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My TSH levels are .29, My bilirubin is 1.4, and my iron is 187 My whole body all my joints ache. I have hypothyroidism and am taking levrothroxin 100?

My TSH levels are .29, My bilirubin is 1.4, and my iron is 187 My whole body all my joints ache. I have hypothyroidism and am taking levrothroxin 100?

Hypothyroidism: The reason of your joint pains is probably not hypothyroidism. The latter may be associated with other rheumatologic conditions. So, please see your doctor for a full work-up. ...Read more

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Bilirubin (Definition)

Bilirubin is the potentially toxic product of heme metabolism. It is formed by breakdown of heme present in hemoglobin, myoglobin, cytochromes, catalase, peroxidase and tryptophan pyrrolase. Eighty percent of the daily bilirubin production comes from hemoglobin. It requires conversion to a water-soluble form before elimination from the body by ...Read more


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I ahev hypothyroidism and my TSH is elevated to 12 and total bilirubin is 2.1. Are they related?

I ahev hypothyroidism and my TSH is elevated to 12 and total bilirubin is 2.1. Are they related?

Could be: You apparently are not taking replacement thyroid medication. Please see your doctor for evaluation of bilirubin elevation and a prescription and take the medication for about a month or two and then repeat the tests. ...Read more

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Being treated for hypothyroid after case of thyroiditis. TSH was 94+ at last check. Urine-protein, blood & bilirubin & creat 1.39. EGFR 45. Weight gain, blurry vision also. Ideas?

Being treated for hypothyroid after case of thyroiditis.  TSH was 94+ at last check.  Urine-protein, blood & bilirubin & creat 1.39.  EGFR 45.  Weight gain, blurry vision also.  Ideas?

See doctor, now: You have a number of issues that need attention. A TSH of 94 warrants thyroid replacement treatment. A EGFR of 45 needs evaluation by a nephrologist. Your weight gain may be due to thyroid deficiency. Cannot comment on blurry vision without examining you. Please see your doctor at the earliest. ...Read more

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67 yr-old with years of monthly blackouts, with a history of PVC's, adrenal insufficiency and hypothyroidism, looking for a definitive diagnosis.....?

67 yr-old with years of monthly blackouts, with a history of PVC's, adrenal insufficiency and hypothyroidism, looking for a definitive diagnosis.....?

Multifactorial: There a several potential causes for the syncope in this lady. Of concern is that the episode on August 4th occurred without warning. This could be arrhythmic in origin. Although a Holter has been done the patient may need an Event Monitor and if this is negative an implantable monitor may be needed.

We need to make sure she has normal LV function by Echo etc as she does have a history of PVC's.

Vasodepressor syndrome needs to be also considered as she does have some features compatible with this. TTT would be reasonable.

Finally hypotension secondary to the endocrine problem needs to be considered. Perhaps she might need a vasoactive medication as she does have hypotension. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism effect your cholesterol levels?

Can hypothyroidism effect your cholesterol levels?

Yes: This is the main controlling gland for metabolism in your body. Cholesterol is one of the main chemicals being metabolized. ...Read more

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Could androstenedione levels be high in hypothyroidism?

Could androstenedione levels be high in hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism: With severe hypothyroidism, there could be changes in other hormones, and certainly it would be important to treat hypothyroidism. But there is not a significant relationship between thyroid and androstenedione. ...Read more

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How hypothyroidism could lead to elevated level of prolactin, ? A big thank

Complicated: Severe hypothyroidism can cause excessive trh to be released from the hypothalamus. Trh causes release of TSH but also prolactin release thereby raising your prolactin level. Treatment is to take care of the hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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How to know it is level of hypothyroidism worth treating?

How to know it is level of hypothyroidism worth treating?

All levels.: Blood tests demonstrating hypothyroidism indicate treatment should be given no matter how mild it is. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroid and have recently noticed stretch marks on my body. Could my levels be to low?

I have hypothyroid and have recently noticed stretch marks on my body. Could my levels be to low?

Maybe zinc: Some alternative doctors ascribe proclivity of stretch mark development to low body levels of zinc. A safe zinc dose is regarded to be 50 mg of elemental zinc each day. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of hypothyroidism but my levels are within normal range but at the low end. Can I have hypothyroidism?

I have symptoms of hypothyroidism but my levels are within normal range but at the low end. Can I have hypothyroidism?

Yes,Subclinical: 1st make sure all levels were looked at:tsh, t4, &t3! too many docs are omitting t3.This is the active hormone!i if you have the symptoms of hypothyroidism:dry skin, dry hair, cold intolerance, low metabolism, difficulty losing weight, obesity, constipation... It is quite possible you have subclinical hypothyroidism and need treatment (not synthroid, (thyroxine) it is the most over rx'd ineffective med made). ...Read more

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I have just been diagnosed borderline hypothyroid , and my sugar levels drop below 70mg during the day. Are these linked? Why is my sugar levels low?

Unlikely: If no symptoms, it's actually within normal limits

if it's 5-6 hours after eating, and get shaky, nervous jittery, then can be earliest sign of pre-diabetes years from now. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause high uric acid levels?

Uric acid levels: Yes it can. It is due to decreased renal plasma flow and decreased irate excretion in hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism on low level is 0.098 and now I am pregnant my age is 25?

I have hypothyroidism on low level is 0.098 and now I am pregnant  my age is 25?

TSH?: You need to tell us what blood test was 0.098. If this was a TSH level, it implies that your thyroid level may be high. You should get a free t4, free t3, (liothyronine) and TSH level done. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism, can a bio magnetic bracelet help increase my energy level.

I have hypothyroidism, can a bio magnetic bracelet help increase my energy level.

Bio-magnetic: No - it would not be good for you because you cannot control the bio-magnetic bracelet each and every day.
By now you should not have hypothyroidism if the doctor is giving you enough thyroid medicine.
There are many changes that can help your energy level. Best idea would be to go to the local training facility.

Please let me know if this works out. ...Read more

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Can there be a link between high levels of creatinine in kidney tests and hypothyroidism?

Can there be a link between high levels of creatinine in kidney tests and hypothyroidism?

No: These two findings, elevated creatinine, and low thyroid hormone, are unrelated.
High creatinine is commonly associated with high parathyroid hormone, in case there was a sound-alike error in your question. ...Read more

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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