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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Hypothyroidism In Men

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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


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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

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What causes hypothyroidism?

What causes hypothyroidism?

Depends: Causes can be varied, as well as the treatment. Sometimes imbalanced thyroid hormone conversion can cause functional hypothyroidism. Sometimes iodine or other deficiency can cause it. http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/proper-thyroid-testing.html. ...Read more

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What can cause hypothyroidism?

What can cause hypothyroidism?

Autoimmune, surgery: The most common cause is autoimmune thyroid disease, that is, the body makes antibodies against the thyroid. Thyroid surgery can cause it too. So can radiation therapy to the neck. Meds like amiodarone and some chemo can, too. ...Read more

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How hypothyroid causes anxiety?

How hypothyroid causes anxiety?

Thyroid & Anxiety: As a psychiatrist, i always test for thyroid conditions, which can exacerbate anxiety, and cause many other symptoms. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause death?

Can hypothyroidism cause death?

Theoretically.: Would be very rare as the symptoms generally bring patients to attention before they are not reversible. Hypothyroidism can contribute to death from other causes such as heart failure. ...Read more

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Anybody know about hypothyroidism cause?

A few good reasons!: The number one reason someone's thyroid gland becomes underactive is that the immune system is attacking it (autoimmune thyroiditis, or hashimoto thyroiditis). Why this attack occurs is unknown. Other common reasons are that the thyroid gland has been surgically removed or subjected to radioiodine treatment to correct an overactive gland. ...Read more

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What's the primary cause of hypothyroidism?

Several: But the most common is thyroid inflammation which damages the thyroid's ability to make sufficient hormone. Luckily, it's easy to diagnose and treat with brand name T4 replacement and it's like you never had a problem in the first place. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes diagnosed type 2 hypothyroidism?

What causes diagnosed type 2 hypothyroidism?

Type 2???: Not sure what you mean by type 2 hypothyroidism. Generally, hypothyroidism is diagnosed when TSH is high, indicating that the pituitary gland thinks the thyroid levels are too low. If you mean secondary hypothyroidism, then the pituitary gland can't make high levels of tsh. In severe cases, both TSH & T4 levels are low. Milder cases where TSH is normal/t4 is low or vice versa are more difficult. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroid problems cause a child to do badly in school?

Can hypothyroid problems cause a child to do badly in school?

Absolutely: Thyroid hormone is very important for the development of the child, both physically and mentally. If you suspect hypothyroidism in your child, bring him/her to the pediatrician to have a blood draw. Treat it if hypothyroidism is confirmed. ...Read more

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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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