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How Do You Know If U Have Thyroid Problems
Fasting: Thyroid hormone medication (levothyroxine) is very long acting, and blood levels will not change with fasting. You don't say what kind of thyroid problem you have. If you are hyperthyroid, your metabolic rate is fast and you will get hungry quickly, and fasting can be hard on you. Best to get the thyroid levels normalized. ...Read more
You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more
Various: While most thyroid conditions are chance happenings, we do know that exposure to radiation and deficiencies of iodine can both lead to trouble with this organ. If you are worried that you are at risk, consult with your primary care provider for an in-depth conversation and examination. ...Read more
Thryoid problems: The three most common thyroid problems are hypothyroid (low function), hyperthyroid (high function) and thyroid nodules. The most common cause of hypothyroidism is hashimoto's thyroid disease. The most common cause of hyperthyroidism is graves' disease. Thyroid nodules are very common and are seen more with advancement of technology. Most thyroid nodules are not cancerous. ...Read more
Many different ways: It is difficult to answer in400 spaces but i will try hyperthyroidism is caused by too much hormone produced like in graves disease where your bodies immune system attacks the gland and it overproduces the hormone hypothroidism is also caused most of the time by auto immune disorder which cause thyroid to produce less hormones goiter caused by iodine deficiency cancer caused by radiation/unknown. ...Read more
In addition...: Other than functional problems, the thyroid gland can enlarge (a goiter) or form benign or malignant masses without having any impairment in function. In those cases, you can be asymptomatic other than feeling like something is stuck in your throat, throat tightness, or difficulty with swallowing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Same as others: We are not that special. Thyroid problem in men will cause the same symptoms as in women (minus the menstruation symptoms, of course). Hypothyroid: fatigue, hair loss, hoarse voice, slower speech, depressed, brittle nails, dry skin, feeling cold, constipation, weight gain...Hyperthyroid: nervousness, fast heartbeat, weight loss, feeling hot, trouble sleeping, tremot, pooping too much... ...Read more
Thyroid: Thyroid is tricky as there is hyper or too much thyroid, which causes signs of an accelerated system. This includes increased heart rate, anxiety, palpitations and weight loss. Then there is hypothyroid or too slow. Think of everything in the body slowing down. Low body temperature, slower heart rate, brain fog, constipation, dry skin, hair loss, and weight gain are a few of the main symptoms. ...Read more
Have regular checkup: If family members have thyroid problems, it is not automatic that you will. Also, of all the hereditary diseases that you could have, thyroid problems (hypo or hyper) are not all that bad and they should be readily treatable. See your doctor for regular checkups, including feeling your thyroid and thyroid blood tests, to catch anything early. ...Read more
Under or over active: Hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid may present with loss of energy, fatigue, sluggishness, poor memory, weight gain, constipation, cold intolerance, doughy skin, etc. Hyperthyroidims or overactive thyroid may present with palpitations, racing pulse, tremors, anxiety, sweats, insomnia, weight loss, bulging eyes, heat intolerance, etc. Go see your family physician for simple blood test (tsh). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid gland: The thyroid is a endocrine gland that makes thyroid hormone. This hormone in children is necessary for growth and developing. In adults, it regulates metabolism. Low thyroid levels cause fatigue, weight gain, constipation and irregular menses. Too much thyroid hormone cause weight loss and palpitations. Thyroid nodules are cancer in about 5% of the time. Often there are no symptoms from nodules. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Hypothyroid-cold intolerance, lethargy, weight gain, constipation, dry skin, depression, nasal congestion, doughy skin, menstrual irregularity. Elevated tsh hyperthyroidism- fast heart rate, anxiety, heat intolerance, weight loss, diarrhea, tremor, menstrual irregularity. Depressed tsh. ...Read more
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