Can protein deficiency cause hypothyroidism - Doctor answers

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I have all symptoms of hypothyroidism, but blood tests are normal. Plus a swollen thyroid left side. What can cause this? Hair is really falling out.

I have all symptoms of hypothyroidism, but blood tests are normal. Plus a swollen thyroid left side. What can cause this? Hair is really falling out.

Other possibilities.: The Thyroid is not the only endocrine gland that affects metabolism, mood, menstrual cycles and hair follicle activity in women your age. It's quite possible that you are experiencing peri-menopause, or that you have Vitamin D deficiency. Has the enlargement of the thyroid gland been confirmed/examined with ultrasound? If not it should be. Your other hormones and a D level should be checked also. ...Read more

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Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


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Can hypothyroidism cause iron deficiency anemia?

Can hypothyroidism cause iron deficiency anemia?

Yes it can: Iron deficiency anemia is more common in people with hypothyroidism.Red blood cells production falls and it can not be corrected just by iron sup;ements, and it improves as hypothyroidism is corrected. ...Read more

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Will vitamin d deficiency cause hypothyroidism? My tsh is 18.8, T3 and T4 are normal. If tsh become normal can I stop thyronorm tablet?

Will vitamin d deficiency cause hypothyroidism? My tsh is 18.8, T3 and T4 are normal. If tsh become normal can I stop thyronorm tablet?

Not related to vitaD: And the tsh shows the pituitary gland is trying very hard to keep homone levels up to normal (why the TSH is so high). Most likely thyroid medicaiton is working to maintain the thyroid hormones. Lowering the thyroid hormone and the TSH would go sky high. ...Read more

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Being vitamin deficient (never taking any vitamins) til now. Could that have weakened my thyroid and caused me to have hypothyroidism?

Being vitamin deficient (never taking any vitamins) til now. Could that have weakened my thyroid and caused me to have hypothyroidism?

Vitamins are in food: A person in the U.S. Who eats a balanced diet, has normal digestion, and exercises outdoors regularly, does not become vitamin-deficient even if she never buys any vitamin-supplements from the store. Some disorders can make a person deficient in certain vitamins over time, so doctors do check for certain conditions as needed. Not getting iodine from salt or foods, may lead to thyroid problems. ...Read more

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At what rate does iodine deficiency lead to hypothyroidism?

At what rate does iodine deficiency lead to hypothyroidism?

Months: Iodine deficiency is uncommon in the USA and civilized countries given the presence of iodized salt and the relative availability of seafood. It is still a sizable problem in the developing world however. It would probably take at least a month or two (if not longer) before a low iodine diet would lead to clinical hypothyroidism. The use of iodized salt generally will prevent this problem. ...Read more

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Do hypothyroidism&vit d deficiency put me at risk for anything else or anything more serious? I'm on meds for both (vit d 50, 000 IU weekly&synthroid.)

Do hypothyroidism&vit d deficiency put me at risk for anything else or anything more serious? I'm on meds for both (vit d 50, 000 IU weekly&synthroid.)

Hypothyroidism: The hypothyroidism is likely due to Hashimotos thyroiditis, which is autoimmune. People with Hashi have a higher risk of other autoimmune disorders (diabetes, adrenal failure, lupus, others) but hypothyroidism is very common, and most do not get any of these. Maintain a relationship with your PCP, report symptoms as they occur. ...Read more

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Why am I always cold? Blood tests less than a month ago were all normal-no vitamin deficiencies or hypothyroidism.

Why am I always cold? Blood tests less than a month ago were all normal-no vitamin deficiencies or hypothyroidism.

Inadequate tests: Most people who feel cold all the time are hypothyroid. Many who are hypothyroid have "normal" T4 and TSH levels. Unless you had your free t3 (liothyronine), (liothyronine) reverse t3 (liothyronine) ; thyroid antibodies checked thyroid problems have not been ruled out. A holistic md is likely to do adequate tests. See http://bit. Ly/1bogdxh ; http://bit. Ly/1cjnybx. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism and im taking a thermogenic amplifier along with a protein shake is this safe with my deication im also stabilized on my meds?

I have hypothyroidism and im taking a thermogenic amplifier along with a protein shake is this safe with my deication im also stabilized on my meds?

