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What Is The Difference Between Hyperthyroidism And Thyrotoxicosis
Yes: Strictly speaking thyrotoxicosis is too much thyroid hormone in the blood due to any cause (including taking too much). Hyperthyroidism is a more specific term, implying too much thyroid hormone in the blood due to an overactive thyroid. Despite this distinction, most patients, and many doctors, use these terms interchangeably. Graves' is one specific cause of hyperthyroidism. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why could I swing back & forth from hypothyroid and hyperthyroid (thyrotoxicosis)? Neg. antibodies for Hashi's and Graves'. Have multinodular goiter.
Thyroid: It often depends on when you take your medicine. I think it best to take thyroid medicine at bedtime. Give it a bit of time and your levels should be stable. Yes, they could be stable and high or stable and low. Once you have settled on that please see your doctor. ...Read more
Different Glands: "Para" means next to. Next to the thyroid gland lie 4 tiny glands called parathyroid glands, which regulate calcium levels. The thyroid make thyroid hormone; hyperthyroidism is having too much thyroid hormone. The parathyroids make parathyroid hormone; hyperPARAthyroidism is having too much parathyroid hormone, leading to high calcium levels, or hypercalcemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Latter to former: Thyroiditis is a general term applied to the condition whereby the thyroid gland is inflammed, usually by the body's own immune system. Such reaction can lead to transient rise in thyroid hormone levels causing hyperthyroidism followed by a state of low thyroid, also called hypothyroidism. Some individuals can have high thyroid output from the start and stay longer until an intervention is made. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Too Little-Too much: Hypothyroidism the thyroid produces too little thyroid hormone. Unexplained weight gain, fatigue, facial puffiness, depression, cold intolerance, hair loss, dry skin and hair, heavy menstrual periods, etc. Hyperthyroidism the thyroid produces too much thyroid hormone. Sudden weight loss, increased temperature, increased heart rate, sweating, enlarged thyroid gland, sensitivity to heat, etc. ...Read more
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