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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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I have hypothyroidism, feel tired, could my cold cause thyroid symptoms to come back?

I have hypothyroidism, feel tired, could my cold cause thyroid symptoms to come back?

Yes: Common cold which is a viral infection can cause hypothyroidism through causing thyroiditis. This usually resolves within 4 to 6 weeks after the resolution of the viral infection and is not permanent. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism and seasonal allergies. Symptoms I am having, fatigue, loss of appetite and feeling cold at this point could be either. ?

I have hypothyroidism and seasonal allergies. Symptoms I am having, fatigue, loss of appetite and feeling cold at this point could be either. ?

Likely thyroid: Symptoms of seasonal allergy are typically sneezing itch nose runny nose itching of eyes etc. symptoms of fatigue and feeling excessively cold reduced apposite are more typical of hypothyroidism ...Read more

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What symptoms would a 24 y/o woman see if she had hypothyroidism? I eat healthy, exercise daily & can't lose a pound, also constipated &tired & cold

What symptoms would a 24 y/o woman see if she had hypothyroidism?  I eat healthy, exercise daily & can't lose a pound, also constipated &tired & cold

Your symptoms: Your symptoms are the most classic symptoms of hypothyroidism. Please have your doc test free T3 (liothyronine) & t4, TSH & thyroid antibodies- many docs only test tsh, which is often normal even in those who need thyroid. See http://www.Stopthethyroidmadness.Com/ & http://www.Townsendletter.Com/dec2008/hypothyroid1208.Htm a holistic doctor may have a more "liberal" perspective on thyroid issues. ...Read more

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Can a TSH level of 6.4u/ml and free T4 of 10pmol/l cause severe hypothyroid symptoms such as weight gain, extreme fatigue, aches, intolerance to cold?

Can a TSH level of 6.4u/ml and free T4 of 10pmol/l cause severe hypothyroid symptoms such as weight gain, extreme fatigue, aches, intolerance to cold?

Both results in the: Abnromal range but not by too much. In any case the levels are indicative of thyroid deficiency and could lead to your symptoms. Please see your doctor for replacement therapy. ...Read more

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Dear sir, my TSH is 0.741 uIU/ml. I have the all symptoms of hypothyroidism, like weakness, tremor, fatigue, weight gain and cold intolerance?

Dear sir, my TSH is 0.741 uIU/ml. I have the all symptoms of hypothyroidism, like weakness, tremor, fatigue, weight gain and cold intolerance?

Normal TSH Level: Your Blood Test for TSH is normal low range.Normal Level range From 0.5 to 4.5/5.0 This blood test does not suggest that you have Hypothyroidism Consult your doctor and if he/she still suspects Hypothyroidism,repeat the full Thyroid profile including TSH,T3,T4and FreeT4 There may be some other cause of your symptoms.Tremors are usually caused by Hyperthyroidism ...Read more

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My TSH is 6.43 and T4 is 15 I have most hypothyroid symptoms; fatigue, migraines, hair loss, extreme cold&prolactin level of 2200. Should i be treated?

My TSH is 6.43 and T4 is 15 I have most hypothyroid symptoms; fatigue, migraines, hair loss, extreme cold&prolactin level of 2200. Should i be treated?

Needs further testin: I am concerned that your prolactine is high. I would recomend further eavluation. Your symptoms could also be explained by the source of elevated prolactine. ...Read more

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What can I take to boost my metabolism although I have hypothyroidism and always tired, cold besides iron?

What can I take to boost my metabolism although I have hypothyroidism and always tired, cold besides iron?

Healthy diet : Your doctor should ensure that your hypothyroidism is well controlled. Some same symptoms could be due to hypothyroidism. Your dose of levothyroidism may need to be increased. ...Read more

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My third generation TSH is 0.085 et my ft4 is 0.59..Is this indicative of secondary hypothyroidism? I has so many symptoms including extream fatigue..

My third generation TSH is 0.085 et my ft4 is 0.59..Is this indicative of secondary hypothyroidism? I has so many symptoms including extream fatigue..

Unlikely: Are you taking thyroid medications or over the counter thyroid meds? Are you on any medications that contain T3 such as armour or cytomel (liothyronine)? This is the typical lab pattern for someone on those meds. If not, repeat the tests including free T3 and see your doctor if it still look like above. ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more