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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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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

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


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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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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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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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Can hypothyroidism cause pitted edema in my lower legs, ankles and feet?

Can hypothyroidism cause pitted edema in my lower legs, ankles and feet?

Definitely: With a low thyrid count, this will decrease your body's metabolism ( breakdown of food and other products) as one of the side effects will be the swelling or edema of the lower extremities. See your doctor or endocrinologist for treatment as usually after being regulated with thyroid medicine, the swelling will go away. ...Read more

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