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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
Underactive thyroid, thinning hair, chronic fatigue, body ache/pain, occasional dark patches on skin, difficulty concentrating/remembering. Ideas?
I have one: See your doctor for some testing and appropriiate medication if needed. ...Read more
I have lump in throat husky voice fatigue neck stiffness. brain fog. Bad memory Mum has underactive thyroid. Dr says not my thyroid. Could he be wrong?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I suspect I have early menopausal or underactive thyroid symptoms, could it be detected from blood tests?
No: Simple tests ordered by your doctor should answer your questions. ...Read more
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
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