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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

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more


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What's the primary cause of hypothyroidism?

What's the primary cause of hypothyroidism?

Several: But the most common is thyroid inflammation which damages the thyroid's ability to make sufficient hormone. Luckily, it's easy to diagnose and treat with brand name T4 replacement and it's like you never had a problem in the first place. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause migraines?

Can hypothyroidism cause migraines?

Probably not: I can't think of any relationship between the two. ...Read more

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How does hypothyroidism cause siadh?

How does hypothyroidism cause siadh?

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

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Can low ferritin cause hypothyroidism?

Can low ferritin cause hypothyroidism?

No: Low ferritin is an indication of low iron and may be associates with anemia. It is not related to thyroid function. ...Read more

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Why does hypothyroidism cause myxedema?

Why does hypothyroidism cause myxedema?

Myxedema: If your thyroid gland is not working you will not make any thyroid hormones and will develop myxedema.

That should never happen because as soon as that diagnosis is made you should be on thyroid hormone replacement. ...Read more

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Does hypothyroidism cause poor digestion ?

Does hypothyroidism cause poor digestion ?

Causes constipation: hypothyoidism needs to be treated
constipation would resolve

if doesn't look for other causes 'poor digestion' ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause men to be sterile?

No: Hypothyroidism by itself won't cause that but related medical conditions that may or may not exist with hypothyroidism may affect fertility. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause people to hallucinate?

Possible: In severe cases, this is possible. If your free thyroid hormones are normal, then the thyroid is not the cause. ...Read more

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What can cause treatment-resistant hypothyroid?

What can cause treatment-resistant hypothyroid?

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

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What are the causes of hypothyroidism and celiacs?

Depends: There is a link between celiac disease and hashimoto's. Anything that triggers autoimmunity can be the cause. ...Read more

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How dose hypothyroidism cause hyperprolactinemia ?

TRH: Thyroid releasing hormone is increased in some women with hypothyroidism and thyroid releasing hormone regulates prolactin release. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause you to become less fertile?

Can hypothyroidism cause you to become less fertile?

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

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Could hypothyroidism untreated cause spider anigomas?

Could hypothyroidism untreated cause spider anigomas?

No: Spider angiomas or telangiectasis is often seen after trauma, high estrogen states like pregnancy and in alcoholics. The is a laser that can remove these lesions. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause a women not to have an orgasm?

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

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Can Hypothyroidism cause GI disorders and or visa/versa?

Can Hypothyroidism cause GI disorders and or visa/versa?

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

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Could hypothyroidism cause chest enlargement in a young male?

Unlikely: Are you referring to breast enlargement?. Hypothyroidism can cause weight gain, which can lead to increased fat in the breast area, but will not cause enlargement of breast glands or tissue. ...Read more

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Does hypothyroidism cause fibromyalgia or just the symptoms? ?

The symptoms: Hypothyroidism can cause muscle aching and fatigue but not the characteristic trigger point tenderness of fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Can having hypothyroidism cause a woman not to have an orgasm ?

Maybe: Hypothyroid can cause many things including low libido, vaginal dryness...If your hypothyroidism is treated with normalization of thyroid levels, the symptoms should improve. If not, then there is another cause for the lack of orgasm. ...Read more

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If a person is hypothyroid, does that cause his blood sugar to rise?

If a person is hypothyroid, does that cause his blood sugar to rise?

See below: Blood sugars can become more erratic in untreated thyroid disease (hypo- and hyper-). ...Read more

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What other things could cause hypothyroidism besides family history?

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

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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

Dr. Su Fairchild
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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