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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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I have Hashimoto's. What are some good supplements To take to help with some of the symptoms like fatigue, slow digestion/constipation & weight gain?

I have Hashimoto's. What are some good supplements To take to help with some of the symptoms like fatigue, slow digestion/constipation & weight gain?

Some options.: 1. Have your thyroiditis managed. 2. Eat more food fibers. 3. Hydrate well. 4. Stay active physically (that will help your anxiety too). 5. Consider acupuncture as an adjunct treatment to standard Western approaches.

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Is it possible to have hashimotos and normal T4 T3 (liothyronine) and TSH levels? Fatigued, freezing always, hair falling out, constipation 20 lb weight gain.

Is it possible to have hashimotos and normal T4 T3 (liothyronine) and TSH levels? Fatigued, freezing always, hair falling out, constipation 20 lb weight gain.

Probably not: Discuss your thoughts w/ the doctor who ordered the tests and got the results. It id not likely that these would be normal if you have that condition. T4 would be likely to be low and TSH high to compensate - but get a good explanation from the Dr along w/ alternative possibilities. Drink water, eat fruit/veggie based diet, exercise properly and rest/sleep well while you search for cause. Best!

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Constipated for 2 days (can still do n. 2) lower part of tummy hurts a lot and makes noises, movements & I'm gassy and nauseous. I've Hashimotos.

Constipated for 2 days (can still do n. 2) lower part of tummy hurts a lot and makes noises, movements & I'm gassy and nauseous. I've Hashimotos.

First of all: Hashimot0 Thyroiditis is Not usually a factor in "constipation" (Can be associated with COELIAC bowel problems =diarrhea) Secondly two days is a very SHORT time and common interval for NORMAL bowel movements! Speak with your PCP (Primary Care Provider for some discussion of bowel HYGIENE! Hope this helps! Dr Z

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My mother has hashimoto's disease. She takes levothyroxine daily. What are the health problems that she encounters', and how can we solve them?

My mother has hashimoto's disease. She takes levothyroxine daily. What are the health problems that she encounters', and how can we solve them?

Thyroid Hormone: Hashimoto's disease is autoimmune destruction of the thyroid gland. The thyroid produces thyroid hormone which controls metabolism. Too much or too little can cause problems like constipation, diarrhea, heat or cold intolerance, weight loss or gain, skin ; hair changes as well as cardiac arrhythmias and mental status changes. Be sure she takes her medicine and follows up with her dr. To solve them.

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I have had hashimotos disease for almost 20 years. I have been treated since diagnosis and I have feeling great on my current dose of 137mcg of synthroid. Problem is.... I started to see infertility specialist who wants to alter my current rx. My tsh

I have had hashimotos disease for almost 20 years. I have been treated since diagnosis and I have feeling great on my current dose of 137mcg of synthroid. Problem is.... I started to see infertility specialist who wants to alter my current rx. My tsh

Levels?: You don't give levels, but it looks like your question got cut off. All I can say is the correct dosing should put you in a normal range based on blood testing; ironically, many folk feel better when overdosed because they feel they have more energy. Being over corrected (based on blood) is ultimately harmful though, so keep that in mind.

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I am having shortness of breath with standing or sitting. Relieved about 30 mins after lying down. Only health problem is hashimotos. On armour.

I am having shortness of breath with standing or sitting. Relieved about 30 mins after lying down. Only health problem is hashimotos. On armour.

See doctor: There are many causes for shortness of breath and thus you need to consult your doctor ASAP re these issues. A lung function test would be a starting point

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Total thyroidectomy more than a year ago due to hashimotos disease. How long could I live without taking my thyroxine 150mcg?

Total thyroidectomy more than a year ago due to hashimotos disease. How long could I live without taking my thyroxine 150mcg?

Does not add up: Hashimoto is not a reason for thyroidectomy. Why would you not not take replacement medication? You may live for a variable length of time but would not be healthy. Stay on the medication and do not change the dose without consulting your doctor.

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What is hashimoto's disease?

What is hashimoto's disease?

Autoimmune thyroid: Autoimmune thyroid disease can cause hypothyroidism. The body produces antibodies to thyroid hormones. Some theorize that gluten sensitivity or heavy metal toxicity can trigger it.

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What is hashimoto's disease like?

What is hashimoto's disease like?

Thyroid antibodies: Hashimoto's disease is a condition in which antibodies are directed toward the thyroid. This often results in underactivity of the thyroid. Untreated, this can cause fatigue, modest weight gain, dry skin, constipation, and other symptoms associated with a slowing of the metabolism. These symptoms all resolve with replacement of thyroid hormone.

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Who gets hashimoto's disease in us?

Who gets hashimoto's disease in us?

Anyone: It runs in families along with other autoimmune problems. It is more frequent as you age. 20% of women on medicare have decreased thyroid reserve or frank hypothyroidism and 85% of the time it is due to hashimoto's.

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Just diagnosed with hashimoto's disease?

Just diagnosed with hashimoto's disease?

Hashimoto's: Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune disease of the thyroid, the most common cause for low thyroid. Antibodies that diagnose it (thyroglobulin and thyroid peroxidase), are surrogate markers and are not resonsible for the damage that occurs in the thyroid. It is a lymphocyctic infiltrate that causes thyroid damage. You can have markers for this and not be hypothyroid now, or indefinite years.

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What are symptoms of hashimoto's disease?

What are symptoms of hashimoto's disease?

Hashimoto's symptoms: Fatigue, hair loss, hoarse voice, slower speech, depressed, brittle nails, dry skin, feeling cold, constipation, weight gain...

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Hashimoto's disease: what do I do to treat?

Hashimoto's disease: what do I do to treat?

Depends: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is the most common cause for developing a low thyroid in the us. It is an autoimmune disorder directed against your thyroid. There is no treatment for the autoimmune part, but if you have hypothyroidism, this would be treated with thyroid hormone. One can also have an enlarged thyroid related to hashimoto's. You should have an ultrasound to look at your thyroid.

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How is hashimoto's disease treated usually?

How is hashimoto's disease treated usually?

Hormone replacement: If hashimoto's disease has resulted in underactivity of the thyroid, it is treated with replacement of thyroid hormone. If the thyroid function is normal, no specific treatment is required.

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What are the symptoms of hashimoto's disease?

Asymptomatic to: Thyroid failure: hashimoto disease is an autoimmune disorder of the thyroid and in its early phases may be asymptotic. It can cause transient symptoms of thyroid hyper-function, e.g., rapid pulse, weight loss, heat intolerance; followed by thyroid deficiency, e.g., cold intolerance, weakness, constipation, coarse skin etc. There may also be a goiter.

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What's the upshot of getting hashimoto's disease?

None?: There is no advantage to having hashimotos, but it is easily managed with one pill once a day.

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What are all of the effects of hashimoto's disease?

What are all of the effects of hashimoto's disease?

Varies: Having the antibody in a nonpregnant woman means an increased risk of hypothyroidism in the future. If you are hypothyroid due to hashimotos (the cause of hypothyroidism in 85% of women in the us) the effects are no different from hypothyroidism from whatever cause.

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