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Hypothyroidism Thin Skin
The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results 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
If your skin is very thin from prednisolone and hypothyroidism recently diagnosed ~ is there anything that can help thicken it?
Thin skin: 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
I'm 5'6 105 pounds 27 years old female with hypothyroid.. bmi is 16.. i know im thin but i dont feel unhealthy.. should i be more concerned?
Need to be very: Aware you could be at health risks like a decreased immune system and hormone dysregulation. But like many things in life, you may actually be fine, just as a subpopulation of overweight patients actually do fine too. Everyone's body tolerates weight levels different and there are people who do fine at the extremes. ...Read more
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