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Symptoms and signs of hashimatos?

Symptoms and signs of hashimatos?

Usually none: Until your thyroid becomes significantly enlarged and visible from the outside, or your thyroid hormone production drops below normal and you develop hypothyroidism. Check the american thyroid association website or aace.Com. ...Read more

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Adrenal Fatigue (Definition)

Adrenal fatigue is not a recognized diagnosis in science based medicine. Although inconsistent with our understanding of adrenal physiology, the theory is that the adrenal glands "wear out" after a prolonged stress leading to fatigue. There is no evidence or reason to believe this occurs. When the adrenals are damaged or fail in conditions such as addison's disease -- ...Read more


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What are symptoms of adrenal fatigue?

What are symptoms of adrenal fatigue?

See below: Adrenal fatigue is not a medically recongized entitiy. It serves as a catch-all term for nonmedical practitioners. ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms of dehydration?

Signs and symptoms of dehydration?

Feels BAD: Dehydration can cause your to have headaches, fatigue, dry mouth, sore throat, achy muscles and joints. Concentrated urine. Constipation. Dizziness, nausea and fainting when you stand up --> heat exhaustion. Hot clammy skin..... Worse -> hot dry skin! sign of heat stroke. ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms of lupus?

Signs and symptoms of lupus?

Variety of Symptoms: Lupus (sle) is an autoimmune disease that can effect essentially any organ in the body. Autoimmune means "friendly fire." the body's army is called the immune system. When it gets confused and attacks the body it leads to autoimmune diseases. Common symptoms of sle include: fatigue, joint pain, rashes, mouth sores, dry eyes and mouth, and depression. Every sle patient has unique symptoms. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism?

What are signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism: Please refer to diagram & also my previous response. ...Read more

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Signs symptoms of increased tsh?

Signs symptoms of increased tsh?

Many: An increased TSH means you do not have enough thyroid hormone circulating & being used. This is hypothyroidism. Symptoms are many. Tiredness, depression, dry skin, constipation, edema of legs, weight gain, deepening of voice, change in texture of hair, menstrural irregularities, decreased stamina and many many more. If this is the case, see your pcp or endocrinologist & get examined and treated. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of renal insufficiency?

What are signs and symptoms of renal insufficiency?

Varies widely. : The symptoms & signs of renal insufficiency vary widely. It depends on the degree of kidney underfunction, the onset, the cause, & the duration. If gradual, there may be no initial symptoms. Sometimes there is blood in the urine & flank pain. Ultimately, hypertension, swelling & uremia results: anorexia, nausea, vomiting, pericarditis, peripheral neuropathy, & central nervous system abnormalities. ...Read more

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Can adrenal insufficiency cause lightheadedness and fatigue?

Can adrenal insufficiency cause lightheadedness and fatigue?

Yes: However, there are many other causes of these symptoms so you would need testing to find out if it is your adrenals. 'adrenal fatigue' is not generally recognized by mainstream medicine and, i believe, is a real condition that unlike addison's disease, is not life threatening but can cause symptoms that can be very distressing. You would need to see an integrative or naturopathic physician. ...Read more

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Are fatigue dizziness or lightheadness symptoms of menapause?

Are fatigue dizziness or lightheadness symptoms of menapause?

Possible, but...: Possibly, but more likely due to other problems, especially at you age. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Classic signs and symptoms of emphysema?

Classic signs and symptoms of emphysema?

Classic signs...: Classic signs and symptoms of COPD include shortness of breath, cough (often with sputum production), decreased or increased sleep, decreased appetite, weight loss or weight gain (especially with fluid retention), decreased oxygen level in blood, decreased activity level, etc. The diagnosis is made by seeing chronic obstruction on pulmonary function testing, which can occur without any symptoms. ...Read more

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Are tiredness, depression and breathlessness signs of a heart problem?

Are tiredness, depression and breathlessness signs of a heart problem?

Possibly: Clinical depression is a risk factor for both anxiety and heart disease. And heart disease can cause depression. Therefore it is important to get a full medical work-up with your primary care doctor to clarify the cause of these symptoms. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of B12 deficiency?

What are signs and symptoms of B12 deficiency?

B12 Deficiency: B12 deficiency can lead to anemia, with symptoms of fatigue, tiredness and exercise related shortness of breath. Neurological symptoms include numbness, parasthesias (tingling of hand and feet), decreased reflexes, ataxia (difficulty walking). Psychiatric symptoms include dementia, personality changes, psychosis, and impaired memory. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of adrenal crisis?

