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Doctor insights on: What Other Diseases Can Be Mistaken For Hyperthyroidism

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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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What are effects of having hyperthyroidism? Is this a life threatining disease?

What are effects of having hyperthyroidism? Is this a life threatining disease?

Many: So short term you can lose weight, feel heart palpitations, have diarrhea, feel anxious, etc. Long terms your heart can get weaker and you can lose bone mass too early. it affects mental well being. So it is a very important hormones to have good control of ...Read more

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Is hyperthyroid a metabolic disorder?

Is hyperthyroid a metabolic disorder?

Yes, in a way!: Thyroid hormones affect metabolism. High levels (above normal) are usually caused by grave's disease, solitary functioning nodule, and taking too much thyroid medication. Hgiher than normal thyroid levels increase your bodies sensitivity to catecholamines, thereby raising heart rate, increasing body heat, and sometimes causing weight loss. This is an unatural state and should be corrected. ...Read more

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If some one is hyperthyroid, what tests are necessary to rule out grave's disease?

If some one is hyperthyroid, what tests are necessary to rule out grave's disease?

TSIgG: The test, thyroid stimulating igg is most important! measuring tsh-receptor antibodies with the h-tbii assay has been proven efficient and was the most practical approach found in most studies. A low TSH would be expected as well. ...Read more

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Could graves disease come from having hyperthyroidism?

Could graves disease come from having hyperthyroidism?

Grave's Disease: Grave's Disease is a common cause of hyperthyroidism. It probably means that the hyperthyroidism was caused by Grave's, not the other way around. ...Read more

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Could my hyperthyroidism have caused my celiac disease?

Could my hyperthyroidism have caused my celiac disease?

Probably not: Thyroid disease and celiac disease are both disorders of the immune system, so they may be related in some way. However, one disease probably does not cause the other. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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I have sub clinical hyperthyroidism. Will a partial thyroidectomy cure my symptoms and disease?

Probably not: Removing part of the thyroid is a bit extreme and also may not even help as the hyper functioning part of the gland may not be removed. ...Read more

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My mother got hyperthyroid disease in age of 30, what can be the expected age in which i can get this disease?

My mother got hyperthyroid disease in age of 30, what can be the expected age in which i can get this disease?

Hard to predict: Even though it may be some genetic predisposition, hyperthyroid besides being serious if not treated, is also very symptomatic , with palpitation, anxiety, weight loss etc...., its best to mention to your doctor to have it checked at least once a year with some basic blood tests of your thyroid functions. ...Read more

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How do I tell if i might have graves disease or hyperthyroidism?

How do I tell if i might have graves disease or hyperthyroidism?

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

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What work best to treat hyperthyroid eye disease?

Thyroid Eye Diseas: Thyroid eye disease is primarily treated by managing your thyroid disorder with medication by your primary care doctor or endocrinologist. Symptoms due to dryness and exposure from bulging of the eyes can be managed with lubricating eye drops. Surgical intervention may be necessary in some cases. Evaluation by an eyemd is recommended. ...Read more

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Hypo/hyperthyroidism and mental disorders, can these cause relationship problems?

Hypo/hyperthyroidism and mental disorders, can these cause relationship problems?

Sure: Relationships (especially new ones) can be fragile and delicate. Sometimes even small things can upset them - the thyroid hormones effect moods, attitudes and behavior as do mental disorders. Those are really involved in relating to others - so yes! you might buy a little understanding or time if you tell the person you're not always well - but you also need to get better. See a dr. For an eval! ...Read more

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Hyperthyroid eye disease issues for 3yrs now. Why wont my eyes recede back to normal? Is it bc I smoke?

Hyperthyroid eye disease issues for 3yrs now. Why wont my eyes recede back to normal? Is it bc I smoke?

May not recede: Some hyperthyroidism caused eye issues will not recede and require surgery. It is important that you make sure your thyroid levels are well controlled. ...Read more

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

Same but different: 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. ...Read more

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What does the diagnosis "hyperthyroidism secondary to graves' disease" mean in layman's terms?

What does the diagnosis "hyperthyroidism secondary to graves' disease" mean in layman's terms?

See below.: It means graves' disease is the cause of your hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism just means you have too much thyroid hormone. There can be several reasons for that; graves' is one of the common ones. ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroidism cause anxiety and panic disorder? If so what is the appropriate treatment?

Agree w Dr. Grin: The hyperthyroidism needs to be addressed promptly - often by an endocrinologist. A specific treatment plan would be developed for you. In the meantime, medications such as benzodiazapines, Buspar (buspirone) or antidepressants can help with sxs. ...Read more

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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 more

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Dr. Susan Wingo
552 doctors shared insights

Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked ...Read more