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Hypothyroidism and adult onset asthma linked ? Been experiencing tightness chest pain shortness of breath only 20 & non smoker !
No: They are not linked. See doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Hypothyroidism is one of the most important metabolic causes of reversible cognitive impairment. The term refers to thyroid under function within adults, which results in deficits of the thyroid hormones, thyroxine T4 and triodothyronine t3 (liothyronine). This underfunction may originate in the thyroid itself or in the pituitary or hypothalamus which controls the thyroid gland. ...Read more
Would either Marfans or hypothyroidism & its meds keep an adult's growth plates from closing normally thus resulting in added growth well into 30s/40s?
Probably not: With diagnoses like Marfans and hypothyroid, you need an excellent doctor. If you are truly gaining height at this age it is VERY unusual. One condition causing this is pituitary secretion of growth hormone, but rarely growth hormone may be produced elsewhere. See a specialist in Endocrine disorders, possibly at a University/ Med School ASAP. Be well! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can hypothyroid cause delayed growth in adults rather than wt. gain? Never had unexpected wt gain until same time as getting dx of hypo. at 26 y/0
Unrelated in adult: Hypothyroidism in infants or children would be picked up when it began to interfere with growth. Growth assessment is part of routine checkups & leads to a drop off in growth rate.Linear growth stops in most females by 17 and males 18 when growth centers close. It is almost a decade since your linear growth was expected to stop,so a new diagnosis of low thyroid has nothing to do with your height ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A dr. said thyroid abnormalities can cause adults over 35 to grow taller. Which ones cause that? Hypothyroidism? Do any other rare genetic disorders?
Myth: Perhaps you are citing that PHD in electrical engineering that posts health claims on the web. You do not grow taller after your growth centers (late teens to early 20's). ...Read more
I was born optic nerve hypoplasia. My entire adult life TSH has been suppressed, free T4 borderline suppressed, FT-3 normal. Central hypothyroidism?
Diet's not the key: Being hypothyroid is difficult enough without subscientific / pop diet recommendations. You can basically eat what you please (healthy choices, of course, and limit your calories as you may tend to overeat / get fat.) but you must take your thyroid replacement medicine or your life will be ruined. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Numerous: Abnormal thyroid functioning may adversely affect a person's mood. It can also cause weight gain, hair loss, dry skin, fatigue, as well as other problems. Hypothyroidism can be caused by the thyroid gland itself and can also be caused by certain medications, like lithium. If a person's pituitary gland is not functioning properly, that may cause hypothyroidism. There are thyroid replacement drugs. ...Read more
Low Function Thyroid: Hypothyroidism means your thyroid is either not produing enough or somethimes any of the hormones needed for basic functioning. It controls metabolism, heart rate, body temperature, and most normaly functions of homeostasis and even controls some of your other glands production of hormones. It can be life-threatening if not treated. Medication will correct the problems. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See your doctor.: What to do with hyperthyroidism depends mostly on what the cost is. Regardless of the cause, however, you should be taking thyroid supplements until the cause and treatment are determined. You should see your doctor or an endocrinologist ASAP. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypothyroid: If you have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism surely your doctor has prescribed thyroid hormone replacement. This is available as brand name or generic. Some doctors prescribe only T4 thyroid hormone, others prescribe that and T3 (liothyronine) thyroid. My personal preference is T4 only. Take it at least one hour after a meal and preferably at bedtime. ...Read more
Unstimulated thyroid: Hypothyroidism describes a situation in which the thyroid gland doesn't produce normal amounts of thyroid hormone (t4). In primary hypothyroidism, the thyroid can't make enough thyroid hormone. T4 levels are low, and TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is high. In secondary hypothyroidism, the thyroid can work normally, but due to low levels of tsh, doesn't (t4 & TSH levels both low or low-normal). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hypothyroidism: Hypothyroidism is a permanent condition requiring lifelong treatment in most patients. Treatment involves thyroid hormone replacement, unless the hypothyroidism is transient, such as following painless thyroiditis or subacute thyroiditis; or reversible (due to a medication that can be discontinued). ...Read more