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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

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


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Does vitamin d help an underactive thyroid?

Does vitamin d help an underactive thyroid?

Not clear: There are studies that show a correlation between vitamin d levels and thyroid disease but correlation does not imply causation. In other words, it isn't clear there is a cause and effect relationship. It's good to keep your vitamin d level above 20, but low levels are may be indicative of a problem, not a cause of it. ...Read more

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Will an underactive thyroid ever go back to normal?

Will an underactive thyroid ever go back to normal?

Thyroid: It can depending on what the primary cause is. Most people have "acquired hypothyroidism" due to thyroid inflammation. This may be chronic but it could also go into remission. ...Read more

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Can you please list the risks associated with an underactive thyroid?

Can you please list the risks associated with an underactive thyroid?

Depends: Severe hypothyroidism can lead to a condiction called mixedema coma, a rare complication of severe hypothyroidism. It manifests as low heart rate, low blood pressure, low sugar, decreased breathing and possibly low salt level in your blood (hyponatremia). This is usually rare, but severe. Most commonly, untreated hypothyroidism manifests as fatigue, constipation, dry skin, faster weight gain. ...Read more

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How do you lose weight if an underactive thyroid?

How do you lose weight if an underactive thyroid?

Work with your doc: Work with your doctor to ensure that your thyroid labs are in the target range to ensure your metabolism and energy level are at their best. After that, it's up to you to watch what you eat, and exercise to burn more calories than you eat. Lifting weights can help build muscle gradually which can increase your metabolism & help with the weight loss good luck - it can be done! ...Read more

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Is there a way to lose weight with an underactive thyroid?

Is there a way to lose weight with an underactive thyroid?

Yes: Once your thyroid hormone is regulated (with the appropriate thyroid replacement), you should be able to diet, exercise, etc. And have expected weight loss. ...Read more

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I have an underactive thyroid and am struggling to loose weight. Could you recommend a plan please?

Replace thyroid: Once you are on full replacement with thyroxine for your hypothyroidism you have the same potential for weight loss that euthyroid people suffer with. See a dietician. ...Read more

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Can an underactive thyroid cause vertigo?

Can an underactive thyroid cause vertigo?

Vertigo: Yes, and you must have your doctor check your thyroid levels. If the thyroid is OK your doctor will need to manage your vertigo. ...Read more

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Male Fertility (Definition)

Male fertility is a field of study in which a person looks at the causes of infertility that men have, plus the treatments of such problems. Men can have low testosterone, poor sperm production, abnormal ducts/tubes that carry sperm, erection problems, ejaculation (climax) difficulties, etc... Doctors who specialize in male fertility ...Read more


Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more