Maybe (not). . .: It's impossible to tell whether something is safe w/o knowing what it is. Thermogenic amplifier is just a marketing term used by manufacturers of dietary supplements who aren't required to prove safety or effectiveness of their product as long as the label has standard disclaimer. Worse, there's no proof that product is clean w/o contaminants that might not be safe. So is it safe? I don't know. ...Read more

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How similar are symptoms of B12 deficiency and hypothyroidism? I have B12 deficiency still having problems now dr is testing my thyroid.

How similar are symptoms of B12 deficiency and hypothyroidism? I have B12 deficiency still having problems now dr is testing my thyroid.

B12/thyroid: They are different but may share some symptoms. Both have more than 1 cause for dysfunction, both can be due to autoimmune disease, hashimoto's thyroiditis and pernicious anemia. Antibodies cause problems for each condition. B12 def can give numbness in feet and legs, later causing dementia if untreated. Hypothyroidism has many symptoms: fatigue, depression, poor reflexes, skin changes, etc. ...Read more

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I am 38 year old female with hypothyroidism, vitamin d and b deficiencies and highly suspected aldh 2 enzyme deficiency. How does this all tie in?

I am 38 year old female with hypothyroidism, vitamin d and b deficiencies and highly suspected aldh 2 enzyme deficiency. How does this all tie in?

ALDH is seperate: Limit alcohol as your risk for cancer is increased. Hypothyroidism can affect digestion and absorption which can promote deficiencies. B12 def can also affect your thyroid function. Consider gluten sensitivity also as this can tie in. ...Read more

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Since hypocretin deficiency reduces TSH production, if a patient also has hypothyroidism, should they be treated as they have central hypothyroidism?

Yes.: Hypocretin regulation is not completely understood. However, hypothyroidism is hypothyroidism and should be treated according to normal guidelines, with replacement. An endocrinologist appointment is in order, as your situation is more complex and an endocrinologist will be very current in his/her knowledge. ...Read more

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I take Synthroid (thyroxine) every morning for hypothyroidism. I normally have a soy protein drink every morning. Can the soy interfere with my synthroid (thyroxine)?

I take Synthroid (thyroxine) every morning for hypothyroidism. I normally have a soy protein drink every morning. Can the soy interfere with my synthroid (thyroxine)?

Yes it may interfere: Almost everything interferes with absorption of thyroid. If you have been drinking the soy drink with the thyroid, but your doctor thinks the levels look good then don't change what you are doing. However, if you are just beginning synthroid (thyroxine) therapy, wait about 1&1/2 hours after taking the synthroid (thyroxine) before drinking the soy drink. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism and trying to start an intense workout routine, is it safe to drink protein shakes with my condition? Thanks.

Yes, no problem: If your hypothyroidism is being properly treated you'll have normal levels of thyroid hormone & thus have the same levels of thyroid as a normal person & you can function normally. But many just on levothyroxine don't have adequate t3; ask your doctor to check your free t3; if not in the upper half of the normal range you may benefit from liothyronine (cytomel) as well. See http://bit. Ly/15k26u8. ...Read more

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Would like 2 donate bone marrow but worried I'm not healthy enuf. Have fibromyalgia, vit d deficiency, &hypothyroidism (on meds for all.)Can I still donate?

Would like 2 donate bone marrow but worried I'm not healthy enuf. Have fibromyalgia, vit d deficiency, &hypothyroidism (on meds for all.)Can I still donate?

No infection factors: Donated tissues taken from one who has both low Vitamin D & thyroid functions has no import for organ recipient's wellbeing because the recipient is expected to have already been measured and to have been found balanced in these functions. Fibromyalgia has never been demonstrated as having known genetic nor ongoing causal infectious microbiological vectors. ...Read more

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What is a recommended diet for someone with hypothyroidism, hypercortisolism, pernicious anemia, and a vitamin d2 deficiency?

What is a recommended diet for someone with hypothyroidism, hypercortisolism, pernicious anemia, and a vitamin d2 deficiency?

Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit)
nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more

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Is it true that if a person suffers from genetic hypothyroidism, will he always suffer from goitre due to thyroxine deficiency?

Is it true that if a person suffers from genetic hypothyroidism, will he always suffer from goitre due to thyroxine deficiency?

NO: Goiter results from iodine deficiency. Genetic hypothyroidism is quite different and is very common. There is no goiter, but the proper type and dosage of thyroid medicine is necessary to relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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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