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How can you address an underactive thyroid?

How can you address an underactive thyroid?

Levothyroxine: This is thyroid hormone replacement. An under active thyroid doesn't make enough thyroid hormone. Fortunately, there is oral replacement medication making it very easy to treat. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Hypothyroidism (Adult) (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland does not secrete enough of the thyroid hormones. Symptoms include cold intolerance, constipation, and fatigue. ...Read more


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How to treat a lazy thyroid?

Under active thyroid: Or hypothyroidism is treated with hormone replacement. It is taken as a pill and the levels monitored, especially early on as it takes some time to get regulated. ...Read more

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How can people get an overactive thyroid?

How can people get an overactive thyroid?

Autoimmune basis: Most get it by genetics of thyroid disease in family, and autoimmune response. Don't smoke to lessen eye bulging. ...Read more

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What can I do to lose weight with an underactive thyroid?

What can I do to lose weight with an underactive thyroid?

Diet and exercise: On top of taking your thyroid hormone, the most important things to do are to eat healthy and exercise. Taking the thyroid hormone to keeo levels normal will not make you lose weight but will avoid faster weight gain. ...Read more

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How to treat adrenal gland to lose weight?

How to treat adrenal gland to lose weight?

Why adrenal gland?: Unless you have cushing's syndrome, which is a rare abnormality in which the adrenal glands are producing too much cortisone, there is no treatment for the adrenal glands that will cause weight loss. Why do you think you have an adrenal gland problem? ...Read more

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How to fix hypothyroidism after thyroid been removed?

How to fix hypothyroidism after thyroid been removed?

Replacement: After your thyroid is removed, you should take thyroid pill as hormone replacement. You will need periodic blood testing until the right dose is found. After that, you stay on the dose and medication for the rest of your life. It's not a hard process. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight with an underactive thyroid?

Is it possible to lose weight with an underactive thyroid?

Hypothyroidism: First, your hypothyroidism must be treated. Then change your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. Continue to monitor your tsh, t3, (liothyronine) and T4 levels as well. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to lose weight with an underactive thyroid?

What are the best ways to lose weight with an underactive thyroid?

Hypothyroidism: First, your hypothyroidism must be treated. Then change your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. Continue to monitor your tsh, t3, (liothyronine) and T4 levels as well. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have an underactive thyroid gland if i'm losing weight?

How to tell if I have an underactive thyroid gland if i'm losing weight?

No: Weight loss is generally seen as a result of an overactive thyroid gland. Individuals with an underactive thyroid usually have problems with weight gain and difficulty losing weight. ...Read more

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How to treat hypothyroid naturally?

Take natural thyroid: The natural way to help your body is to not deprive it from the natural hormone that it requires, thyroid hormone. Anything else you do will be un-natural. There are no herbs, supplements, or potions that will help your thyroid do what it is incapable of doing. As you remain off thyroid hormone you will become more un-natural. ...Read more

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How can an underactive thyroid affect a liver?

How can an underactive thyroid affect a liver?

Conjugation: There is also evidence that hypothyroidism may directly affect the liver structure or function. Hypothyroidism has been associated in a few case reports with cholestatic jaundice attributed to reduced bilirubin and bile excretion. Recent studies have shown that the hepatic abnormalities associated with hypothyroidism can be reversible with thyroxine replacement with no residual damage. ...Read more

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Can you tell me exactly when is it time to surgically remove the thyroid gland due to multinodular thyroid disease?

Can you tell me exactly when is it time to surgically remove the thyroid gland due to multinodular thyroid disease?

Concern for Cancer: Generally only if there is concern for a potential thyroid cancer (i.e. A nodule is enlarging on ultrasound or a needle biopsy suggests cancer). Occasionally, the thyroid is also removed if it becomes very large and is pressing on other structures (e.g. The airway), though this is rarely necessary. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have underactive thyroid gland problem?

It is possible but: It is possible for anybody to have underactive thyroid problem but why you ask this question. If you have symptoms or sus[pect you may have it check with your doctor and it can be diagnosed by a blood test for thyroid hormones and TSH which is excreted by pituatary and is a useful test to diagnose thyroid disorders. ...Read more

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Can a underactive thyroid cause you to anemic?

Definitely: Make sure your thyroid level has been normalized when you proceed with any anemia evaluation or therapy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight with underactive thyroid disease?

Is it possible to lose weight with underactive thyroid disease?

Yes: Yes you can lose weight even if you are hypothyroid. The first thing to do is to take the appropriate amount of thyroid hormone so that your metabolic rate is "normal". After that you need to limit calories and exercise moderately just like everyone else. ...Read more

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How can I address a hyperactive thyroid?

How can I address a hyperactive thyroid?

A few options: You first need to find out the cause for the hyperactive thyroid. If it was thyroiditis due to an infection, it should recover on its own. The most common cause of hyperactive thyroid, however, is graves' disease. This condition needs to be treated. Either with 1)anti-thyroid pill, 2)radioactive iodine to "kill" the thyroid or 3) surgery. Your doctor should be able to help you choose the option. ...Read more

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What will happen to TSH when thyroid gland is removed?

It goes up: If you remove your entire thyroid, there will be no thyroid hormone being produced, thus your TSH will go up. If your doctor put you on thyroid hormone replacement and the dose he/she chose is the correct dose, then TSH should stay the same/normal. ...Read more

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Trying to lose weight with an underactive thyroid. What should I do?

Diet and exercise: A healthy diet and exercise and taking your thyroid hormone replacement as recommended by your doctor. Normal thyroid hormone levels will help you to no continue to gain weight by stimulating your metabolism to normal rate, but without diet and exercise you will not lose the excessive weight. ...Read more

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What is a parathyroid and a regular thyroid. How do u fix elevated numbers on both. How can u treat thyroid problems. What can it affect?

Please clarify: I appreciate your enthusiasm, but you'll need to clarify. Do you have an elevated serum calcium with an elevated parathyroid hormone level? You're probably in for surgery that will make you much healthier in a very short time. Do you have an elevated thyroid hormone, or an elevated tsh? The implications are very different. Wishing you the best; if you clarify we can help more. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

A condition in which the thyroid gland can't make enough thyroid hormone to keep ...Read more