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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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Tell me what is underactive thyroid ?

Tell me what is underactive thyroid ?

Low thyroid hormone: Being produced by thyroid gland can cause fatigue, constipation , dry skin, loss of hair and other symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I treat my underactive thyroid?

How can I treat my underactive thyroid?

Med eval: Please seek medical evaluation by your physician, an internist or an endocrinologist. After comprehensive assessment, a treatment plan will be recommended to you. ...Read more

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What are the signs of underactive thyroid?

What are the signs of underactive thyroid?

Depends: With mild hypothyroidism, there may be no symptoms.As the level of thyroid hormone diminishes, however, you may notice fatigue, weight gain, dry skin and hair.You may also feel cold much of the time.A simple blood test usually confirms the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can you address an underactive thyroid?

How can you address an underactive thyroid?

Levothyroxine: This is thyroid hormone replacement. An under active thyroid doesn't make enough thyroid hormone. Fortunately, there is oral replacement medication making it very easy to treat. ...Read more

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Underactive thyroid what dose it do to men?

Everyone is: Different, and the dose of brand name T4 needs to be customized to you by following serial blood tests. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of underactive thyroid?

What are some symptoms of underactive thyroid?

Many: Some common symptoms are: fatigue, sensitive to cold, dry skin, constipation, hoarse voice, weight gain, high cholesterol, muscle ache/weakness, joint pain, heavy periods, brittle nails/hair, depression. Many other conditions can share these symptoms so if you suspect it, get a thyroid blood test. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an underactive thyroid?

What are the symptoms of an underactive thyroid?

Varies: Palpitations, tremors, muscle weakness, heat intolerence, weight loss, anxiety - or some people have few if any symptoms (so called "apathetic" hyperthyroidism). ...Read more

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How can I know if I have an underactive thyroid?

How can I know if I have an underactive thyroid?

Tests and Symptoms: Symptoms of low thyroid function are commonly fatigue, weight gain, heavy periods (females), dry skin, hair thinning and loss, depression and constipation. Tsh, free T3 (liothyronine) and free T4 (if TSH is borderline) as well as some other older tests like morning baseline temperature and tendon reflex testing can all detect low thyroid function. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of underactive thyroid?

What are common symptoms of underactive thyroid?

Underactive thyroid: Weight gain (usually no more than 10 to 15 pounds) and difficulty losing weight; cold intolerance; dry hair and skin; decreased sex drive; fatigue; weakness; muscle cramps; depression. Patients with mild hypothyroidism may not have any symptoms. ...Read more

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Will an underactive thyroid ever go back to normal?

Thyroid: It can depending on what the primary cause is. Most people have "acquired hypothyroidism" due to thyroid inflammation. This may be chronic but it could also go into remission. ...Read more

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A concern about an underactive thyroid, what to do?

A concern about an underactive thyroid, what to do?

Thyroid: Get ur thyroid profile drawn. Ur pcp should be able to treat if levels are abnormal. ...Read more

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Describe symptoms of an underactive thyroid in women?

Many: Weight gain, abnormal periods, fatigue, weakness, slow heart rate, hair loss, bad nails and a multitude of other problems. It's easy to check for with a simple blood test. See you doctor. ...Read more

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Plz tell me symptoms of underactive thyroid in women?

Hypothyroid: Typically low energy and possibly weight gain, women may get late or missed menstrual periods but - beware - most patients with hypothyroidism have to get really bad before they notice the symptoms, blood testing can check it much earlier. ...Read more

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Is an underactive thyroid if left untreated harmful at all?

Is an underactive thyroid if left untreated harmful at all?

Yes!: Left untreated, an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) is often associated with high blood blood pressure and high cholesterol. It often causes weight gain which can lead to diabetes. All of these separately can increase a person's risk for heart attack and stroke, but together can increase that risk dramatically. ...Read more

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What happens if my very underactive thyroid goes untreated?

What happens if my very underactive thyroid goes untreated?

Hypothyroidism: You will begin to feel terrible. Cold, fatigued, constipated, foggy-headed, cholesterol goes up. Not pleasant. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get underactive thyroid, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get underactive thyroid, or is it unusual?

Yes, very common: Underactive thyroid is very common, estimated to affect about 5% of the us population. The most common cause is an autoimmune process where your body attack itself. Diagnosis is done through blood tests. Treatment is replacement of thyroid hormone, usually through a pill. ...Read more

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Can you gain weight with an overtreated underactive thyroid?

Can you gain weight with an overtreated underactive thyroid?

Not usually: Too much thyroid tends to cause weight loss but a rare individual may actually gain weight from too much thyroid. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Hypothyroidism (Adult) (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland does not secrete enough of the thyroid hormones. Symptoms include cold intolerance, constipation, and fatigue. ...Read more


Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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