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What could cause low thyroid counts?

What could cause low thyroid counts?

Hypothyroid: Usually due to an autoimmune disorder called hashimotos disease. Runs in families -- women 7 times more likely than men. Inflammation of the thyroid gland can cause decreased function. One can test for both function and inflammation with lab tests. See a board-certified endocrinologist for expert advice. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

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


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What tests need to be done in order to find the cause of having low thyroid?

May not be found : One of the most common causes of low thyroid is hashimoto's thyroiditis. This is an autoimmune thyroid condition in which the body attacks the thyroid thinking it is foreign. This can shut down production of thyroid hormone. Testing for thyroid antibodies (thyroglobulin ab and thyroid peroxidase ab) can help determine if it is hashimoto's. Other causes are not as easily tested. ...Read more

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Can low thyroid cause me to feel hungry all the time? I have to eat every 3 hours! help! what can I do to help me not to feel hungry all the time?

Can low thyroid cause me to feel hungry all the time? I have to eat every 3 hours! help! what can I do to help me not to feel hungry all the time?

Not thyroid: The symptoms you describe are most likely due to Insulin resistance. Especially if you are overweight, the fat tissue in your body causes your Insulin to not work properly and leads to pre-diabetes. When this happens, your blood sugar often bottoms out 2-3 hours after meals and you get hungry. Adipose (fat) in your body secretes hormones that increase your appetite. Wt. Loss and exercise help. ...Read more

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Can pancreatitis cause a low thyroid?

Can pancreatitis cause a low thyroid?

Not really: Unless it is part of certain rarely seen syndromes ... Pancreatitis is certainly not a safe condition, with unpredictable outcome [both short and long term] 'different' in/for each individual ...Nothing should be taken lightly about pancreatitis. But, there is no direct link between pancreatitis and thyroid disease;on the other hand, hypothyroidism can contribute to pancreas problems. ...Read more

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Can a low thyroid cause pseudoseizures and what other symptoms do you have with a low thyroid?

Like brakes: Low thyroid function works as brakes in a car. High thyroid works as accelerator in a car. Therefore everything is slow (heart rate) and low (temperature). Most importantly, your doc can fix it. ...Read more

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I've read that abnormal bleeding can be indicative of low thyroid. Could it cause 5 days of light bleeding, and if so, why?

True: Low thyroid function can indeed affect the menstrual cycle in women leading to lack of ovulation, insufficient hormone production from the ovary and lighter or missed menstrual periods. Most hormones affect each other in a myriad of ways. ...Read more

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Can a low thyroid function affect the heart and cause serious problems?

Can a low thyroid function affect the heart and cause serious problems?

Possible: It is uncommon in young pts for hypothyroidism to cause heart probs, but it def can cause cardiac issues. It cause a slow heart beat, which usually resolves with treatment. If left untreated hypothyroidism can lead to a cardiomyopathy (gen heart dysfunction). This is often reversible, but left untreated can lead to permanent cardiac damage and irreg heart beats. If tx'd there should no problems! ...Read more

Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more