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Doctor insights on: Borderline Hypothyroidism Compensated Hypothyroidism Symptoms

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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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Low T3 (liothyronine) over a year & free T3 (liothyronine) borderline low though in range, have all symptoms of hypothyroidism. Is it unheard of to treat w/meds to see if it helps?

Low T3 (liothyronine) over a year & free T3 (liothyronine) borderline low though in range, have all symptoms of hypothyroidism. Is it unheard of to treat w/meds to see if it helps?

Many docs would Rx: The "normal range" is where 95% of folks lie, but I believe at least 20% of people are clinically hypothyroid & about 3/4 of those have "normal tests." I find most patients who are hypothyroid remain symptomatic until their Free T3 (liothyronine) is in the upper half of the range. If you have the symptoms of hypothyroidism & borderline low labs try Rx. See http://tinyurl.com/koyamo5 & http://tinyurl.com/pxz8mkd ...Read more

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How severe can hypothyroid symptoms be?

How severe can hypothyroid symptoms be?

Big spectrum: Thyroid hormones are some of the most important hormones in the body. People with low thyroid cane experience symptoms of: fatigue, sensitive to cold, dry skin, constipation, hoarse voice, weight gain, high cholesterol, muscle ache/weakness, joint pain, heavy periods, brittle nails/hair, depression... In severe cases, especially in the older population, hypothyroidism can lead to a coma/death. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of hypothyroidism in teen males?

The same as in other: People: 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 rate depression impaired memory check aace.Com for more into. ...Read more

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Is lumbago a symptom of hypothyroidism?

Is lumbago a symptom of hypothyroidism?

Not necessarily : Patients with hypothyroidism can have back pain and viceversa. Hypothyroidism can lead to generalized pain, not necessarily just back pain. Visit your doctor for an evaluation. www.otwithmd.com. ...Read more