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I have Raynaud's, Chilblains and Dermographism. could they be related...possibly Hypothyroidism?

I have Raynaud's, Chilblains and Dermographism. could they be related...possibly Hypothyroidism?

Not so much: Raynauds and Chilblain's often are mistaken for each other but are different in the pathology that causes each other, it isn't that uncommon for people to suffer from both though. Dermatographism is quite different and not as common to be found in conjunction with the previously mentioned issues. Hypothyroidism seems to be more strongly associated with Raynaud's>dermatographism>chilblains. ...Read more

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Chilblains (Definition)

Are thermal injuries resulting from extended exposure to the cold and humidity in predisposed individuals. The pathology results from freezing of capillaries in the skin. There is erythema, itching, and burring in those parts affected. In severe cases area can become blistered or ulcerated. With proper treatment affected areas can heal in 1-2 weeks. Chilblains are not ...Read more


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Could hypothyroidism untreated cause spider anigomas?

Could hypothyroidism untreated cause spider anigomas?

No: Spider angiomas or telangiectasis is often seen after trauma, high estrogen states like pregnancy and in alcoholics. The is a laser that can remove these lesions. ...Read more

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Could a young adult have dementia caused from untreated hypothyroidism?

Could a young adult have dementia caused from untreated hypothyroidism?

Yes: Hypothyroidism is one of the most important metabolic causes of reversible cognitive impairment. The term refers to thyroid under function within adults, which results in deficits of the thyroid hormones, thyroxine T4 and triodothyronine t3 (liothyronine). This underfunction may originate in the thyroid itself or in the pituitary or hypothalamus which controls the thyroid gland. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take untreated hypothyroidism to cause serious even fatal complications?

How long does it usually take untreated hypothyroidism to cause serious even fatal complications?

No problem if treat: Left untreated, hypothyroidism can lead to multiple complications and health problems. Markedly enlarged gland or goiter can occur. Increased cholesterol and heart disease develops. Long-term, untreated hypothyroidism, myxedema, occurs when hormone levels extremely low. Its symptoms include intense cold intolerance and drowsiness followed by fatigue/lethargy and unconsciousness (myxedema coma). ...Read more

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Can untreated hypothyroidism cause you to have bad reactions to meds for other things, like antibiotics, cholesterol, etc?

Yes: Cholesterol can be elevated. Also, since you metabolize slower than normal (including drugs) any med can lead to unexpected and dangerous reactions. Why is your hypothyroidism not treated, and not treated appropriately. It's the easiest disease to treat in the civilized world. ...Read more

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Does hypothyroidism untreated cause a maculopapular rash? Can it be itchy?

Does hypothyroidism untreated cause a maculopapular rash? Can it be itchy?

Maybe (not) . . .: Hypothyroidism isn't usually my first thought when someone complains of a maculopapular rash although underactive thyroid has been linked to various rashes. Instead, loss of energy, undesired weight gain, inability to lose weight, cloudy thinking, depression, constipation, etc make me think more of hypothyroidism. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hypothyroidism/ds00353 for more info. ...Read more

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Can untreated hypothyroidism cause excruciating joint pain, especially in the ankles. Can it cause sed rate and CRP to be high.

Can untreated hypothyroidism cause excruciating joint pain, especially in the ankles. Can it cause sed rate and CRP to be high.

No: It will not elevate the sed rate and crp. The joint pain of severe hypothyroidism is low grade and not excruciating. There is another cause and it isn't thyroid. See a rheumatologist. The one exception is an increased risk of pseudogout which can cause major pain but is unlikely to involve the ankles. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results 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