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How long do you have to be hyperthyroid to suffer the serious side affects? For example osteoporosis, etc.

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Dr. Alan Feldman
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: months to years

Osteoporosis takes years to develop, but heart problems such as atrial fibrillation can develop rapidly with hyperthyroidism.
Also, muscle weakness, hair and skin changes. If you have a significantly overactive thyroid, it should be treated.

In brief: months to years

Osteoporosis takes years to develop, but heart problems such as atrial fibrillation can develop rapidly with hyperthyroidism.
Also, muscle weakness, hair and skin changes. If you have a significantly overactive thyroid, it should be treated.
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