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Hashimotos Thyroiditis And Water Retention
Trouble producing and understanding speech,tiredness,hands stiffness,bloating,obesity and water retention.Have Hashimoto`s,epilepsy,prolactinoma,PCOS.
Start at Some Basics: No easy answers from a distance. However, for obesity, PCOS & ? helpful for seizures, go all HFLC foods & eliminate ~all carbs. Carbohydrate means sugar, both simple & complex, & these are biggest food drivers of the 1st 2 issues & may ? 3rd. Study: Big Fat Lies, MGovern's Report, Mary Enig, Science for Smart People, Gary Taubes, Peter Attia, NuSI.org, FatChance.html, DietDoctor.com, Paleo, etc. ...Read more
Several common forms of thyroiditis. Subacute thyroidits is from a virus. Your thyroid is tender, transient hyperthyroidism, but then resolution. Hashimotos thyroiditis is usually without pain, eventually causes hypothyroidism, but can coexist with graves hyperthyroidism. Two other forms are post partum thyroiditis and "painless" thyroiditis; transient hyper followed by ...Read more
Trouble producing and understanding speech,tiredness,hands stiffness,bloating,obesity and water retention.Have Hashimoto`s,epilepsy, prolactinoma,PCOS?
Aphasia: Difficulty comprehending or producing spoken language may be related to your epilepsy in most left-handed people and virtually all right-handed people one would expect to see worsening of your ability to communicate if you have subclinical seizure activity going on in your left frontal or left temporal lobe maybe time to have a visit with your neurologist maybe get another EEG or labs ( or both ) ...Read more
Hypothyroid/hashimoto's. Levels low. Constant bloating, distended belly, water retention. Tried more water, fiber helped little. What else can I do?!
See your doc: If your thyroid levels are low you may need to adjust the dose of your replacement. It sounds as though your symptoms are consistent with an inadequately treated underactive thyroid. Even if your levels were relatively normal, your meds may still need adjusting while you continue to have symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Water retention. I have had water retention for several years, and been taking triamterene since then. I have hashimoto's and going through menopause also for the last 8 years. My thyroid levels on the last check a month ago say they are ok. I have been t
Water : Water retention is not a diagnosis, it is a symptom of something else going on. Some of the most common things that can cause water retention if they are not working properly include: heart, liver, kidneys and lymphatics. Other things that cause water retention include certain medications, and physical inactivity. Water retention over a period of years can represent a wide variety of different problems. If your primary care physician evaluates you for water retention and cannot find a cause it is termed "idiopathic edema." the treatment for water retention is to treat the underling medical problem that causes it. In come cases reducing salt intake is helpful or taking diuretics (such as the triamterene you mention). Compression stockings can be helpful if the water retention goes into your feet, as can keeping your legs elevated. ...Read more
I Have hashimotos and lately I have bloating in my stumic and legs,feet and hands are retaining water. I had test done on my gallbladder =negative?
Variable: Hashimoto's thyroiditis develops when the immune system misclassifies one or more thyroid proteins as foreign (not belonging to that person) and begins making antibodies that target the protein(s). This can cause the thyroid to become enlarged (form a goiter), develop regional growths, or nodules, or make too little thyroid hormone. Once in a while, it can result in too much thyroid hormone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
THYROIDITIS: n this condition, typically there is aggressive destruction of thyroid cells by various cell- and antibody-mediated immune processes (in contrast to the stimulatory effect seen in Graves' disease). It is not yet understood why this occurs.TSH levels; this is a sensitive test of thyroid function.Thyroid autoantibodies - anti-thyroid peroxidase (anti-TPO) .http://patient.info/doctor/hashimotos-thyroiditis ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All of them.: While the inflammation (the -itis part of thyroiditis) affects only the thyroid, if this causes the thyroid levels to drop, every tissue in the body can be affected - simplistically this can cause a slow down of the heart, the GI tract, the liver, the muscles, and the brain. Because the cells are slower to convert food energy to heat or work energy there is less energy to get things done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autoimmune: If you have hashimoto's (and not just hypothyroidism), then it is caused by an antibody in your body attacking your thyroid gland. Overtime, the thyroid will be damaged and you get hypothyroidism. You can measure this antibody in your blood stream to make the diagnosis. As the thyroid is slowing down, you will need thyroid medication replacement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lab work + symptoms : Diagnosis is made by detecting elevated levels of antithyroid peroxidase antibodies in the blood.Thyroid stimulating hormone, free t3&t4, anti thyroglobulin & antimicrosomal antibodies should be checked too. Although, eventually symptoms of hypothyroidism ensue, initially can present with hyperthyroidism/thyrotoxicosis symptoms-mood disorders, cold/heat intolerance, hair loss just to list a few. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Never too soon: It can be diagnosed as soon as it becomes clinically apparent. Talk w/ your doctor. ...Read more
FIBROMYALGIA : The SX may overlap. HASHIMOTOS WILL HAVE + THYROID ABS. PT WITH US & TENS improves blood flow to tender muscles. If it flares symptoms you may have fibromyalgia or a herniated disc stay the T2-T6 levels . You need a full exam labs. X-ray of thoracic spine and potential MRI If symptoms persist or worsen. Also stop ultrasound therapy. Start a gluten free diet WholeApproach.com and gutbliss. Com ...Read more
Thyroid Levels: Hashimoto's and and graves' disease are both caused by autoimmunity (where antibodies attack one's own proteins). Hashimoto's more often results in low thyroid hormone levels. Where graves' disease almost always results in high thyroid hormone levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Not unless your thyroid level is vanishingly low. Hopefully, you've had it checked and treated with brand name T4 replacement if indicated. ...Read more
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