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Dr. Su Fairchild
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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


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Excessive sweating of the face and head. I have underactive thyroid and kidney disease. What could cause this sweating only on my face and head?

Excessive sweating of the face and head. I have underactive thyroid and kidney disease. What could cause this sweating only on my face and head?

Hormone excess?: Face and head sweating is more common in women that are taking hormones. It can be from excess sympathetic tone or from volume changes being monitored by internal pressure receptors as might be your case with renal disease. Check hormone levels and consult with your nephrologist or endocrinologist. This link may help but is complicated http://jap. Physiology. Org/content/100/5/1692.Long. Read more

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What hormone imbalances can cause excessive face/head sweating? I have underactive thyroid, kidney disease, & low cortisol levels. Can these diseases?

What hormone imbalances can cause excessive face/head sweating? I have underactive thyroid, kidney disease, & low cortisol levels. Can these diseases?

Any of them: Sweating from overactie thyroid. It could also be from hormonal changes with estrogen or testosterone, and with kidney disease you could have an imbalance of those. Read more

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Can an underactive thyroid cause vertigo?

Can an underactive thyroid cause vertigo?

Vertigo: Yes, and you must have your doctor check your thyroid levels. If the thyroid is OK your doctor will need to manage your vertigo. Read more

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Can a underactive thyroid cause you to anemic?

Can a underactive thyroid cause you to anemic?

Definitely: Make sure your thyroid level has been normalized when you proceed with any anemia evaluation or therapy. Read more

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Could an underactive thyroid cause or allow candidal overgrowth in the body?

Could an underactive thyroid cause or allow candidal overgrowth in the body?

Hypothyroidism: Can contribute to many problems. Luckily it's easy to diagnose and treat properly, thereby removing it as a problem. With very rare exceptions such as end-stage cancer or HIV infection, candida overgrowth is a medical myth propagated on the internet. It's a false diagnosis that has been around for decades, looking to a disease to cause - which there is none. Read more

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Would an underactive thyroid gland cause sleep spnea?

Would an underactive thyroid gland cause sleep spnea?

Partially: Sleep apnea comes from a closure of the airway, hypothyroid can cause weight gain which worsens the apnea. Theoretically a large thyroid can press on the trachea as well. Read more

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Does underactive thyroid cause your tongue to swell on one side?

Does underactive thyroid cause your tongue to swell on one side?

Thyroid: Altered thyroid function may cause macroglossia. This is generally effects the entire tongue. For one sided swelling - you should get it checked with a complete exam, and workup. Read more

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Underactive thyroid, levothyroxine cause cancer if taking for a long time?

Underactive thyroid, levothyroxine cause cancer if taking for a long time?

No: Taking levothyroxine does not cause cancer, however people with autoimmune thyroid disease are at slightly higher risk of thyroid cancer. Thyroid nodules, if present, should be watched closely. Read more

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Can the underactive thyroid cause weight loss or only weight gain?

Weight Gain: Hypothyroidism (low) is associated with gaining weight, because your metabolism is too slow and sluggish. The most common cause is autoimmune, called Hashimoto's. Other symptoms include fatigue/lethargy, muscle aches, menstrual irregularity, constipation, feeling cold, dry skin, depression, and coarse hair. you may have a goiter/enlarged thyroid. Blood tests can show anemia, high cholesterol. Read more

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Can hypnagogic hallucinations be caused by underactive thyroid? Can any docs explain?

Can hypnagogic hallucinations be caused by underactive thyroid? Can any docs explain?

Unlikely: Hypnagogic hallucinations, which are hallucinations that occur just before falling asleep, are not a common feature of an underactive thyroid. That doesn't mean they can't be caused by by hypothyroidism, just that most people with hypothyroidism don't have them. If they began around the time someone was diagnosed, and went away with treatment, it's certainly possible. Read more

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What is an underactive thyroid? And what causes it to happen?

What is an underactive thyroid? And what causes it to happen?

Hypothyroidism: The thyroid is a complex gland in the neck that produces T3 (liothyronine) and T4 in response to hormones secreted by the pituitary gland of the brain. There are several places in this cascade, which when disrupted, cause the thyroid hormones to be low. Cause of hypothyroidism can include autoimmune disease, treatment of hyperthyroidism, thyroid surgery, radiation, medications, pituitary disease, and more. Read more

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What type of tests need to be done in order to find the cause of underactive thyroid?

What type of tests need to be done in order to find the cause of underactive thyroid?

Blood tests: In the us the most commonly identifiable reason for an under active thyroid is autoimmune. Therefore, blood tests to look for anti thyroid antibodies would be helpful. Read more

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How do I prevent my puffy eyes in morning. I think they have watering them. I thunk my underactive thyroid has caused it. Already on 100 mg of my. Meds. P?

How do I prevent my puffy eyes in morning. I think they have watering them. I thunk my underactive thyroid has caused it. Already on 100 mg of my. Meds. P?

Hypothyroid: Puffy or swollen eyes can be caused by fluid retention, stress, allergies, hormone changes, and hypothyroidism- see your doctor. Other times we get puffy eyes after sleeping. This can be caused by too much sodium in the diet, which causes water retention. Puffy eyes can also be caused by lack of sleep or excessive alcohol intake. Http://www. Eyehealthweb. Com/puffy-eyes/ Read more

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Hypothyroidism (Adult) (Definition)

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Thyroid (Definition)

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