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Does Hypothyroidism Decrease Egg Quality
What are the dietary restrictions in Hashimoto's hypothyroidism. Can I have eggs and dairy products? And Wheat? Any restrictions please?
No restriction.: Eat anything you want. No restriction.Get a more detailed answer ›
How can I fix my anemia and hypothyroidism? Doctor said I can't have red meat soy or eggs because of thyroid but I need something to keep iron up
Get another doctor: You need to get with a different physician at least for a second opinion. You either misunderstood or were misinformed, and this is extremely serious business. Diet isn't a factor in hypothyroidism. Anemia needs a proper workup unless it's clearly iron deficiency from monthly loss. If not properly managed, either will cost you your health and perhaps your life. ...Read more
I am 28yrs lady, weigh 64kg, hypothyroid (tsh 21 uiu/ml), foods like potato, eggs, turkey breast, iodised salt are useful in treating hypothyroidism?
High TSH=Lost Cycle: Hypothyroidism can be thought of as a condition which slows all body processes. Low thyroid hormone (free t4, free t3) levels induce thyroid stim hormone (tsh) release in an effort to increase hormone pro-duction. Unfortunately the thyroid cannot accommodate. This inc-reases the tsh. It also increases luteinizing hormone (lh) & follicular stimulating hormone (fsh) to a point where the cycle is lost. ...Read more
How can I deal with being hypothyroid and dieting and have hyperthyroid symptoms? Dr. Is treating me by decrease one dosehow long to get meds leveled
Need the thyroid: Regulated first. It takes typically months to get the meds adjusted. Each adjustment takes weeks to fully have its consequences. ...Read more
I think I may b over medicated for hypothyroidism. Would wellbutrin (bupropion) decrease the anxiety symptoms of being over medicated?
Taking Thyronorm 25 mcg tablet for hypothyroid (TSH 5.5) after taking my urine output decreased why?
GFR decrease 97to65 creatinine increase. 04to1 in 15 months F white 50 w/ systemic autoimmune disease, hypothyroid, MGUS do I worry?
GFR DECLINE: Yes, given your diagnoses of SLE, MGUS, and CT exposures, possibly with contrast, your kidneys are at risk and may be under immune protein attack and or experienced contrast injury. Be sure to have your creatinine trends verified, get urine analyzed for protein, red blood cells, other debris, and talk with your docs asap about this. If not seeing a nephrologist, yet, you must. ...Read more
I have subclinical hypothyroid tsh8. 10 with normal t3t4 on 50mcg thyroxine TSH. 10 & t3t4normal then thyroxine dose decrease or increase?
What should I do to decrease my weight? I am detected with mild hypothyroidism. TSH level 4.8 (lab normal level 0.2-4.2). I am taking 12.5mg thyronorm
Mild hypothyroidism: Your TSH was mildly high. I suspect your free T4 level is in the normal range. It is possible that even mild hypothyroidism could contribute to difficulty losing weight. You are on a very small dose of thyroid and will likely require a higher dose to correct the level. You need to decrease calories in your diet by decreasing starches, and increase exercise, in order to effectively lose weight. ...Read more
I m 50 yrs old suffering frm hypothyroidism I take 2 thyroxine daily. Recently my blood shows TSH level. 12.864 should I increase or decrease the dose?
Neither: You should do neither on your own. You should see your doctor, have the dose adjusted, then have the TSH rechecked. ...Read more
Pt on 150mcg of synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroidism Palliative pt Can one taper to a lower dose if T4 has stabilized? And TSH is starting to decrease?
Hypothyroid: The patient will be much more comfortable without the symptoms of hypothyroidism, namely the extra fatigue. Why taper the dose unless there are hyperthyroid symptoms. If the TSH is not stable there is no way the T4 is stable, anyway we treat to stabilize TSH. Let the treating Physician manage the medications. ...Read more
I am hypothyroid and my TSH is 0.01 my T4 is 17 (reference range 9 - 22) my resting pulse is 60, do I need my thyroxine increased or decreased?
Decreased: The TSH is low, indicating that you are on too much thyroid hormone. While taking thyroid hormone, the T4 level is only useful if the TSH is abnormal, to help gauge how far off the level is. Since your T4 is in the normal range, you should not need a large change in dose, just decreased by around 12.5-25 mcg daily, then recheck levels after 6 weeks. ...Read more
Can hypothyroid present as finger numbness and stiffness, with slight decrease in reflexes in one arm? Such as if Synthroid (thyroxine) needs adjust in dose?
Unusual: Hypothyroidism can present as carpal tunnel syndrome, which can cause numbness in fingers. Reflexes become slowed in hypothyroidism, but should remain symmetric, so it should not occur in just one arm. It is easy to find out if you are on enough synthroid (thyroxine) by getting a free T4 and TSH level done. ...Read more
Controversy surrounds those patients with a suppressed tsh. Isn't it true that when a hypothyroid patient starts taking exogenous th, a negative feedback system reduces the pituitary gland's output of tsh. This decreases the thyroid gland's output of en
Endo feedback: With primary hypothyroidism, TSH is elevated in an effort to push the thyroid gland to make more thyroxine. Treatment with levothyroxine indeed signals the pituitary to reduce TSH output. Secondary is when either/or pituitary +/- hypothalamus is damaged but unable to produce tsh. Then, thyroxine levels drop but the pituitary can't respond. Tsh can't monitor treatment but free T4 levels can. ...Read more
Big spectrum: Thyroid hormones are some of the most important hormones in the body. People with low thyroid cane experience symptoms of: fatigue, sensitive to cold, dry skin, constipation, hoarse voice, weight gain, high cholesterol, muscle ache/weakness, joint pain, heavy periods, brittle nails/hair, depression... In severe cases, especially in the older population, hypothyroidism can lead to a coma/death. ...Read more
Unclear: There is medical literature that supports development of hypothyroid after significant trauma. The current thought is that this is due to injury to the head rather than the thyroid itself, however, that has not been proven conclusively. Thus, transient direct trauma to the thyroid is not yet conclusively associated with an increased in thyroid disease. ...Read more
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