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Does hypothyroidism go away?

Does hypothyroidism go away?

Not usually: It depends on the cause. Autoimmune hypothyroidism (aka hashimoto's) does not typically go away. Some other causes might. Regardless, the medication (levothyroxine) used to treat the condition is safe and does not have any real side effects. ...Read more

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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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Is it possible for cranyostosis to come from hypothyroidism?

Is it possible for cranyostosis to come from hypothyroidism?

Cranyostosis: I have looked hard but cannot find any link to hypothyroidism. Cranyostosis is often noted early in life not at age 47. ...Read more

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I've been told I have hypothyroidism, how come I don't have many symptoms?

I've been told I have hypothyroidism, how come I don't have many symptoms?

It is variable: The way hypothyroid persons feels is quite variable. Some feel very tired with small degrees of hypothyroidism, but I have seen people who were deeply hypothyroid by blood tests, feeling nothing at all. When hypothyroidism is significant in a young person, (tsh>10) treatment is recommended even if the patient feels well, because it can cause high cholesterol and possibly heart disease. ...Read more

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What are the risk of having hypothyroidism and going out and having a few drinks?

What are the risk of having hypothyroidism and going out and having a few drinks?

EtOH and Alcohol: While very severe hypothyroidism could slow alcohol metabolism, the vast majority of people with hypothyroidism will respond to alcohol in the same way as people with a normal thyroid. ...Read more

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I've been told that I have hypothyroidism; how come I don't hardly any symptoms indicating that I do?

It depends on levels: Many people with mild hypothyroidism don't feel any different. Occasionally, even people with severe hypo feel normal. Severe hypo can lead to heart disease so it should be corrected even if the person feels well. In mild cases, this is questionable. ...Read more

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Other qs pointed me to hypothyroidism, which does match most of what is going on, but are there other things that would cause similar symptoms?

Other qs pointed me to hypothyroidism, which does match most of what is going on, but are there other things that would cause similar symptoms?

Many possible causes: Remember, diseases can cause symptoms, but having symptoms doesn't necessarily mean you have that disorder. Hypothyroidism is very easy to check for with a simple blood test, and then you'll know for sure. Contact your physician. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism does that mean that i'm never again going to be able to enjoy a night out with my girlfriends and have a few drinks without worrying?

No: It means your metabolism is slow and without replacement of thyroid hormone you can feel tired, constipated, cold dry skin, etc. However with replacement and the proper dose you should have a normal healthy life. ...Read more

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I have to go off of my hypothyroid medication for over a month to prepare for my scan and uptake. What kind of symptoms can I expect from being off?

Hypothyroid symptoms: Common symptoms of low thyroid = hypothyroidism are: fatigue, feeling cold, constipation, weight gain. It can easily be diagnosed from the blood test checking T4 level as well as TSH level . Consult your doctor for your symptoms and have he/she check the thyroid level for you ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause flu like feelings to come and go with extreme exhaustion?

Can hypothyroidism cause flu like feelings to come and go with extreme exhaustion?

Ceertainly the: Extreme exhaustion would be a fit. If flu like symptoms mean that yes, but fever and chills would not usually be a thyroid issue. ...Read more