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My liver levels and calcium are high is that due to thyroid problems?

My liver levels and calcium are high is that due to thyroid problems?

Liver, calcium, and: Hyperthyroidism, most commonly from Graves' disease can cause an increase in liver function (enzyme) levels and elevated calcium from increase breakdown of stored calcium in the bones. ...Read more

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Blood Sugar (Definition)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more


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Can you have thyroid problems and normal TSH levels?

Can you have thyroid problems and normal TSH levels?

Yes: Much depends on the details of the underlying thyroid condition and the type of thyroid testing done. Usually a test called a free T4 can be useful. ...Read more

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21y female, is my severe hairloss due to low ferritin levels of 10.8 ng/ml? Ive no thyroid problems, hormonal imbalances, or hereditary influences.

21y female, is my severe hairloss due to low ferritin levels of 10.8 ng/ml? Ive no thyroid problems, hormonal imbalances, or hereditary influences.

Low iron: Is your diet poor in iron rich foods? How heavy are your periods? Your iron level is your cause of hair loss, but you need to determine why you are iron deficient - from lack of intake or loss of blood (either menses or bleeding internally somewhere in your GI tract). ...Read more

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Have thyroid problems. Bleeding for 4 days. I am about 3months with child. Is this a sign that I am gona miscarry when i got my med for thyroids (yearly) levels were 22. Didnt no that i was preg. At that time.

Have thyroid problems. Bleeding for 4 days. I am about 3months with child. Is this a sign that I am gona miscarry when i got my med for thyroids (yearly) levels were 22. Didnt no that i was preg. At that time.

It is concerning: Bleeding for 4 days is concerning and should be evaluated by your ob-gyn. A thyroid level of 22 is high and can lead to increased risk of miscarriage but if caught early that may be avoided with medication so see you doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it common for prediabetics to have problems maintaining steady glucose levels eg highs and lows.Worse in mornings.

Is it common for prediabetics to have problems maintaining steady glucose levels eg highs and lows.Worse in mornings.

Possible: Prediabetics can have episodes of high blood sugar as well as low (hypoglycemia). The cause is Insulin resistance. These fluctuations in blood sugar can be controlled with proper diet, exercise and vitamins. A low carb diet with moderate protein and good fats will help stabilize Insulin levels and blood sugar. Daily exercise is very important. Vitamin d3, chromium, ala, etc. Might be useful. ...Read more

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12 hour fast, glucose level- 110. About 95 in prior tests. Problem? Also does 1 glass of wine/day contribute to long term higher glucose levels?

Prediabetes: A fasting glucose of 100-125 is considered prediabetes. Another test to check your average glucose over 3 months is a hemoglobin A1C. Considering you have an impaired fasting glucose, this would be a good test to see where your average blood sugar levels are. At this stage, you have the potential to reverse your condition with diet and exercise. You're likely ok with 1 glass of wine. ...Read more

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Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) may raise glucose levels. Never had this borderline problem before til taking this hypertensive med. What diuretic substitute should I ask for?

Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) may raise glucose levels. Never had this borderline problem before til taking this hypertensive med. What diuretic substitute should I ask for?

HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) and glucose: I would have your physician check your hemoglobin a1c to see if you have any diabetes while taking. Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) (h). Another option is a diuretic called chlorthiadone (c), which does not raise glucose (g) levels. At age 59, you may have some chronic kidney disease (ckd) which would make both h and c ineffective. Ask your doctor if you have CKD and could be put on Furosemide alone, as it does not raise g. ...Read more

Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more


Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Glucose (Definition)

Glucose is the basic sugar molecule and the source of energy throughout the living kingdom. We are programmed to easily detect it by taste in our foods as it is desirable but can be overdone with the modern diet. It gets out of control ...Read more