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What are the symptoms of low thyroid?

What are the symptoms of low thyroid?

Myxedema: Apathy and mental sluggishness (can look like depression), obesity, and cold intolerance. Myxedema is so-called because of mucus-like buildup in connective tissue (mostly thickening the skin), which can also lead to deeper voice and enlarged tongue. Constipation, heart issues, and decreased sense of taste can also occur. ...Read more

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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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With low thyroid in a human, what would the actual symptoms be?

With low thyroid in a human, what would the actual symptoms be?

Many: Hypothyroidism (low thyroid) can cause weight gain, fatigue, cold intolerance, constipation, fluid retention, heavy periods, excessive sleepiness, hair loss, muscle pains/weakness. However, these are nonspecific symptoms. Most people who have these symptoms do not have a low thyroid causing it. Checking a TSH level will confirm if the symptoms are related to thyroid or not. ...Read more

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Does anyone know what the symptoms of low thyroid problems are?

Does anyone know what the symptoms of low thyroid problems are?

Many, many possible: Symptoms may include: 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. ...Read more

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Can a low thyroid cause pseudoseizures and what other symptoms do you have with a low thyroid?

Can a low thyroid cause pseudoseizures and what other symptoms do you have with a low thyroid?

Like brakes: Low thyroid function works as brakes in a car. High thyroid works as accelerator in a car. Therefore everything is slow (heart rate) and low (temperature). Most importantly, your doc can fix it. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of severely extremely low thyroid to almost not working and can it cause seizures if too low?

What are the symptoms of severely extremely low thyroid to almost not working and can it cause seizures if too low?

Thy: Rare for seizures to be associated with low thyroid function. Usually in severe high function or inflammation of brain associated with it. Extreme fatigue, low metabolism for sure. ...Read more

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If my thyroid swells when I drink caffeine or alcohol does this mean it is not functioning correctly? I have symptoms of low thyroid but tests are ok?

If my thyroid swells when I drink caffeine or alcohol does this mean it is not functioning correctly? I have symptoms of low thyroid but tests are ok?

Thyroid coffee: 34 F from from Cork notes that her thyroid swells when she drinks force. I suspect what you mean is that the you swallow coffee you and perhaps others can see your thyroid better as you tilt your head back. Cannot imagine how coffee will make thyroid swell. ...Read more

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I have been extremely tired and very foggy headed for months I do have low thyroid and tests are normal for the med I am taking. Symptoms of foggy head and exhaustion getting worse

I have been extremely tired and very foggy headed for months I do have low thyroid and tests are normal for the med I am taking. Symptoms of foggy head and exhaustion getting worse

There : There are multiple reasons to feel fatigued during the day including but not limited to is low thyroid hormone level, lack of vitamins, inflammatory disorders, insomnia, sleep apnea and medications that you may be on. You should discuss with your primary care physician about your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a pituitary gland problem be misdiagnosed with a low thyroid problem and what are the symptoms need answers asap thank you?

Hormones: Yes, it is possible to have a problem with the pituitary gland mimick the symptoms of hypothyroidism, such as fatigue, weight gain, lethargy, constipation. There are several blood tests that assess the function of the pituitary gland and the hormones that are secreted. Your physician can go over them in detail. ...Read more

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About my head pressure symptom and a partially empty sella. I also have a low thyroid function. Is this last related at my symptoms?

Possibly.: "empty sella" is a radiologic description of a sella not completely filled by pituitary gland. The function of the pituitary gland may or may not be normal. Your low thyroid function could be related but may also be unrelated. Please see your doc. ...Read more

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I've had blood tests, and had slightly low thyroid. I was put on levothyroxine, but didn't help. Was told to stop, still have symptoms, what to do?

I've had blood tests, and had slightly low thyroid. I was put on levothyroxine, but didn't help. Was told to stop, still have symptoms, what to do?

Find another MD: if you have symptoms of low thyroid and labs also show low thyroid. It is low thyroid unless proven otherwise. If levothyroxine did not help look at internet and see which physician is familiar with armour thyroid. Where levothyroxine fails armour thyroid can be helpful. Or look for broda Barnes foundation to give you a referral ...Read more

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I'm on levothyroxine 50 mcg my last thyriod check was in range, is it possible to still have low thyroid symptoms ie hot sweats, feeling cold, fatigue?

I'm on levothyroxine 50 mcg my last thyriod check was in range, is it possible to still have low thyroid symptoms ie hot sweats, feeling cold, fatigue?

Other causes: While abnormal thyroid function certainly can cause the symptoms you mention, there are other causes that could produce similar symptoms.. At your listed age and sex, the first thing that comes to mind are symptoms related to menopause. You may want ot talk to doc about hormone replacement treatment, which can be dietary, medication or both. Also, discuss other possibilities as well. ...Read more

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What causes low thyroid-like symptoms to suddenly turn into loss of appetite, early morning waking, and difficulty falling asleep, all overnight?

What causes low thyroid-like symptoms to suddenly turn into loss of appetite, early morning waking, and difficulty falling asleep, all overnight?

High thyroid ?: best if you have your thyroid levels checked (or re checked) as the current symptoms you are having may suggest "over" active thyroid/Graves's ...Read more

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TSH is 5.21 FT4 and FT3 are normal Having symptoms of low thyroid, have well controlled lupus, hashimotos runs in my family Treat with meds or watch?

TSH is 5.21 FT4 and FT3 are normal Having symptoms of low thyroid, have well controlled lupus, hashimotos runs in my family Treat with meds or watch?

Hypothyroidism: An elevated TSH and normal FT4 is possibly due to subclinical hypothyroidism. What type of symptoms are you having exactly? Your doctor should check basic blood work to make sure there is no other explanation for your symptoms. A good physical exam of your thyroid to reveal any nodules, or goiter is very important. Thyroiditis is definitely a possibility. ...Read more

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Can low thyroid hormone symptoms like hair-loss be reversed?

Allopecia: If scalp hair loss called allopecia is due to hypothyroidism one can reverse it by normalizing thyroid function. Most of the time hypothyroidism is due to an autoimmune disorder called hashimotos disease. Allopcia is an accompanying autoimmune disorder and may not be due to low thyroid hormones. It's an association -- not causation. ...Read more

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Can low thyroid hormone symptoms such as hair loss be reversed?

Possibly/depends,,,,: This may be reversed depending on how severe and long-standing the thyroid issue is and how good a person's circulation is. Strict adherence to therapy would also help. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more