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How Does The Thyroid Affect Digestion
Which has more affect on digestion parathyroid or thyroid? Will a parathyroidectomy improve digestion?
Parathyroid: Not sure what you mean by "digestion", and it is not clear from your question what hormones are abnormal. If you have hyperparathyroidism and you are 41, you should probably have surgery to prevent bone loss. There are sometimes weird symptoms from the hyperparathyroidism, but i doubt surgery will improve GI symptoms. ...Read more
What do you advise if I'm not digesting food well at all, could digestion or not making enough thyroid hormone be related to this craving?
Not simultaneously: Hi. Yes, you can, but not simultaneously. For example, treatment of Graves' disease often renders the patients hypothyroid. Hypothyroidism can sequentially follow hyperthyroidism. Same for a self limited process called a subacute thyroiditis - hyperthyroidism followed by hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism can be over treated causing hyperthyroidism. Hyper and hypo cannot be present at the same time. ...Read more
Hypothyroidism...: Hypothyroidism is easier to correct. In hypothyroidism, supplemental thyroid hormone can be taken to reach an adequate normal level. Hyperthyroid states are usually more difficult to control. Depending on the hyperthyroid illness, radioactive iodine, surgery, or anti-thyroid medications may be used. Often hypothyroidism results after treating hyperthyroid patients, but is easy to deal with. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fatige/dry skin/cons: The following symptoms fatigue dry skin constipation unexplained weight gain depression slow heart rate thinning hair heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods muscle weakness hoarseness puffy face constipation thinning hair increase sensitivity to cold impaired memory elevated blood cholesterol level muscle ache and joint pains syptoms get worse if not treated with thyroid hormone. ...Read more
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