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Doctor insights on: Can Hypothyroid Cause A Thick Tongue

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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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Can fat tongue be unrelated to hypothyroidism?

Can fat tongue be unrelated to hypothyroidism?

Yes it can: You have to investigate the matter further to determine the cause of the tongue swelling assuming that the thyroid level is controlled, are you under treatment for the hypothyroidism ? ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a protruding tongue for congenital hypothyroidism?

YES.: One of the clinical signs of hypothyroidism is the enlargement of the tongue due to accumulation of( glycosaminoglycans) tissue . This condition is accompanied by other signs also. Since the tongue grows big, it will be a "normal" condition for the same to protrude. ...Read more

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Does underactive thyroid cause your tongue to swell on one side ?

Does underactive thyroid cause your tongue to swell on one side ?

thyroid: Altered thyroid function may cause macroglossia. This is generally effects the entire tongue. For one sided swelling - you should get it checked with a complete exam, and workup. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause thick stained skin? If so can this be taken care of?

Can hypothyroidism cause thick stained skin? If so can this be taken care of?

Myxedema: Check out http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3219173/ re effects of thyroid on skin. Also check out http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/myxedema for info re myxedema which is described as thickening of skin associated w/hypothyroidism. This should improve once hypothyroidism is treated. Go see your family doctor for testing & treatment. ...Read more

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I diagnosed with hipothyroid and hashimotos. Recently I noticed that the bottom of my tongue is swollen and I'm not sure if this is normal. ?

I diagnosed with hipothyroid and hashimotos. Recently I noticed that the bottom of my tongue is swollen and I'm not sure if this is normal. ?

May be related: Thyroid dysfunction may cause macro-glassia ( swollen tongue as you put ) Speak to your doctor for explanation if it is related or some other problem. If it is with hormone ( thyroxine ) replacement will revert . ...Read more

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What causes hypothyroidism?

What causes hypothyroidism?

Hypothyriodism: The thyroid either quits functioning or decreases functioning many times for unknown reasons. If someone receives treatment for hyperthyroidism they often become hypothyroid. ...Read more

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What can cause hypothyroidism?

What can cause hypothyroidism?

Autoimmune, surgery: The most common cause is autoimmune thyroid disease, that is, the body makes antibodies against the thyroid. Thyroid surgery can cause it too. So can radiation therapy to the neck. Meds like amiodarone and some chemo can, too. ...Read more

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How hypothyroid causes anxiety?

How hypothyroid causes anxiety?

Thyroid & Anxiety: As a psychiatrist, i always test for thyroid conditions, which can exacerbate anxiety, and cause many other symptoms. ...Read more