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Are my sluggish symptoms an underactive thyroid or normal ageing?

Are my sluggish symptoms an underactive thyroid or normal ageing?

See your doctor: Sluggish symptoms are not normal at any age. Please consult your doctor so that a treatable condition is not missed. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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What are symptoms of an underactive thyroid gland?

Hypothyroid: Typically low energy and possibly weight gain, but - beware - most patients with hypothyroidism have to get really bad before they notice the symptoms, blood testing can check it much earlier. ...Read more

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I'm always tired an sluggish. Could this be a thyroid problem? What are the symptoms of thyroid problems?

I'm always tired an sluggish. Could this be a thyroid problem?  What are the symptoms of thyroid problems?

Thyroid: If the thyroid is under active it can cause multiple symptoms including: more sleeping, weight gain, change in skin texture, menstrual irregularities, not being able to stand the cold, depression in severe cases, easily fatigue, constipation and others. ...Read more

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Can tpo antibodies be present in subacute thyroiditis? Or does it mean I have hashimotos. Swollen thyroid Tsh normal. Cold hands fatigue hair falling

Can tpo antibodies be present in subacute thyroiditis? Or does it mean I have hashimotos. Swollen thyroid Tsh normal. Cold hands fatigue hair falling

Anti TPO antibodies: Can be elevated in some people with normal thyroids, and are markers of thyroiditis, depending on the levels and the follow up. Your symptoms don't point to a specific disease and can be common to other problems as well, your best bet is to see your doctor/endocrinologist for assessment and further management, best wishes ...Read more

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Blood results showed that i had overactive thyroid. Is my dizziness because of the overactive thyroid problem?

Yes: Your over active thyroid is causing your dizziness and may improve with appropriate treatment of the condition. ...Read more

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When pituitary gland is responsible for thyroid .Then effect on TSH goes to high or low side of normal range means hypo or hyperthyroid condition?

When pituitary gland is responsible for thyroid .Then effect on TSH goes to high or low side of normal range means hypo or hyperthyroid condition?

If your: Pituitary is responsible for hypothyroidism, by definition your TSH will be low. That's what causes the thyroid deficiency. If it is normal, and your free T4 is normal, you do not have hypothyroidism or are on replacement, possibly unnecessarily. Check w/your doctor or see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. Blood work perfect ultrasound showed slightly enlarged thyroid. Having horrible tremors? Hyperthyroid or anxiety?

Diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. Blood work perfect ultrasound showed slightly enlarged thyroid. Having horrible tremors? Hyperthyroid or anxiety?

Tremor: The tremor may indeed be from another cause. However you say you are hyperthyroid but have perfect blood work. You may want to see an endocrinologist about the hyperthyroidism and review how you are being treated and what the blood work shows. There are subtleties to this. ...Read more

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Tpo >380 normal tsh t3 (liothyronine) t4 swollen thyroid for weeks and all symptoms of hypothyroidism, abnormal ultrasound. Does it mean I might become hypo soon?

Tpo >380 normal tsh t3 (liothyronine) t4 swollen thyroid for weeks and all symptoms of hypothyroidism, abnormal ultrasound. Does it mean I might become hypo soon?

Yes: The way we monitor the functioning of your thyroid gland is by measuring TSH(Thyroid Stimulating Hormone). As your thyroid gland in your neck produces less thyroid hormone (T3 (liothyronine) and T4) your pituitary gland at the base of yr brain signals it to make more by sending out more TSH. If you take thyroid hormone by mouth then the TSH goes down, like a seesaw. ...Read more

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I am having symptoms similar to hyperthyroid. Could overmedication also cause symptoms of graves disease particularily the puffy eyelids?

I am having symptoms similar to hyperthyroid. Could overmedication also cause symptoms of graves disease particularily the puffy eyelids?

