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How can an underactive thyroid affect a liver?

How can an underactive thyroid affect a liver?

Conjugation: There is also evidence that hypothyroidism may directly affect the liver structure or function. Hypothyroidism has been associated in a few case reports with cholestatic jaundice attributed to reduced bilirubin and bile excretion. Recent studies have shown that the hepatic abnormalities associated with hypothyroidism can be reversible with thyroxine replacement with no residual damage. ...Read more

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Mood (Definition)

Is how a patient says they feel, or how someone feels internally, versus how someone's mood appears, which is called "affect." if you say your mood is "happy, " and you appear to be so, we would say that your affect is congruent. If, however, you actually look really angry, we would say your mood is "happy" and ...Read more


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Why would autoimmune disorders make the thyroid gland produce excessive thyroxine?

Why would autoimmune disorders make the thyroid gland produce excessive thyroxine?

Antibodies: Some auto-antibodies sit on the thyroid cells and make them over produce thyroid hormone. Other autoantibodies can cause the exact opposite. ...Read more

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Does a TSH level of 0.8 indicate an overactive or underactive thyroid gland?

Does a TSH level of 0.8 indicate an overactive or underactive thyroid gland?

TSH: Cant tell without the total T4 or free t4. Low TSH is usually a sign of hyper thyroidism if your thyroid is suppressing TSH production due to over secretion of thyroid hormone. Rarely the brain signal from pituitary can be low leading to what's called "central" hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Which vitamins can help an overactive thyroid?

Which vitamins can help an overactive thyroid?

There isn't any: As far as i know, there isn't any otc meds/vitamins that can treat/help with overactive thyroid. If you have symptoms such as heat intolerance, eating more yet losing weight, muscle weakness, rapid heart rate, sweating etc...Please see doc because these symptoms suggest significant disease activities. Prolonged hyperactive thyroid can cause long term consequences. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can an Overactive Thyroid cause emotional spells?

Can an Overactive Thyroid cause emotional spells?

HYPERTHRYOID=Anxiety: Overactive thryoid (hyperthryoidism) can cause all kinds of emotional feelings usually anxiety, insomnia, and some depression.Some people feel very agitated when thryoid is overactive. You need to see your doctor and obtain meditations to control your thryoid. ...Read more

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Are my sluggish symptoms an underactive thyroid or normal ageing?

See your doctor: Sluggish symptoms are not normal at any age. Please consult your doctor so that a treatable condition is not missed. ...Read more

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How does an anxiety disorder cause the adrenal glands to affect you?

How does an anxiety disorder cause the adrenal glands to affect you?

HPA axis: Untreated anxiety, over time, leads to hyper-activation of the hpa (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal) axis, resulting in chronically elevated glucocorticoid (stress hormone) levels, which has been implicated in contributing to numerous disease processes, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, as well as weakening the immune system, increasing susceptibility to infectious diseases. ...Read more

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Can an over active thyroid effect your hormones?

Can an over active thyroid effect your hormones?

Hyperthyroid: Some symptoms of hyperthyroidism are: feeling nervous, fast heartbeat, weight loss, feeling hot, trouble sleeping, feeling anxious, sweating heavily, muscle weakness, increased appetite, frequent bowel movement, shortened frequent period..Some hyperthyroid patients will have 1-2 symptoms, some have all and some have none of them at all. The only way to know for sure is to get a blood test. ...Read more

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Can a hormone inbalance affect your pitiary and thyroid or is the pituary gland responsable for the hormone inbalance?

Can a hormone inbalance affect your pitiary and thyroid or is the pituary gland responsable for the hormone inbalance?

Endocrinologists?: I think the answer is both. The pituitary is a gland in your brain that "reads" the level of certain hormones in the body, and then puts out various levels of stimulating hormones depending on circulating levels. For example, if there's not enough thyroid hormone being made by the thyroid, the pituitary puts out more TSH - and vice versa. But pituitary disease can alter the pituitary's response. ...Read more

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Would an underactive thyroid gland cause sleep spnea?

Would an underactive thyroid gland cause sleep spnea?

Partially: Sleep apnea comes from a closure of the airway, hypothyroid can cause weight gain which worsens the apnea. Theoretically a large thyroid can press on the trachea as well. ...Read more

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Can diet pills cause disorders in the thyroid or pituitary glands?

Can diet pills cause disorders in the thyroid or pituitary glands?

Not likely: It may depend on what "diet pills" you are talking about, but most over the counter pills will not affect your thyroid or pituitary gland. ...Read more

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What effect does an under/overactive thyroid have in depression?

What effect does an under/overactive thyroid have in depression?

Underactive: Low thyroid is more commonly associated with depression due to the low energy, poor appetite and poor sleep issues. Overactive thyroid is more commonly associated with anxiety. ...Read more

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Can an underactive thyroid cause vertigo?

Can an underactive thyroid cause vertigo?

Vertigo: Yes, and you must have your doctor check your thyroid levels. If the thyroid is OK your doctor will need to manage your vertigo. ...Read more

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Can intermitten fasting help an overactive thyroid?

Can intermitten fasting help an overactive thyroid?

No: Effective treatments for an overactive thyroid include radioactive iodine ablation, thyroid-blocking medicines, and surgery. Trying unproven therapies just delays the inevitable, and exposes the body to harmful effects of excess thyroid hormone including over-stimulation of the heart, loss of calcium from the bone, loss of muscle mass, and irritability/poor judgment affecting jobs & marriages. ...Read more

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Thyroid Gland (Definition)

It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body.It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is ...Read more


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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