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What Is The Difference Between Hyperthyroidism And Graves Disease
I have been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and graves disease as well as type 2 diabetes my ? Is I've been having panick attacks and i need to know y
Hyperthyroidism!: Hyperthyroidism is likely culprit much less likely is a cause due to sugar- so unless hypoglycemic at onset of paniuc attack ( <70), focus with your md o treating the overactive thyroid state- initially with beta blocker med, and control of production of thyroid hormone. Lastly anxiety/ depression can be independent of both issues, and would need to be addressed if not better ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been diagnosed and undiagnosed with graves disease/hyperthyroidism since 2008 based on va, using outdated test ranges. Could i be suffering from it?
Graves' Disease: Graves' Disease can cause intermittent hyperthyroidism, and be hard to diagnose in some patients. Seeing ONE doctor who can follow you longterm is important; an Endocrinologist would be a good choice for this. Ask if tests for antibodies to the TSH Receptor have been done, or could be done. Testing thyroid labs regularly and getting educated about symptoms to get tested for off schedule may help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Symptoms and labs: The symptoms of hyperthyroidism (sweating, palpitations, nervousness, tremor) can be caused by other things, such as anxiety. You should have an enlarged thyroid, but this can be subtle. Elevated blood ft4 and low tsh. A nuclear medicine thyroid scan that shows high uptake mostly clinches the diagnosis. This can be treated medically or surgically, but you should see an endocrinologist for this. ...Read more
Yes: Fast heart beats can be associated with hyperthyroidism, and this can be fatal in certain cases. If your heart is frail due to prior heart attacks or heart failure, a fast heart rate may be too much stress for your heart. This could potentially lead to more dangerous heart rhythms or a heart attack. See your doctor to help you control your hyperthyroidism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can one have hyperthyroid (graves disease) if it doesn't run in the family genes? What can possible cause it?
It is autoimmune: Graves disease is thought to occur due to a combination of factors. It is not well establlished, but the hypothesis are that some people have some genes which prime for autoimmune diseases, then something in the environment triggers the immune system to recognize the thyroid as foreigner. The immune system makes proteins that bind the TSH receptor, increasing the production of thyroid hormones. ...Read more
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