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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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Hi I have the startings of an underactive thyroid plus I've been peeing more and I am bloated alot. Had medicine for bloat but no help for peeing why? Ta

Hi I have the startings of an underactive thyroid plus I've been peeing more and I am bloated alot. Had medicine for bloat but no help for peeing why? Ta

Something else: Bloating and urinating frequently are not typical symptoms for hypothyroidism. Please talk with your pcp to rule out other causes such as diabetes mellitus. ...Read more

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Does vitamin d help an underactive thyroid?

Does vitamin d help an underactive thyroid?

Not clear: There are studies that show a correlation between vitamin d levels and thyroid disease but correlation does not imply causation. In other words, it isn't clear there is a cause and effect relationship. It's good to keep your vitamin d level above 20, but low levels are may be indicative of a problem, not a cause of it. ...Read more

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Could vitamin d have helped your underactive thyroid?

Could vitamin d have helped your underactive thyroid?

Vitamin4 low thyroid: I am not aware of any specific effect on vitamin supplements to low thyroid. If your thyroid is low, which can be confirmed by lab tests, then simple thyroid supplement is the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How can I treat my underactive thyroid?

How can I treat my underactive thyroid?

Med eval: Please seek medical evaluation by your physician, an internist or an endocrinologist. After comprehensive assessment, a treatment plan will be recommended to you. ...Read more

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How can you address an underactive thyroid?

How can you address an underactive thyroid?

Levothyroxine: This is thyroid hormone replacement. An under active thyroid doesn't make enough thyroid hormone. Fortunately, there is oral replacement medication making it very easy to treat. ...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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How can I know if I have an underactive thyroid?

How can I know if I have an underactive thyroid?

Tests and Symptoms: Symptoms of low thyroid function are commonly fatigue, weight gain, heavy periods (females), dry skin, hair thinning and loss, depression and constipation. Tsh, free T3 (liothyronine) and free T4 (if TSH is borderline) as well as some other older tests like morning baseline temperature and tendon reflex testing can all detect low thyroid function. ...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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What happens if my very underactive thyroid goes untreated?

Hypothyroidism: You will begin to feel terrible. Cold, fatigued, constipated, foggy-headed, cholesterol goes up. Not pleasant. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: underactive thyroid?

Too little hormone: The thyroid makes thyroid hormone, the main one is t4, which is converted in other tissues to t3 (liothyronine). 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 humans and not replaced. ...Read more

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Can a underactive thyroid lead to depressiom?

Yes: Depression can be a symptom of depression, but usually hypothyroidism manifests with other symptoms at the same time. Depresion can also occur independently of thyroid dysfunction. It you wonder if your symptoms are related to hypothyroidism, ask your doctor to check TSH and free thyroxine levels in the blood. ...Read more

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Is hypothyroidism the same thing as underactive thyroid?

Yes they are d same.: Take care! Http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/mobileart. Asp? Articlekey=914. ...Read more

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Can the underactive thyroid cause weight loss or only weight gain?

Can the underactive thyroid cause weight loss or only weight gain?

Weight Gain: Hypothyroidism (low) is associated with gaining weight, because your metabolism is too slow and sluggish. The most common cause is autoimmune, called Hashimoto's. Other symptoms include fatigue/lethargy, muscle aches, menstrual irregularity, constipation, feeling cold, dry skin, depression, and coarse hair. you may have a goiter/enlarged thyroid. Blood tests can show anemia, high cholesterol. ...Read more

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Can hypnagogic hallucinations be caused by underactive thyroid? Can any docs explain?

Can hypnagogic hallucinations be caused by underactive thyroid? Can any docs explain?

Unlikely: Hypnagogic hallucinations, which are hallucinations that occur just before falling asleep, are not a common feature of an underactive thyroid. That doesn't mean they can't be caused by by hypothyroidism, just that most people with hypothyroidism don't have them. If they began around the time someone was diagnosed, and went away with treatment, it's certainly possible. ...Read more

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Can an underactive thyroid lead to lack of sexual attraction? I was diagnosed at 8 and I'm asexual

Can an underactive thyroid lead to lack of sexual attraction? I was diagnosed at 8 and I'm asexual

Could be: Need to discuss this with your endocrinologist dr. Your thyroid replacement medication may need to be adjusted. ...Read more

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I take levothyroxine for underactive thyroid. Will this show up on a pre employment drug test for walmart?

