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Can low ferritin cause hypothyroidism?

Can low ferritin cause hypothyroidism?

No: Low ferritin is an indication of low iron and may be associates with anemia. It is not related to thyroid function. ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

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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How does menopause cause high iron level?

How does menopause cause high iron level?

Menopause: Menopause does not cause high iron levels. However, after menopause you are no longer losing iron from menstrual bleeding each month, and if you are taking supplemental iron your iron levels will increase. ...Read more

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Does high TSH cause low AMH?

Does high TSH cause low AMH?

No: The two could happen together but they are not directly related to one another. ...Read more

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Would a very high prolactin level (no pituitary tumour) cause hypothyroidism or does hypothyroidism cause high prolactin levels?

Would a very high prolactin level (no pituitary tumour) cause hypothyroidism or does hypothyroidism cause high prolactin levels?

See below: Thyrotropine releasing hormone (trh) from hypothalamus stimulate prolactin and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in anterior pituitary hormones. If you have problems on both, pls see an endocrinologist or neuroto check for pituitary tests . Good luck. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism and chronic stress/anxiety. Does low cortisol cause hypothyroidism?

I have hypothyroidism and chronic stress/anxiety. Does low cortisol cause hypothyroidism?

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

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Can high TSH levels or hypothyroidism cause miscarriages?

Can high TSH levels or hypothyroidism cause miscarriages?

Yes: Thyroid malfunction, especially hypothyroidism can cause miscarriage. Please see the article below for thyroid function and pregnancy. http://www.nytimes.com/ref/health/healthguide/esn-hypothyroidism-expert.html?pagewanted=all. ...Read more

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Could rhodiola cause low TSH levels?

Could rhodiola cause low TSH levels?

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 more

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Does hypothyroid cause anemia?

Does hypothyroid cause anemia?

It can cause: Or worsen anemia, but it's easy to treat with brand name T4 replacement. Check w/your doctor and get your levels normal and then see about your anemia which may still need treatment but at least has a chance to be normalized. ...Read more

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Can pcos cause high androstenedione and normal testosterone levels?

Can pcos cause high androstenedione and normal testosterone levels?

Yes, but: Testosterone levels frequently normal but free testosterone is elevated because of a lower percent of testosterone being bound to sex hormone binding globulin! ...Read more

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Could hyperthyroidism mean low or high testosterone?

Could hyperthyroidism mean low or high testosterone?

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

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Can low testosterone cause rls?

Can low testosterone cause rls?

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

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Does low testosterone cause more sweat?

Does low testosterone cause more sweat?

Testosterone : No.Low testosterone can cause, fatigue, low energy levels, lack of libido, depression to name a few symptoms. ...Read more

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Can high estradiol cause low ferritin ?

Can high estradiol cause low ferritin ?

No: Hi. Nope, no direct relationship. Your profile says you're a man. If you have high estrogen, that could be a sign of a problem such as a tumor. Is your testosterone low? Low ferritin is a sign of iron deficiency. Are you anemic? Do you have a testicular mass? See your doctor. ...Read more

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Why high TSH can cause hyperplasia thyroid cell?

Why high TSH can cause hyperplasia thyroid cell?

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 more

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In PCOS patients can high bioavailable testosterone cause high LH, or does the high LH cause bio test to increase? Insulin, total testosterone normal.

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

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Can a zinc deficiency cause low testosterone levels?

Can a zinc deficiency cause low testosterone levels?

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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Are high dhea hormone levels associated with hypothyroidism?

Are high dhea hormone levels associated with hypothyroidism?

No.: Dhea is a by-product of adrenal gland metabolism, unrelated to thyroid gland status. ...Read more

Dhea (Definition)

Dhea= dihydroepiandrosterone ...Read more