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I've mild mvp n hyperthyroid. My at rest heartbeat can go up to 98 at times n I feel short of breath. My thyroid is under ctrl. Shd I b concerned?

I've mild mvp n hyperthyroid. My at rest heartbeat can go up to 98 at times n I feel short of breath. My thyroid is under ctrl. Shd I b concerned?

Rapid heart rate: Mild mitral valve prolapse is well known to cause palpitations, but this is not serious, and usually goes away with exercise. Assuming your middle-aged or younger, i suspect the mild shortness of breath you feel is due to deconditioning, or not being used to getting your heart rate up with regular exercise. Best approach to this is to start a walking program at 5-10 minutes and gradually increase. ...Read more

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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My wife has tingling in her left arm during a BM. She gets short of breath and light headed. Hyperthyroidism was diagnosed, but still has symptoms.

 My wife has tingling in her left arm during a BM. She gets short of breath and light headed. Hyperthyroidism was diagnosed, but still has symptoms.

BM, SOB, L arm pain: Have an EKG< see a Dr. do a thyroid profile, do a treadmill test. She may have coronary disease, and ischemic heart failure. Do a lipid profile and Glucose Hb+ AC1 She must see an endocrinologist and be on therapy as required. Have a cardiologist rule out coronary disease. She is very young for all this issues, any family history? or heavy smoking? ...Read more

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Dizziness during exercise (aerobic/cardio/anaerobic) no short of breath nor chest pain what could be the cause ? Hbp tachycardia hyperthyroidism

Dizziness during exercise (aerobic/cardio/anaerobic) no short of breath nor chest pain what could be the cause ?
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Dehydration: Try drinking half your weight in ounces of water. It you weigh 100 pounds drink 50 ounces a day. 150 lbs drink 75 oz aday, etc. See your doctor if after drinking water each day your symptoms persist see your doctor to get your thyroid checked as well as your blood pressure. The Inderal (propranolol) you take may be lowering your blood pressure and pulse more that you realize. ...Read more

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Sex on period on Sept 5 n 12. Overactive thyroid with shorter n lighter period. Nausea pressure when I have to pee. Vagina muscles sore. Pregnant?

Sex on period on Sept 5 n 12. Overactive thyroid with shorter n lighter period. Nausea pressure when I have to pee. Vagina muscles sore. Pregnant?

Pregnant?: Thyroid abnormalities can make your periods irregular, but ovulation may occur and if pregnancy results, you would not have a period, but may have light spotting. Obtain a serum HCG test from your healthcare provider to be certain, which is very accurate. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an overactive thyroid?

How do I know if I have an overactive thyroid?

Blood Tests: While symptoms of feeling hot, easily tired, shaky, pounding/racing heart, sweating, irritability and eye changes may suggest this condition, blood tests for TSH and thyroid hormone levels are needed for this diagnosis. The TSH level is the most sensitive test for this condition. ...Read more

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Could you tell me about an overactive thyroid?

Could you tell me about an overactive thyroid?

Overactive thyroid: The most common causes are grave's disease and a multinodular goiter. The T4 and/or T3 (liothyronine) will be elevated, and the TSH decreased. You will typically have symptoms of palpitations, rapid pulse, sweating, tremor, and irritability. After all that, you can get very fatigued. This condition can be fixed with either medications, radioactive iodine or surgery. You should probably see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Ok i've got overactive thyroid. What should I do?

Ok i've got overactive thyroid. What should I do?

Discuss with doctor : Go over your treatment options with your doctor. Medications, radioactive iodine or surgery are the 3 available. Discuss the risks and benefits of each. ...Read more

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How do you tell if you have an overactive thyroid?

Thyroid: Your doctor can order thyroid function blood test to measure thyroid hormones & TSH levels. ...Read more

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What exercise best to do and to avoid if I have hyperthyroid?

What exercise best to do and to avoid if I have hyperthyroid?

No restrictions : As long as the hyperthyroidism is treated and under control, you can exercise just like anybody else. ...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