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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

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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! ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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What are the complications involving the thyroid condition- hashimotos disease?

What are the complications involving the thyroid condition- hashimotos disease?

Direct and indirect: Hashimoto's disease is a common cause of underactive thyroid. Complications would include the often experienced symptoms & signs, such as low body temperature, weight gain or inability to lose weight, dry brittle nails and hair, constipation, depression, elevated lipids, fatigue, and lethargy. Since Hashimoto's is an auto-immune disorder, other auto-immune conditions may co-exist in same patient. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more