what is the difference between hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism

Answers

1 Answers
1 Doctor agrees
10014299x1386629211
Dr. John T. Chiu answered:

What's the difference between hyperthyroidism and Graves' disease?

Same but different

Graves_disease
Hyperthyroidism has many causes, and Grave's disease is one of them. Grave's disease is considered an autoimmune disorder . Eventually, many may end up with hypothyroidism.
Sign Up

Get personalized answers from doctors!

Related to what is the difference between hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism:
2 Answers
3 Doctor agrees
10025116x1386638522 10040414x1386634079 10014299x1386629211

What's the difference between thyroid storm and hyperthyroid?

Former an emergency!

Thyroid
Both reflect a state of high thyroid hormone levels, however, the former is considered an emergency with life threatning systemic changes namely altered mental state, agitation and sometimes fever. It typically results from untreated hyperthyroidism and is usually brought on by a stress such as trauma or infection.
Sign Up

Get personalized answers from doctors!

Related to what is the difference between hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism:
2 Answers
3 Doctor agrees
11846767x1386642569 11190500x1386631321 10011998x1386629313
Dr. Jack Mutnick answered:

What's the difference between Grave's disease and hyperthyroidism?

Graves' disease

Graves_disease
Graves' disease is a type of hyperthyroidism, and it is typically an autoimmune process. Hyperthyroidism is simply the end result. There are other ways besides Graves' disease that people can develop hyperthyroidism, including toxic nodules, certain medications and supplements, and temporary viral infections of the thyroid, among other causes.
Sign Up

Get personalized answers from doctors!

Related to what is the difference between hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism:
1 Answers
1 Doctor agrees
10014299x1386629211
Dr. Ray Tidman answered:

What's the difference between hypothyroidism and Hypoparathyroidism and can you have seizures with Hypoparathyroidism?

Very diff

Seizure_disorder
the tissues are next to each other, that is about all in common. Read more on each. extremes in calcium levels could provoke Sz.
Sign Up

Get personalized answers from doctors!

Related to what is the difference between hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism:
1 Answers
Dr. Robert Kent answered:

What's the difference between hyper and hypothyroidism? I can't gain weight without losing it quickly. I have dry hair and skin. Tired all the time.

Try to asnwer brief

Skin
Simplified explanation-Hyperthyoidism:overactive thyroid pumping out too much thyroid hormone. Hypothyroid: underactive, too little thyroid. That being said, your diagnosis cannot be done on that alone. You can have other issues like autoimmune or neoplastic that can be a mixed picture over time. Best to discuss with your physician +workup.
Sign Up

Get personalized answers from doctors!

Related to what is the difference between hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism:
1 Answers
1 Doctor agrees
10024916x1386638508

I want to know what is the difference between acid reflux and gerd and what's the difference in treatments?

Same Thing

Reflux
GERD is gastro-esophageal reflux disease - the medical name for acid refulux. GERD is generally assigned when someone has frequent problems and seeks treatment. An occasional bought after a heavey or spicy meal may be treated with antacids or just letting it pass. Long-term problems call for meds that are taken regualarly - either over the counter or prescribed. Talk to your MD if it is frequent.
Sign Up

Get personalized answers from doctors!

Related to what is the difference between hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism:
2 Answers
3 Doctor agrees
10070747x1386630312 10005184x1386627418 10040350x1392516741
Dr. Robert Lang answered:

How to tell difference between hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism with fewest tests?

TSH

Hypothyroidism
The TSH will be high with hypothyroidism and low with hyperthyroidism.
Sign Up

Get personalized answers from doctors!

Related to what is the difference between hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism:
1 Answers
Dr. Alan Feldman answered:

Is there a way to tell difference between hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism without going to the doctors?

You can't

Hyperthyroid
Hyperthyroidism is overactive thyroid, hypothyroidism is underactive thyroid. The symptoms are opposite each other, and are nonspecific. Most people who have symptoms that seem like they are thyroid related do not actually have thyroid disease when they are tested. The only way of being sure is to see a doctor and have a blood test (TSH, T4).
Sign Up

Get personalized answers from doctors!

1 Answers
Dr. Alan Feldman answered:

Whats the difference between hypothyroidism & hyperthyroidism.....

Opposite conditions

Underactive_thyroid
Hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid and can cause symptoms of weight gain, swelling, fatigue, sleepiness, constipation, feeling cold, hair loss. Hyperthyroidism is an overactive thyroid and can cause weight loss, feeling hot, palpitations, diarrhea, muscle weakness, shakiness, difficulty sleeping, anxiety.
Sign Up

Get personalized answers from doctors!

Related to what is the difference between hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism:
1 Answers
1 Doctor agrees
10000414x1386632676
Dr. Lynne Weixel answered:

What's the.difference between MS and CP?

Several

Multiple_sclerosis
CP is not progressive, does not remit and is present from birth. If very mild, it may go unnoticed for awhile. MS usually starts in mid-adulthood. Symptoms can come & go or move around to different places but eventually MS usually does progress. The one thing they do have in common is that they are neurological diseases and some treatment efforts can be similar. Perhaps a neurologist will say more
Sign Up

Get personalized answers from doctors!

Related to what is the difference between hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism:
Sign up to see more