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Elevated Dhea In Women And Hypothyroidism
No.: Dhea is a by-product of adrenal gland metabolism, unrelated to thyroid gland status. ...Read more
Follow-up endo appt on 3/4, what to ask? Test results-serum testosterone 204, lh-2.5, fsh-6.6, estradiol-18.1, dhea-92.6. Hypothyroid, 5'10", 275lbs.
23 yr-old, since puberty had facial "bloating" and other symptoms suggestive of thyroid or cortisol issues, but hasn't found effective treatment....?
Subclinical Hypothyroididsm: In a difficult case like yours I take into consideration ratio of T4 to TSH. If the ratio is less than 2.5 I have found out that patients have hypothyroidism. I would take small dose of synthyroid like 0.25mg for a month and recheck T4and TSH then decide whether to continue or add some more. This will depend on how you tolerate it and what's your T4 and TSH. Obviously you have compound problem in situation like this hypothyroidism needs to be corrected first. Let me know how you do. ...Read more
Is 599 mcg/dl dhea sulfate level considered to be mildly, moderately, or significantly elevated for 18 yo female?
I have elevated morning cortisol, dhea-s and testosterone. My acth is normal. Is this common in women and are there any ways to fix it?
Hormone issue: Everyone's cortisol is higher in the AM, and almost all hormones have some kind of daily circadian rhythm. Whether or not you have a "disorder", or whether your hormones are normal, cannot be answered here. You need to see an endocrinologist. If menstrual irregularity is the main problem, a gyn endocrinologist may be a good choice. ...Read more
If a female has high DHEAS would Testosterone alway be elevated if it was an adrenal tumor or could DHEAS be high and testosterone normal?
Adrenal tumor: No and Yes. Need many more details but best to discuss with your Dr. ...Read more
I am 34 years old female, my dheas is 663. I am experiencing excessive hair growth. All other blood work came back normal. Is that highly elevated?
Seems quite high:
look at the upper normal range - usually ~300.
so yours is quite high. Further evaluation is very important to define other hormone changes and help localize source between adrenal and ovaries. Based on the results appropriate imaging studies likely to be needed. Would be available to discuss endocrine approach to diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more
32yo woman w/ elevated dhea level. Didn't like spironalactone. Am 5'2" 177 lbs. Not polycystic ovaries. Will losing lbs. Help? Any natural remedies?
27 year old female, not pregnant, cortisol, ACTH, prolactin, dhea, testosterone is high. What can cause all of these hormones to be elevated at once?
Hormones: It would be very helpful if you could give some more information about your symptoms and lab data. ...Read more
See below: The only way to be certain that is the casue is to take theyoid to bring up the levels to normal and see if that helps. ...Read more
I m 56ys female n hypothyroid. But fine wd thyroxin 100 mg pr day. My weight is 57kg. Height 5ft 1".Should I reduce weight? If yes then how?
I'm 5'6 105 pounds 27 years old female with hypothyroid. Bmi is 16. I know im thin but I don't feel unhealthy. Should I be more concerned?
Need to be very: Aware you could be at health risks like a decreased immune system and hormone dysregulation. But like many things in life, you may actually be fine, just as a subpopulation of overweight patients actually do fine too. Everyone's body tolerates weight levels different and there are people who do fine at the extremes. ...Read more
Unlikely: Tsh is the most sensitive indicator of thyroid function. When high, it implies that the thyroid level is low. However, if it is only mildly high, the thyroid level may still be normal, and you may have no symptoms of a low thyroid. This is called subclinical hypothyroidism. Rarely, a high TSH can be due to a pituitary problem causing high thyroid levels. ...Read more
Part of the reason is genetic differences between men and women
Women typically display greater levels of some antigens in triggering auto immunity ...Read more
No: No unless symptomatic.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not much: More common in women, few specific symptoms, often suble onset. ...Read more
Yes: Hair length is not a determining factor although it is possible that hair will grow slower if you are hypothyroid. ...Read more
Both: You lose weight based on how many calories your burn relative to how many you consume. The longer you exercise, and the more vigorous the exercise, the more you burn. Generally speaking, zumba tends to be associated with more aerobic activity than yoga, but it all depends on how you do them. ...Read more
Fatigue: Symptoms of hypothyroidism are fatigue, being cold, constipation, dry skin, loss of outer eyebrow, being puffy and change in cholesterol. Speak with your physician about having your thyroid profile done. I would recommend checking a free T3 (liothyronine) as well since this seems to be low in menopausal women in my practice. ...Read more
When hypothyroidism is treated in a perimeopausal woman will her other hormones also become balanced?
I don't know: Which of your thousands of hormones you think need to be balanced. Correction of hypothyroidism with brand name T4 replacement normalizes your thyroid level and makes it like you didn't have a thyroid problem at all. After that, your other glands will respond as normally as they can. If you were entering into menopause, that process will continue naturally. ...Read more
At approximately what percent below average does the metabolism operate for a 25 year old female with severe hypothyroidism?
Replacement?: The simple answer is if you are on the correct dose of thyroid replacement probably none. Your blood test for TSH will determine if you are in "balance". ...Read more