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A Deficiency In Which Mineral Leads To Thyroid Deficiency
How similar are symptoms of B12 deficiency and hypothyroidism? I have B12 deficiency still having problems now dr is testing my thyroid.
B12/thyroid: They are different but may share some symptoms. Both have more than 1 cause for dysfunction, both can be due to autoimmune disease, hashimoto's thyroiditis and pernicious anemia. Antibodies cause problems for each condition. B12 def can give numbness in feet and legs, later causing dementia if untreated. Hypothyroidism has many symptoms: fatigue, depression, poor reflexes, skin changes, etc. ...Read more
Being vitamin deficient (never taking any vitamins) til now. Could that have weakened my thyroid and caused me to have hypothyroidism?
Vitamins are in food: A person in the U.S. Who eats a balanced diet, has normal digestion, and exercises outdoors regularly, does not become vitamin-deficient even if she never buys any vitamin-supplements from the store. Some disorders can make a person deficient in certain vitamins over time, so doctors do check for certain conditions as needed. Not getting iodine from salt or foods, may lead to thyroid problems. ...Read more
I have hypocretin deficient narcolepsy which reduces TSH levels along with autoimmune hypothyroidism. Is the TSH test reliable to gauge my thyroid?
TSH is not always a reliable test, because it relies on what the pituitary thinks, but different tissues may have different sensitivity to thyroid hormone. In addition, some people make too much reverse T3 (liothyronine), (liothyronine) which can block the action of T3 (liothyronine).
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I have hashimito's thyroidism, hypothyroidism, what foods should I avoid? Am taking T4 50mg during the week, T4 75mg at weekends. Thank you.
Coffee with pills: Coffee decreases the absorption of T4, so don't drink coffee when you are taking your medicine. Otherwise, no dietary restrictions ...Read more
Can vit d supplementation for chronic deficiency that's caused 2ndry hyperparathyroidism end up shrinking one side of thyroid aprox 7mm in 10 months?
Yes: Iodine deficiency will cause hypothyroidism and enlargement (goiter) of the thyroid. Do not take more than about 1000 mcg of iodine because high doses can cause problems if you have hashimoto's thyroiditis. Also, 2 recents reports from china and japan have suggested that high doses of iodine may increase the risk of thyroid cancer. Too much of a good thing is then not good. ...Read more
I have b12 deficiency. I get injections every 3 months. I'm due my ijection in 2 week the bottom of my neck feels uncomfortable is that a thyroid problem?
Hard to say: As it's possibly thyroid related but just as likely that it's non-thyroid related too. Without more information about the exact nature of the problem and likely at least an examination it may be difficult to better guide you. This may be an issue that is best addressed with your doctor in person. ...Read more
Severe joint pain only on activity RA factor thyroid ANA profile normal had severe vit d deficiency for two years which is normal now hvnt tookcalcium
Joint pain: If you have not seen a Rheumatologist please have your doctor to refer you. ...Read more
Please tell me if there is any effect of vitamin d deficiency on the risk of developing thyroid eye disease?
None.: Hi. No, none that we know of. Make sure you see an experienced ophthalmologist if you have Graves' eye disease. ...Read more
Help! Need to know if there's any effect of vitamin d deficiency on the risk of developing thyroid eye disease?
Got pale skin and vit d deficiency, my blood test/liver function test/thyroid test result were normal. So what would be posible cause of pale?
Genetics and sun: Pale skin is not a disease. The color of skin is determined by genetics and sun exposure. If your genes give you pale skin and you don't get a lot of sun, you'll be pale. Vitamin d deficiency doesn't make you pale. Lack of sun, however, will make you pale and give you vitamin d deficiency. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Gland needs iodine: Iodine deficiency can be seen in underdeveloped countries in the world, it is rare in developed countries such as the us. In us there is too much iodine and a higher incidence of autoimmune thyroid disease. Goiters in the us are familial or autoimmune related. Iodine deficiency causes goiter because the thyroid requires iodine to make thyroid hormone. Without it, thyroid enlarges due to high tsh. ...Read more
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Yes: Most endocrinologists are capable of taking care of both problems. ...Read more
Iodine: Is the deficient nutrient that causes low thyroid state. However, low thyroid generally causes weight gain not weight loss. On the other hand high thyroid hormone level which is caused by immunological process mainly not due to shortage of food or nutrient causes weight loss. It your want to lose weight by taking thyroid hormone, it is a very bad idea, you may die of heart condition. ...Read more