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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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I have symptoms of an underactive thyroid and an enlarged thyroid but the ultrasound came back normal. What does that mean?

I have symptoms of an underactive thyroid and an enlarged thyroid but the ultrasound came back normal. What does that mean?

Thyroid levels?: An enlarged thyroid on exam is subjective. The us is better at asessing thyroid size and volume and to rule out other problems which sometimes can be seen on thyroid glands. If your thyroid hormone levels are normal, most likely your symptoms are not related to a thyroid problem. The normal us is reassuring. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of underactive thyroid?

What are some symptoms of underactive thyroid?

Many: Some common symptoms are: fatigue, sensitive to cold, dry skin, constipation, hoarse voice, weight gain, high cholesterol, muscle ache/weakness, joint pain, heavy periods, brittle nails/hair, depression. Many other conditions can share these symptoms so if you suspect it, get a thyroid blood test. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an underactive thyroid?

What are the symptoms of an underactive thyroid?

Varies: Palpitations, tremors, muscle weakness, heat intolerence, weight loss, anxiety - or some people have few if any symptoms (so called "apathetic" hyperthyroidism). ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of underactive thyroid?

What are common symptoms of underactive thyroid?

Underactive thyroid: Weight gain (usually no more than 10 to 15 pounds) and difficulty losing weight; cold intolerance; dry hair and skin; decreased sex drive; fatigue; weakness; muscle cramps; depression. Patients with mild hypothyroidism may not have any symptoms. ...Read more

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Will an underactive thyroid ever go back to normal?

Will an underactive thyroid ever go back to normal?

Thyroid: It can depending on what the primary cause is. Most people have "acquired hypothyroidism" due to thyroid inflammation. This may be chronic but it could also go into remission. ...Read more

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Describe symptoms of an underactive thyroid in women?

Many: Weight gain, abnormal periods, fatigue, weakness, slow heart rate, hair loss, bad nails and a multitude of other problems. It's easy to check for with a simple blood test. See you doctor. ...Read more

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Plz tell me symptoms of underactive thyroid in women?

Hypothyroid: Typically low energy and possibly weight gain, women may get late or missed menstrual periods 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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Even though i'm tested for my thyroid and levels are normal, i never seem to feel any better. Is this normal? I have an underactive thyroid .

Even though i'm tested for my thyroid and levels are normal, i never seem to feel any better. Is this normal? I have an underactive thyroid .

Other causes: These symptoms can be due to a lack of daily exercise, insufficient quality sleep sometimes due to obstructive sleep apnea, side effects of medications, depression, and other underlying illness besides thyroid problems. Thyroid problems are fairly common but not more common than all of these other reasons for feeling poorly. If your thyroid levels are normal, ask your doctor about other causes. ...Read more

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I got an underactive thyroid at 13 years of age I am now 20 my meds vary from every test they are always changing but never below 150mg is this normal?

I got an underactive thyroid at 13 years of age I am now 20 my meds vary from every test they are always changing but never below 150mg is this normal?

Several problems can: Cause this easier to tell you how to prevent problem 1. Don't use armour thyoid 2. Do use brand name synthroid (thyroxine) 3. Always take synthroid (thyroxine) first thing in am 1 hour before eating or taking other medicine. ...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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Could an underactive thyroid go back to normal without treatment?

Could an underactive thyroid go back to normal without treatment?

Yes: its possible, but no one really knows when or if that will happen. So if the thyroid is moderateley to severely underfunctioning it is wise to provide the body with thyroid replacement as it is a vital hormone for metabolism and other functions. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a child with a underactive thyroid gland?

What are the symptoms of a child with a underactive thyroid gland?

Lab test essential: A child with hypoactive thyroid may have constipation, delayed growth, poor cognitive skills, large tongue etc. However, clinical signs and symptoms are not a good indicator of thyroid function. If there is any doubt, easily available and not too expensive tests, e.g., TSH and free T4 are essential for a proper work-up. ...Read more

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If I was underactive thyroid blood test, what symptoms should I be watching out for?

If I was underactive thyroid blood test, what symptoms should I be watching out for?

Probably none.: Most cases of hypothyroidism are picked up by routine blood testing, in which thyroid hormones (t3 (liothyronine) and t4) start dropping, and thryroid stimulating hormone (TSH) start rising from a little gland in the head (the pituitary or master gland). Glands function on a feedback mechanism. If you have symptoms (lethargy, wt gain, dry skin/hair, constipation + 50 others), the DX is late. ...Read more

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I have no other symptoms apart from my palms being red and itchy sometimes? I have astma and an underactive thyroid if this helps?

Palmar erythema: Can be due to heredity occurs in at least 30% of pregnant women other causes: liver disease/cirrhosis, wilson disease, hemochromatosis, hyperthyroid, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, malignancy, smoking, mercury poisoning, and meds such as amiodarone, gemfibrozil, and Cholestyramine can cause palmar erythema. Some have no known cause. Check with your doc... ...Read more

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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. Ira Katz
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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