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How can I know if I have thyroid problems

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Depends: It depends on the severity of your thyroid disease. If you have thyroid disease that's properly treated, then there is no restriction to how much you... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cohen
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
Thyroid and Weight: Because the thyroid controls your body's metabolic rate, having an under-active or over-active thyroid gland may affect your weight. If your thyroid ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes, but not common: The pituitary gland secretes TSH under the control of hypothalamic trh. Dysfunction of either organ can cause thyroid dysfunction.
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Dr. Amy Herold
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No: Post-partum fatigue is normal- in fact, it would be unusual if you weren't tired. You just went through labor and delivery and now have a new baby ma... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Thyroid: Yes There are many types of thyroid problems. Easy enough to check your thyroid with your doctor. They will do blood tests and perhaps an ultrasound
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Haynes
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Exercise: Metabolism can be helped by increasing exercise, irrespective of your thyroid status. A combination of aerobic and strength training works best. Aim t... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rule out pregnancy: Thyroid problems can cause irregular cycles, including missing a period altogether. However, from a gynecologists standpoint, any woman at any given t... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
Possible hypothyroid: an elevated TSH may be due to decrease in thyroid gland function. You need to have a T3 and T4 blood tests. If you do not have gain and tiredness o... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Thyroid imbalance: Can definitely impact your period. Hopefully, you are seeing your pcp or and endocrinologist who is managing your thyroid medicines. Once your thyro... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Why take the chance?: The "stuff" says it is "a powerful energy, focus, and ‘feel-good’ weight-loss product. Super hd contains rauwolfia, amla fruit and yohimbe extract to ... Read More

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