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Dr. Su Fairchild
1,238 doctors shared insights

Hypothyroidism (Definition)

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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Does excitalopram or cymbalta (duloxetine) in anyway cause hypothyroidism? And can I stop taking cymbalta (duloxetine) now that I've been diagnosed with hypothyroidism???

Does excitalopram or cymbalta (duloxetine) in anyway cause hypothyroidism? And can I stop taking cymbalta (duloxetine) now that I've been diagnosed with hypothyroidism???

Cymbalta (duloxetine): Cymbalta (duloxetine) does not directly affect thyroid function, but some side-effects may resemble low thyroid function states. Anecdotal studies reported abnormal thyroid function in less than 1%. ...Read more

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Could my hypothyroidism be caused by the start and stop of an iodine supplement or be caused by the zyprexa seroque and invega sustenna (paliperidone palmitate) I have been on?

Could my hypothyroidism be caused by the start and stop of an iodine supplement or be caused by the zyprexa seroque and invega sustenna (paliperidone palmitate) I have been on?

Hypothyroid: Most likely you would have become hypothyroid anyway. Heavy doses of iodine can sometimes affect your thyroid function, but a simple dietary supplement usually will not. ...Read more

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Will vitamin d deficiency cause hypothyroidism? My tsh is 18.8 ,T3 and T4 are normal. If tsh become normal can i stop thyronorm tablet?

Will vitamin d deficiency cause hypothyroidism? My tsh is 18.8 ,T3 and T4 are normal. If tsh become normal can i stop thyronorm tablet?

Not related to vitaD: and the tsh shows the pituitary gland is trying very hard to keep homone levels up to normal (why the TSH is so high). Most likely thyroid medicaiton is working to maintain the thyroid hormones. Lowering the thyroid hormone and the TSH would go sky high. ...Read more

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What are some of the most common causes of hypothyroidism for women over 40?

What are some of the most common causes of hypothyroidism for women over 40?

They can coexist: The two conditions can coexist. Thyroid disease in general is not uncommon in Lupus patients. Both belong to the larger group of autoimmune conditions in which there is a building of antibodies against once own organ tissues. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause migraines?

Can hypothyroidism cause migraines?

Probably not: I can't think of any relationship between the two. ...Read more

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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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Can low ferritin cause hypothyroidism?

Can low ferritin cause hypothyroidism?

No: Low ferritin is an indication of low iron and may be associates with anemia. It is not related to thyroid function. ...Read more

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Why does hypothyroidism cause myxedema?

Why does hypothyroidism cause myxedema?

Myxedema: If your thyroid gland is not working you will not make any thyroid hormones and will develop myxedema. That should never happen because as soon as that diagnosis is made you should be on thyroid hormone replacement. ...Read more

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Does hypothyroidism cause poor digestion ?

Causes constipation: hypothyoidism needs to be treated constipation would resolve if doesn't look for other causes 'poor digestion' ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause men to be sterile?

Can hypothyroidism cause men to be sterile?

No: Hypothyroidism by itself won't cause that but related medical conditions that may or may not exist with hypothyroidism may affect fertility. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bulimia (Definition)

Apsychiatric disorder in which a person over eats a lot of food at one time (binging) and then vomits later to purge herself of ...Read more