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How can I lose weight if I have hashimotos disease?

How can I lose weight if I have hashimotos disease?

There is no magic: If you are on an appropriate dose then you have the same problem all of us have.
Increasing the thyroid dose to above normal will only result in muscle mass loss. ...Read more

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How will hashimoto's disease affect my life and my weight? Will I be fat?

How will hashimoto's disease affect my life and my weight? Will I be fat?

If caught in time: Hypothyroidism only affects weight when it is poorly treated because of not complying with instructions or has been ongoing for a long time before diagnosis (inital symptoms are very vague). Weight issues are over- attributed to thyroid dysfunction that it has become an urban legend. ...Read more

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Good day, I am 38 year old female that has hashimotos disease, had a partial hysterectomy, excersize but just gain weight. Taking eltroxin. 50mg pd. And 2 on Sundays. I cant lose weight no matter what I do. Please help?

Good day, I am 38 year old female that has hashimotos disease, had a partial hysterectomy, excersize but just gain weight. Taking eltroxin. 50mg pd. And 2 on Sundays. I cant lose weight no matter what I do. Please help?

Hashimoto's: Effectively low thyroid hormone production via Hashimoto's thyroiditis needs to be checked regularly for the degree of thyroid suppression present, to calculate the amount of replacement hormone to be taken. Weight loss is best attempted after adjusting the dose of thyroid hormone, and lowering carbohydrates, walking 45-60 minutes a day and lowering portions of food. ...Read more

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Is hashimotos disease related to fast heart and weight loss?

Is hashimotos disease related to fast heart and weight loss?

No: Hashimoto's is more commonly associated with slow heart rate and weight gain if untreated. You get fast heart rate and weight loss if you are overtreated for hashimoto's. ...Read more

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I have hashimoto's disease and can't lose weight, even with treatment. Is there anything that I can try to help with weight loss?

I have hashimoto's disease and can't lose weight, even with treatment. Is there anything that I can try to help with weight loss?

Weight loss: Increasing your dose of thyroid medication can have very serious consequences. The easiest approach if you are already exercising is to seek advice and guidance from a dietitian. ...Read more

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How long does it take for daily 25 mg/levothyroxine intake to leave your system after ceasing intake? Have hashimoto's disease and experience extreme weight loss etc. This was the second incident that occurred after going on and then going back on the med

How long does it take for daily 25 mg/levothyroxine intake to leave your system after ceasing intake? Have hashimoto's disease and experience extreme weight loss etc. This was the second incident that occurred after going on and then going back on the med

Possible other issue: 25 mcg levothyroxine is a very small dose. It would be very unlikely that this dose would cause high thyroid levels and excessive weight loss. However, people with hashimoto's can sometimes experience temporary high thyroid levels because of increased inflammation of the thyroid (hashitoxicosis). ...Read more

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Hashimoto's disease: what do I do to treat?

Depends: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is the most common cause for developing a low thyroid in the us. It is an autoimmune disorder directed against your thyroid. There is no treatment for the autoimmune part, but if you have hypothyroidism, this would be treated with thyroid hormone. One can also have an enlarged thyroid related to hashimoto's. You should have an ultrasound to look at your thyroid. ...Read more

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Chronic thyroiditis (hashimotos disease). I need a website please?

Chronic thyroiditis (hashimotos disease). I need a website please?

Mayo Clinic: Hashimotos is usually a condition where your immune system attacks your thyroid, making it underactive.
Try this mayo clinic review:

http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/hashimotos-disease/ds00567. ...Read more

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What are the complications involving the thyroid condition- hashimotos disease?

What are the complications involving the thyroid condition- hashimotos disease?

Direct and indirect: Hashimoto's disease is a common cause of underactive thyroid. Complications would include the often experienced symptoms & signs, such as low body temperature, weight gain or inability to lose weight, dry brittle nails and hair, constipation, depression, elevated lipids, fatigue, and lethargy. Since Hashimoto's is an auto-immune disorder, other auto-immune conditions may co-exist in same patient. ...Read more

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What happens to someone who has hashimotos disease and is an occasional meth user?

What happens to someone who has hashimotos disease and is an occasional meth user?

Thyroiditis???: You left out crucial details. Amphetamine poisoning will bring some symptoms like overactive thyroid. Is your thyroid now over or under???? If you can avoid Meth., stay the hell away. If not, get help. Aside from wrecking your life it can cause rapid heart rate, tremor, and weight loss. It also makes people loose their teeth. If you use it you will eventually wish you had not. ...Read more

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What is hashimoto's disease? Symptoms? Treatment?

What is hashimoto's disease? Symptoms? Treatment?

Hashimoto's ds…: Is an auto-immune disorder that affects the thyroid gland, causing inflammation, that usually leads to underactivity of the gland. Sx develop slowly as thyroid fnx drops: fatigue, constipation, high cholesterol, weight gain, muscle aches/weakness, depression, etc. If thyroid hormone level is low, your doc will give medicine to restore normal fnx. See link in comment for more info —>. ...Read more

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Heteroneous in echotexture thyroid typical of hashimotos disease?

Heteroneous in echotexture thyroid typical of hashimotos disease?

