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How To Boost Your Low Thyroid Function
Possible: It is uncommon in young pts for hypothyroidism to cause heart probs, but it def can cause cardiac issues. It cause a slow heart beat, which usually resolves with treatment. If left untreated hypothyroidism can lead to a cardiomyopathy (gen heart dysfunction). This is often reversible, but left untreated can lead to permanent cardiac damage and irreg heart beats. If tx'd there should no problems! ...Read more
If my thyroid swells when I drink caffeine or alcohol does this mean it is not functioning correctly? I have symptoms of low thyroid but tests are ok?
Thyroid coffee: 34 F from from Cork notes that her thyroid swells when she drinks force. I suspect what you mean is that the you swallow coffee you and perhaps others can see your thyroid better as you tilt your head back. Cannot imagine how coffee will make thyroid swell. ...Read more
About my head pressure symptom and a partially empty sella. I also have a low thyroid function. Is this last related at my symptoms?
Possibly.: "empty sella" is a radiologic description of a sella not completely filled by pituitary gland. The function of the pituitary gland may or may not be normal. Your low thyroid function could be related but may also be unrelated. Please see your doc. ...Read more
What do you advise if I'm interested in trying the herb guggel for acne and low thyroid function. has anyone had experience with this herb?
Guggul: Not aware that Guggel can be used for thyroid conditions or acne. GUGGUL (AKA Commiphora mukul, Guggulipid, Indian Bedellium, and Commiphora wightii) is a traditional Ayurvedi medicine. The meaning in Sanskrit is “one that protects against diseases”. It has traditionally been used to treat obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis & sciatica. Although it was once thought to decrease ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Low thyroid & taking levothyroxine 50mmg 1 a day. I eat healthy, can't lose any weight. Can i take an over-the-counter thyroid boost pill also?
No not a good idea: No it is not a good idea and can be dangerous.I wiil discuss your weight problem with your doctor or endocrinologist.Your inability to loose weight may or may not be related to your thyroid and you may need to change your eating habits and exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can low thyroid function cause muscle stiffness in walking? Any suggestions on how to deal with it until I get to doctor?
Low thyroid Stiffnes: 39 F US asks if low thyroid can cause muscle stiffness. Asks how to deal with it till sees Dr. ANS: Not clear what you are talking about, usually think of joints being stiff not muscles. Anyway low T can cause muscle fatigue tiredness but usually advanced state. Only way to deal with it is to take thyroid-if low T is indeed the cause. Give more details and reconsult. ...Read more
I have hashimito's thyroidism, hypothyroidism, what foods should I avoid? Am taking T4 50mg during the week, T4 75mg at weekends. Thank you.
Hypothyroid: Usually due to an autoimmune disorder called hashimotos disease. Runs in families -- women 7 times more likely than men. Inflammation of the thyroid gland can cause decreased function. One can test for both function and inflammation with lab tests. See a board-certified endocrinologist for expert advice. ...Read more
Myxedema: Apathy and mental sluggishness (can look like depression), obesity, and cold intolerance. Myxedema is so-called because of mucus-like buildup in connective tissue (mostly thickening the skin), which can also lead to deeper voice and enlarged tongue. Constipation, heart issues, and decreased sense of taste can also occur. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Low thyroid: Low thyroid, or hypothyroidism refers to a low level of thyroid hormone in the body. Thyroid hormone functions as a metabolic hormone, regulating metabolic functions. Thus, if the thyroid hormone level is low you would have less energy, dry skin, constipation, slower heart rate, swelling, metabolic rate depressed, tendency to gain weight. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Low Thyroid: Low thyroid function can occur for several reasons. Sometimes it is due to not having enough iodine, selenium, or zinc. Sometimes your immune system can attack your thyroid. I recommend working with your doctor to figure out if there is a root cause of your low thyroid function. ...Read more
Thyroid replacement : If T3 (liothyronine) & T4 are low and TSH is high; then you have hypothyroidism. Thyroid replacement therapy will be needed for the rest of your life. Normal T3 (liothyronine) & T4 levels support normal weight. Synthroid is long acting t4 cytomel is short acting t3 dessicated thyroid is a natural blend of both. This is the least expensive treatment. ...Read more
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