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Can men have hypothyroidism, what are the symptoms, and what test should I ask my doctor for to determine whether I have it or not?

Can men have hypothyroidism, what are the symptoms, and what test should I ask my doctor for to determine whether I have it or not?

Easy to check for: Symptoms may include:
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 rate
depression
impaired memory. ...Read more

Men (Definition)

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Can hypothyroidism cause men to be sterile?

Can hypothyroidism cause men to be sterile?

No: Hypothyroidism by itself won't cause that but related medical conditions that may or may not exist with hypothyroidism may affect fertility. ...Read more

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Men with hypothyroid can have baby?

Men with hypothyroid can have baby?

Thyroid: Absolutely. You need to take your medication to keep your thyroid function normal. There should be no problem. ...Read more

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Why is hypothyroidism more common in women than in men?

Why is hypothyroidism more common in women than in men?

Sexual Difference: Part of the reason is genetic differences between men and women
Women typically display greater levels of some antigens in triggering auto immunity ...Read more

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Can you please explain why hypothyroidism is more common in women than men?

Can you please explain why hypothyroidism is more common in women than men?

Autoimmune: Most hypothyroidism is from hashimoto's thyroiditis, which is autoimmune. Many autoimmune diseases are more common in women (eg. Graves, lupus, rheum arthritis, ms). There is a genetic tendency also. The reason why your body decides to attach part of yourself is not known. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism affect fertility in men and can it also affect the offspring of such fathers?

Yes: Hypothyroidism can lower fertility in both men and women. The good news is that it returns to whatever their "normal" was with appropriate replacement w/brand name t4. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause cystic acne in men?

Can hypothyroidism cause cystic acne in men?

Most likely not: Hypothyroidism causes hair loss, cold intolerance, loose stools but the skin changes are not that dramatic so the risk of causing acne is likely to be low.
I would see an endocrinologist an start taking synthriod to become euthyrid. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism be a reason for lot of weight gain for men? TSH, FT3, FT4 are they good indicators & do they need fasting for testing?

Can hypothyroidism be a reason for lot of weight gain for men? TSH, FT3, FT4 are they good indicators & do they need fasting for testing?

Yes, decent, no: Yes. Many who are hypothyroid have "normal" TSH, FT3 and FT4 but that is a good place to start. See http://tinyurl. Com/pxz8mkd and http://tinyurl. Com/koyamo5 for more on testing and diagnosis.
You do not need to have a prolonged fast before doing these tests but it is probably best to not eat for 3-4 hours prior. ...Read more

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How severe can hypothyroid symptoms be?

How severe can hypothyroid symptoms be?

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

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What are symptoms of hypothyroidism in teen males?

The same as in other: People:
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 rate
depression
impaired memory
check aace. Com for more into. ...Read more

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Is lumbago a symptom of hypothyroidism?

Is lumbago a symptom of hypothyroidism?

Not necessarily: Patients with hypothyroidism can have back pain and viceversa. Hypothyroidism can lead to generalized pain, not necessarily just back pain. Visit your doctor for an evaluation. Www. Otwithmd. Com. ...Read more

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Is itchy shins a symptom of hypothyroid?

Is itchy shins a symptom of hypothyroid?

It can be.: Thyroid acropachy may complicate graves' disease and subcutaneous infiltration is seen in myxedema. So, the answer to your question is that itchy shins can be associated with thyroidopathies. See your internist or family physician to obtain endocrinology referral. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism?

What are signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism: Please refer to diagram & also my previous response. ...Read more

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What's the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism?

What's the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Many: Some common symptoms are: fatigue, sensitive to cold, dry skin, constipation, hoarse voice, weight gain, high cholesterol, muscle ache/weakness, joint pain, heavy periods, brittle nails/hair, depression. Many other conditions can share these symptoms so if you suspect it, get a thyroid blood test. ...Read more

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Will kelp really help the symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Will kelp really help the symptoms of hypothyroidism?

No: Kelp is a type of seaweed that is high in iodine iodine is required for the body to synthesize thyroid hormone, but. If you have hypothyroidism, however, your thyroid is unable to produce thyroid hormone no matter how much iodine you take in. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

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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Male refers to the masculine gender, those people ...Read more