Could be: It is difficult to reliably sonographically differentiate hashimoto thyroiditis from other thyroid pathology. Ultrasound features can be variable depending of the severity and phase of disease.
A diffusely enlarged thyroid gland with a heterogeneous echotexture is a common sonographic presentation. ...Read more

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Gastroparesis related to hashimoto disease?

Gastroparesis related to hashimoto disease?

It may..: Patients with gastroparesis may usually have underlying diabetes. There are other causes for gastroparesis, including a hypoactive thyroid. It turns out that the most common kind of hypothyroidism is hashimoto's disease, which is an autoimmune disease just like some forms of diabetes! Your endocrinologist can definitely provide more info about this. Take care! ...Read more

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Is hashimoto disease a form of graves?

Is hashimoto disease a form of graves?

Not a form, similar: Both hashimotos and graves are autoimmune thyroid diseases. Both are caused by antibodies against the thyroid. The result is opposite. Hashimotos often causes an under active thyroid, and graves causes an over active thyroid. ...Read more

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Can you die from having graves disease or hashimoto disease?

Only if untreated.: It would be rare to pass away from graves disease or hashimoto disease, as these diseases are easy to diagnose and treat in this era. Very rarely, if a patient was avoiding medical care, the thyroid condition could, in time, become severe enough to be fatal. ...Read more

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What is hashimotos disease?

What is hashimotos disease?

Hashimoto's disease: Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune condition in which your body makes antibiodies against your thyroid gland. This often produces inflammation, sometimes tenderness, and an overactive gland initially, but eventually the chronic inflammation leads to thyroid failure and the need to take thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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What does hashimotos disease do to you?

Research: I can get you started. Most folks have the signs and symptoms of anyone with hyperthyroidism at the beginning. At some point these folks usually develope hypothyroidism and the signs and sympotms of that. Research the signs and symptoms of both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What is hashimotos disease and how is it treated?

What is hashimotos disease and how is it treated?

Thyroid: I will try to be non-technical. Hashimotos is a type of thyroid condtition where the thryoid builds up anti-bodies and sort of attacks itself. Usually it starts out with the thyroid being very overactive. Tests are usually done to prove or disprove this and tumor. If this is the case, a thyroid blocker is used to reduce the production of thyroid hormone. Low thyroid usually follows later..... ...Read more

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What body organs are affected by hashimotos disease?

All: Once the antibodies decrease the ability to make adequate thyroid hormone all metabolic processes in the body may be affected. ...Read more

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Have hashimotos disease will meds make me feel different?

Have hashimotos disease will meds make me feel different?

Yes if hypothyroid: If the hashimoto's disease has caused your thyroid to be underactive, replacing the thyroid hormone will likely result in improved energy and overall well-being. ...Read more

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What is hashimoto's disease?

Autoimmune thyroid: Autoimmune thyroid disease can cause hypothyroidism. The body produces antibodies to thyroid hormones. Some theorize that gluten sensitivity or heavy metal toxicity can trigger it. ...Read more

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What is hashimoto's disease like?

What is hashimoto's disease like?

Thyroid antibodies: Hashimoto's disease is a condition in which antibodies are directed toward the thyroid. This often results in underactivity of the thyroid. Untreated, this can cause fatigue, modest weight gain, dry skin, constipation, and other symptoms associated with a slowing of the metabolism. These symptoms all resolve with replacement of thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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Who gets hashimoto's disease in us?

Who gets hashimoto's disease in us?

Anyone: It runs in families along with other autoimmune problems. It is more frequent as you age.
20% of women on medicare have decreased thyroid reserve or frank hypothyroidism and 85% of the time it is due to hashimoto's. ...Read more

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Just diagnosed with hashimoto's disease?

Just diagnosed with hashimoto's disease?

Hashimoto's: Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune disease of the thyroid, the most common cause for low thyroid. Antibodies that diagnose it (thyroglobulin and thyroid peroxidase), are surrogate markers and are not resonsible for the damage that occurs in the thyroid. It is a lymphocyctic infiltrate that causes thyroid damage. You can have markers for this and not be hypothyroid now, or indefinite years. ...Read more

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What are the tests for hashimoto's disease?

Tpo antibodies: Ask your doctor to order you a thyroid peroxidase antibodies. The other one is thyroglobulin antibody. ...Read more

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How is hashimoto's disease treated usually?

Hormone replacement: If hashimoto's disease has resulted in underactivity of the thyroid, it is treated with replacement of thyroid hormone. If the thyroid function is normal, no specific treatment is required. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hashimoto's disease?

Asymptomatic to: Thyroid failure: hashimoto disease is an autoimmune disorder of the thyroid and in its early phases may be asymptotic. It can cause transient symptoms of thyroid hyper-function, e.g., rapid pulse, weight loss, heat intolerance; followed by thyroid deficiency, e.g., cold intolerance, weakness, constipation, coarse skin etc. There may also be a goiter. ...Read more

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What's the upshot of getting hashimoto's disease?

None?: There is no advantage to having hashimotos, but it is easily managed with one pill once a day. ...Read more

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What are all of the effects of hashimoto's disease?

What are all of the effects of hashimoto's disease?

Varies: Having the antibody in a nonpregnant woman means an increased risk of hypothyroidism in the future. If you are hypothyroid due to hashimotos (the cause of hypothyroidism in 85% of women in the us) the effects are no different from hypothyroidism from whatever cause. ...Read more