Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland produces excess thyroid hormones. In this condition, our body metabolism gets increased, and it results in weight loss, sweating, and irregular heartbeats. This condition is treated by medications, and sometimes surgery is required.

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Should my 15-year-old brother visit the doctor for palpitations and shortness of breath?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother is 15 years old. His height is 5'3" and weight is 115 lbs. For the past one week, he has had occasional heart palpations and shortness of breath about once a day. Originally it started with a headache complaint. We are concerned whether it will just pass or there are remedies...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please make sure that the cold medicines you use have any of the following agents like Theophylline or Salbutamol or any beta agonists in them. One of the adverse effects of the medications above is palpitations. If the medicine you used has none of the above things,...  Read Full »

Why am I having a constant feeling of anxiety with negative thoughts?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old female, and I am a doctor myself. I just graduated from college and got a job. I have this constant feeling of anxiety, and my heart rate does not seem to get lowered. I cannot shut my mind from worrying about what might happen in the future, I always think of the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. A lot of individuals at your age suffer such anticipatory anxiety and stress about future. You are in a job and have anticipation about the things that are not going to happen. You are thinking about the worst scenario, not...  Read Full »

Will hyperthyroidism cause weight loss and shortness of breath?

Query: Hi doctor,I want to know if I have hyperthyroidism. I have recently lost a lot of weight. Even if I eat a lot, I do not seem to be able to gain weight. I also get shortness of breath sometimes. I tested my TSH. It was around 1, my free T3 at 3.39 and T4 at 1.44. I am having this issue for six months...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thyroid reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) are normal, but it depends because it has already passed a few months, so that time it was normal. Please repeat the test once and then let me know because such weight loss can be due to hyperth...  Read Full »

Can reduced TSH level cause irregular heart beat and hand tremors?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a low TSH level. But they remain within normal range. My T3 and T4 levels are normal. I have irregular heartbeats, hand tremors, fatigue, irregular periods. What is the cause?   Read Full »


Dr. Nasir

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As your TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) is in lower range with normal values of T3 (tri-iodothyronine) and T4 (thyroxine), then it is necessary to check your free T3 levels. In our body, T3 and T4 occur in free and bound form. Free-form always remains active. As y...  Read Full »

Does eating slate pencil cause diarrhea and indigestion?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old female working as a banker in a rural area. I used to eat slate pencils. I stopped it for the last six months as I experienced nausea, vomiting and passing loose stools. Since then, my hemoglobin level dropped to 7%. If I eat outside food, I suffer from loose stools and...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. It does not look like a result of eating slate pencils. You either have hyperthyroidism or could be a result of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). This needs to be evaluated by a battery of tests including blood sugar, thyroid profile, stool test, a...  Read Full »

What causes heel pain only while walking without shoes?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a patient of hyperthyroidism. Initially, my weight was 52 kilograms. After taking medicine for one and half years, I got recovered. But my weight got increased up to 73 kilograms. I am having heel pain. By using sports shoes, I can able to walk and do exercise. But without using sho...  Read Full »


Dr. Santosh-kumar Bashyal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have weight gain and heel pain. You have mentioned that you have hyperthyroidism and after taking medication, you got recovered. Patients having hyperthyroidism can tend to go into hypothyroidism. Since you had hyperthyroidism and after taking medication, your level...  Read Full »

Do beta-blockers help in treating tremors?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 28 years old. I am suffering from the tremor. Initially, the tremor was not so severe and now, it is severe with shaking hands and head. I came to know that beta blockers are helpful in curing it. Is that true? Can you please suggest if there is any medication for it.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. First of all, I would like to inform you that it is not possible to tell whether beta blockers are effective as the presence of tremor can occur due to various medical conditions such as hyperthyroidism, alcohol abuse, anxi...  Read Full »

Why do I have severe panic attacks without reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female. Recently, I had a breakup. Currently, I do not have a job and so, mentally I am feeling insecure. I am getting severe panic attacks for no reason. Even, I do not want to go out of my room. I feel sleepy all the time. Whenever I go out, I feel that I am going to...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Recurrent severe panic attacks should be evaluated. Thyroid function tests should be done to rule out hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism is an important cause of panic attacks. You have a fear of getting stroke or heart attack and this could b...  Read Full »

During morning, I have sudden rise in heart rate for the past few days. What can be done?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27-year-old male with a weight of 113 kilograms and a height of six feet four inches. When I wake up in the morning and stand up, I have a sudden rise in heart rate up to 120 beats per minute. Sometimes it becomes high up to 140 beats per minute. I do not have a rise in heart rate...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is perfectly normal to have fluctuation in heart rate between the activities. Heart rate gets increased during the physical activity and it can become high up to 300 beats per minute and it depends on the type of activity you get engaged. You need to do a thyroid fun...  Read Full »

What is the cause of shaky hands?

Query: Hi doctor, My father, who is 71 years old, has a problem of shaking hands for the past 4 to 5 years. It is gradually increasing. What is the cause and how to get the treatment? We met a neurologist and she prescribed some medicines for two months, but things have not improved. Shaking hands is mostl...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Your father's symptoms based on clinical history are suggestive of Parkinsonism. However, we need to clinically judge the disease to rule out other causes of tremors such as hyperthyroidism and akinetic-rigid syndrome (loss of passive movement due...  Read Full »

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