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Does And Donts For 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
It is variable: The way hypothyroid persons feels is quite variable. Some feel very tired with small degrees of hypothyroidism, but I have seen people who were deeply hypothyroid by blood tests, feeling nothing at all. When hypothyroidism is significant in a young person, (tsh>10) treatment is recommended even if the patient feels well, because it can cause high cholesterol and possibly heart disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Incompletely treated: Hi. Your doc adjusts your thyroid dose assuming you're taking it everyday. She/he will adjust it higher until your thyroid function is at goal. If you then start taking it everyday all of a sudden, it could make you hyperthyroid. Try to remember to take it - you might feel better! Good luck! ...Read more
Inactive Thyroid: I have no idea why you would put your body through this experiment. But no thyroid would lead to unwanted fatigue, unwanted depression, unwanted weight gain. It could lead to dry skin, brittle and breakable hair. You may feel cold even when it is warm. Your heart and other muscles will be sluggish. Shall i go on? ...Read more
I've been told that I have hypothyroidism; how come I don't hardly any symptoms indicating that I do?
Is it normal to feel so bad you can barely function with hypothyroidism? Was just diagnosed 6/26/14. Don't want to even get outta bed...
Not normal: But possible if you are severely hypothyroid . It happened to me once! ...Read more
How long after thyroid levels are normalised should hypothyroid symptoms disappear? Hypo for 3 years previously, levels now ok but don't feel better.
I had a physical at work and it said i had hypothyroidism. I don't think I have any symptoms other than getting cold easily. How worried should I be?
See your physician: I wouldn't worry, but i would make an appointment with your family physician and get thoroughly checked out. Sometimes, low thyroid has very few symptoms. A simple blood test, along with a basic physical, should help clarify the diagnosis. Get checked. ...Read more
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