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Graves And Fertility
Taking ptu (propylthiouracil) for overactive thyroid and Clomid also; does smoking affect thyroid hormones?
Eye disease: Smoking will greatly increase your risk for developing grave's exophthalmopathy. Essentially, the eyes are pushed out because of immune deposits behind them. This will make it difficult for you to close your eyes. People go blind from this depending on severity. We don't understand why smoking increases your risk but it does. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complex.: Pregnancy will raise thyroglobulin values, necessitating an increase in total thyroid production. If hashimoto's is present, thyroid function must be assessed by free T3 (liothyronine) values and TSH during pregnancy to avoid low thyroid. Many women will develop a goiter during pregnancy, but this is physiologic. But it is imperative to constantly moniter thyroid function of the mother, or the fetus can be hurt. ...Read more
When will i stop gaining weight after thyroid ablation for graves' disease. Thyroid labs at good levels on synthroid (thyroxine)?
Possible!: Grave's is an autoimmune disease when thyroid antibodies bind to thyroid stimulating receptors. Overporduction of thyroid, which also increase your metabolic rate, burning more calories than normal. If your thyroid levesl are now kept normal, you may probably gain weight if your appetite is the same as when you had untreated grave's disease. ...Read more
Can sub clinical hypothyroidism affect fertility? I have hashimoto's; TSH levels were up and down for years. Unable to get pregnant during that time.
TSH level: Most endocrinologist and fertility specialist will advocate for keeping TSH below 2 in women who have hashimoto's disease and desire pregnancy. Recent guidelines by the american thyroid association (ata) advocate for TSH between 0.1-2.5 for conception and first trimester. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Normal Tpo Ab and Tg Ab; no Hashi's or Graves'. Have a multinodular goiter & Hypothyroidism.
If not Hashi's, what causes my Hypothyroidism? Pituitary?
Reduced fertility: Being obese has been shown to be a factor to reduced your chances of getting pregnant. Since being overweight also decreases your health, one should lose as much weight as they can, get healthy, and then get pregnant. You'll have the best chance of getting a healthy baby that way, and less chance of having complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am detected with Hashimoto's hypothyroidism with TSH levels 4.67.Have started with 25mcg levothyroxine.Can I conceive and have healthy pregnancy?
Yes: Best wishes to you. I wish you and your partner joy. ...Read more
(Graves symp) food/lifestyle/supplement recommendations that would be beneficial for graves and/or Hashimotos? TPO elevated, but TSI and TRA-B not ran
Supplement 4 Graves: 31 F KY asks what supplement can she take for Graves. ANS: I am not aware of any supplement that has been shown to help Graves. Graves is serious illness and you should be being managed by an Endocrinologist in KY> ...Read more
Subclinical : The positive TPO suggests autoimmune thyroid disease, but the normal TSH and FT4 suggests that it is not affecting you. Abnormal TSH/FT4 could occur in future, but it could be far into future. A positive TPO is typical of Hashimoto's thyroiditis, but is also seen with Graves. Patients with Graves often have a positive TRAB (thyroid receptor antibody). Thyroglobulin is not helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Overweight, total hysterectomy and family with thyroid issues (graves disease) how can I lose weight and get more energy?
Diet/exercise: The keys to losing weight are diet and exercise. If you want to lose significant amounts of weight it is best to do one hour of aerobic exercise like walking, biking or swimming 5 days a week. Cutting down on carbohydrates and eating 1200 to 1500 calories a day will also help. Focus diet on fresh fruits and vegetables and lean meats. Drink plenty of water. Be patient with yourself. It takes time. ...Read more
Have graves disease with graves ophthalmology(bulging eyes).Need to stop thyroid. Which is better radioactive iodine or surgical removal?
Depends: Depends on specific thyroid condition.Get a more detailed answer ›
Increased likelihood: Yes, likelihood of thyroid CA is increased with chronic thyroid disease like yours. It does not mean though that you already have or definitively will have CA, but you MAY develop it. You must be monitored to have a chance to catch CA early. At this time the only advise I give is to be consistent with your treatments and follow ups as it is recommended by your treating MD. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer