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Hypothyroidism Thick Toenail
Diagnosed with Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism. T3/T4 norm. Antibodies 2400. Toenails turning purple and falling off. Any ideas as to why? TIA!
Not TIA but: Toenails turning purple and falling off are not usually expected in Hashimoto's or TIA. Have you talked to your doctor? ...Read more
Is foot pain normal for a hypothyroid? In the morning while I eat, I have crampy painful feet. Goes away during the day though. Thankd
One cause: There are many possible causes of cramps. ...Read more
Had foot surgery done and one of my incisions did not close all the way. Doc did I&D and same outcome experience. Could my hypothyroidism be a culprit?
Bones feel week, stiff foot, achy muscles, sometimes hurts to walk, hip hurts when sleep, forget simple things and new things, on 75 mg for hypothyroid what else could this be?
See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more
I have uncontrolled hypertension hypothyroidism, discoloration both legs & now edema in right leg knee to foot. What kind of doc should I see first?
Physician: Family practice physician will help you sort through these problems, do appropriate workups, and refer you to the proper specialists if necessary. ...Read more
Swelling and discolored hands and foot, veins that swell and shrink, redish/purple dots, yellow foamy urine, swollen lymphnoid, I do have hypothyroids?
Get an exam: With these multiple symptoms, you need a comprehensive exam and good blood work up. Don't delay. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more
Myxedema: Check out http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3219173/ re effects of thyroid on skin. Also check out http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/myxedema for info re myxedema which is described as thickening of skin associated w/hypothyroidism. This should improve once hypothyroidism is treated. Go see your family doctor for testing & treatment. ...Read more
I'm having symptoms including low body temp (~95), fatigue, tendonitis, thick mucus, insomnia... Negative for hypothyroid. What else could it be?
Check cortisol, ACTH: Although some of your symptoms are nonspecific the low body temperature might suggest cortisol deficiency. I would check a morning cortisol and ACTH level. ...Read more
Periods 1 week late thick white discharge beta hCG test negative I am 30 yrs have pcod and hypothyroid?
It's not unusual: It's common for women with pcos and thyroid disease to have irregular periods. It's imperative, though, to be properly treated for both disorders. Try to see a board certified reproductive endocrinologist as soon as possible for this. You are certainly welcome to come here for treatment if you can't find a certified expert near you. Www. Reproendo. Com. ...Read more
My once thick shiny hair has become very thin and rough (I have Celiac, hypothyroidism, and alopecia), how can I get my thick shiny hair back?
Dermatologist: For evaluation, the other conditions you have or their treatments can be a cause, a good Dermatologist evaluation would guide through, wish you wellness ...Read more
What to do if I have hypothyroid and I haven't taken my mede in like three weeks. Could that be why?
When you are diagnosed with Hypothyroidism, it is due to the Thyroid gland not able to produce Thyroxin which is the hormone which controls the metaboilism. This condition is treated by giving the hormone to bring the blood level to normal level usually all over life
If yopu stop taking your replacement hormone you will go back to being Hypothyroid,
You should not stop the medicine ...Read more
If you have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism surely your doctor has prescribed thyroid hormone replacement.
This is available as brand name or generic. Some doctors prescribe only T4 thyroid hormone, others prescribe that and T3 (liothyronine) thyroid.
My personal preference is T4 only.
Take it at least one hour after a meal and preferably at bedtime. ...Read more
Hypothyroidism: Hypothyroidism is a permanent condition requiring lifelong treatment in most patients. Treatment involves thyroid hormone replacement, unless the hypothyroidism is transient, such as following painless thyroiditis or subacute thyroiditis; or reversible (due to a medication that can be discontinued). ...Read more
Take natural thyroid: The natural way to help your body is to not deprive it from the natural hormone that it requires, thyroid hormone. Anything else you do will be un-natural. There are no herbs, supplements, or potions that will help your thyroid do what it is incapable of doing. As you remain off thyroid hormone you will become more un-natural. ...Read more
Wont make a differen: The key to treating hypothyroidism is to take your thyroid hormone pills regularly without missing any doses. Hypothyroidism means your body cant make enough hormone and you need to take thyroid hormone replacement. Missing thyroid pills often leads to under replacement. Bottom line is take your thyroid pills regularly and you should be ok. ...Read more
Herbalife is not adequate treatment for hypothyroidism. Please see your doctor for a proper prescription for hypothyroidism treatment. Herbalife is a nutritional supplement of dubious value.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Hypothyroidism: Most hypothyroidism is caused by Hashimoto's thyroiditis, which causes progressive loss of thyroid function. Once you are fully hypothyroid, the gland will not usually come back. There is a condition called subacute thyroiditis, where the thyroid is painful, inflammed, maybe temporarily hypothyroid, but then heals. Postpartum thyroiditis can also behave like this. ...Read more
By symptoms of the under active thyroid, physical examination and blood and imaging tests
symptoms of weight gain, intolerance to cold, dry skin, fatigue, puffy face, hoarseness, muscle weakness, irregular periods in women, slow heart rate, thinning hair, depression and impaired memory
symptoms are variable and depend on the severity. Cinfermed by blood test for thyroid hormones and tsh, after thorough exam. ...Read more
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