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My father has overactive thyroid. What does this mean?
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Overactive thyroid
It means his thyroid is making too much hormone.
Causes include: graves disease, inflammed thyroid, taking too much thyroid hormone, taking too much iodine, a thyroid growth, and rarely tumors of the testes or ovaries. He needs to see his physician to get this evaluated and treated. It can cause problems if not treated adequately. Good luck.

In brief: Overactive thyroid
It means his thyroid is making too much hormone.
Causes include: graves disease, inflammed thyroid, taking too much thyroid hormone, taking too much iodine, a thyroid growth, and rarely tumors of the testes or ovaries. He needs to see his physician to get this evaluated and treated. It can cause problems if not treated adequately. Good luck.
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