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Could you tell me what happens if you have low thyroid levels?

Could you tell me what happens if you have low thyroid levels?

Fatigue weight gain: If vindallo thyroid levels you mean low thyroid hormone levels, the common symptoms of hypothyroidism include fatigue, lethargy, weight gain, depression, dry skin, heavy periods and coarse hair as well as weight gain. ...Read more

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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


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How can you know if you have thyroid storm?

How can you know if you have thyroid storm?

Extreme Hyperthyroid: It is unusual these days, but patients in thyroid storm need to be hospitalized. They may have high fever, rapid and irregular heart beat, high blood pressure, maybe heart failure, chest pain, sweating and anxiety, possibly delirium. These patients are very sick. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have low iron and b12?

How do you know if you have low iron and b12?

Blood test: There are some symptoms that can clue you in about a possible problem but the confirmatory test is a blood test. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have hypothyroidism?

How to tell if I have hypothyroidism?

Depends: There are various forms of hypothyroidism, and each is screened for slightly differently. Just doing a TSH is not very accurate. If you have lots of symptoms of hypothyroidism, consider a full panel including tpo, reverse t3 (liothyronine), (liothyronine) and free t3 (liothyronine). More info on: http://drfairchild.Blogspot.Com/2012/12/proper-thyroid-testing.Html. ...Read more

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How do you tell if you have an overactive thyroid?

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How do you tell if you have an overactive thyroid?

Thyroid: Your doctor can order thyroid function blood test to measure thyroid hormones & TSH levels. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have hyperthyroidism?

How to tell if I have hyperthyroidism?

Many symptoms.: Shaky, sweaty, jittery, nervous, fast heart beat, irregular/extra heart beats, weight loss, increased appetite, fatigue, multiple bowel movements daily but other conditions can cause similar symptom collection so see md, get lab tests. ...Read more

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How can. You tell you have a thyroid. Problem?

How can. You tell you have a thyroid. Problem?

Thyroid Problem: Thyroid problems may or may not involve too little or too much thyroid function. Too little - cold insensitivity, fatigue, hair loss, dry skin, constipation; too much -- heat intolerance, rapid pulse, weight loss, tremor, and more. An enlarged gland, a goiter, may be found on exam. If a nodule is found or suspected, an ultrasound exam will demonstrate the anatomy. Blood tests measure function. ...Read more

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How to know if you have anemia?

How to know if you have anemia?

Basic blood work: you will need to get a simple blood test to see if you are anemic or not. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a problem with your thyroid?

Blood test(TFTs): Your doctor can examine you and tell you if you might have it in which case a simple blood test called thyroid functions(tsh level is the simplest test) can be done to confirm it. ...Read more

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How to tell if you have diabetes?

How to tell if you have diabetes?

4 ways to diagnose: Hi. It's pretty easy to test, and there are 4 ways (not all are equal in sensitivity & specificity). 1) fasting glucose 126 or higher, 2) random (non-fasting) 200 or greater, 3) A1c 6.5% or greater, or 75-gram glucose tolerance test with 2-hour glucose 200 or greater. Most people start with a fasting glucose. There is also a gray zone between normal and diabetes now called pre-diabetes. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a thyroid?

How do you know if you have a thyroid?

Everyone has one!: Everyone has a thyroid. Otherwise, a person would not have thyroid hormone, and would be detected from the newborn screen done on a baby's blood prior to leaving the hospital after birth. If not detected then, the primary care doctor doing infant check-ups will detect the problem due to poor growth/development of the baby. Of course, a person with a thyroid removed by surgery won't have a thyroid. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if it is possible for your blood tests to show hypothyroidism even if you don't have an underactive thyroid?

Can someone tell me if it is  possible for your blood tests to show hypothyroidism even if you don't have an underactive thyroid?

Thats how we tell: Screen with Thyroid Stimulating Hormone(TSH) and follow up testing with T4 and T3 (liothyronine) levels. There are 2 main differrent types of Hypothyroidism, with the most common being underactive thyroid whicvh would cause the T4 and T3 (liothyronine) levels to be low and the TSH to be high. Stress can also cause the TSH to be altered, but the T3 (liothyronine) and T4 would be normal. That is when we check Reverse T3 (liothyronine). Symptoms important too ...Read more

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How can you tell as a woman if you have low estrogen levels and if so how can you increase them safely ?

How can you tell as a woman if you have low estrogen levels and if so how can you increase them safely ?

Low estrogen: Your periods should help you decide if you have low estrogen or not. If you have periods regularly your estrogen should not be low. For completeness please discuss this with your Gynecologist. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a thyroid problem?

How to know if I have a thyroid problem?

Get tested!: Hi. I hate to sound trite, but have your thyroid function TESTED! It's easy! Talk with your doctor about your symptoms & family history of thyroid disease. She or he will test the appropriate labs, and then you'll know! Bear in mind, NO symptoms are specific for thyroid disease, and your suspicion that you might have a thyroid problem could be due to non-thyroid issues. ...Read more

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How can a doctor know when you have hypo and hyperglycemia?

How can a doctor know when you have hypo and hyperglycemia?

