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Hypothyroidism Peripheral Polyneuropathy
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
Generic: A variety of nerve pathology. Etiologies include alcohol/nutritional, diabetes, solvent or chemical exposure, porphyria, amyloid, causations. Since this is a unique category, should be relatively easy to pin down and design a specific therapy. Medical foods, metanx, could improve a small fibre component, and Lyrica or Cymbalta could help symptoms. ...Read more
S-1 bilat radiculopathy- superimposed peripheral sensory polyneuropathy. What does this mean? All i know is pain. Help please
Nerve test: Presumably you are referring to a report from a recent nerve test. It is important to see a neurologist or neurosurgeon who can order imaging and blood work to determine the cause of your pain and then begin a course of treatment to relieve the pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been diagnosed with perpheral polyneuropathy, as well as over active thyroid, with positive for lupus.I seem to get cramps in my feet, ect.Painful?
Confusing: Not sure of your question. From your description, your peripheral neuropathy is likely the culprit for your pain and cramps in your feet, and i cannot exclude superimposed tarsal tunnel syndrome. However, nerve pathology is likely the cause of your symptoms. Other than baclofen, you are not taking the usual nerve pain suppressant meds, and I am unclear re the cause of your nerve problem. ...Read more
Profound connection: Your thyroid hormones have a profound effect on all functions in your body. Mild hypothyroid symptoms include: fatigue, sensitivity to cold, constipation, weight gain, high cholesterol, hair loss, muscle pain, depression, other hormonal problems, brain fog, edema, high blood sugar & many other symptoms. In the long term hypothyroidism can lead to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and even death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yeah man..it DOES: It can make people appear to be depressed, demented, lethargic, apathetic, lackadaisical- sounds like we're just throwing out insult after insult but hey, that's HYPOTHYROIDISM. It's also capable of doing something to CSF fluid that no other endocrinopathy does- causes a WBC shift UP. So, just remember residents...high WBC in CSF...what's the diff? Meningitis/Infection, GBS, Hypothyroidism. Fix! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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