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Thyroid and high cholestrol

A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
32 years experience 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
25 years experience Geriatrics
Treat the underlying: Hypothyroidism with synthroid (thyroxine) replacement. Also attention to diet and exercise.
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Thyroid replacement : Levothyroxine is the treatment if your lipid abnormality is exclusively the result of hypothyroidism. Once your thyroid function tests are normal, an ... Read More
Dr. Michael Rothman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Thyroid replacement: Treat the hypothyroidism with some combination of T4 (and possibly t3).
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience 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 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Possibly: Get your thyroid corrected ; reevaluate your cholesterol 3-6 months later.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
35 years experience 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
47 years experience 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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience 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 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tedde Rinker
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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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