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How can I treat my underactive thyroid?

How can I treat my underactive thyroid?

Med eval: Please seek medical evaluation by your physician, an internist or an endocrinologist. After comprehensive assessment, a treatment plan will be recommended to you. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

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


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How can I know if I have an underactive thyroid?

How can I know if I have an underactive thyroid?

Tests and Symptoms: Symptoms of low thyroid function are commonly fatigue, weight gain, heavy periods (females), dry skin, hair thinning and loss, depression and constipation. Tsh, free T3 (liothyronine) and free T4 (if TSH is borderline) as well as some other older tests like morning baseline temperature and tendon reflex testing can all detect low thyroid function. ...Read more

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Would i be able to have underactive thyroid and not gain weight?

Would i be able to have underactive thyroid and not gain weight?

Yes: Weight gain is one of the symptoms of underactive thyroid but there are other factors that control ones weight and metabolism including the type of food one eats, age, gender, level of activity, function of the adrenal gland and many more. I have many patients who have low functioning thyroid but are not overweight, some actually quite thin. ...Read more

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Starting to try for a baby but I have an underactive thyroid. Any advise? Things to do and not to do?

Starting to try for a baby but I have an underactive thyroid. Any advise? Things to do and not to do?

Pregs and hypothyrd: For starters get your thyroid going. Pregnant woman's thyroid hormone requirements go up by 30-50 percent.that means if you are on thyroid meds your dose needs to be increased by that much. ...Read more

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Even though i'm tested for my thyroid and levels are normal, i never seem to feel any better. Is this normal? I have an underactive thyroid .

Other causes: These symptoms can be due to a lack of daily exercise, insufficient quality sleep sometimes due to obstructive sleep apnea, side effects of medications, depression, and other underlying illness besides thyroid problems. Thyroid problems are fairly common but not more common than all of these other reasons for feeling poorly. If your thyroid levels are normal, ask your doctor about other causes. ...Read more

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I got an underactive thyroid at 13 years of age I am now 20 my meds vary from every test they are always changing but never below 150mg is this normal?

I got an underactive thyroid at 13 years of age I am now 20 my meds vary from every test they are always changing but never below 150mg is this normal?

Several problems can: Cause this easier to tell you how to prevent problem 1. Don't use armour thyoid 2. Do use brand name synthroid (thyroxine) 3. Always take synthroid (thyroxine) first thing in am 1 hour before eating or taking other medicine. ...Read more

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What are the signs of underactive thyroid?

What are the signs of underactive thyroid?

Depends: With mild hypothyroidism, there may be no symptoms.As the level of thyroid hormone diminishes, however, you may notice fatigue, weight gain, dry skin and hair.You may also feel cold much of the time.A simple blood test usually confirms the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is an underactive thyroid? And what causes it to happen?

What is an underactive thyroid? And what causes it to happen?

Hypothyroidism: The thyroid is a complex gland in the neck that produces T3 (liothyronine) and T4 in response to hormones secreted by the pituitary gland of the brain. There are several places in this cascade, which when disrupted, cause the thyroid hormones to be low. Cause of hypothyroidism can include autoimmune disease, treatment of hyperthyroidism, thyroid surgery, radiation, medications, pituitary disease, and more. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Hypothyroidism (Adult) (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland does not secrete enough of the thyroid hormones. Symptoms include cold intolerance, constipation, and fatigue. ...Read more