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Can A Overactive Thyroid Cause High Ana Levels
An "ana" is a blood test used to screen a person for the possibility of several autoimmune diseases. It is important to remember that this is a screening test and a positive result only indicates more testing may be warranted. No blood test is perfect, and getting to a diagnosis is usually much more complex than drawing blood and looking at a number ...Read more
Would a very high prolactin level (no pituitary tumour) cause hypothyroidism or does hypothyroidism cause high prolactin levels?
Unclear question: What is a "bac reading"? It may help if you spell out your concern. ...Read more
Not really: Unless it is part of certain rarely seen syndromes ... Pancreatitis is certainly not a safe condition, with unpredictable outcome [both short and long term] 'different' in/for each individual ...Nothing should be taken lightly about pancreatitis. But, there is no direct link between pancreatitis and thyroid disease;on the other hand, hypothyroidism can contribute to pancreas problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What hormone imbalances can cause excessive face/head sweating? I have underactive thyroid, kidney disease, & low cortisol levels. Can these diseases?
Stimulates Thyroid: As the name implies, TSH = thyroid stimulating hormone so this hormone does stimulate thyrocytes. If you have hypothyroidism (lazy thyroid), the high TSH will keep stimulating the thyroid gland to make more hormones and that is why we treat with thyroid hormone (or in iodine deficient areas iodine therapy may help). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can stress alone cause hashimoto hypothyroidism? Would periods of high stress cause higher TSH levels even while on levothyroxine?
No: Should see endocrinologist to run s thyroid test ...Read more
No to both: Spot cortisol levels are of limited usefulness. Nobody really knows what to make of C-reactive protein except in a few special cases anyway. ...Read more
Autoimmunity: If you have anti-thyroid antibodies, two (2) things may happen, depending on the site of action. If the antibodies stimulate the TSH receptor, this would lead to grave's disease, which implies a hyper functioning gland. In the other scenario, the antibodies may participate in the destruction of the gland, thereby causing hypothyroidism. ...Read more
Stress can increase tsh, but how high cortisol causes low TSH where as stress causes high cortisol production.?
Cortisol: This is a very complex system. In very basic terms cortisol is produced in response to stress and feeds back inhibiting production of itself (inhibiting crh and acth). Cortisol also inhibits TSH production (as well as growth hormone, estrogen, testosterone and lh production). Thus limiting the response to stress. It is though in chronic stress this feedback mechanism breaks down. ...Read more
Can alcohol in excess cause elevated thyroid hormones? If not, what can cause thyroid hormones to be slightly elevated?
No: Commonly inflamed gland from autoimmune problem see endocrinologist. ...Read more
Yes: get it under control , high thyroid causes heart to race, sweats , weight loss, high bp , bone loss and more. low thyroid causes weight gain, fatigue, hair loss , high cholest. and more , see an endocrinologist if your dr . doesn't get the tsh under control it takes 6 weeks to adjust the medicine, levothyroxine. ...Read more
Tsh less<o.4&>4.0T4&: Tsh level less than 0.4 or more than 4.0 t4 level less than4.5 and more than 11.2microgrms. ...Read more
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