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I am a hypothyroidism patient.My nails r vry thin they break out vry oftenly.Why does this happen what should I eat in my diet and what preactions sh?

I am a hypothyroidism patient.My nails r vry  thin they break out vry oftenly.Why does this happen what should I eat in my diet and what preactions sh?

Treat thyroid: Make sure you treat the thyroid with the proper dose of brand name t4. Once levels are normalized, it will take several months for your hair and nails to normalize. Eat a healthy diet, so magic foods. ...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


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Brittle nail, is this hypothyroidism?

Brittle nail, is this hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism is: One cause for brittle nails. You would need to be medically evaluated to determine what the cause of your brittle nails is. Take care. ...Read more

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If I have brittle nails do I have hypothyroidism?

If I have brittle nails do I have hypothyroidism?

Quite a leap: Brittle nails is one sign of hypothyroidism, but it's also a sign of washing too many dishes, which is a lot more common. People with low thyroid function exhibit lots of other signs and symptoms too, such as fatigue, thickened skin, hair loss, etc, etc. If you really have reason to suspect that you have hypothyroidism, see a doctor and get a blood test. ...Read more

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Small black dots appearing on hands/nails they stay on nails for about 1 month then fade&come back.im iron deficient&have hypothyroidism. ?

Small black dots appearing on hands/nails they stay on nails for about 1 month then fade&come back.im iron deficient&have hypothyroidism. ?

Nail and skin spots: This is one time where diagnosis is just not possible without the dermatologist or other trained physician seeing the lesions up close and personal. There are many conditions which could cause the problem you are seeing, and a follow up to observe this, with appropriate photography, should be considered and you should see a dermatologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Uncontrolled hypothyroid experiencing pain and weakness both hands, pain is under fingers only 1 each hand that seems to catch but not trigger, why?

Uncontrolled hypothyroid experiencing pain and weakness both hands, pain is under fingers only 1 each hand that seems to catch but not trigger, why?

Adjust Medication: Its important to have your thyroid levels check regularly and the medication dosages adjusted to optimize the levels and control your symptoms. ...Read more

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Through what mechanism can hypothyroidism and depression go hand in hand?

Through what mechanism can hypothyroidism and depression go hand in hand?

Symptom overlap: Sometimes people with hypothyroidism can feel so lackluster, fatigued, and slowed down that they appear depressed. Cognitive function itself may be slowed, similar to some depressions. That's why checking for thyroid problems is part of a workup for depression. A person can also have both conditions, and need treatment for each. ...Read more

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I need a good 24 hr hand cream! i'm n doors most of the time. I do tend to wash my hands a lot plus I have hypothyroidism could this cause dry skin?

I need a good 24 hr hand cream! i'm n doors most of the time. I do tend to wash my hands a lot plus I have hypothyroidism could this cause dry skin?

Many choices: The best one that I have found is called o'keeffes working hands, which leaves a non-greasy moisturizing film when applied once or twice a day. Many others, from vaseline intensive care, curel, store brands, etc, can all work. ...Read more

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I have cfs & am hypothyroid. Recently fingertips on left hand sporadically get tight&wrinkly but not in water. I had a + ANA 160 nucleolar. Harmless?

I have cfs & am hypothyroid. Recently fingertips on left hand sporadically get tight&wrinkly but not in water. I had a + ANA 160 nucleolar. Harmless?

Yes.: First if hypothyroidsim was detected, then you are on meds and no longer hypothyoid. An ANA is found in 5% of the population, and is usually false positive. But you have an autimmine disease already: low thyroid, usually the result of hashimoto's thyroiditis. Cfs is so non-specific, there is frequently no cause found, except poor sleep. You ANA needs to be reflexed to see if it is important. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroid. I have a skin rash on my hand and the top of my leg. My liver enzymes were high. Could it be lupus?

I have hypothyroid. I have a skin rash on my hand and the top of my leg. My liver enzymes were high. Could it be lupus?

Need more: A diagnosis of lupus requires way more testing than this. This would be an unusual location for a lupus skin rash. ...Read more

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Finger on right hand numb, also my upper arm area. i have hypothyroidism and a low iron could i have diabetes? i also work in an office and type alot

Finger on right hand numb, also my upper arm area. i have hypothyroidism and a low iron could i have diabetes? i also work in an office and type alot

Your symptoms: are probably work related. Why you would think that you have diabetes? Do you have any symptoms of diatbetes or family history of diabetes ? Are you owerweight? If you have any worries about having diabetes get tested. ...Read more

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I have ridges or bumpy fingernails on my right hand. I've been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, Interstitial cystitis, fibro, tachycardia, anxiety. I have bumps that stay on my arms (rash) and thighs. They will also pop up behind my ears and down my nec

I have ridges or bumpy fingernails on my right hand. I've been diagnosed with hypothyroidism,  Interstitial cystitis,  fibro,  tachycardia,  anxiety. I have bumps that stay on my arms (rash) and thighs. They will also pop up behind my ears and down my nec

CONSULT DERMATOLOGIS: With your History of Multible Medical Conditions,and you have to on few medications and the rash you described It is very difficult to say what is causing the bumps on your arms and thighs I will suggest you consult a Dematologist to find what these bumps are due to ...Read more

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? Thyroid. Cold sensitivity, cold toes, fingers, joint(?)aches, dry skin, brittle nails hair, sore muscles, stiff body. diangosis w/ hypothyroidism 1990 & on .125 mcg meds. Normal TSH & t4. Problems now? What

? Thyroid. Cold sensitivity, cold toes, fingers, joint(?)aches, dry skin, brittle nails hair, sore muscles, stiff body. diangosis w/ hypothyroidism 1990 & on .125 mcg meds. Normal TSH & t4. Problems now? What

Thyroid "normal": As you obviously know all your symptoms fit into hypothyroidism. What you may not know is that the so called normal range thyroid levels is rather broad. You may very well still be hypothyroid. I would suggest seeing an endocrinologist who may be more liberal in your lab readings. ...Read more

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I have hypothyrodism I have large bumps and vertical lines on both my thumb nails which is getting worse does this mean anything ?

I have hypothyrodism I have large bumps and vertical lines on both my thumb nails which is getting worse does this mean anything ?

May not be related: We have to understand why you have these changes in your nails. It is not or is it related to the thyroid. How is the thyroid under control medically. A dermatologist may help you clarify this ...Read more

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Food to be taken for hypothyroid?

Food to be taken for hypothyroid?

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 more

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What are the symptoms of being hypothyroid?

What are the symptoms of being hypothyroid?

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

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Im hypothyroid sometimes my hearbeat vll be 108 y?

Im hypothyroid sometimes my hearbeat vll be 108 y?

Adrenals: Hypothyroidism can cause adrenal fatigue and adrenal compensation can sometimes cause tachycardia. Or you may have an autoimmune thyroid problem that swings you between hyper and hypo. http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/proper-thyroid-testing.html. ...Read more

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I am a hypothyroid person. what are the foods to avoid hypothyroid person?

I am a hypothyroid person. what are the foods to avoid hypothyroid person?

None: Hypothyroidism is not caused or affected (for better or worse) by any specific food. It is treated with specific medicine. ...Read more

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Symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Several: Fatigue, abnormal weight gain, dry skin, cold intolerance, constipation, hair loss, mental and physical lack of stamina, sluggishness, brittle nails. ...Read more

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