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Doctor insights on: Hypothyroidism Symptoms And When To Go To The Emergency Room

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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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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Other qs pointed me to hypothyroidism, which does match most of what is going on, but are there other things that would cause similar symptoms?

Other qs pointed me to hypothyroidism, which does match most of what is going on, but are there other things that would cause similar symptoms?

Many possible causes: Remember, diseases can cause symptoms, but having symptoms doesn't necessarily mean you have that disorder. Hypothyroidism is very easy to check for with a simple blood test, and then you'll know for sure. Contact your physician.

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I have to go off of my hypothyroid medication for over a month to prepare for my scan and uptake. What kind of symptoms can I expect from being off?

Hypothyroid symptoms: Common symptoms of low thyroid = hypothyroidism are: fatigue, feeling cold, constipation, weight gain. It can easily be diagnosed from the blood test checking T4 level as well as TSH level. Consult your doctor for your symptoms and have he/she check the thyroid level for you

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Do hypothyroid symptoms comes and go after taking thyroid replacement hormon?

Do hypothyroid symptoms comes and go after taking thyroid replacement hormon?

Stable: Once you reach your proper therapeutic dose and stay on it, your symptoms should be permanently controlled. Periodic blood tests confirm that your dose remains effective, however.

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What will set off hypothyroid symptoms?

What will set off hypothyroid symptoms?

Low thyroid hormones: This can be due to a dysfunctional thyroid or a malfunctioning parathyroid gland that isn't releasing enough thyroid stimulating hormone. There are two main thyroid hormones thyroxine (t4 and triiodothyronined (t3). Both need iodine to function.

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How can you deal with hypothyroidism symptoms?

You treat: With thyroxine supplementation if indeed you have genuine hypothyroidism. Remember, it takes several weeks and sometimes months to have your symptoms resolve. Regular monitoring of your thyroid levels is equally important as dose requirement can vary among individuals. Change in body weight can also affect levels.

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What to do about hypothyroid symptoms but perfect labs?

What to do about hypothyroid symptoms but perfect labs?

Optimize the thyroid: The labs are merely a guidline, and often checking a TSH and T4 are not enough. You need to check your free T4, free T3 (liothyronine), (liothyronine) Reverse T3 (liothyronine), (liothyronine) thyroglobulin and TPO antibodies, and then make sure your physician understands the relationship of these labs and to optimize the labs...get your free T3 (liothyronine) to high normal and lower your Reverse T3 (liothyronine). Above all, treat the patient, not the labs.

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How can you most effectively remove the symptoms of hypothyroidism?

How can you most effectively remove the symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Treat it: Treat it with brand name T4 replacement until your levels are normal. That makes it like you never had a thyroid problem. Wasn't that easy?

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I've been told I have hypothyroidism, how come I don't have many symptoms?

It is variable: The way hypothyroid persons feels is quite variable. Some feel very tired with small degrees of hypothyroidism, but I have seen people who were deeply hypothyroid by blood tests, feeling nothing at all. When hypothyroidism is significant in a young person, (tsh>10) treatment is recommended even if the patient feels well, because it can cause high cholesterol and possibly heart disease.

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I've been told that I have hypothyroidism; how come I don't hardly any symptoms indicating that I do?

It depends on levels: Many people with mild hypothyroidism don't feel any different. Occasionally, even people with severe hypo feel normal. Severe hypo can lead to heart disease so it should be corrected even if the person feels well. In mild cases, this is questionable.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Can hypothyroidism symptoms come back after many years?

Can hypothyroidism symptoms come back after many years?

Yes: If your thyroid level is in the hypothyroid range (for any reason be it missing thyroid pills, not faithfully taking it, gaining weight this requiring higher dose, absorption problems...), hypothyroid symptoms will/can come back.

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Does hypothyroidism cause fibromyalgia or just the symptoms? ?

The symptoms: Hypothyroidism can cause muscle aching and fatigue but not the characteristic trigger point tenderness of fibromyalgia.

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Hypothyroidism-how long can you have symptoms before gaining weight?

Hypothyroidism-how long can you have symptoms before gaining weight?

A long time.: Depends on severity. Most of the patients I put on thyoid ask me will they loose weight quickly, they do not. Many patients with borderline low thyroid levels do not gain much, or little weight.