Adrenal Crises: SYMPTOMS OF ADRENAL CRISES Fever Suddenpain in abdomen.lower Back&legs Convulsions Hyperkalemia(High level of K) High level of CALCIUM Confusion,Slurred Speech Psychosis Reduced level of glucose Reduced level of Sodium Low Blood Pressure Vomiting &Diarrhea Syncope low T4 level It is caused due to Deficiency of Cortisol.It may be due to Addison's diseaseor Crticosteride biosynthesis enzyme defect ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of pituitary tumors?

What are signs and symptoms of pituitary tumors?

Depends: Hi. Pituitary tumors are generally benign tumors that produce signs and symptoms by either mass effect and/or hormone production.Mass effect can cause headache, difficulty seeing peripheral visual fields, or destruction of adjacent normal pituitary tissue. Tumors that produce hormones cause classic syndromes. Your endocrinologist will do a diagnostic evaluation and recommend treatment if indicated ...Read more

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What are symptoms of adrenal fatigue?

See below: Adrenal fatigue is not a medically recongized entitiy. It serves as a catch-all term for nonmedical practitioners. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of adrenal fatigue and what is treatment?

What are symptoms of adrenal fatigue and what is treatment?

Fatigue/ Body Aches: Very debatable condition. Mainstream medicine recognizes adrenal failure, but debates that varying degrees of adrenal fatigue exist as those in cam suggest. Cam suggest that chronic stress causes varying degree of adrenal dysfunction. They suggest a hypothyroid patient that gets worse with thyroid treatment may indicate adrenal problem. No approved treatment. Cam suggests neutraceutical support. ...Read more

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I am hypothyroid i also have sympyoms of adrenal fatigue . How is it treated?

I am hypothyroid  i also have sympyoms of adrenal fatigue . How is it treated?

Adrenal fatigue: A very low cortisol could be addison’s disease (adrenal failure) but this is relatively rare, although slightly more common with hypothyroid. A “low cortisol” is over-diagnosed; the term “adrenal fatigue” is sometimes used, which is a fake diagnosis. If someone says you have this, see an endocrinologist for confirmation. The symptoms of adrenal fatigue are common to many conditions. ...Read more

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Is alopecia a symptom of adrenal fatigue?

Is alopecia a symptom of adrenal fatigue?

Yes.: While there is some controversy over the existence of this condition alopecia or hair loss is one if the non-specific stmptoms of adrenal fatigue. ...Read more

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What is addison's disease and is something you can get or born with? I am experiencing major symptoms of adrenal fatigue.

What is addison's disease and is something you can get or born with? I am experiencing major symptoms of adrenal fatigue.

Addison Disease: Is an endocrine disease where adrenal glands do not produce sufficient steroid hormones, leading to abdominal pain, weakness, low blood pressure, fever, muscle weakness, fatigue, mood changes, GI symptoms, & cravings for salt. Cause can be poor development of adrenal glands, impaired steroid production, or destruction of adrenal glands such as by infection or autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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I have all the symptoms of adrenal fatigue. Outside of avoiding stress, watching diet, and exercise, what can be done to rectify this?

I have all the symptoms of adrenal
fatigue. Outside of avoiding stress, 
watching diet, and exercise, what 
can be done to rectify this?

Confirm diagnosis: Lots of things can present with similar symptoms, including thyroid, iron problems, fluid and blood chemistry issues, infections, other hormonal problems, etcetc. Need to confirm or exclude diagnosis. See doc, get blood testing. See what you really have. ...Read more

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I suspect adrenal fatigue, coz i feel better in evening+salty food helps+ longlist of symptoms, which tests i need for confirmat and treatment 4 this ?

I suspect adrenal fatigue, coz i feel better in evening+salty food helps+ longlist of symptoms, which tests i need for confirmat and treatment 4 this ?

Cortisol testing: A 4 point salivary cortisol test would be helpful. That's an am, noon, afternoon, and bedtime cortisol levels. Am serum cortisol is sometimes helpful, but may miss early stages od adrenal fatigue. ...Read more

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Could my tiredness be caused by adrenal fatigue or would it be inked to my cyst I never knew I had this not had any other symptoms no bleeding?

Could my tiredness be caused by adrenal fatigue or would it be inked to my cyst I never knew I had this not had any other symptoms no bleeding?

Tiredness: There are many causes of your symptoms. A failure of your adrenals, Addison's disease, causes fatigue, but this is rare, and unlikely as a cause. The term "Adrenal Fatigue" is popular on the internet, but is mostly a myth. Adrenals either work, or don't work, and you would need an ACTH test to figure that out. ...Read more

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ACTH challenge done10am, baseline ACTH less than 5, cortisol is at 8 (mayo range) symptoms of Adrenal fatigue, Autoimmune, pots. Tests still needed?