I take levothyroxine for underactive thyroid. Will this show up on a pre employment drug test for walmart?

No: Levothyroxine is bioidentical to your own thyroid hormone. No abnormality will be present as long as you are taking the proper dose. ...Read more

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Have underactive thyroid. Eating healthier, more active. On levothyroxine. Why am I not losing weight. Only my hair!

Have underactive thyroid. Eating healthier, more active. On levothyroxine. Why am I not losing weight. Only my hair!

See your Doctor, as: You might need to be investigated. Maybe your levothyroxine dose might need to be increased. Or might have something else going on.
He/she should be able to answer all your concerns.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Does TSH 4, 83 mean hypothirodism (underactive thyroid) and ft4 - is 9 (does it also mean underactive thyiroid)?

Does TSH 4, 83 mean hypothirodism (underactive thyroid) and ft4 - is 9 (does it also mean underactive thyiroid)?

It depends/can mean,: This can mean under active thyroid depending on the ranges and whether or not there're symptoms of hypothyroidism, like fatigue, sensitivity to cold, and thinning of hair. The TSH is high normal to high at 4.83 if the upper limit is 5.0 or 3.0 respectively, while the free T4 is low normal if the units of measurement are pool/l. You've already got hypothyroidism so this would help reinforce it. ...Read more

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I've been taking 50mcg a day of levothyroxine for an underactive thyroid for a year now. My hair has steadily gotten worse. Coarse & brittle.

I've been taking 50mcg a day of levothyroxine for an underactive thyroid for a year now. My hair has steadily gotten worse. Coarse & brittle.

TSH level: The proper dose of Levoxyl (thyroxine) is determined by the TSH level on blood testing. Your md determines what that dose should be after the TSH results are known. If your TSH level is still too high (normal=0.5 to 5)you may need more than 50mcg of Levoxyl (thyroxine) per day. ...Read more

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I've been putting 2 tb spoon of flaxseed in my oatmeal to help my hypothyroid. Now I've read flaxseed hinders underactive thyroid. What's true?

I've been putting 2 tb spoon of flaxseed in my oatmeal to help my hypothyroid. Now I've read flaxseed hinders underactive thyroid. What's true?

May hinder if raw: This is a complex issue without an easy answer as flaxseed does contain goitrogens (chemicals that can inhibit thyroid function), though most of are inactivated by heating them. Taking dulse and a mineral supplement at a different time helps.
See http://autoimmune-paleo. Com/goitrogens-why-you-dont-need-to-avoid-them/
There is VERY conflicting info on whether flax oil is beneficial- see comment: ...Read more

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Male 58yrs. Blood test 12 months ago showed underactive thyroid. Been taking Kelp (675mcg per day) have developed a facial/neck rash. Kelp induced?

Kelp doesn't help: Hi. Kelp doesn't help any form of hypothyroidism except iodine deficiency; iodine deficiency is non-existent in the modern world. So you're doing nothing to help your hypothyroidism by taking kelp. Assuming the diagnosis of hypothyroidism is correct, stop the kelp and thane the thyroid hormone your doctor would have prescribed based on the labs showing hypothyroidism. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have underactive thyroid and am on levothyroxine 225mcg for at least four years now and my hormones are normal But I still feel tired all the time?

I have underactive thyroid and am on levothyroxine 225mcg for at least four years now and my hormones are normal But I still feel tired all the time?

Fatigue: There are a number of possible reasons people can be tired all the time & sometimes it's a combination of factors. Fatigue from poor sleep or underlying sleep disorder (eg obstructive sleep apnea) can cause fatigue that can take several weeks to recover from once corrected. Fatigue is very common in depression. Anemia from poor nutrition or from menses causes fatigue. A primary care doc can help. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism (Adult) (Definition)

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