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why do thyroid levels go up and down

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
43 years experience Endocrinology
Hypothyroidism: When the thyroid makes too little hormone (t4 and t3), the pituitary makes more TSH to try to compensate. So an elevated TSH is indicative of a thyro ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Kaplowitz
45 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Not hyperthyroid: If you were hyperthyroid your free T4 would be high and TSH
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
2 different ways: Hypothyroid includes weight gain, slower mental processes, fatigue, constipation, reduced menstruation... Hyperthyroid includes weight loss, shakines ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Fatige/dry skin/cons: The following symptoms fatigue dry skin constipation unexplained weight gain depression slow heart rate thinning hair heavier than normal or i ... Read More
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Dr. Barbara Hummel
33 years experience Family Medicine
Hyperthyroid: Hopefully, it means that the medication is controlling the overactive thyroid. Follow closely with your physician for blood tests to make sure that i ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Thyroid med: Hypothyroidism can be treated with thyroid hormone replacement. If the diagnosis was made correctly, you most likely will need to take the pill lifel ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
29 years experience Phlebology
Yes: collagen supplement is not a contraindicated with hypothyroidism. The question why are you taking collagen supplement . collagen is provided amply in ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: Dequervain's thyroiditis can make you hyperthyroid for a few days or weeks then self-cure. Another cause is eating beef into which the animal's thyroi ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
40 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Testing: A full evaluation by a doctor including a careful history, physical exam and appropriate blood testing.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Not simultaneously: Hi. Yes, you can, but not simultaneously. For example, treatment of Graves' disease often renders the patients hypothyroid. Hypothyroidism can sequent ... Read More
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