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Hypothyroidism Connection Ibs
connective tissue : Connective tissue disease: test for sjogren's (blood & sialogram) autoimmune thyroid, explore with your doctor : omeoprazole & Erythromycin & domperidone. Botox injections into pylorus muscle for stomach pain and nausea. Avoid raw veggies, grind food up when things are very bad. There does not need to be one primary autoimmune disorder. ...Read more
Interesting question: Hypothyroidism, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome all share similar symptoms, such as fatigue, depression and muscle pain. I would say many patients with uncontrolled hypothyroidism could have the same symptoms as patients with fibromyalgia and cfs. They could coexist. But most patients with fibromyalgia and cfs don't have hypothyroidism. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Is there a connection between hypothyroidism, hypothalamic dysfunction, pituitary dysfunction & Marfan syndrome?
Yes: yes, almost always connected. hard not to be anxious when you are bloated can't eat and have diarrhea every day. then you worry and it makes the gut worse which then causes more worry. it's a vicious cycle. I believe the older tricyclics antidepressants can be very helpful as they can help mood and slow GI transit time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: There is no association.Get a more detailed answer ›
It may..: Patients with gastroparesis may usually have underlying diabetes. There are other causes for gastroparesis, including a hypoactive thyroid.It turns out that the most common kind of hypothyroidism is hashimoto's disease, which is an autoimmune disease just like some forms of diabetes!your endocrinologist can definitely provide more info about this. Take care! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably: Any autoimmune can de associated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sufferring from inflammatory bowel disease, doctors diagnosed as maybe ibs, celiac chrons disease. A lot of food allergies. gluten, dairy intolerance?
Colon problems: Since the illnesses you mentioned in your question are all different, it sounds as though your problem really hasn't been diagnosed yet at all. If you are still having problems, be sure to see a gastroenterologist. If you have already seen one and still can't sort this out, get a second opinion from another gastroenterologist. These diseases are not mysteries! Keep going until you feel better. ...Read more
Funny you mention it: When I was in training in Cleveland, one of our docs Dr. Thomas Chelimsky suspected there was a syndrome composed of GERD, IBS, POTS, and MIGRAINES. Of course, dysautonomia is sort of the hypothetical construct that ties all 4 of those entities together. And so a tetrad of diseases was identified that could be found in certain individuals. ...Read more
Distinction here...: Irritable bowel is a syndrome complex that spans many etiologies ; contributants (see earlier healthtap answers). Often, patients complain of altered stool pattern (diarrhea, constipation, or both), abdominal pain, bloating, gassiness, fullness, distension, nausea, cramps. Similar symptoms may present with leaky gut, which by comparison is a disease process (again, caused by many etiologies). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which of the following are auto-immune conditions? Hypothyroidism Coeliac Disease Endometriosis Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
Comments: We are learning that the immune system is playing a huge role in many known diseases, and Celiac is certainly auto-immune mediated, and several thyroid disorders are too. Chronic fatigue is often a manifestation of other disorders, and is not considered a separate disease per se. Am unaware of current concepts regarding endometriosis. Should ask OB-GYN specialist. ...Read more
Very different!: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. Rome 3 criteria helps. For example, mucus (a colon lubricant) when present in large volume may signal not only problems with colon spasm (ie. Irritable bowel syndrome), but also partial obstruction, infection,even sloughed colon lining. Testing distinguishes IBS from inflammatory diseases (crohn's, appendicitis, etc.), infection, ischemic gut, non-GI. See doctor. ...Read more
They are: Not connected and one does not cause the other. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more
I have no hunger, no fever response, cold/heat intolerance, dysesthesias. Thyroid is normal..No thyroid antibody. Hapothalamus/pituitary issue?
Endocrinologist: If you have not seen an endocrinologist, get in to see one. If you have already seen one and don't feel that all your answers have been met, see another one. ...Read more
Is dysautonima genetic? Is there any relation between autism, dysautonomia and gluten intolerance? My mom also has macrobacterium avium. Connections?
Many questions: There is familial dysautomia but uncertain about the other other associations. Some cases with gluten have been reported. Mycobacterium avium is an infectious disease and not related to the other conditions. Gluten is a different condition also. There is intolerance to gluten and treatment involves a gluten free diet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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