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What could be the cause of subclinical hypothyroidism for women over 40?

What could be the cause of subclinical hypothyroidism for women over 40?

Subclin hypothyroid: It is almost always unknown. But often an early phase of full blown hypothyroidism and thus the causes are the same as the very long list of the causes of hypothyroidism I would recommend you go to uptodate.cao and review in more detail. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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Will subclinical hypothyroidism turn into hypothyroidism? Why some doctors prefer not to treat subclinical hypothyroidism? Is the treatment bad?

Will subclinical hypothyroidism turn into hypothyroidism? Why some doctors prefer not to treat subclinical hypothyroidism? Is the treatment bad?

Multiple choice ??: Sub clinical hypothyroidism will turn into hypothyroidism in a number of cases. Treating is not bad or dangerous. We just need to have the clinical findings, symptoms and findings to make the numbers fit the patient, not the other way around. ...Read more

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How can I get treated for subclinical hypothyroidism if labtests always show within normal values(near limits, but still w/symptoms)?Doc won't treat it

How can I get treated for subclinical hypothyroidism if labtests always show within normal values(near limits, but still w/symptoms)?Doc won't treat it

Maybe not hypo: If the tests (including tsh) are normal, then you probably do not have hypothyroidism. That is not to deny your symptoms. Your doctor likely understands that your symptoms are real. But the sx of hypothyroidism are common to many conditions, and giving you thyroid hormone will not help. ...Read more

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Is subclinical hypothyroidism safe to treat?

Is subclinical hypothyroidism safe to treat?

Yes: With moderate doses of thyroid hormone, subclinical hypothyroidism can be easily corrected without significant risk. ...Read more

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What symptoms of hypothyroidism appear in subclinical hypothyroidism ?

What symptoms of hypothyroidism appear in subclinical hypothyroidism ?

None: True subclinical hypothyroidism should have no symptoms because the free hormone levels are normal. It is only the TSH that is elevated. I think of this as the body is having to work a little harder to produce appropriate amounts of thyroid hormone (thus needing more TSH to meet those needs). ...Read more

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I have subclinical hypothyroidism TSH9.90 and FT4 and FT3 in the middle normal range should i be treated? i am 63

I have subclinical hypothyroidism TSH9.90 and FT4 and FT3 in the middle normal range should i be treated? i am 63

Yes: A TSH of 9.9 is clear indication of low thyroid function and you should follow your doctor's advice for treatment. ...Read more

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I am suffering from subclinical hypothyroidism and also low ferritin.....suggest me to control both by taking natural foods?

I am suffering from  subclinical hypothyroidism and also low ferritin.....suggest me to control both by taking natural foods?

Better options: "Natural"foods are not an easy answer. What is your idea of "natural" foods? Do you consider eating thyroid gland of cows or pigs natural? There are safe and effective medications that will address the issues. Both iron and thyroid supplementation is available in pills that can be taken by mouth. There is no virtue in not taking effective medication. Please consult your doctor for the medications. ...Read more

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I was told I have subclinical hypothyroidism; is there a way to treat it without medication, exercise, cutting out sugar, etc?

I was told I have subclinical hypothyroidism; is there a way to treat it without medication, exercise, cutting out sugar, etc?

Hypothyroidism: The proper way to treat hypothyroidism is to administer the correct amount of thyroid replacement to bring the tsh to normal range. General measures like exercise, diet or weight reduction wouldn't significantly affect tsh levels. Your physician or throidologist is best qualified to advise you,however. ...Read more

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Why are not all doctors familiar with subclinical hypothyroidism... When you have all the symptoms but tests are in normal range. Its so common!

Why are not all doctors familiar with subclinical hypothyroidism... When you have all the symptoms but tests are in normal range. Its so common!

Not real: Symptoms of low thyroid are extremely common in the population. Most people with these symptoms have no thyroid problem. When you say that normal is not normal, it means that there are no normal people in the world. Treating a normal person with a medication (including thyroid) that is not indicated is unethical, against the hippocratic oath, and outright dangerous. ...Read more

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Should subclinical hypothyroidism be treated with meds ? Tsh level of 4.2 ?