ACTH challenge done10am, baseline ACTH less than 5, cortisol is at 8 (mayo range) symptoms of Adrenal fatigue, Autoimmune, pots. Tests still needed?

What test?: Are you asking whether the ACTH challenge is needed after it has been done? This is best discussed with your endocrinologist who can explain to you the rationale behind his request. ...Read more

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How do you distinguish the difference between adrenal fatigue, hypothyroidism, and perimenopause by symptoms alone? They all have the same symptoms.

How do you distinguish the difference between adrenal fatigue, 
hypothyroidism, and perimenopause by symptoms alone?  They all have the same
symptoms.

Medical evaluation: While symptoms may overlap, untreated hypithyroid and adrenal insufficiency (not aware of the term adrenal fatigue) are potentially life threatening with adrenal complaints including weight loss, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, weakness and thyroid complaints including weight gain, fatigue, constipation, cold intolerance. Your physician can evaluate for the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Raynoauds, schmorls nodes, cronic foot pain, adrenal fatigue, and other symptoms what is it?

Raynoauds, schmorls nodes, cronic foot pain, adrenal fatigue, and other symptoms what is it?

Auto-immune: These symptoms all are consistent with an auto-immune disorder. I would seek help from a rheumatologist for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Seen numerous GPs cardiologist, endocrinologist allergist ER &psych /labs tests normal so far/all of the symptoms of Hashimotos or adrenal fatigue..?

Seen numerous GPs cardiologist, endocrinologist allergist ER &psych /labs tests normal so far/all of the symptoms of Hashimotos or adrenal fatigue..?

So: I don't believe you would find what you want here, you have seen all the doctors you need, and this limited space on that platform won't suffice, all I can tell you is the list is comprehensive for causes of fatigue, good that many organic causes are excluded, anxiety remains to be a cause, you need a doctor you can identify well with, who has the time to go over what you suffer from, take care ...Read more

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Elevated tsh, normal t4, no hypothyroid symptoms. Have recently quit caffeine / significantly reduced alcohol (in case it's adrenal fatigue). Is this likely to lower tsh? How long to see results?

No: By definition, elevated TSH is hypothyroidism. T4 is not the active one, rather it is T3 and it is ft3 that is in fact the active hormone. T4 is converted to T3 in the periphery. I would have you check the T3 level and you may need synthroid (thyroxine) as well. Neither alcohol or caffeine has anything to do with the synthesis of TSH but alcohol is converted by body into energy ATP via acetyl coe-a. ...Read more

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I am have symptoms of low thyroid and adrenal fatigue.My total t3-66.1, cortisol-22.13, tsh&ft4-normal.Dr. Says no tx.Should i see an endo/2nd opinion?

I am have symptoms of low thyroid and adrenal fatigue.My total t3-66.1, cortisol-22.13, tsh&ft4-normal.Dr. Says no tx.Should i see an endo/2nd opinion?

Discuss with doctor: Agreed with dr. Lewy-weiss. You should talk to your current doctor about your concerns to hear the reason why he/she made the recommendation that he/she did. This person knows ur symptoms and history best to make this determination. In general, a mildly elevated cortisol is "transient" and most likely will be normal the next time it's checked. Don't jump to treatment without knowing the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What to do for adrenal fatigue?

What to do for adrenal fatigue?

FATIGUE EVAL: You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /CORTISOL /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. While work up is under way. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science.com TSH is elevated in HYPOTHYROIDISM. CORTISOL IS LOW IN ADRENAL DEFICIENCY. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have adrenal fatigue?

See endocrinologist: The adrenal makes cortisol and adrenaline, both of which are stress hormones. People who are stressed out and having trouble coping are sometimes persuaded that it’s the adrenal’s fault. This is usually not true. Poor adrenal function is determined by an acth (cotrosyn) stim test, not by simply measuring a random blood/saliva level. See an endocrinologist if you have concerns. ...Read more

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Are there any helpful tips in managing adrenal fatigue?

Adrenal Fatigue: Adrenal fatigue often leads to chronic fatigue syndrome, so it is very important to treat it. The most important treatment is lifestyle. Specifically, avoid overuse of stimulants since that puts more strain on the adrenals, increase your vitamin C, decrease your stress level, avoid overexercising, go to bed at a consistent time, maintain steady blood sugar, and consider using adaptogens. ...Read more