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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.

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.

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Can hypothyroidism cause migraines?

Can hypothyroidism cause migraines?

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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'

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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