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Always Cold And Tired
My doctor wants to run a ft4 and TSH blood test what could be wrong with my thyroid im kinda scared major weightloss always cold and tired ?
Thyroid function: Hi. The TSH and free T4 test your thyroid function. If your thyroid gland is over active (hyperthyroid) or underachieve (hypothyroid), it will show up in those tests. Abnormal thyroid function is nothing to be afraid of at your age, but it does need to be recognized and treated. Abnormal thyroid function can cause weight changes, fatigue, and heat or cold intolerance. Good luck and don't be scared ...Read more
I am always cold and tired. I just got a blood test and all of my levels are normal, and my diet is stellar, so what could be causing my fatigue?
Many things!: There are many possible causes: infections (bacterial, viral, fungal, parasitic), nutrient deficiencies (like low vit d), toxic exposures, thyroid ; adrenal problems, sleep disorders, heart disease, stress, depression etc. Most of these don't show up on standard tests. Cold ; tired is classic for thyroid but you need thorough tests: http://bit.Ly/1cjnybx see a holistic doc: http://bit.Ly/19pettq. ...Read more
Cold: Hard to know until you see a doctor who will take your medical history, what foods you are eating, what meds you are on, etc. You will then be examined and lab tests will be ordered. Once you both know if there is something that needs treating or you need to see a specialist all things should fall into place. ...Read more
Yes: You may need your thyroid tested. ...Read more
Vitamin D: A vitamin D level of 33 is fine. You now need to find out why you are cold, tired, and cranky. There are many reasons for this as you know and you could discuss this with family or friends or ask for a referral to a Psychologist - they are superb doctors! ...Read more
Chills/fatigue: These symptoms might represent disease or they may be completely innocent. Infection, endocrine problems, toxicity from something you have been ingesting...All are potential causes of your symptoms. You deserve a thorough medical exam including routine urine and blood tests to clarify your complaints. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm always tired, cold, and I have always had ridged nails. Could it be anemia? I'm 20 yr old female
Yes: Iron deficiency anemia is common in young women, and your symptoms are often seen in iron deficiency anemia. It's easy to diagnose by a simple blood test, and easy to cure with oral iron supplement. Of course, other disorders could be the cause. It's just that iron deficiency anemia is more likely. ...Read more
Why am i extremely tired on my period?i don't have iron deficiency but whenever i have my period besides feeling cold,i always get tired in the day
Things to discuss: Hard to say exactly. Here are some things you could discuss with your doctor. Thyroid testing. PMDD testing. Trying birth control to prevent periods. Sleep disorder testing. Sleep apnea evaluation. ...Read more
What can I take to boost my metabolism although I have hypothyroidism and always tired, cold besides iron?
Healthy diet : Your doctor should ensure that your hypothyroidism is well controlled. Some same symptoms could be due to hypothyroidism. Your dose of levothyroidism may need to be increased. ...Read more
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