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Thyroid and high cholestrol

A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
24 years experience in Geriatrics
Treat the underlying: Hypothyroidism with synthroid (thyroxine) replacement. Also attention to diet and exercise.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Possibly: Get your thyroid corrected ; reevaluate your cholesterol 3-6 months later.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
34 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Carotid block/choles: While many who have blockage in any artery (including the carotid arteries) are predisposed to it by their elevated cholesterol levels, some people wi ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
46 years experience in Phlebology
No.: Swollen neck veins have no relationship to elevated cholesterol. If you are concerned about your neck veins that you should see a vein specialist. E ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
No reason...: Hard to identify something systemic, when it is your neck area. It may be added fat, skin color change-since this is sun-exposed, hair coloring, etc ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Very Unlikely: While artery disease typically starts ~age 7, at age 30 closed carotid is still very unlikely. Plaque rupture ; clots produce stroke with loss of brai ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tedde Rinker
42 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Not likely cholester: Most likely cause is muscle tension in neck and shoulders causing tension headaches. There are some other possibilities that could be more serious if ... Read More
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