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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
I have hypothyroidism w/o many of the symptoms.dehydration and tinnitus. Can drinking pedialite help with the dehydration? How much if so?
Dehydration: Pedialite can help dehydration and supplies fluid as well as electrolyte replacement. However you're better off with your physician's advice about whether you're truly dehydrated, what is causing the dehydration, how to correct the underlying cause of dehydration and how much fluid intake is required to correct it and whether simple water intake rather than expensive products are necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
ANA: Is not specific for any type of autoimmune disease like hashimoto's thyroiditis (the most common cause of hypothyroidism). 3-15% of normal healthy individuals have a positive ana. It is sensitive though, meaning that if you have an autoimmune disease (like ra) then most have a positive ana. Autoimmune diseases also tend to occur together. A positive anti-tpo antibody is specific for hashimoto's. ...Read more
Dx hypothyroidism on 100 altroxin daily. Starting gym and want to use a supplient containing N-ACETYL-TYROSINE. Will this be okay on my med?
Yes: There should be no issues.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Make sure your doctors are aware and treating you if necessary ...Read more
I m 56ys female n hypothyroid. But fine wd thyroxin 100 mg pr day.My weight is 57kg.Height 5ft 1".Should I reduce weight? If yes then how?
Are there any diet pills that work well with hypothyroidism? Bc i've tried everything n nothing works along w diet n excersize i want to loose 20 ty
Not unless euthyroid: If you mean your thyroid level is still not properly corrected, then, no, it is not likely that any diet med/option will help lose weight. If you are on meds and thyroid stimulating hormone is down, then any good program that you commit to will help, average maintainable loss is 1-2 pounds per week, so be patient with your efforts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I gained 30lbs within 4mths last summer 123 to 153 found out n nov. That I have hypothyroidism could there be something else causing the weight gain?
Diet's not the key: Being hypothyroid is difficult enough without subscientific / pop diet recommendations. You can basically eat what you please (healthy choices, of course, and limit your calories as you may tend to overeat / get fat.) but you must take your thyroid replacement medicine or your life will be ruined. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Numerous: Abnormal thyroid functioning may adversely affect a person's mood. It can also cause weight gain, hair loss, dry skin, fatigue, as well as other problems. Hypothyroidism can be caused by the thyroid gland itself and can also be caused by certain medications, like lithium. If a person's pituitary gland is not functioning properly, that may cause hypothyroidism. There are thyroid replacement drugs. ...Read more
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