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Is Claustrophobia A Symptom Of Hypothyroidism
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
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is low estrogen a symptom of hypothyroidism? Does hypothyroidism cause low estrogen or vice versa?
Not usually: Hypothyroidism can be associated with goiter, an enlarged thyroid. Usually breathing is not affected, but in extreme cases, one could imagine pressure could be put on the airway - technically this is not called wheezing, but stridor, and is an emergency. The term wheezing is used to describe noises in the chest, not the upper airway. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood test: I'd ask your physician to order you a thyroid panel (tsh, ft4 and thyroid peroxidase antibodies). If the antibodies are negative and TSH and ft4 is normal, then you do not have a thyroid problem and we need to look at other causes for your symptoms. If the symptoms are truly caused by hypothyrodism, the labs should show it. I don't recommend going by symptoms alone. You need both symptoms & labs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have nearly all hypothyroid symptom listed, but my labs came back normal.I'm very upset i can't figure out what's wrong.Seek 2nd opinion?
Hypothyroid symptoms: The symptoms of hypothyroidism are not specific to thyroid. If the TSH and ft4 are normal, then the symptoms are not from thyroid problems. You may want to seek a physician who can help you figure out what this is, but don't "doctor shop" for someone who will give you thyroid meds that you don't need and which will only obscure the real problem. ...Read more
No: It isn't.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can occur: But it is not one of the more common symptoms. Check with the american thyroid association or aace websites for more information. ...Read more
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