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Acrylic Nails Thyroid Problems Makes Them Lift
Vertical Nail Ridges: Yes, vertical nail ridges can be due to low thyroid function. ...Read more
You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more
Both my big toes have a burning sensation under the nail beds. They are cracking and bout to fall off! No thyroid problems and don't think its fungus!
Toenails: Your medical history is complicated. The problem with your toenails has many possible causes have them evaluated by a dermatologist. It could be due to an infectious (bacterial or fungal), or immunologic, or physical etiology. The burning may or may not be related to the cracking of your nails. ...Read more
Same as others: We are not that special. Thyroid problem in men will cause the same symptoms as in women (minus the menstruation symptoms, of course). Hypothyroid: fatigue, hair loss, hoarse voice, slower speech, depressed, brittle nails, dry skin, feeling cold, constipation, weight gain... Hyperthyroid: nervousness, fast heartbeat, weight loss, feeling hot, trouble sleeping, tremot, pooping too much... ...Read more
Many: Fatigue, constipation, dry skin, losing hair, weight gain-usually water weight- are most common for underactive. Shaky, nervous, jittery, sweaty, fast heart beat, multiple bowel movements daily for overactive. But these symptoms could all be due to other causes, so see MD & get lab evaluation. ...Read more
Thyroid Problems: Thyroid problems can be caused or affected by your nutrition. Low thyroid function can be due to low insufficient iodine, selenium, or zinc. Goitrogens are foods that decrease conversion of thyroid hormones. They include the cruciferous vegetables, like brocolli. Thyroid antibodies are often due to or made worse by exposure to gluten. ...Read more
No problem: Grapefruit can affect the metabolism of many drugs, but thyroid replacement is not one of them. Take your replacement fasting in the am, and make sure you're on brand name replacement, not generics, which are unreliable. ...Read more
Autoimmune thyroid: Autoimmune thyroid disease includes Hashimotos thyroiditis and Graves disease. Both are inherited; Your mom can have Hashimotos, and you can have Graves, and vice versa. If you are concerned, see your doctor; if it is complicated, see an Endocrinologist. Actually, the American diet is rich in iodine, and it is almost impossible to be deficient. ...Read more
Amberen: Is a unique vitamin supplement. It is all natural and animal studies, toxicology and clinical trials with amberen did not reveal any significant adverse reaction or side effects. The vitamins in it would not be considered harmful in any way to the thyroid gland. ...Read more
Yes: If you're hypothyroid (underactive) you may well be tired all the time because you will feel like you're "out of gas". If you are hyperthyroid, you may suffer from insomnia which will also make you feel tired. Additionally, being on "overdrive" all the time with an over active thyroid will also leave you feeling tired. ...Read more
It should not: The parathyroid glands or near or sometimes embedded in the thyroid lobes. Removing them should not remove any or enough thyroid tissue to cause a problem with the thyroid. ...Read more
Fasting: Thyroid hormone medication (levothyroxine) is very long acting, and blood levels will not change with fasting. You don't say what kind of thyroid problem you have. If you are hyperthyroid, your metabolic rate is fast and you will get hungry quickly, and fasting can be hard on you. Best to get the thyroid levels normalized. ...Read more
Treat both: It's common for diabetics to also have thyroid problems. You need to adequately treat both conditions. ...Read more
Linea nigra: Linea nigra is not caused by thyroid disease but it ma, y be seen in adrenal gland deficiencies and in PCOS ...Read more
They can be: Most thyroid problems in the US are caused by auto-immunity, where the immune system misclassifies one or more thyroid proteins as foreign (not belong to that person) and makes antibodies that target the thyroid protein(s). Auto-immune thyroid disease often does run in families, although family member may have different manifestations — goiter, nodules, too little or too much thyroid hormone. ...Read more
No: Upon review of the contents of amberen, there is nothing in this supplement that will have any effect on your thyroid, whether there is a problem or not. If there is a concern about thyorid disease, which is very common among women then talk with your doctor! ...Read more
Usually blood tests: When there is a question of whether the thyroid is producing too little or too much hormone, blood tests will be ordered to determine the functioning of the thyroid gland. In the case of an overactive gland, a thyroid scan may be helpful. When there is a nodule or mass in the gland itself, ultrasound and fine needle aspiration are indicated in many cases. ...Read more
High thyroid can: Excess thyroid hormone, or hyperthyroidism can lead to many body changes, including increased metabolism/heat production, tremors, fast heart rate and diarrhea. These effects may then lead to the weight loss that is commonly seen in hyperthyroidism. Most common causes of hyperthyroidism are graves' disease, over-active thyroid nodule(s), subacute thyroiditis and excessive thyroid pill intake. ...Read more
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