Blood test: Blood tests easily distinguish between them. A glucometer can also be used. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a low or high thyroid ? I think I have something that is making me gain weight

How can you tell if you have a low or high thyroid ? I think I have something that is making me gain weight

Blood tests: Can tell exactly what the function is of your thyroid . If it is too active you might have symptoms of high pulse, trembling, feel palpitations, have trouble sleeping, weakness of muscles. If it is under active you might be constipated , have thinning hair or hair loss, feel cold, feel depressed, feel fatigued even when sleeping enough and possibly gaining weight. Your blood tests can tell both. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know if my blood sugar is to low or normal?

Can you tell me how to know if my blood sugar is to low or normal?

Finger stick: THe finger stick is best as a daily tester. Low glucose will make you sweat, feel faint lightheaded. some feel lethargic ...Read more

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How low do potassium levels have to be before you get symptoms?

How low do potassium levels have to be before you get symptoms?

See below: There are no fixed levels, however less than 3.5 meq/l problems can occur with muscle weakness, cramps and heart irrugularities. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have thyroid cancer in the cervix thank you?

How can you tell if you have  thyroid cancer in the  cervix  thank you?

Please clarify: It would be extraordinarily unusual for thyroid cancer to spread to the cervix. It is fairly common however for thyroid cancer to go the the cervical lymph nodes. This means the lymph nodes in the neck around the thyroid. These can be checked by the scans done before surgery and possibly with removal of the nodes during the thyroid operation. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have high arches?

How can you tell if you have high arches?

Shower: Step in some water, then walk on the floor. If you only see water from the outer part of the foot, heel and ball of the foot, your arch is high. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you have low thyroid levels?

Fatigue weight gain: If vindallo thyroid levels you mean low thyroid hormone levels, the common symptoms of hypothyroidism include fatigue, lethargy, weight gain, depression, dry skin, heavy periods and coarse hair as well as weight gain. ...Read more

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My neck under chin above thyroid gland is swelling and i hav low thyroid problem also i have swollowing problems tell me what to do?

My neck under chin above thyroid gland is swelling and i hav low thyroid problem also i have swollowing problems tell me what to do?

Other than seeing: a doctor, there is nothing much you can do. With such description you need to see a doctor asap, better start with an ENT specialist, or go to ER, best wishes ...Read more

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I have hashimito's thyroidism, hypothyroidism, what foods should I avoid? Am taking T4 50mg during the week, T4 75mg at weekends. Thank you.

I have hashimito's thyroidism, hypothyroidism, what foods should I avoid? Am taking T4 50mg during the week, T4 75mg at weekends. Thank you.

Coffee with pills: Coffee decreases the absorption of T4, so don't drink coffee when you are taking your medicine. Otherwise, no dietary restrictions ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if you have low thyroid function?

That you have: Hypothyroidism and need to see your doctor for brand name T4 replacement to bring your levels back to normal. ...Read more

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If you have low thyroid, will it be more difficult to get physically fit? Will you be exhausted more easily when working out?

If you have low thyroid, will it be more difficult to get physically fit?  Will you be exhausted more easily when working out?

Yes: Hypothyroidism can cause weight gain, cold intolerance, and a generalized lack of energy. I would not hesitate to be seen if you think you are having problems with your thyroid. ...Read more

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Can low thyroid result in fainting?

Can low thyroid result in fainting?

Yes: Your thyroid has a direct effect on your blood vessels and heart. It also effects your adrenal glands and if insufficient this can cause blood pressure problems. ...Read more

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What could cause low thyroid counts?

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

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What are the symptoms of low thyroid?

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 more

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What is low thyroid, or what does that mean?

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 more

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What is the best way to address a low thyroid?

What is the best way to address a low thyroid?

Hypothyroidism: Low thyroid hormone is best treated with synthetic replacement medication orally. Levothyroxine has been around for years and is both safe and effective. An endocrinologist is best to initiate and follow treatment. ...Read more

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Are there any food I can eat to fix a low thyroid?

Are there any food I can eat to fix a low thyroid?

No: Low thyroid is fixed only by supplementing with replacement hormone. ...Read more

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What to do if I have low thyroid what I have to do ?

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

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What is the best thing I can take for my low thyroid?

What is the best thing I can take for my low thyroid?

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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What's the safest way to treat child with low thyroid?

What's the safest way to treat child with low thyroid?

Thyroid hormone: The only way to treat a child with hypothyroidism is to replace the thyroid hormone which is lacking. Levothyroxine is very safe and is used in newborn babies who are born without functioning thyroid glands, too. Growth is dependent on getting the right amount of thyroid hormone. Brain development is dependent on getting the right amount of thyroid hormone particularly in children 2 and under. ...Read more

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With low thyroid in a human, what would the actual symptoms be?

Many: Hypothyroidism (low thyroid) can cause weight gain, fatigue, cold intolerance, constipation, fluid retention, heavy periods, excessive sleepiness, hair loss, muscle pains/weakness. However, these are nonspecific symptoms. Most people who have these symptoms do not have a low thyroid causing it. Checking a TSH level will confirm if the symptoms are related to thyroid or not. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

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