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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Could the herb rhodiola cause your thyroid to overproduce?

Could the herb rhodiola cause your thyroid to overproduce?

No known associaton: Rhodiola is a stimulant and may bring out the symptoms of hyperthyroidism and there is no know case where it would cause thyroid over production. ...Read more

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Could one day of taking rhodiola cause a big drop in thyroid levels?

Could one day of taking rhodiola cause a big drop in thyroid levels?

No: There is no evidence that rhodiola would reduce thyroid levels whether taken for a day or a year. Rhodiola is thought to generally stimulate thyroid function rather than impair it. ...Read more

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Can rhodiola cause stomache a he's and jittery feelings if I am also on Prozac and thyroid meds?

Can rhodiola cause stomache a he's and jittery feelings if I am also on Prozac and thyroid meds?

Who knows: What's in it or what harm it could do. Why are you taking it without knowing? In addition you're taking Cytomel which shouldn't be taken by humans and can easily cause the symptoms you're mentioning. That's why (among many other reasons) you shouldn't be taking it. Do you really have a thyroid deficiency? If so, take brand name T4 in appropriate doses. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Can hyper thyroidism or thyroid meds cause a high bac reading in a blood test?

Can hyper thyroidism or thyroid meds cause a high bac reading in a blood test?

Unclear question: What is a "bac reading"? It may help if you spell out your concern. ...Read more

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Could an elevation in one's TSH level be indicative of hyper/hypo thyroidism?

Could an elevation in one's TSH level be indicative of hyper/hypo thyroidism?

Hypothyroidism: When the thyroid makes too little hormone (t4 and t3), the pituitary makes more TSH to try to compensate. So an elevated TSH is indicative of a thyroid that has failed or is failing, and you may need to take levothyroxine. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have hashimoto thyroidism, pituitary tumor, seizures, lesion on my brain and had multiple concussions. My calves are hurting bad what could this be?

I have hashimoto thyroidism, pituitary tumor, seizures, lesion on my brain and had multiple concussions. My calves are hurting bad what could this be?

Wow- a lot!: This can either be as simple as muscular if you have had any changes in excercise or even trauma (fall, seizure). Or it can be neurological, neuropathic pain due to your comorbidities or even the brain lesion. Or vascular such as a DVT or blood clot in your veins. I would recommend that you get evaluated at your earliest convenience. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of thyroidism?

What are the symptoms of thyroidism?

2 different ways: Hypothyroid includes weight gain, slower mental processes, fatigue, constipation, reduced menstruation... Hyperthyroid includes weight loss, shakiness, elevated blood pressure, rapid heart rate, feeling hot.... See your doctor or endocrinologist. ...Read more

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I might have both hypo and hyper - thyroidism, is it possible?

I might have both hypo and hyper - thyroidism, is it possible?

Not at same time: A person might be both hyper- and hypothyroid at different times in his/her life, but you can't be 'actively' both at the same time, nosiree. ...Read more

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