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Hypothyroidism And Gerd
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
Asthma, hbp, hypothyroidism, gerd, high cholesterol at 62yrs. Fairly active and changed diet lifestyle. What else can I do? 5'5, 190lbs.
See below: Set a goal, your ideal weight is 135, so you have work to do, and at age 62 will be hard, but possible, reduce sodium intake stop all white items bread, pasta, rice, white sugar, and white potatoes also stop all breads in general, stop all cakes cupcakes cookies, chips dips, hi sodium dressings stop all fizzy drinks, and drinks with hi sodium content no red meat for 1 yr until u r on track. ...Read more
Blood work- TSH 2.92, T4 9.1, T3 (liothyronine) uptake 31, free T3 (liothyronine) index 2.8, T4 free 1.28, r T3 (liothyronine) 27.5, T3 (liothyronine) 117 T3 (liothyronine) free 2.7
does this show hypothyroid?
No: Tsh is the most important test to evaluated the thyroid and it is normal. Free T4 gives the next best information and yours was in the normal range. ...Read more
Hypothyroid causes muscle weakness does it leads to GERD by loosening the esophageal sphincter muscle?
Maybe!: Thanks for asking b/c until i just searched, i would've thought no. While i can't find any traditional evidence linking the two, enough people have written online to various forums complaining about such a link that it can't be a coincidence. My guess is that we need to treat one's hypothyroidism aggressively & adequately enough to regain les strength. I look forward to what GI colleagues say. ...Read more
Have all hypothyroid symptoms but TSH 2.8, gerd, roaming joint pain, insomnia, fatigue, anorexia, neutrophils^, mcv112, b9def, bp88/55, t97.2, p102, tired of bn tired?
See details: Your thyroid function is normal so one needs to consider other causes for your symptoms. The gerd is likely unrelated. The possible causes are several and include physical issues as well as chronic depression. I would see a rheumatologist if your own doctor cannot find a specific cause. ...Read more
Diet's not the key: Being hypothyroid is difficult enough without subscientific / pop diet recommendations. You can basically eat what you please (healthy choices, of course, and limit your calories as you may tend to overeat / get fat.) but you must take your thyroid replacement medicine or your life will be ruined. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Numerous: Abnormal thyroid functioning may adversely affect a person's mood. It can also cause weight gain, hair loss, dry skin, fatigue, as well as other problems. Hypothyroidism can be caused by the thyroid gland itself and can also be caused by certain medications, like lithium. If a person's pituitary gland is not functioning properly, that may cause hypothyroidism. There are thyroid replacement drugs. ...Read more