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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

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is also known as Underactive thyroid. Level, which can cause fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart ...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.....?

Back to drawing board: Interesting case, cardiac wise an echo is needed to exclude structural heart disease, lv dysfunction, valve stenosis carotid dopplers to exclude bilateral carotid stenosis, a normal stress test raises the possibility of "balanced ischemia" where a normal stress is a false negative. May need to proceed with cardiac cath, a 67yo diabetic with pvcs and syncope may have a "high pretest probability" and as such, a negative stress test is not very helpful. Assuming echo and cath are unremarkable would then pursue from electrophysiology aspect, tilt table test and long term rhythm monitoring as out patient. Assuming no arrhythmias are uncovered then details of tilt result would dictate where to go next. Which is likely to assess autonomic function in a diabetic who may have autonomic dysfunction...this is all in the context of someone who is known to have adrenal insufficiency, on cortef but may need midodrine as well if tilt results showed vaso-depressor response. ...Read more

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How long after thyroid levels are normalised should hypothyroid symptoms disappear? Hypo for 3 years previously, levels now ok but don't feel better.

How long after thyroid levels are normalised should hypothyroid symptoms disappear? Hypo for 3 years previously, levels now ok but don't feel better.

Hypo symptoms: The symptoms should clear quickly, over a few weeks. If your thyroid levels are normal, then your fatigue is not thyroid related. Talk to you doctor about this, but you should probably not focus on the thyroid anymore. ...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, it is the most over rx'd ineffective med made). ...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 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 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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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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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Underactive Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid makes thyroid hormone, the main one is t4, which is converted in other tissues to t3. An underactive thyroid makes too little thyroid hormone. You feel sluggish, bloated, constipated, cold. It is treated by taking replacement hormone levothyroxine. The thyroid also makes calcitonin, which is involved in calcium metabolism, but it is a weak hormone in ...Read more


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