Overactive thyroid in older cats

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I can't believe I found this site. 2 and half years ago I looked frantically for information about living with out a thyroid. I had Hashimotos(sp) and 7 nodules that were growing, after needle asperation it was determined that they were suspicious. I was reluctant to have my thyroid removed even though I had lived through years of hell with it disfunctioning. I was so afraid of cancer and went forward with the surgery.
Have your vet check your cats thyroid status. Hyperthyroidism is not uncommon in older cats like yours and causes these signs. We have had excellent results using for example, Tapazole to correct overactive thyroid glands in cats. A complete blood profile with a urinalysis will reveal your cats internal health status and then it can be properly addressed. Probiotics would help to re-balance the flora in your cats digestive system and relieve the foul smelling stool.
Had it for a few years and went to my doctor who did blood tests and found I had under active thyroid. But I still get the painful bruises in the palm side of my fingers now and again. No one seems to know why. I recently had this happen to two fingers on the same hand in the same day.
The signs your describe sound classic for an overactive thyroid gland, which we call hyperthyroidism. This is very common in older teenage cats like yours and is easily corrected with oral medication called Tapazole. I am glad to offer further suggestions if you can provide recent lab test results. I hope this is somewhat helpful and am glad to discuss with you further.
Drinking is good for your cat, as long as your cat is taking in enough water it helps to flush out toxins..I sit a bowl in the dining room, one in the kitchen and one in the bedroom, since cats are random drinkers . My cat's kidney values haven't changed for the worse much in the past 6 months and it was over a year ago that her levels became slightly abnormal.
First is he losing weight in the face of a normal to increased appetite, or is he not eating well and losing weight? There are many causes of weight loss in older cats. For example there is Diabetes, Hyperthyroidism, (overactive thyroid), and Kidney Disease, just to name a few. I would first recommend a physical exam from your veterinarian. Based on that physical exam, hopefully your veterinarian can get an idea as to weather that tumor is a problem or not.
It's rare but not unheard of in older cats. Your cat is the right age and increased appetite is a sign. It's not dangerous but does affect quality of life. I'd get him checked out. It's easily treatable and can make a difference for a happy, long life.
I don't have allergies of any kind and I'm in excellent health and I can learn to live with the smell of fresh baked bread in my nostrils.. I mean it could be owrse.. still I think I should get someone to check this out especially as I read about Phantom smells being a possible side efect of brain tumors...
And is it when cats get older they get skinner?
The fleas lay eggs in the carpets and bedding and in about a week or so, a whole generation starts up again. DO NOT BUY Those collars for cats with flea meds in them.....Very very bad stuff, but get a reputable flea medicine like advantage and use it every 21 to 30 days. It does sound like your kitty is allergic to the flea bites, not all cats are, I have one that is and the other is not.... If anyone else has some advice, I am sure they will chime in soon....
This might ease your mind some-a lot of times those thyroid tumors are benign and many times those tumors cause the thyroid to become overactive. That overactive thyroid gland causes weight loss. That happened to my cat-it was NOT cancer. There's lots of info on the web about this in cats. Check it out, and you'll most likely feel better. =D Take care and bunches of hugs to ya!!!
Every female in my mothers side of the family has a an overactive thyroid and so as i got older i started to get all the same symptoms they have and my parents got worried and took me to get blood work but the test came up negative, i will write down my symptoms and the possibilities you listed for my doctor to look into and hopefully together we can find whats up with my allergies, and why i would have the same symptoms as someone who has a thyroid condition.
I had the same thing for a year -did the whole cardiologist, blood work, etc. etc.. Finally I went to a Naturopath who discovered not only was my vit D super low (15 and range is supposed to be above 30) but I also had Hashimoto's thyroiditis. (Get tested for thyroid antibodies to check for this.) It took almost six months of 10,000 units of vitamin D/day but my palpitations finally stopped.
I am planning on talking to my doctor next month about getting my thyroid tested-I don't remember if it was a symptom for an underactive or overactive thyroid. ( I also have other syptoms of thyroid problems). Anyways, hope this helps in some way.
You can sit in a chair of an affected person and catch them. The two main causes are as listed and in order. 1. Sexual contact with an infected person 2. Cats. So, lets see... I'm sure you've all touched a Wal-mart buggy or have been out to dinner. If you go in public you can catch it. I'm also positive that 50% of all people you come in contact has been around or owns a cat. And lets face it everyone touches someone each day and you don't know who these people have touched.
