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If A Patient Was Given Too Much Thyroid Hormone, What Might Happen?

Postby Xavier » Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:50 pm

Thyroid hormone has a profound effect on bone metabolism. People whose thyroid glands are overactiv (hyperthyroidism) are at high risk of osteoporosis. Doctors have learned that when they give too much thyroid hormone to treat underactive glands, their patients also end up with weakened bones.

Preliminary research has suggested that even normal doses of thyroid replacement hormone may lead to reduced bone density. or osteoporosis.

Too much thyroid hormone replacement can also result in weight gain and feelings of tiredness.

There shouldn't be any obvious side effects of thyroxine when the dose is properly adjusted. In someone with heart problems, the dosage should be increased very gradually.If levels are too high, adverse reactions such as heart palpitations and rapid heart beat, insomnia, nervousness,and higher blood pressure may result. Other possible signs of overdose include headaches; diarrhea; tremor, increased sweating, changes in appetite, weight loss and reduced menstrual flow. Report such symptoms to your physician promptly, as continued overdosage may cause serious cardiac or nervous system complications. If you continue to have symptoms of low thyroid activity, tell your doctor.

Thyroid conditions in older adults may be more difficult to detect. For one thing, some of the symptoms of an underactive thyroid, such as fatigue, forgetfulness or constipation, may be accepted by patients and families alike as inevitable signs of aging. So might the palpitations, nervousness or weakness that may be caused by excessive thyroxine.


Sometimes older people have unusual symptoms. Too much thyroid hormone can cause loss of appetite, congestive

heart failure, depression, dementia, apathy, constipation or muscle rigidity in elderly persons. Hair loss involving body

and even pubic hair may not be mentioned or recognized as a possible symptom of hypothyroidism. The clinical picture

can be so different from the ?textbook? picture of thyroid disease that thcondition might not even be suspected

In addition, calcium supplements and iron can interact with levothyroxine to reduce its absorption..

Too much thyroid hormone replacement is also known to cause cancer.
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If A Patient Was Given Too Much Thyroid Hormone, What Might Happen?

Postby Elwin » Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:53 pm

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If A Patient Was Given Too Much Thyroid Hormone, What Might Happen?

Postby Thorndike » Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:56 pm

I was diagnosed hyperthyroid (too much) in 2001.

Hyperthyroid symptoms are:

hair loss

excess hunger/thirst

sleep but always tired

sometimes weight loss ( I didn't lose any)

constantly needing to use the bathroom


heart palpitations
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If A Patient Was Given Too Much Thyroid Hormone, What Might Happen?

Postby Philander » Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:57 pm

Making dietary changes is your first line of defense in treating hypothyroidism. Learn here https://tr.im/O2nY2

Many people with hypothyroidism experience crippling fatigue and brain fog, which prompts reaching for non-nutritional forms of energy like sugar and caffeine. I?ve dubbed these rascals the terrible twosome, as they can burn out your thyroid (and destabilize blood sugar).

1. Just say no to the dietary bungee cord. Greatly reduce or eliminate caffeine and sugar, including refined carbohydrates like flour, which the body treats like sugar. Make grain-based carbohydrates lesser of a focus, eating non-starchy vegetables to your heart?s content.

2. Up the protein. Protein transports thyroid hormone to all your tissues and enjoying it at each meal can help normalize thyroid function. Proteins include nuts and nut butters; quinoa; hormone- and antibiotic-free animal products (organic, grass-fed meats, eggs, and sustainably-farmed fish); and legumes.
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If A Patient Was Given Too Much Thyroid Hormone, What Might Happen?

Postby Ansell » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:04 pm

Don't ever take the sleeping pills route!!

1. They will damage your liver big time and you can get into serious health problems.

2. You will get hooked up on them and you won't be able to have a normal life any more if you don't take your pills everyday.

The sleeping pills industry is damaging our health by capitalizing on our ignorance, and by distracting people from effective and natural ways to deal with this problem. I had been taking prescription sleep medications [Ambien] for over 5 years. It stopped working and I simply took more. Still did not work. Nights were very difficult - medication put me to sleep but I would wake up after 2?3 hours with a strong sympathetic response (fast pulse, pounding heartbeat, wide awake alert). It was a very difficult cycle to break. I was really in bad shape due to lack of sleep.

After years of struggling I was able to cure my insomnia naturally and pretty fast. I followed the Sleep Tracks sleep optimization program, here is their official web -site if you want to take a look: http://www.insomniacure.net

Ohhh..and Good Luck!
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