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Does Low Dhea Cause Hypothyroidism
Would a very high prolactin level (no pituitary tumour) cause hypothyroidism or does hypothyroidism cause high prolactin levels?
No: Cortisol is made by the adrenal glands whereas hypothyroidism refers to low levels of thyroid hormone from the thyroid gland. Having one does not cause the other. Chronic stress and anxiety also do not cause these disorders. Low cortisol (adrenal insufficiency) is a rare disorder, typically autoimmune related, and must be diagnosed correctly, not simply by a low cortisol level. ...Read more
Unlikely but...: Rhodiola is known to improve thyroid function and thus might be expected to reduce TSH levels somewhat (though more research on this is needed). However, a low TSH tends to be a sign of hyperthyroidism and, as far as i know, rhodiola is not known to stimulate the thyroid to the point of hyperthyroidism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes!: Your thyroid is a butterfly shaped organ towards the front of your neck. Hyperthyroidism is a condition of excess thyroid hormone. Testosterone is produced by your gonads or sexual organs (you neglected to state your gender). Your thyroid can become over/underactive separate from your gonads. Or your pituitary can affect both at same time. Go see your familydoc if concerned. ...Read more
Not likely: Per the literature, there is currently no obvious link between low testosterone levels and restless legs syndrome (rls). Rls is linked to low peripheral ferritin and Dopamine levels. If you are experiencing symptoms of rls, it is recommended you consult a sleep medicine specialist to evaluate and treat it. Hope that answers your question! ...Read more
Is low estrogen a symptom of hypothyroidism? Does hypothyroidism cause low estrogen or vice versa?
T effect: Low T causes lack of appropriate constriction via pelvic nerves. ...Read more
Stimulates Thyroid: As the name implies, TSH = thyroid stimulating hormone so this hormone does stimulate thyrocytes. If you have hypothyroidism (lazy thyroid), the high TSH will keep stimulating the thyroid gland to make more hormones and that is why we treat with thyroid hormone (or in iodine deficient areas iodine therapy may help). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In PCOS patients can high bioavailable testosterone cause high LH, or does the high LH cause bio test to increase? Insulin, total testosterone normal.
Testosterone: testosterone production in females in mostly from the theca cells of the ovarian cortex, stimulated by LH from the pituitary. High testosterone may feedback to suppress LH, but not the other way around. The amount of available (free) vs. bound is not directly influenced by LH. ...Read more
Zinc: Shouldn't, but I would need much more information to help answer your question. If you have the time you could see your doctor about this. ...Read more
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