease(hypothyroid/hyperthyroid/any other kind of thyroid disease) effect an HIV antibody test?

No: The most common cause of a false negative HIV antibody test is testing during the "window period" between the time of viral transmission and acute HIV seroconversion. False positive tests are rare and usually result from labeling errors. I am unaware of any bearing that thyroid disease may have on the accuracy of HIV antibody assays. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with thyroid disease at 9 years presented as hyperthyroidism and then converted to hypothyroidism. Main concern is mood changes, have done lots of research nothing that links mood changes and thyroid disease. Endocrinologist has never compromise

Diagnosed with thyroid disease at 9 years presented as hyperthyroidism and then converted to hypothyroidism. Main concern is mood changes, have done lots of research nothing that links mood changes and thyroid disease. Endocrinologist has never compromise

Mood changes: Mood changes can be directly related to hormonal levels. Very high thyroid levels mimic anxiety/agitation; very low levels mimic depression. Thyroid levels are measured by lab tests (T3, T4). If you are now hypothyroid, your endocrinologist can rx thyroid hormone to take orally to bring your levels to normal. Mood changes are more likely due to other hormone levels, and interactions are complex. ...Read more

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If you increase your thyroid medication can you go from hypothyroidism to hyperthyroidism?

If you increase your thyroid medication can you go from hypothyroidism to hyperthyroidism?

Technically, no: You can be overtreated and your thyroid hormone levels can be too high, but technically speaking, your thyroid is not over active. ...Read more

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Im 27. Can a nodule on your thyroid cause hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism or either? Thank you very much

Im 27. Can a nodule on your thyroid cause hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism or either?
Thank you very much

Yes and no.: Yes. "Functional" nodules producing thyroid hormone independent of the feedback system involving thyroid stimulating hormone from your pituitary, can cause hyperthyroidism. Typically you do not develop hypothyroidism due to a single nodule. A nodule may also represent a benign or cancerous growth. Typically thyroid nodules are biopsied and various imaging helps categorize the type. Follow up w/ MD ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism but my doc said i may have hyperthyroidism as well. Could smoking marijuana have caused this or affect my thyroid at all?

Unlikely : Though certain thyroid conditions can cause both hypo and hyper thyroidism at one point or another, both cannot exist at the same time. It would be like saying your gas tank is full and empty at the same time. At this time there aren't any conclusive studies showing that chronic marijuana use directly affects thyroid function. However, marijuana does affect other hormones. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...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