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Can Hypothyroidism Cause Abscess
Likely complex...: Thyroid hormones have complex interactions with many parts of the whole body. Hypothyroidism can lead to hyponatremia or to both SIADH + hyponatremia. Being low in thyroid hormone can somehow lead to the release of anti-diuretic hormone from the pituitary gland, so one gets SIADH and the accompanying excess water in the body. ...Read more
Need more informatio: Could be you are not on a large enough dose (most adults need 75-150 mcg/day) or that you are not taking it consistently (you can double up next day if you miss a dose). Difficulty absorbing the thyroid hormone in your gut is the least common cause). Would need to know your dose and thyroid test results before treatment and most recently. ...Read more
Affects ovulation: Yes, hypothyroidism can affect both fertility as well as affect pregnancy outcomes. Hypothyroidism can affect ovulation which in turn affects capacity to get pregnant. Also once pregnant there is an increased risk of miscarriage. Therefore it is best to correct thyroid disorders ahead of attempting pregnancy. ...Read more
See below: The only way to be certain that is the casue is to take theyoid to bring up the levels to normal and see if that helps. ...Read more
Yes: Thyroid hormone & other catabolic hormone increase metabolism and provide energy needed for peristaltic movement of GI tract. Hypothyroidism will slow down GI motility results in constipation or other GI symptoms. On the other hand GI disorders especially malabsorption will affect absorption of Iodine needed for thyroid hormone synthesis. ...Read more
See below: Blood sugars can become more erratic in untreated thyroid disease (hypo- and hyper-). ...Read more
MANY CONDITIONS!: There are at least ten causes that i can think of, but whatever the cause, the "bottom line" is the same! properly chosen thyroid medication, given at adequate dosage, is needed to relieve symptoms. ...Read more
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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