Doctor insights on:
Causes Of Hypothyroidism In Men
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
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
Not much: More common in women, few specific symptoms, often suble onset. ...Read more
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
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
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Symptoms of severe hypothyroidism in men
- Symptons of hypothyroidism in young men
- Hypothyroidism in men symptoms checklist
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Hypothyroidism and infertility in men
- Hypothyroidism causes infertility
- Hypothyroidism causes bv
- What can hypothyroidism cause?
- Hypothyroidism and fertility in men