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Does exercise help manage subclinical hyperthyroidism?

Does exercise help manage subclinical hyperthyroidism?

Has no effect: I always encourage exercise as its good for the mind and body. Subclinical hyperthyroidism is related to an overactive thyroid usually secondary to mild graves disease or overactive thyroid nodules. Exercise unfortunately does not treat subclinical hyperthyroidism. Often times subclinical hyperthyroidism can be monitored without treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

A condition in which the thyroid gland can't make enough thyroid hormone to keep ...Read more


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Anyone with thyroid disease experience sensitivity to thyroid medications?

Anyone with thyroid disease experience sensitivity to thyroid medications?

Yes: You can develop an allergy to thyroid supplements or to components of the tablets. You may need to try other alternatives. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Managing hypothyroidism (Tip)

If you feel tired, constipated, have changes in hairs, skin or nails, get your levels checked! ...See more

Dr. Susan Wingo Dr. Wingo
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Managing Hypothyroidism (Checklist)

Tell your doctor if you get a different-looking thyroid pill
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Tell your doctor about changes in other medications
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Tell your doctor if you're pregnant
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Let your doctor know if you gain or lose more than 10 pounds
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Are hyperparathyroidism and hypothyroidism related?

Are hyperparathyroidism and hypothyroidism related?

SEPERATE CONDITIONS: These are two separate conditions and can happen to some patients together There is no concvincing evidence that there is any relationship for these two conditions ...Read more

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Autoimmune hypothyroidism (autoimmune thyroiditis) - how common is this disorder?

Autoimmune hypothyroidism (autoimmune thyroiditis) - how common is this disorder?

Common : It is a common autoimmune disorder and we see it a lot. It can overlap with other autoimmune disorders and is a common cause of a positive ana. It is also known as hashimotos thyroiditis. ...Read more

Dr. Clarence Grim Dr. Grim
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Managing hypothyroidism (Tip)

Be certain diagnosis is based on more that one episode of testing. That is always repeat tests once. ...See more

Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
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Managing Acne (Checklist)

Use a gentle cleanser designed for acne-prone skin
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Use over-the-counter or prescription acne drugs as your doctor advises
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See your doctor to adjust medications and other treatments
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Should subclinical hypothyroidism be treated with meds ? Tsh level of 4.2 ?

Should subclinical hypothyroidism be treated with meds ? Tsh level of 4.2 ?

Depends: Treatment should be discussed with your doctor. Depending on your age and cause of your hypothyroidism, it may make sense to treat it. For example, if you are young and have hashimoto's (which equates to a high likelihood of progressing) treatment typically makes sense. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Managing hypothyroidism (Tip)

It's best to take it on an empty stomach. But that can be before bed. Don't vary time of day. ...See more

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Managing Bursitis (Checklist)

Discuss NSAIDs with your physician
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Ice affected areas
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Consider physical therapy to correct your posture or to modify the behavior to end the root cause
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If treatment does not work, consider steroid injections or Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment
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11weeks pregnant with controlled hypothyroidsm, thyroid levels are verynormal.Down syndrome scan due nextweek.Does being hypothyroid concerns downsyndrome.

11weeks pregnant with controlled hypothyroidsm, thyroid levels are verynormal.Down syndrome scan due nextweek.Does being hypothyroid concerns downsyndrome.

No: There is no connection between hypothyroidism, even if it is uncontrolled, and down's syndrome. Congratulations on your baby, and i hope all is well with the scan next week. ...Read more

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Which treatments work best for an overactive thyroid - hyperthyroidism?

Which treatments work best for an overactive thyroid - hyperthyroidism?

Several options: The treatments come down to antithyroid drugs (eg. Methimazole), radioactive iodine (rai), or surgery. Each has advantages and disadvantages, and you should discuss with your endocrinologist. If you opt for surgery, make sure the surgeon is an experienced thyroid surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Managing hypothyroidism (Tip)

Not all people convert levothyroxine to active free t3 (liothyronine). Check levels. ...See more

Dr. Michael Fox Dr. Fox
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Managing Endometriosis (Checklist)

See an endometriosis surgeon who performs complete excision
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Ask your doctor about estrogen replacement, as it decreases in your mid thirties
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Tell your doctor if you have increased period pain
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If you experience severe period pain, consider presacral neurectomy surgery
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Is hypothyroidism related to bipolar disorder?

Is hypothyroidism related to bipolar disorder?

Yes: One's thyroid gland is kind of like the body's thermostat. If it is not functioning properly, it can adversely affect a person's mood and cause depression, mania and anxiety. Also, medications given to help a person's mood may not work properly in the face of abnormal thyroid functioning. To make matters even more complicated, lithium (given for bipolar d/o) may cause thyroid problems. ...Read more

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Will depression medicines cause hypothyroidism?

Will depression medicines cause hypothyroidism?

Specific: There are many types of antidepressants. Please re-ask and let us know specific medication you are concerned about. Thanks. ...Read more

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Managing hypothyroidism (Tip)

Do i need a brand name tablet? Would a generic work as well? ...See more

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Managing Gastroparesis (Checklist)

Eat smaller meals
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Avoid hard food -- grind or puree it
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Take medications to help propel food
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