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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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I have hypothyroidism after taking medicines for hyperthyroidism. What is going on?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26 year old female. Seven years ago, I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. I took medicines and my thyroid hormones got normal. After that, I stopped taking medicines. Everything was fine for two to three years. But after some time, I came across symptoms like weight loss, anxie...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and from what you have mentioned, it appears that you have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. I would suggest that you have a wait and watch approach. I would recommend that you just keep checking your thyroid function test results every six weeks as o...  Read Full »

I am six weeks pregnant and have a history of thyroid problems, for which I had homeopathy medicines. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor,I am six weeks pregnant, and I have a history of thyroid problems, for which I had homeopathy treatment for six months but stopped in the last two months. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. From the reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) attached, you have hyperthyroidism. It would be best if you had treatment, but you must be on frequent thyroid function testing every four wee...  Read Full »

My concentration, swallowing, and sleep are all impaired. Is this due to hyperthyroidism?

Query: Hi doctor, My symptoms include difficulty concentrating, brain fog, difficulty swallowing and sleeping, fatigue, and irritability. The doctor suspected thyroid disease since my grandfather had thyroid issues. I have reviewed my laboratory results with his. My TSH is 0.325 mIU/mL, T4 Free is 1.47 ng/...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It appears that you have chronic fatigue syndrome. Yes, your TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormones) is slightly low, but because your T4 (thyroxine) is within normal limits. Therefore, you likely do not have hyperthyroidism currently. You can,...  Read Full »

I take 150 mcg Thyroxine and feel tired. Will dose reduction meet the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 52-year-old female. I have an underactive thyroid condition. I had nuclear medicine a few years ago and had been going for regular checkups but recently due to some reasons, my TSH level had increased. So I was given a dosage of 150 mcg of Thyronorm. My check-up was due four mo...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and from what you mentioned it appears you had hyperthyroidism which was treated with radioactive iodine and now you are hypothyroid. Well, it is perfectly normal phenomena, after radioactive iodine ablation of the thyroid gland we usually expe...  Read Full »

Can weight loss, sweating and palpitation be due to hyperthyroidism?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 46 years old male, weighing 147.7 lbs, height 5.7 feet. Current symptoms are weight loss (lost about 11 lbs in one month), feeling hot. Sweating, problems falling asleep, difficulty focusing on one task, forgetfulness, change in bowel habits (experiencing loose motion sometimes), ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From what you have mentioned and from the reports you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it appears that you have thyroiditis. Your results show that you have hyperthyroidism but not so bad but your scan results suggest thyroiditis which ...  Read Full »

Does radio iodine ablation treatment for hyperthyroidism cause cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, My father had hyperthyroidism six years ago and he underwent radioiodine ablation and now taking thyroxine 100 mg tablet. Now, I want to know whether this treatment causes cancer? Whether it completely destroys the gland or little bit of hormone is secreted or not? Is there any possibl...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query about your father. Let me answer each one of your questions one by one. 1)No, this treatment does not cause cancer. 2) Yes, it completely destructs the gland and that is the main objective here. There is hardly any hormone secreted. 3) No, th...  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 doc...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 ...  Read Full »

My T3 is 208.57, and I am nine months pregnant. Is my T3 level a cause of concern?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 9 months pregnant, and I have some doubts with my recent free T3, T4, and TSH levels. My Triiodothyronine total (T3) is 208.57. What is it? Is it something to worry or is it normal? My TSH is under control, and it is 2.63 now.  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query about your pregnancy and your thyroid function test results. It appears that you have hyperthyroidism, but you are rightly treated for it since your TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) is normal. The slightly high T3 is not to be worried about, a...  Read Full »

I am feeling weak and having weight gain. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am losing all my strength and gaining weight, and my eyes are failing, along with other symptoms. I had a thyroid test, and the doctor told me it was normal. However, I am concerned about my thyroid's left lobe, and I have also attached my report with this query. Please advise.   Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query I have gone through your report (attachment removed to protect for patient's identity). I suggest you go on and take a fine needle aspiration cytology or biopsy test to be on the safe side, as you cannot leave it without getting it assessed tho...  Read Full »

Can you suggest a low dose of something to help with my severe itching complaint?

Query: Hi doctor, My thyroid levels indicate that I have hyperthyroidism and I am so itchy. Itch is my number one complaint. I also have an elevated heart rate, abnormal liver tests, and weight loss. I made an appointment with an endocrinologist. However, I need help now. I am so itchy. Is there a low dos...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, please attach your liver function tests for review.  Read Full »

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