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Leg weakness, higher ldl(168), hypothyroid. I use treanaxamic acid 500(7tabs) for heavy flow every period(2yrs. Is my legweakness due to use of tablets?

Leg weakness, higher ldl(168), hypothyroid. I use treanaxamic acid 500(7tabs) for heavy flow every period(2yrs. Is my legweakness due to use of tablets?

Not likely: With LDL that high are you on a statin? That may be a contributor. Also vascular disease may cause muscle weakness as can uncontrolled hypothyroidism. Other possibilities include but not limited to dehydration, vit deficiency, electrolyte imbalance, nerve or vascular compromise. I would see your physician if persists or worsens. ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is also known as Underactive thyroid. Level, which can cause fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart ...Read more


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I'm experiencing a weird light-headed sensation where my limbs and even head feel really heavy, though not dizzy. I have hypothyroidism.

I'm experiencing a weird light-headed sensation where my limbs and even head feel really heavy, though not dizzy. I have hypothyroidism.

More details: Please provide more details : Did you skip your meals ? low blood sugar could cause lightheaded as well as dehydration Any shortness of breath, tingling sensation or numbness of your extremities. Anemia: Your menstruation not heavy? You have hypothyroidism. Do you take your medication? Any blood test for thyroid function lately. See your PCP asap. Take care. https://www.facebook.com/drqueanhchu ...Read more

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My mom has hypothyroid for 5 yrs and taking thyronom tab with freq checkups. She has very worst right leg swelling, no dr could solve this- need solut?

My mom has hypothyroid for 5 yrs and taking thyronom tab with freq checkups. She has very worst right leg swelling, no dr could solve this- need solut?

DVT?: Has she been checked for a dvt? Is she taking too much salt? Are her lymphatics not draining well? At the least she should get a venous doppler of her leg. Perhaps also check uterus by ultrasound to make sure it is not pressing on a blood vessel. ...Read more

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How does hypothyroidism cause pitting edema in your legs? Is this serious?

How does hypothyroidism cause pitting edema in your legs? Is this serious?

Can: One of the consequence of untreated hypothyroidism is heat failure and that can cause pitting edema. Myxedema can cause non-pitting edema. In either case you need to seek care if you have pitting edema. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism and swelling of arms, face, legs?

Hypothyroidism and swelling of arms, face, legs?

Hypothyroidism: Swelling of face arm and legs may be due to myxedema or hypothyroidism of long standing which has gone untreated. Swelling of the skin can ensue and may eventually lead to a comatose which can be fatal. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism. I take 112 of tirosint and 90 of armor thyroid daily. I have pitting edema in my legs. Why and how can I fix this?

See doc.: Edema of the extremities is only very rarely related to hypothyroid. When it does occur it is usually with marked and protracted hypothyroid ( very high tsh) and it is non pitting. If your TSH is normal the edema is due to something else. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Underactive Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid makes thyroid hormone, the main one is t4, which is converted in other tissues to t3. An underactive thyroid makes too little thyroid hormone. You feel sluggish, bloated, constipated, cold. It is treated by taking replacement hormone levothyroxine. The thyroid also makes calcitonin, which is involved in calcium metabolism, but it is a weak hormone in ...Read more