Depends: Treatment should be discussed with your doctor. Depending on your age and cause of your hypothyroidism, it may make sense to treat it. For example, if you are young and have hashimoto's (which equates to a high likelihood of progressing) treatment typically makes sense. ...Read more

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What is subclinical hypothyroidism? Will the patient (an infant) need to take the medicine for the rest of her life? Right now she's on levothyroxine

What is subclinical hypothyroidism? Will the patient (an infant) need to take the medicine for the rest of her life? Right now she's on levothyroxine

Sub clinical hypothy: This is chemical excess thyroid by blood testing but no clinical signs of hypothyroidism. Tricky DX in adults and must be even more so in infants. The need for RX will depend on the cause of the hypothyroidism. Trust you are being seen by a pediatric Endocrinologist, ...Read more

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What is subclinical hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism: Subclinical means that there are no symptoms of the slightly low thyroid levels as measured by blood work. ...Read more

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What exactly is subclinical hypothyroidism?

High TSH but with: Normal thyroid levels. It "usually" entails a symptom free state but if the cause is autoimmune in nature, there might be some signs or symptoms. The thyroid profile will need to be monitored regardless. ...Read more

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Should subclinical hypothyroidism be treated?

Sometimes: If it is truly subclinical, meaning that there are no associated symptoms or signs of too little thyroid hormone, a doctor may choose to just watch, and recheck hormone levels in a few months. But many people with "subclinical" hypothyroidism do have symptoms and signs of low thyroid levels, if a doctors asks the right questions or looks closely, and these people would benefit from treatment. ...Read more

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After taking Armour Thyroid for 6 months at 120mg/day for borderline subclinical hypothyroidism, would it likely be safe to stop cold turkey?

After taking Armour Thyroid for 6 months at 120mg/day for borderline subclinical hypothyroidism, would it likely be safe to stop cold turkey?

Check with md: It should not be a problem, but at that dose i would go a bit slow instead of stopping altogether at once to make sure your own thyroid "wakes up" and starts to produce thyroid hormone. If you had hypothyroidism (not subclinical) i would be cautious about this as you can become ill stopping thyroid hormone that your body needs (called myxedema). ...Read more

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My 7months baby has subclinical hypothyroidism & always seems so restless and difficult to fall asleep. Is there any relationship between them?

My 7months baby has subclinical hypothyroidism & always seems so restless and difficult to fall asleep. Is there any relationship between them?

Hypothyroid infant: Thyroid dysfunction can be associated with sleep disturbance usually hyperthyroidism/ too much thyroid replacement. In my experience restlessness can be found in both hypo & hyperthyroidism. Follow up now with a pediatric endocrinologist ,as untreated infant hypothyroidism has lifelong cognitive effects. https://www.endocrineweb.com/conditions/hypothyroidism/hypothyroidism-children ...Read more

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Is subclinical hypothyroidism curable? I'm 21, male and was diagnosed with it. I have no symptoms, antibodies negative but doc prescribed medication.

Is subclinical hypothyroidism curable?

I'm 21, male and was diagnosed with it. I have no symptoms, antibodies negative but doc prescribed medication.

Thyroid function: This condition exists and often can be related to autoimmune thyroiditis or simple lab error. Please have your throid functions rechecked. Additionallym get a thyroid ultrasound and scan. ...Read more

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I have subclinical hypothyroidism. Sometimes I feel a kind of tingling sens. inside my throat, and after that I feel much better. What could this be?

Unrelated: Subclinical hypothyroidism is a laboratory finding/diagnosis in which you are completely asymptomatic (no symptoms). So tingling in throat that resolves on own is unrelated. If any difficulty or painful swallowing, go see your Family Doc & ENT. But do mention your concerns to prescribing physician as possible side effect of Aripiprazole (http://www.drugs.com/sfx/aripiprazole-side-effects.html). ...Read more

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Hearing Loss (Definition)

A partial or total loss of the ability to hear and can affect one or both ears. Causes of hearing loss include noise, genetics, ...Read more