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Doctor insights on: Body Sores Hypothyroid Disease

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results 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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Does hypothyroid disease lead to diabeties?

Does hypothyroid disease lead to diabeties?

Related, not cause: Hypothyroidism does not "lead" to diabetes. However, the two disorders frequently occur together and there is an autoimmune link between them. That does not mean one causes the other to occur. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is congenital hypothyroidism?

What sort of disease is congenital hypothyroidism?

Hormone deficiency: Mutation in the genes needed for making thyroid hormone can result in deficiency of the hormone even in the uterus. The disease interferes with normal development, including that of the brain and the newborn may be a cretin. ...Read more

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What makes hypothyroidism a serious disease?

What makes hypothyroidism a serious disease?

Hypothyroidism: Impaired mental activity, including problems with concentration & memory. Depression. Chronic fatigue. Difficulty concentrating.Sensitivity to cold headache.Muscle&joint aches. Weight gain, despite diminished appetite.Constipation. Early puberty. Menstrual irregularities. Hearing loss. Husky voice.Skin & hair changes (pale, rough, dry skin, less sweat, hair coarsens, brittle nails). Serious enough. ...Read more

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How can one suggest the dose of thyronorm for hypothyroid disease?

How can  one suggest the dose of thyronorm for hypothyroid disease?

Many factors: There are formulas that some people use to calculate a dose. I do not find them useful, however. Older people and small people need less, you need to go slow with buildup in people with heart disease, other factors. In a 30 yo healthy woman of normal size, i would probably start with 75 - 100 mcg/day, which is prob slightly low, then get a TSH in 6 weeks and make a dose adjustment. ...Read more

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How can i lose weight with a treated hypothyroid disease? I've tried everything

How can i lose weight with a treated hypothyroid disease? I've tried everything

Yes: First see your endocrinologist to make sure your thyroid hormone level is now normal after taking synthroid (thyroxine). Look into every thing you eat especially seemingly small snacks these little 100cal snacks can add up quickly Avoid fried foods, cakes hi carb meals like bagels white breads and pastas. Look into you daily cal intake, it should be between 1500-2000cal a day ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could have kids if I have hypothyroidism & hashimotto disease?

Can you tell me if i could have kids if I have hypothyroidism & hashimotto disease?

Yes: Hi. I will assume that your hypothyroidism is treated and that on treatment, you have normal thyroid function. That condition is not an impediment to conceiving and successfully carrying a pregnancy to term. Your profile says your 48 years old,,,THAT is the elephant in the room! Menopause will DEFINITELY keep you from having kids! ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's a difference between hypothyroid and hashimotos disease?

Yes: Basically the same thing hypothyroidism. The simple primary hypothyroidism is failure of the thyroid gland Hashimotos is an autoimmune condition where the thyroid is being attacked by your immune system. Its a more severe condition because it is auto immune but the treatment is almost the same ...Read more