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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My left arm and fingers start aching after eating oily and spicy food. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I am in my late thirties and I have hyperthyroidism and hypertension. Whenever I have biryani or oily and spicy food my left arm and fingers start aching. There is no chest pain. Once I throw up, the pain reduces. I got ECG, EKG, and chest x-ray done twice over the last 30 days since I pan...  Read Full »


Dr. C Elanchezhian

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Since your ECG and chest X-ray are normal (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), and only left arm and fingers pain, you can take the following medications:1. The tablet Pantoprazole twice daily after meals.2. The syrup Sucralfate 10 ml thrice daily after...  Read Full »

My husband has an overactive thyroid. What are the treatment options for him?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband has been diagnosed with an overactive thyroid. He received two medicines, tablet Carbimazole 20 mg (twice a day) and tablet Levothyroxine 100 mg. I have an underactive thyroid, so giving him both the tablets seems strange. I researched the NHS website and understood that thi...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Hyperthyroidism can be due to many reasons, including Graves’ disease, multinodular or single nodular goiter. Some endocrinologists prescribe tab Levothyroxine and tab Carbimazole together for active hyperthyroidism and later give Ca...  Read Full »

I have racing heartbeats, breathlessness and headaches at times. Pease help.

Query: Hello doctor,I need your help. I have seen many doctors about the symptoms that I am having. Several years ago, I would have these little episodes with my heart where for about five to ten seconds, my heart would race extremely fast when I say remarkably, I mean, within 5 seconds, it would beat 15 t...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. In Hyperthyroidism, cardiac rhythm issues are common. Atrial fibrillation is a common Arrhythmia. Do you have documented atrial fibrillation on ECG (electrocardiogram)? If not, I would recommend having cardiac event monitoring done. It is a lon...  Read Full »

I have also noticed a swelling over the front of my neck. What can this be?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 39-year-old female. I have been experiencing significant tiredness, palpitations, tremors, and feeling hot when others are feeling cold. I have lost 5 kg over the past two weeks without any effort or exercise. I have also noticed a swelling over the front of my neck. My eyelids...  Read Full »


Dr. Thiyagarajan. T

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com The symptoms that you are experiencing suggest that you have hyperthyroidism most probably due to Graves disease. I assume that you will be meeting an endocrinologist soon. I suggest you medications like tablet Methimazole or Carbimazole along with tablet Propr...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for the change of hyperthyroidism to hypothyroidism after taking medication?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 35 year old male. I had a hyperthyroid since the last five years and was taking Carbimazole 5 mg thrice a day for the last two and a half years. Then, last month, I got my complete physical test done, and I got to know that my hyperthyroid had shifted to hypothyroid. So, the do...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query about your thyroid dysfunction and saw your reports in detail (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It appears that you were diagnosed with hyperthyroidism initially and were treated accordingly. The problem occurred when you had a sl...  Read Full »

Can you answer the questions on endocrinology for research purposes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am doing research on diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses. I have already interviewed couple of psychiatrists and now would like to focus on asking some questions to endocrinologists. My questions are: 1) “In thyroid disorders mainly in hyperthyroidism a paranoid syn...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Arora

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1) Yes, paranoid syndrome is frequently seen in association with patients having hyperthyroidism, reason being distractive over activity, anxiety, emotional instability, exaggerated insensitivity to noise, fluctuating depression and other unexplained medical symptoms. ...  Read Full »

Is hypothyroidism totally curable with medicines and how long do I need to take medicines?

Query: Hello Doctor, I am 30 years old. My TSH level is 36.5. Is hypothyroidism totally curable with medicines and how long do I need to take medicines?  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hypothyroidism is not totally curable. You may have to take medicines for your lifetime. If you have not yet started medicines, I advise you start taking tablet Thyronorm 75mcg daily morning in empty stomach. Repeat TSH after 2 months and revert back with the repor...  Read Full »

Why TSH is high two months after stopping Levothyroxine?

Query: Dear doctor, I had multinodular goiter with normal TSH. I was taking Levothyroxine tablet daily for 12 months. Now, two months after completing the tablets, my TSH is 11.5 (max 5.5). Why?  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As long as you were taking Levothyroxine, your body levels of T3, T4 hormones were maintained at normal levels. Due to your goiter, your body is not producing T3, T4 hormones adequately. But, that is getting compensated by excessive synthesis of TSH (thyroid-stimulatin...  Read Full »

I am a 26 year old male. My chest is developing into breast and it looks very weird on me.

Query: Dear Doctor, I am a 26 year old male. From the age of 13, my chest is developing into breast and it looks very weird on me. I feel like, I have gynecomastia. I feel very upset. Please help me with a cure for this.  Read Full »


Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please do not worry. There are a lot of options for treating your problem. Check all these before you consult a doctor: You have to check whether there is a separate lump or general enlargement of the chest. And whether the enlargement is on both the sides. Check whether ...  Read Full »

Suffering from Heart palpitations, Hypertension, Depression and Anxiety. Need advice

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male. I am having hypertension, palpitation, depression and anxiety. ECG, 2D echo, renal Doppler, VMA culture, cortisol and lipid profile are normal. I need advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Rohit Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The tests you have mentioned are used to find a cause for significant hypertension. You have not mentioned anything about your BP levels and whether they are really significantly high. We have no details of your weight, your lifestyle and your family history. ...  Read Full »

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