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Thyroid and cholestrol

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Depends on the: Cause...May be medication related but edema always needs further evaluation.

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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 9 years experience
Stop, check with doc: I don't think they are related but it is best to stop and check with your doctor.
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Probably not: Priacin (simvastatin) would not cause change change in your thyroid. If you have questions, contact the prescribing doctor.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Talk to your doctor: Not sure what you mean by "thyroid went bad" but in general, if you are hypothyroid, we should treat the hypothyroidism first to see your actual basel... Read More
Dr. Doug Hansen
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Depends.: Most guidelines suggest managing your thyroid condition prior to considering treatment for cholesterol. However if your thyroid is appropriately mana... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Too long an answer..: Hi. Can't fit it all here. Complex! Untreated hypothyroidism causes hi LDL. Type 2 diabetes causes small, dense LDL. Both are atherogenic changes (pro... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Endocrine effects: Thyroid hormone helps us with metabolism. If your thyroid hormone is low, your body is unable to manage the lipids appropriately and this leads to hi... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Geriatrics 25 years experience
Treat the underlying: Hypothyroidism with synthroid (thyroxine) replacement. Also attention to diet and exercise.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: Loratadine may be taken, with water, when fasting for a cholesterol test.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Safe, may not help: Garcinia Camboigia is generally safe & should be OK with those meds ,but many research studies show it has little if any benefit- see http://autho... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Not usually: Overactive thyroid is not a usual cause of high triglycerides. You may try reducing your intake of carbohydrates and consult your doctor for the need ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Possibly: Get your thyroid corrected ; reevaluate your cholesterol 3-6 months later.

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