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A 33-year-old member asked:

what is hypothiroidism?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joshua Batt
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
Low Thyroid Hormone: It is a condition that causes one to have low thyroid hormone. Common symptoms are fatigue, discomfort in cold, and weight gain from decreased metabolism. It can often be treated with thyroid hormone replacement medication.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Low functioning : Hypothyroidism is a common condition where the thyroid gland begins to diminish in function. Fortunately, the condition is easily treated with thyroid hormone replacement.

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A 52-year-old member asked:

Can hypothyroidism be cured?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 33 years experience
Not usually: Occasionally, hypothyroidism is caused by a temporary condition such as thyroiditis, or inflammation of the thyroid gland. Such cases usually do resolve, and the thyroid goes back to making normal amounts of thyroid hormone. Most of the time, however, the thyroid gland makes less and less thyroid hormone over time, and lifelong treatment with thyroid hormone is needed.
A 52-year-old member asked:

Can you have a stroke from hypothyroidism?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Generally not: Hypothyroidism, if treated properly, shouldn't cause any problems. If you suspect hypothyroidism, see your pcp. If you have it, take your medicines as prescribed and keep routine follow up appointments for follow up lab work. Stroke is basically not problem with this disease, and would only be possible in severe and untreated hypothyroidism. Best wishes.
CA
A 32-year-old member asked:

How is hypothyroidism diagnosed?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Lab work: You can diagnose hypothyroid by the combination of symptoms, physical signs, and most importantly, lab works.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Is hypothyroidism hereditary?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Sometimes: Depends on the cause of your hypothyroidism. Congenital hypothyroidism (since birth) is less hereditable than acquired (latter in life) hypothyridism.
Richmond, CA
A 56-year-old female asked:

What ca be taken, naturally, for hypothiroidism?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
No such thing: Your Thyroid replacement medication. There are no 'alternatives'.

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