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Advanced Hypothyroidism In Adulthood
What types of endocrine disorders would cause someone to grow in adulthood, a decade or two past the end of puberty? Would being hypothyroid be one?
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 more
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 ›
I was born optic nerve hypoplasia. My entire adult life TSH has been suppressed, free T4 borderline suppressed, FT-3 normal. Central hypothyroidism?
What to do if I have hypothyroid and I haven't taken my mede in like three weeks. Could that be why?
When you are diagnosed with Hypothyroidism, it is due to the Thyroid gland not able to produce Thyroxin which is the hormone which controls the metaboilism. This condition is treated by giving the hormone to bring the blood level to normal level usually all over life
If yopu stop taking your replacement hormone you will go back to being Hypothyroid,
You should not stop the medicine ...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 more