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Doctor insights on: Connection Between Myelodysplasia And Hypothyroidism

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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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Is there any relationship between hypothyroidism and iron deficiency anemia?

Is there any relationship between hypothyroidism and iron deficiency anemia?

HypoT4 & Fe Def: Hypocoagulable state is not uncommon common in hypothyrodism. This in turn increases risk of bleeding which in turn can lead to iron deficiency anemia. Iron deficiency is common in females of childbearing age. Supplementation with iron and treatment with thyroid replacement therapy generally gets rid of the problem. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between megaloblastic anemia and nutrition?

Is there a connection between megaloblastic anemia and nutrition?

Maybe: The common causes of megaloblastic anemia are vitamin B12 deficiency and Folic Acid deficiency. A diet poor in these vitamins may lead to megaloblastic anemia. ...Read more

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What's the connection between pagophagia and iron deficiency?

What's the connection between pagophagia and iron deficiency?

Pagophagia is common: You can have pagophagia(pica to eat ice) as a symptom of iron defiency anemia. ...Read more

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What is the connection between lupus, diabetes mellitus, and thyroid?

What is the connection between lupus, diabetes mellitus, and thyroid?

Association: All three are autoimmune disorders which mean that the body is attacking itself. Some organs affected may be glands as in thyroid disease and some could be skin or kidney as in lupus. ...Read more

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Is there any link between thyroidism and fibromyalgia and/or chronic fatigue syndrome?

Is there any link between thyroidism and fibromyalgia and/or chronic fatigue syndrome?

Interesting question: Hypothyroidism, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome all share similar symptoms, such as fatigue, depression and muscle pain. I would say many patients with uncontrolled hypothyroidism could have the same symptoms as patients with fibromyalgia and cfs. They could coexist. But most patients with fibromyalgia and cfs don't have hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Is there s relationship between diabetes and anemia?

Is there s relationship between diabetes and anemia?

Glycation: Poorly contolled diabetes by itself promotes red cell desctruction through increase glycation of red cell proteins. ...Read more

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What is the association between lymphoma and hypothyroidism?

What is the association between lymphoma and hypothyroidism?

Lymphoma and thyroid: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an immune attack on the thyroid which can over time provoke lymphoma through overstimulation of the lymph tissue in the area. Lymphoma can also be seen with other autoimmune conditions such as sjogren's syndrome, crohn's disease, common variable immunodeficiency, and rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between addisons disease and diabetes?

Is there a connection between addisons disease and diabetes?

Connection: There is a condition called polyglandular syndrome consisting primarily of autoimmune thyroid, adrenal and type 1 diabetes. In general, whenever you have one autoimmune disease, you are at higher risk of developing another autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between thyroid problems and diabetes?

What is the relationship between thyroid problems and diabetes?

None: Separate disorders that at times present in the same person. It's like blue eyes and olive skin. It just happens but not everybody has one because they have the other. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between hypothyroid and raynauds?

Is there a connection between hypothyroid and raynauds?

Yes.: Yes, raynaud's has been linked to thyroid gland dysfunction, particularly hypothyroidism. One can have raynaud's syndrome without having thyroid abnormalities as well. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between cretinism and congenital hypothyroidism?

Is there a difference between cretinism and congenital hypothyroidism?

Yes: Cretinism is an old description of children with growth stunning due to profound hypothyroidism, either congenital or acquired who go untreated. Their physical appearance is quite unique but now seldom encountered due to new born screening and early detection. I myself have not seen a case during my entire fellowship period ! it is present in other parts of the world where newborn screen is absent. ...Read more

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Relation between congenital hydronephrosis and maternal hypothyroidism?

Relation between congenital hydronephrosis and maternal  hypothyroidism?

NO RELATION: They are completely different medical condition. One is inborn while the other is acquired and can be treated. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between hypothyroidism and low hemoglobin ?

What is the relationship between hypothyroidism and low hemoglobin ?

Many causes: Anemia (low hemoglobin) can be a result of hypothyroidism through multiple mechanisms. Low thyroid causes less production of blood cells resulting in a "normochromic" anemia. It can also be associated with B12 deficiency and cause a "macrocytic" anemia. It can also cause less iron absorption and result in a "microcytic" anemia. If anemia persists after treating low thyroid, look other causes. ...Read more

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Is there a correlation between adrenal insufficiency and liver disease?

Is there a correlation between adrenal insufficiency and liver disease?

Sometimes: Good question but difficult to answer. Rarely, there can an autoimmune basis for having both, the adrenal gland and liver being attacked by body's own immune system (causing adrenalitis and hepatitis respectively). In infants with hypopituitraism where they are lacking adequate cortisol levels due to adrenal insufficiency, it is not uncommon to see elevated liver enzymes. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there any connection between the vitiligo and thyroid disorders?

Is there any connection between the vitiligo and thyroid disorders?

Can be: Many thyroid problems are due to automimunity, and vitiligo is also caused by autoimmunity. Autoimmunity means that one's immune system is making abnormal antibodies that target one's own proteins. So it is not true that thyroid problems cause vitiligo, or vitiligo causes thyroid problems, it is true that autoimmunity (hereditary) causes both. ...Read more

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What's the main difference between raynaud's disease and hypothyroidism?

What's the main difference between raynaud's disease and hypothyroidism?

Different disease: They are very different. Hypothyroidism is an endocrine/ metabolic disease, often caused by an autoimmune condition called hashimoto's thyroiditis. Raynaud's is a vasospastic condition sometimes from autoimmune illness like lupus. What they share is trouble with cold. Raynaud's have very poor reactions to cold, spasms in blood vessels. Low thyroid also causes cold intolerance, by low metabolism. ...Read more

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What is the connection between hypothyroid and metabolism?

What is the connection between hypothyroid and metabolism?

Profound connection: Your thyroid hormones have a profound effect on all functions in your body. Mild hypothyroid symptoms include: fatigue, sensitivity to cold, constipation, weight gain, high cholesterol, hair loss, muscle pain, depression, other hormonal problems, brain fog, edema, high blood sugar & many other symptoms. In the long term hypothyroidism can lead to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and even death. ...Read more

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