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How hyponatremia is associated with hypothyroidism?

How hyponatremia is associated with hypothyroidism?

Pituitary gland: There is an unusual type of hypothyroidism (primary) that is caused from a pituitary deficiency and also a type of hyponatriema (low sodium) that is caused from a pituitary deficiency, secondary adrenal insufficiency, caused by deficiency of acth (produced by the pituitary gland) so that is where the connection may be- rare. Recent research suggests very little association. Good health. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

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


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Managing Hypothyroidism (Checklist)

Tell your doctor if you get a different-looking thyroid pill
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Tell your doctor about changes in other medications
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Tell your doctor if you're pregnant
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Let your doctor know if you gain or lose more than 10 pounds
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How does hypothyroidism cause siadh?

How does hypothyroidism cause siadh?

Likely complex...: Thyroid hormones have complex interactions with many parts of the whole body. Hypothyroidism can lead to hyponatremia or to both SIADH + hyponatremia. Being low in thyroid hormone can somehow lead to the release of anti-diuretic hormone from the pituitary gland, so one gets SIADH and the accompanying excess water in the body. ...Read more

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I have hashimoto's disease and am being treated with 50mcg thyroxine. Despite this medication, i still have severe hyponatremia. Can this be treated?

I have hashimoto's disease and am being treated with 50mcg thyroxine. Despite this medication, i still have severe hyponatremia. Can this be treated?

See below: Hyponatremia has lots of reasons- severe hypothyroidism is one of the causes. Your doctor will be able to tell if your hyponatremia is related to your hypothyroidism. If it is related, then may be you need more thyroxine to treat your hypothyroidism and hyponatremia. Otherwise look for other causes of hyponatremia. ...Read more

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I have hyponatremia, low chloride and high TSH 12.8. Sodium went to 116. Many hospitalizations. Take 10 1gr sodium tabs. Fluid res?

I have hyponatremia, low chloride and high TSH 12.8.  Sodium went to 116.  Many hospitalizations. Take 10 1gr sodium tabs. Fluid res?

Low sodium: You need to see an endocrinologist (ea) as soon as possible. You are hypothyroid (h) with your high tsh. That could be one cause of your low sodium (ls). Ls is a life-threatening situation. See an e, get your h treated with medicine and you may stop the need for your sodium pills and avoid future hospitalizations. You will also begin to feel better. ...Read more

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What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

Good healthy balance: There is no hypothyroid diet. No avoid foods. If you are taking levothyroxine hormone replacement you will need to pay attention to how you take your medication, but generally this is not a big concern. ...Read more

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How severe can hypothyroid symptoms be?

How severe can hypothyroid symptoms be?

Big spectrum: Thyroid hormones are some of the most important hormones in the body. People with low thyroid cane experience symptoms of: fatigue, sensitive to cold, dry skin, constipation, hoarse voice, weight gain, high cholesterol, muscle ache/weakness, joint pain, heavy periods, brittle nails/hair, depression... In severe cases, especially in the older population, hypothyroidism can lead to a coma/death. ...Read more

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Does anyone know the long term implications of hyponatremia?

Does anyone know the long term implications of hyponatremia?

Seizures and Death: Without adequate treatment, hyponatremia has serious complications. This condition can lead to mental fatigue, seizures and eventually death. Therefore it must be treated aggressively once diagnosed by a healthcare professional. ...Read more

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What is being hypothyroid?

What is being hypothyroid?

Inadequate hormones: The thyroid creates a hormone that regulates metabolism in the body. It works on a number of different organ systems, and is essential to proper body function. If the thyroid stops producing the hormone, you become hypothyroid. This can happen by antibody destruction, direct destruction of the thyroid gland, removal (tumor), or interruption of the stimulating signal from the brain. ...Read more

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Underactive Thyroid (Definition)

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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Hyponatremia (Definition)

Normal sodium range from 135 to 145. Low sodium (hyponatremia) is less than 135. Some may have no symptoms at slight decrease in sodium level especially if the level dropped slowly. Rapid decrease or large drop in levels can cause confusion, seizures, coma and even death. Labs should always be rechecked to ...Read more


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