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How To Fix An Underactive Thyroid Naturally
Doc said I have an underactive thyroid reading of 20, can a lifestyle change fix this, or do I need medication. Will I need to take med forever?
Hypothyroidism is also known as Underactive thyroid. Level, which can cause fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart ...Read more
Yes, very common: Underactive thyroid is very common, estimated to affect about 5% of the us population. The most common cause is an autoimmune process where your body attack itself. Diagnosis is done through blood tests. Treatment is replacement of thyroid hormone, usually through a pill. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Too little hormone: The thyroid makes thyroid hormone, the main one is t4, which is converted in other tissues to t3. An underactive thyroid makes too little thyroid hormone. You feel sluggish, bloated, constipated, cold. It is treated by taking replacement hormone levothyroxine. The thyroid also makes calcitonin, which is involved in calcium metabolism, but it is a weak hormone in humans and not replaced. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes!: Left untreated, an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) is often associated with high blood blood pressure and high cholesterol. It often causes weight gain which can lead to diabetes. All of these separately can increase a person's risk for heart attack and stroke, but together can increase that risk dramatically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: Some common symptoms are: fatigue, sensitive to cold, dry skin, constipation, hoarse voice, weight gain, high cholesterol, muscle ache/weakness, joint pain, heavy periods, brittle nails/hair, depression. Many other conditions can share these symptoms so if you suspect it, get a thyroid blood test. ...Read more
Hypothyroidism: You will begin to feel terrible. Cold, fatigued, constipated, foggy-headed, cholesterol goes up. Not pleasant. ...Read more
Underactive thyroid: Weight gain (usually no more than 10 to 15 pounds) and difficulty losing weight; cold intolerance; dry hair and skin; decreased sex drive; fatigue; weakness; muscle cramps; depression. Patients with mild hypothyroidism may not have any symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The thyroid makes thyroid hormone, the main one is t4, which is converted in other tissues to t3. An underactive thyroid makes too little thyroid hormone. You feel sluggish, bloated, constipated, cold. It is treated by taking replacement hormone levothyroxine. The thyroid also makes calcitonin, which is involved in calcium metabolism, but it is a weak hormone in ...Read more
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