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Doctor insights on: What Is The Difference Between Hyperthyroidism And Hypothyroidism

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is also known as Underactive thyroid. Level, which can cause fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart ...Read more

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Managing Hyperthyroidism (Checklist)

Have your thyroid levels checked
Every other month
Follow up with your doctor
Every other month
Take medication as prescribed
Once
Monitor for any improvement in symptoms
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Dr my free T4 is 1.03 and TSH is 3.18 normal between .1 to 4.8 shown in result. I want to clarify i am having hypothyroid or hyperthyroid?

Dr my free T4 is 1.03 and TSH is 3.18 normal between .1 to 4.8 shown in result. I want to clarify i am having hypothyroid or hyperthyroid?

Neither: Hi. Maybe I'm missing yor point. You have a normal TSH and a normal free T4, and you're wondering if you're hypothyroid or hyperthyroid? You left out the correct answer...normal thyroid. Normal is normal. That sounds trite, doesn't it?! But true. Normal thyroid function is normal, not hypo, not hyper, but normal. If I'm missing the point, please clarify. Good luck! ...Read more

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Living with Overactive Bladder (OAB) (Checklist)

Find a good urologist for proper evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment
Once
Manage your intake of fluids: neither too much nor too little
Once
Avoid or limit caffeine (coffee, tea, soda) and alcohol
Once
Identify what foods and fluids bother your bladder and avoid them
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What is the relationship between thyroid hormone and estrogen? Why there's amenorrhoea in hyperthyroidism and menorrhagia in hypothyroidism?

What is the relationship between thyroid hormone and estrogen? Why there's amenorrhoea in hyperthyroidism and menorrhagia in hypothyroidism?

Thyroid and periods: With either hyper or hypothyroidism, there can be a wide variety of menstrual disorders. It is not just a matter of estrogen, the cycling of estrogen and Progesterone is usually thrown off. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be hyperthyroid with hypothyroid symptoms?

Is it possible to be hyperthyroid with hypothyroid symptoms?

Possible: This is not a common observation, nonetheless, it has been described in the literature. Essentially what is happening is that there is an initial transient elevation of thyroid hormone levels due to autoimmune thyroid destruction followed by drop in thyroid production. In medical terms, this phenomenon is called "hashitoxicosis". ...Read more

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Living with Overactive Bladder (OAB) (Checklist)

Do no avoid fluids. Concentrated urine can worsen OAB
daily
Try avoiding acidic foods, caffeine
daily
Kegel Exercises
daily
Timed voiding. Urinate on a schedule,
daily
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I was hypothyroid but now have hyperthyroid, what can I do?

I was hypothyroid but now have hyperthyroid, what can I do?

See your doctor: The most common cause would be that you are getting too much medication. Rarely, a patient with hypothyroidism will convert to graves' disease or autoimmune hyperthyroidism. This will require medication radioactive iodine treatment or surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Underactive Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid makes thyroid hormone, the main one is t4, which is converted in other tissues to t3. An underactive thyroid makes too little thyroid hormone. You feel sluggish, bloated, constipated, cold. It is treated by taking replacement hormone levothyroxine. The thyroid also makes calcitonin, which is involved in calcium metabolism, but it is a weak hormone in ...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

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