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What kinds of thyroid problems affect women?

What kinds of thyroid problems affect women?

Women's thyroid: Same as men. 7 times more likely to develop autoimmune thyroid disease. Especially common if first-degree relative gas it. Hashimotos and graves disease. These can cause hypo and hyper thyroidism or just goiter. ...Read more

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Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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What is a parathyroid and a regular thyroid. How do u fix elevated numbers on both. How can u treat thyroid problems. What can it affect?

What is a parathyroid and a regular thyroid.  How do u fix elevated numbers on both. How can u treat thyroid problems. What can it affect?

Please clarify: I appreciate your enthusiasm, but you'll need to clarify. Do you have an elevated serum calcium with an elevated parathyroid hormone level? You're probably in for surgery that will make you much healthier in a very short time. Do you have an elevated thyroid hormone, or an elevated tsh? The implications are very different. Wishing you the best; if you clarify we can help more. ...Read more

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Can having thyroid problems affect birth control if you had to take meds? and how serious is it?I'm still waiting for blood test results at the moment

Can having thyroid problems affect birth control if you had to take meds? and how serious is it?I'm still waiting for blood test results at the moment

Still work: Birth control pills still work for those on thyroid medicines. Irregular periods is a symptom of thyroid disease but it does not interfere with the effectiveness of birth control pills. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Other questions have pointed me to thyroid issues, but could you please list some other symptoms that come with thyroid problems?

Other questions have pointed me to thyroid issues, but could you please list some other symptoms that come with thyroid problems?

Many: Fatigue, constipation , dry skin, losing hair, weight gain-usually water weight- are most common for underactive shaky sweaty hungary nervous jittery palpitations for overactive but these symptoms could all be due to other causes so see md-get lab evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of thyroid problems?

What are the symptoms of thyroid problems?

Depends: Hypothyroid-cold intolerance, lethargy, weight gain, constipation, dry skin, depression, nasal congestion, doughy skin, menstrual irregularity. Elevated tsh hyperthyroidism- fast heart rate, anxiety, heat intolerance, weight loss, diarrhea, tremor, menstrual irregularity. Depressed tsh. ...Read more

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I'm always tired an sluggish. Could this be a thyroid problem? What are the symptoms of thyroid problems?

I'm always tired an sluggish. Could this be a thyroid problem?  What are the symptoms of thyroid problems?

Thyroid: If the thyroid is under active it can cause multiple symptoms including: more sleeping, weight gain, change in skin texture, menstrual irregularities, not being able to stand the cold, depression in severe cases, easily fatigue, constipation and others. ...Read more

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What r some symptoms of thyroid problems. My hair is falling out around the edges bad and I'm only 27 could that be what's causing it?

What r some symptoms of thyroid problems. My hair is falling out around the edges bad and I'm only 27 could that be what's causing it?

Hypothyroidism : The symptoms of hypothyroidism (under active thyroid) can include the following: 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 rate ...Read more

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What are some early indicators and symptoms of thyroid problems?

What are some early indicators and symptoms of thyroid problems?

Thyroid problems: Signs and symptoms vary depending on whether the thyroid disorder is causing your thyroid hormone levels to increase (hyperthyroidism) or decrease (hypothyroidism). Read about specifics at: http://www.Entnet.Org/healthinformation/thyroid-disorders.Cfm. ...Read more

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Does anyone know what the symptoms of low thyroid problems are?

Does anyone know what the symptoms of low thyroid problems are?

Many, many possible: Symptoms may include: 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 rate depression impaired memory. ...Read more

Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more


Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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