I don't have much to offer you... pretty much everything you need is in these posts, in yourselves, and in your connections with other people. I never took tramadol, but opiates were one of several substances I was addicted to when my sky fell some years before tramadol was introduced. I believe absolutely that the primary characteristics of tramadol withdrawall are substantially the same as opiate withdrawall.
Hi, Immunoglobulin E (IgE) is a class of antibody that has only been found in mammals. It plays an important role in allergy, and is especially associated with type 1 hypersensitivity. Atopy or atopic syndrome is an allergic hypersensitivity affecting parts of the body not in direct contact with the allergen. It may involve eczema (atopic dermatitis), allergic conjunctivitis, allergic rhinitis and asthma.
Hi, In the overwhelming majority of cases it is not "something" causing the chronic hives, it is "nothing." That is, in about 95% of chronic hives cases, the hives are "idiopathic" (a medical term that means there is no discernible cause). In about half of patients with chronic idiopathic hives, the explanation is that body's immune system is, in a sense, overactive. The urticaria is "autoimmune".
I looked at the hormone site posted above and hypothyroidism would make sense as the culprit but I've always tested within the normal range for thyroid. It is prevalent in my family however so maybe I should test more regularly or at certain times of my cycle?
is caused from blocked Eustachian tubes, which results in a pressure buildup in the inner ear. This condition is normally caused by prolonged taking of anti-histamines and antibiotics which can cause a thickening of the mucous in the inner ear. Excess inner ear mucous would normally simply drain out through the Eustachian tubes but is prevented from doing so because it has become too thick to drain out of the very narrow Eustachian tubes.
I know there are several in my mother's family and not one of us apparently has the same disease (ankylosing spondyltitis and Meniere's in my uncle, interstitial cystitis in my cousin with the thyroid disease and MS in her sister, and another cousin who died at 45 (almost certainly a connective tissue disease, undiagnosed before her death), and then me (whatever one I actually have).
Ive had back pain for years. I'm 43 and have degenerating disc disease in my lower back.Ive had back and left hip pain for 5 weeks now and its not easing up.I also have osteopenia which is onset of osteoporosis and hyper parathyroidism which is sucking the calcium out of my bones.Have your calcium blood levels checked. This is more common in women then in men.Its an eventual removal of my paratyphoid gland but its taking for ever to get done since my tumor is not large enough yet.
my eye doctor told me it was due to mild allergies and prescribed eye drops which didnt help in the least so i turned to over the counter allergy medicine which hasn't helped either (so i dont think it's allergies) and in the last 3 weeks not only are my eyelids itchy but when i wake up in the morning my upper eye lids are bright red and swelled up so bad that its embarassing!!!!
I have been seeing things for ages in my sleep, cats on the wardrobe, people in the corner, lots of other creepy stuff, I have also always sleep walked and talked, I have been told it has alot to do with having excess stress in your life and going to sleep with things playing on your mind. Try to relax before bed and don't eat too close to bed time, I find these help. Having a partner that doesn't mind being woken up every other night helps.
I started going to an allergist because I've always had environmental allergies. He believed that my pain was caused by allergies and that in turn was throwing my thyroid off. Great, I finally had answers! I was so hoping that would be my miracle cure, but after 2 years on sublingual (under the tongue) drops to acclimate my body to my allergies, I have not been helped at all with my joint pains, nor my other allergy symptoms actually.
On Monday and Tuesday, several people commented on the state of my eyes, especially the right one, which seemed to be in a worse condition. My eyelids were dry and painful to touch, especially in the corner and it was continuously weeping, until yesterday afternoon when it seemed to heal up to the point where it looked sore, but no longer felt it. And then today- my awful eyes are worse than ever. While my actual eyes are fine, my eyelids are large, puffy and as per usual- RED.
-24yrs old, W/F, fiance of 1 1/2 years, no other partner, truly -cats, but always had cats my whole life, no prob in past -major stressful job -4 negative herpes tests -typically hurt after sex.
My wife just had her Thyroid removed after discovery of cancerous goiters, but she was diagnosed with an autoimmune thyroid disease. In my readings, with the onset of CIU / IACU, many patients ended up with other autoimmune issues and there was statistical evidence of an association with the Thyroid. They described CIU / IACU as having histamines within your blood that attack the thyroid proteins, which result in Hypothyroidism.
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