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Hypothyroidism Thin Skin
If your skin is very thin from prednisolone and hypothyroidism recently diagnosed ~ is there anything that can help thicken it?
As far as i know being hypothyroid does not cause thin skin.
It causes your skin to become very dry . Replacing thyroid horomone will help but some symptoms will continue despite taking medication . Predesione may cause some skin thinning although i would defer that to a specialist . You can avoid taking hot showers and use a very good moisturizer has natural and does not have alot of perfumes ec. ...Read more
Possible: The thyroid is a critical gland, and imbalance of thyroid hormones have many effects on the body. Skin rashes can be seen as well. ...Read more
My hair seems to have gotten thinner around the front sides of my head. Could this be related to hypothyroidism.
Hypothyroid Rash: Pretibial myxoedema affects 5% of patients with grave's disease. It may appear before, during or after the thyrotoxic state and is sometimes associated with an underactive thyroid. Pretibial myxoedema presents with a swollen and lumpy appearance over the shins and sometimes also affects the feet. The skin may be discoloured pink or purple, with prominent hair follicles. ...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 have hypothyroidism and my pituitary glands hurt all the time. Yesterday=bad all day. Can't even touch the back of my head now. What is wrong?
Doubt pituitary: You have headaches. Hopefully your hypothyroidism is being adequately treated. Why do you think this is from your pituitary? A pituitary headache is relatively unusual, and usually is associated with a relatively large tumor. See your doctor about the cause of your headaches. ...Read more
I have sores on my head and hair line. I am also hypothyroid, have been treated for over 10 years now. What is causing these sores and what treatment?
Hypothyroidism: Hello: Hypothyroidism can itself be associated with dry scalp, sores and hair loss. Check with your endocrinologist who can ascertain if your dose for thyroxine has changed. Other causes of scalp sores are skin disorders and you may need to see a dermatologist. Best wishes, Nisha ...Read more
I have had hypothyroidism for the past 5 years now and recently I am having this burning sensation on my head which is very uncomfortable.
I lost all lost of hair in the top middle portion of head. I have been on 25 different psychiatric meds and recently diagnosed hypothyroid. hair help?
It is almost impossible to believe that you have been exposed to 25 Psychiatric meds. That said, I am confident you did not make this up.
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Hope all goes well. Please keep me informed! ...Read more
What's the difference between hyper and hypothyroidism? I can't gain weight without losing it quickly. I have dry hair and skin. Tired all the time.
Try to asnwer brief:
Simplified explanation-hyperthyoidism:overactive thyroid pumping out too much thyroid hormone.
Hypothyroid: underactive, too little thyroid.
That being said, your diagnosis cannot be done on that alone. You can have other issues like autoimmune or neoplastic that can be a mixed picture over time. Best to discuss with your physician +workup. ...Read more
I'm not 100% clear ?: on what it is that you would like to know, but I think you are concerned that your itching and back pain are potentially related to hypothyroidism. That is a legitimate concern if your hair is especially thin and brittle, if you have very dry skin, and if your depressive symptoms have worsened despite medication. Consitpation, fatigue and weight gain are also symptoms. Ask UR Doc about testing. ...Read more
I have hypothyroid take .75mg levo daily. When i lay down or have my head far back or to my chest my throght is tight and is hard to swollow causes?
My friend was diagnosed with hypothyroid disfunction, he's taking treatment & when ever he exercises he feels dizzy & his head feels numb what's wrong?
I'm having hypothyroid problems but all my labs are normal. Fatigue, weight gain, headaches, dry skin, etc. Where do I go from here?
Classic hypothyroid symptoms, self-treated naturethroid, 2 grain daily, miraculous result. Specialist insisted i reduce to 1.5; bloods ok but tired, weight+ dry skin, constipation, fog, coldness back.
Risky use of thyroid: There is significant risk in self treatment based on symptoms. There are many causes of "fog/coldness". Is it even thyroid? You need blood tests to sort this out. You should not use "pig thyroid extract", but levothyroxine. T4/t3 combinations can make you hyperthyroid easily. Although you may like the "buzz", the cardiac arrhythmias it causes can be deadly. ...Read more