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What Other Diseases Can Be Mistaken For Hyperthyroidism
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
Hyperthyroid eye disease issues for 3yrs now. Why wont my eyes recede back to normal? Is it bc I smoke?
I was diagnosed with a thyroid disorder when i was about 14 i believe it is hyperthyroidism I am now 27 it has been years since I have had it checked.?
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 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 3 more doctor answers
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