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Can Low Ferritin Cause Hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism is also known as Underactive thyroid. Level, which can cause fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart ...Read more
Hemoglobin 12, ferritin 7. 41 year old female. Hysterectomy 9 years ago. What could cause the low ferritin? Other medical conditions: hypothyroid, dia
Would low ferritin but hemoglobin of 9.3 cause higher resting heart rate? Cardiologist said hearts ok. Slightly hypothyroid. Have thyroid antibodies.
67 yr-old with years of monthly blackouts, with a history of PVC's, adrenal insufficiency and hypothyroidism, looking for a definitive diagnosis.....?
Back to drawing board: Interesting case, cardiac wise an echo is needed to exclude structural heart disease, lv dysfunction, valve stenosis carotid dopplers to exclude bilateral carotid stenosis, a normal stress test raises the possibility of "balanced ischemia" where a normal stress is a false negative. May need to proceed with cardiac cath, a 67yo diabetic with pvcs and syncope may have a "high pretest probability" and as such, a negative stress test is not very helpful. Assuming echo and cath are unremarkable would then pursue from electrophysiology aspect, tilt table test and long term rhythm monitoring as out patient. Assuming no arrhythmias are uncovered then details of tilt result would dictate where to go next. Which is likely to assess autonomic function in a diabetic who may have autonomic dysfunction...this is all in the context of someone who is known to have adrenal insufficiency, on cortef but may need midodrine as well if tilt results showed vaso-depressor response. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have hypothyroidism, hashimotos. My recent bloodwork shows I have low iron, high uibc and tibc and heavy periods. What could be the cause?
Heavy periods: Hashimoto is an autoimmune inflammatory process in thyroid gland. It is separate problem to the low iron. If you have low ferritin and high tibc- that means you have iron deficiency. This iron deficiency is likely due to /related to your heavy period. You should take some iron replacement. Heavy periods can be related to your hypothyroidism. See you md and d/w your md more detail. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Iron deficiency: What is your age 35 or 67? It matters very much. Iron deficiency in a post-menopausal female warrants excluding a hidden cause of bleeding, such as in the intestine. It is imperative that you see your doctor for an in-person evaluation and a colonoscopy may be warranted. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/iron-deficiency-anemia/basics/causes/CON-2001932s ...Read more
Iron deficiency: Ferritin is the 'storage' form or 'warehouse' of iron. If you have been told your ferritin is low, it is probably because either A) you are not eating enough iron in your diet, or B) you have some blood losses (heavy periods). Another choice might be C) disease processes with malnutrition, inadequate absorption, or utilization. You should follow through with your doctor to get this problem fixed. ...Read more
Iron deficiency: Low ferritin means the person mentioned is likely iron deficient. Iron deficiency occurs due to blood loss. The most common cause of low ferritin in premenopausal women is menstrual bleeding. Diet is only a factor to the extent that one isn't consuming sufficient iron in their foods to compensate for the iron loss (from bleeding). ...Read more
Ferritin is protein complex that binds iron and controls iron levels inside all of our cells. Low levels in the serum is a useful marker of iron deficiency. Macrophages are cells that contain large amounts of ferritin, and this that helps them scavenge RBC at sites of old hemorrhage. High serum ferritin levels occurs from macrophage activation and is a ...Read more
The thyroid makes thyroid hormone, the main one is t4, which is converted in other tissues to t3. An underactive thyroid makes too little thyroid hormone. You feel sluggish, bloated, constipated, cold. It is treated by taking replacement hormone levothyroxine. The thyroid also makes calcitonin, which is involved in calcium metabolism, but it is a weak hormone in ...Read more
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