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Doctor insights on: Hypothyroidism And Numb Tongue

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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


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Why do I have numbness or tingling in various parts of the body associated with hypothyroidism?

Why do I have numbness or tingling in various parts of the body associated with hypothyroidism?

Possibly: Hypothyroidism causes thickening of the covering around tendons called synovium. In some parts of the body, like the carpal tunnel, there is only so much space. If the space is filled with the thicker synovium then the nerve that also is in the carpal tunnel gets pinched. That causes numbness and/or tingling. ...Read more

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How to cure emotional numbness? Hypothyroid on levothyroxin.

How to cure emotional numbness? Hypothyroid on levothyroxin.

Poor control: Although your doc may tell you, your numbers are fine, it is possible that you are not under optimal control. Anhedonia (numb emotionally) may be coming form insufficient hormone or hormone action. Your TSH should be between 1-2, your ft4 normal and total T3 (liothyronine) normal showing optimal conversion. Generics have erratic content as well as absorption. Follow instructions exactly. ...Read more

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Can fat tongue be unrelated to hypothyroidism?

Can fat tongue be unrelated to hypothyroidism?

Yes it can: You have to investigate the matter further to determine the cause of the tongue swelling assuming that the thyroid level is controlled, are you under treatment for the hypothyroidism ? ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a protruding tongue for congenital hypothyroidism?

YES.: One of the clinical signs of hypothyroidism is the enlargement of the tongue due to accumulation of( glycosaminoglycans) tissue . This condition is accompanied by other signs also. Since the tongue grows big, it will be a "normal" condition for the same to protrude. ...Read more

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Mom just had her left arm go numb and said it "went rigid" and she dropped the cup she was holding. She' 60y/o, hypothyroidism, no other probs. cause?

Mom just had her left arm go numb and said it "went rigid" and she dropped the cup she was holding. She' 60y/o, hypothyroidism, no other probs. cause?

"went rigid": First have her check her thyroid labs. Her left arm trouble suggests nerve damage. Please have her doctor refer her to a Neurologist if the doctor cannot diagnose the cause. Wish her better for me. ...Read more

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I have severe chills and numbness in my finger tips, blurry vision and diarria today, i have hypothyroidism but had been feeling better however ?

I have severe chills and numbness in my finger tips, blurry vision and diarria today,  i have hypothyroidism but had been feeling better however ?

Ans: Well many issues here. Possibly all related to the thyroid issue. Have you recently had your thyroid studies? You need to see your doctor for exam and blood work ...Read more