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Hypothyroidism Decreased Oxygen Consumption
Hypothyroidism. Been irregular with thyroid meds. Was taking 100mcg. Now TSH is o.o2. What do I do? How long till levels normalise?
Consult doctor: Since treatment with thyroid medication is a life-long issue, you should work closely with your doctor to find the appropriate dose. You may need to reduce the dose, but you should not do that without consulting your doctor. ...Read more
Taking Thyronorm 25 mcg tablet for hypothyroid (TSH 5.5) after taking my urine output decreased why?
I am hypothyroid and my TSH is 0.01 my T4 is 17 (reference range 9 - 22) my resting pulse is 60, do I need my thyroxine increased or decreased?
Decreased: The TSH is low, indicating that you are on too much thyroid hormone. While taking thyroid hormone, the T4 level is only useful if the TSH is abnormal, to help gauge how far off the level is. Since your T4 is in the normal range, you should not need a large change in dose, just decreased by around 12.5-25 mcg daily, then recheck levels after 6 weeks. ...Read more
Big spectrum: Thyroid hormones are some of the most important hormones in the body. People with low thyroid cane experience symptoms of: fatigue, sensitive to cold, dry skin, constipation, hoarse voice, weight gain, high cholesterol, muscle ache/weakness, joint pain, heavy periods, brittle nails/hair, depression... In severe cases, especially in the older population, hypothyroidism can lead to a coma/death. ...Read more
Unclear: There is medical literature that supports development of hypothyroid after significant trauma. The current thought is that this is due to injury to the head rather than the thyroid itself, however, that has not been proven conclusively. Thus, transient direct trauma to the thyroid is not yet conclusively associated with an increased in thyroid disease. ...Read more
Type 2???: Not sure what you mean by type 2 hypothyroidism. Generally, hypothyroidism is diagnosed when TSH is high, indicating that the pituitary gland thinks the thyroid levels are too low. If you mean secondary hypothyroidism, then the pituitary gland can't make high levels of tsh. In severe cases, both TSH & T4 levels are low. Milder cases where TSH is normal/t4 is low or vice versa are more difficult. ...Read more
Many factors in our diets affect thyroid health. Certain foods can inhibit thyroid function, esp. Cruciferous vegetables (like broccoli and cauliflower), soy, millet and flax, while foods rich in iodine and selenium support thyroid function. They don't give us enough room to elaborate so please see http://draxe. Com/hypothyroidism-diet-natural-treatment/
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It depends: It depends on when the hypothyroidism developed and on its severity. Mild hypothyroidism later in pregnancy is unlikely to cause problems. If the hypothyroidism was deep and early, then there might be some effects on the baby, they are unlikely to be major though. The data on this point is insufficient to giver a complete answer. ...Read more
Not directly: Hypothyroidism is usually caused by autoimmunity (person makes antibodies attacking own proteins). People w/ 1 autoimmune condition are at higher risk for others, including type 1 diabetes. For the more common type 2 diabetes, if the hypothyroidism led to weight gain, the weight gain might make someone more likely to develop diabetes sooner than they ordinarily would. ...Read more