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Can An Underactive Thyroid Spontaneously Cure Itself
Support immunity 1st: Yes, but seeing a doctor who practices holistic or functional medicine is the best way to manage non-pharmacological approaches to hypothyroidism. Most hypothyroidism results from an imbalanced immune system (th1/th2 imbalance) and adrenal stress. In some cases, it may be corrected without medication. When using medications, consider all your options, including natural thyroid replacement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypothyroidism is also known as Underactive thyroid. Level, which can cause 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 ...Read more
Yes!: Left untreated, an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) is often associated with high blood blood pressure and high cholesterol. It often causes weight gain which can lead to diabetes. All of these separately can increase a person's risk for heart attack and stroke, but together can increase that risk dramatically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got an underactive thyroid at 13 years of age I am now 20 my meds vary from every test they are always changing but never below 150mg is this normal?
Even though i'm tested for my thyroid and levels are normal, i never seem to feel any better. Is this normal? I have an underactive thyroid .
Other causes: These symptoms can be due to a lack of daily exercise, insufficient quality sleep sometimes due to obstructive sleep apnea, side effects of medications, depression, and other underlying illness besides thyroid problems. Thyroid problems are fairly common but not more common than all of these other reasons for feeling poorly. If your thyroid levels are normal, ask your doctor about other causes. ...Read more
Tests and Symptoms: Symptoms of low thyroid function are commonly fatigue, weight gain, heavy periods (females), dry skin, hair thinning and loss, depression and constipation. Tsh, free T3 and free T4 (if TSH is borderline) as well as some other older tests like morning baseline temperature and tendon reflex testing can all detect low thyroid function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Severe hypothyroidism can lead to a condiction called mixedema coma, a rare complication of severe hypothyroidism. It manifests as low heart rate, low blood pressure, low sugar, decreased breathing and possibly low salt level in your blood (hyponatremia). This is usually rare, but severe. Most commonly, untreated hypothyroidism manifests as fatigue, constipation, dry skin, faster weight gain. ...Read more
Hypothyroidism: The thyroid is a complex gland in the neck that produces T3 and T4 in response to hormones secreted by the pituitary gland of the brain. There are several places in this cascade, which when disrupted, cause the thyroid hormones to be low. Cause of hypothyroidism can include autoimmune disease, treatment of hyperthyroidism, thyroid surgery, radiation, medications, pituitary disease, and more. ...Read more
The thyroid makes thyroid hormone, the main one is t4, which is converted in other tissues to t3. An underactive thyroid makes too little thyroid hormone. You feel sluggish, bloated, constipated, cold. It is treated by taking replacement hormone levothyroxine. The thyroid also makes calcitonin, which is involved in calcium metabolism, but it is a weak hormone in ...Read more
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