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Dr. Su Fairchild
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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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Describe some drugs that can possibly cause hypothyroidism. What are these drugs used for?

Several: Amiodarone (used in cardiac patients), lithium, antithyroid drugs used to treat overactive thyroid.
Otherwise best drug that can affect hypothyroidism is brand name T4 which is used to treat it. ...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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Can hypothyroidism cause people to hallucinate?

Possible: In severe cases, this is possible. If your free thyroid hormones are normal, then the thyroid is not the cause. ...Read more

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What can cause treatment-resistant hypothyroid?

Need more informatio: Could be you are not on a large enough dose (most adults need 75-150 mcg/day) or that you are not taking it consistently (you can double up next day if you miss a dose). Difficulty absorbing the thyroid hormone in your gut is the least common cause). Would need to know your dose and thyroid test results before treatment and most recently. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hypothyroidism and celiacs?

Depends: There is a link between celiac disease and hashimoto's. Anything that triggers autoimmunity can be the cause. ...Read more

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How dose hypothyroidism cause hyperprolactinemia?

TRH: Thyroid releasing hormone is increased in some women with hypothyroidism and thyroid releasing hormone regulates prolactin release. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause you to become less fertile?

Can hypothyroidism cause you to become less fertile?

Affects ovulation: Yes, hypothyroidism can affect both fertility as well as affect pregnancy outcomes. Hypothyroidism can affect ovulation which in turn affects capacity to get pregnant. Also once pregnant there is an increased risk of miscarriage. Therefore it is best to correct thyroid disorders ahead of attempting pregnancy. ...Read more

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Could hypothyroidism untreated cause spider anigomas?

No: Spider angiomas or telangiectasis is often seen after trauma, high estrogen states like pregnancy and in alcoholics. The is a laser that can remove these lesions. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause a women not to have an orgasm?

See below: The only way to be certain that is the casue is to take theyoid to bring up the levels to normal and see if that helps. ...Read more

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