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What Is High Thyroid
Hyperthyroid: Both Graves disease and a hot nodule/multinod goiter are common causes of hyperthyroidism. Typically in Graves, the whole thyroid is enlarged and it is an autoimmune disease. In hot (toxic) nodule/multinod goiter, there is one or more nodules that are hyperactive. Both causes respond well to antithyroid drugs and radioactive iodine, occas need surgery. See your Endocrinologist ...Read more
Autoimmunity: If you have anti-thyroid antibodies, two (2) things may happen, depending on the site of action. If the antibodies stimulate the TSH receptor, this would lead to grave's disease, which implies a hyper functioning gland. In the other scenario, the antibodies may participate in the destruction of the gland, thereby causing hypothyroidism. ...Read more
Lupus related: Lupus, an autoimmune disease, happens when the immune system attacks its tissues, causing inflammation, swelling, pain, and damage. Lupus symptoms vary, and early lupus symptoms include fatigue, joint pain, fever, and a lupus rash, especially after being in the sun. Lupus may increase antithyroglobulin antibodies levels without having any other underlying disease. ...Read more
Infant hyperthyroid: Hyperthyroidism during pregnancy raises small risk , approximately 1% to 2%, that infant will develop hyperthyroidism before birth , condition known as fetal thyrotoxicosis or known as neonatal hyperthyroidism. Rarely hyperthyroidism can also occur in the newborns of mothers who have history of graves' disease, treated medically or by ablation. Autoimmune with antibodies crossing the placenta. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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