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What other illnesses can be mistaken for hyperthyroidism?

What other illnesses can be mistaken for hyperthyroidism?

Multiple: Anxiety state, tumor of adrenal - pheochromocytoma, inflammation of the thyroid, intake of thyroid tissue, heart disease, lesions behind the eyes. However, commonly available laboratory tests can usually distinguish among these causes. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...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?

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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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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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