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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Hypothyroidism In Men

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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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


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Can hypothyroidism cause men to be sterile?

Can hypothyroidism cause men to be sterile?

No: Hypothyroidism by itself won't cause that but related medical conditions that may or may not exist with hypothyroidism may affect fertility. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause cystic acne in men?

Can hypothyroidism cause cystic acne in men?

Most likely not: Hypothyroidism causes hair loss, cold intolerance, loose stools but the skin changes are not that dramatic so the risk of causing acne is likely to be low. I would see an endocrinologist an start taking synthriod to become euthyrid. ...Read more

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Why is hypothyroidism more common in women than in men?

Why is hypothyroidism more common in women than in men?

Sexual Difference: Part of the reason is genetic differences between men and women Women typically display greater levels of some antigens in triggering auto immunity ...Read more

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Can you please explain why hypothyroidism is more common in women than men?

Can you please explain why hypothyroidism is more common in women than men?

Autoimmune: Most hypothyroidism is from hashimoto's thyroiditis, which is autoimmune. Many autoimmune diseases are more common in women (eg. Graves, lupus, rheum arthritis, ms). There is a genetic tendency also. The reason why your body decides to attach part of yourself is not known. ...Read more

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Men with hypothyroid can have baby?

Men with hypothyroid  can have baby?

Thyroid: Absolutely. You need to take your medication to keep your thyroid function normal. There should be no problem. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism affect fertility in men and can it also affect the offspring of such fathers?

Yes: Hypothyroidism can lower fertility in both men and women. The good news is that it returns to whatever their "normal" was with appropriate replacement w/brand name t4. ...Read more

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Can men have hypothyroidism, what are the symptoms, and what test should I ask my doctor for to determine whether I have it or not?

Can men have hypothyroidism, what are the symptoms, and what test should I ask my doctor for to determine whether I have it or not?

Easy to check for: 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

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Can hypothyroidism be a reason for lot of weight gain for men? TSH, FT3,FT4 are they good indicators & do they need fasting for testing?

Can hypothyroidism be a reason for lot of weight gain for men? TSH, FT3,FT4 are they good indicators & do they need fasting for testing?

Yes, decent, no: Yes. Many who are hypothyroid have "normal" TSH, FT3 and FT4 but that is a good place to start. See http://tinyurl.com/pxz8mkd and http://tinyurl.com/koyamo5 for more on testing and diagnosis. ...Read more

Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


Male (Definition)

Male refers to the masculine gender, those people ...Read more