No: Once diagnosed with any thyroid condition, the condition known as "thyroid eye disease" can occur at any time, independent of the thyroid status of the body. So in your case, the puffy eyelids is due to the thyroid condition, not the over-treating or under-treating of the thyroid in the body. ...Read more

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With low TSH 0.02 but all normal thyroid and pituitary gland tests what could,be causing the suppressed tsh? Confused please help....

With low TSH 0.02 but all normal thyroid and pituitary gland tests what could,be causing the suppressed tsh? Confused please help....

Depends: Hi. How long has your suppressed TSH been present? If more than a couple months, and your free T4 and T3 (liothyronine) are normal, it's most likely an autonomous hyper-functioning ("hot") nodule (or multiple hot nodules). ...Read more

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Can increased restless leg syndrome be a symptom of low thyroid hormones due to total thyroidectomy and no replacement meds yet?

Can increased restless leg syndrome be a symptom of low thyroid hormones due to total thyroidectomy and no replacement meds yet?

Might: When you go through medical literature, you cannot find and paper to find a relation between RLS and hypothyroidism. It actually is a novel idea for research since there is a known relation between anemia and rls, and people with hypothyroidism develop anemia they also might develop rls. ...Read more

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Can I have hyperthyroid symptoms with normal ft4,tsh and ft3? Have weight loss, increased HR, Nervousness, inner tremors.

Can I have hyperthyroid symptoms with normal ft4,tsh and ft3? Have weight loss, increased HR, Nervousness, inner tremors.

Since: Labs are normal I don't believe your symptoms are due to the thyroid. See your doctor to find out cause. Further testing may help ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with an overactive thyroid?

What are the symptoms associated with an overactive thyroid?

Overactive thyroid: Some symptoms of hyperthyroidism are: feeling nervous, fast heartbeat, weight loss, feeling hot, trouble sleeping, feeling anxious, sweating heavily, muscle weakness, increased appetite, frequent bowel movement...Some hyperthyroid patients will have 1-2 symptoms, some have all of them and some have none of them at all. The only way to know for sure is to get a blood test. ...Read more

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Need some advice. I'm confused whether I hav a hypo thyroid condition or hyper thyroid condition? What's the diff?

Need some advice. I'm confused whether I hav a hypo thyroid condition or hyper thyroid condition? What's the diff?

The Thyroid: Hypothyroidism is low thyroid hormone in your body. Hyper is elevated thyroid hormone in the body. Both have many symptoms: Main Factors Hypothyroidism: weakness, fatigue, cold intolerance Hyperthyroidism: FHx autoimmune thyroid disease, hx of tobacco use, heat intolerance, sweating, weight loss, palpitations, tremor, tachycardia, diffuse goiter, ophthalmopathy (eye condition) ...Read more

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I have a burn out condition with excluded stroke and epilepsy. My thyroid hormones are slightly above normal, could that affect to anxiety, sweating?

I have a burn out condition with excluded stroke and epilepsy. My thyroid hormones are slightly above normal, could that affect to anxiety, sweating?

More information Plz: I'm afraid I'm not quite understanding what you mean by "burn out condition" but to answer your questions yes elevated thyroid hormones (depending on which ones) can contribute to worsening anxiety and sweating. If you'd like to schedule a personal appointment to go over more information please write me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi and use Key Code: PDXFNR to make an appointment. ...Read more

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Does a TSH level of 0.8 indicate an overactive or underactive thyroid gland?

Does a TSH level of 0.8 indicate an overactive or underactive thyroid gland?

TSH: Cant tell without the total T4 or free t4. Low TSH is usually a sign of hyper thyroidism if your thyroid is suppressing TSH production due to over secretion of thyroid hormone. Rarely the brain signal from pituitary can be low leading to what's called "central" hypothyroidism. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Hypothyroidism (Adult) (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland does not secrete enough of the thyroid hormones. Symptoms include cold intolerance, constipation, and fatigue. ...Read more


Dr. Steven Griggs
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more