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what are potential side effects of having no thryoid?

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 57 years experience
No thyroid: Accelerated atherosclrosis, hair loss, weight gain, dry skin, apathy and mental changes. Myxedema skin and endocrine changes. Cardiac problems. It is serious and must be treated if severe.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What is the cause of thyriod problem?

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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Multiple: Inflammation of the thyroid gland, in which the gland produced low amount of hormone, also hashimoto's thyroiditis is a painless disease of the immune system that is hereditary, postpartum thyroiditis after giving birth, iodine deficiency, non-functioning thyroid gland among others.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Insensitive to cold. Time for throid test?

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Sure.: Screening for an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) is easily done. There are many reasons why you may not be sensitive to cold which aren't necessarily abnormal.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What do eleveated thryoid levels mean?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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It depends: If you're referring to elevated thyroid hormone levels, you may be hyperthyroid (over active). If your TSH is elevated you may have the opposite problem, hypothyroidism (under active).
A 44-year-old member asked:

Does the thryoid medicine help speed metabolism?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes.: Thyroid hormone does indeed set your metabolism. But taking extra is not a good way to make you "faster or better than normal." just ask anyone who has ever been hyperthyroid. Not pleasant.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How do I know if I have an underactive thryoid?

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Blood work: Please see your doctor who will order blood tests to look into thyroid function if you think yours might be underactive.

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