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Connection With Myelodysplasia And Hypothyroidism
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
Is there any connection b/w an adult (in 30s) growing in height and hypothyroidism? Can the condition or any of the meds used for it cause growth?
No connection: Humans don't grow after they reach maturity/adulthood. Some can increase their height a bit by improving posture and spine position/mechanics. Also, an abnormality of growth hormone might result in growth, but not just in height...lips, etc, resulting in acromegaly. Hypothyroidism or it's treatments should not be related. This should be evaluated by your endocrinologist/thyroid doctor. Good luck! ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: There is a rare condition called autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome, type 1 in which both hypothyroidism and a mild immunodeficiency (susceptibility to yeast infections, including oral thrush) can occur together. One episode of thrush would not raise suspicion for this necessarily, but if you have had multiple episodes, you should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more