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Is Hypothyroidism Deadly
Is hypothyroidism a dangerous (even life threatening) condition? What can happen if left untreated?
Yes: Often mild hypothyroidism, which is more common as you get older, can go unchecked for a long time--months to years. Severe hypothyroidism is another story--medically known as myxedema coma --it is a rare but life-threatening condition. Hypothyroidism is easy tested and treated, thus check with your doctor... ...Read more
Can you get hypothyroidism from having a 2nd child? If I end up having it, is it dangerous/life threatening once you start taking a treatment pill?
I have PCO and Hypothyroidism. I take Thyronorm 50mg and registron for with draw bleeding. Thyroid levels under control now. Is this life threatening?
Inadequate hormones: The thyroid creates a hormone that regulates metabolism in the body. It works on a number of different organ systems, and is essential to proper body function. If the thyroid stops producing the hormone, you become hypothyroid. This can happen by antibody destruction, direct destruction of the thyroid gland, removal (tumor), or interruption of the stimulating signal from the brain. ...Read more
Low Function Thyroid: Hypothyroidism means your thyroid is either not produing enough or somethimes any of the hormones needed for basic functioning. It controls metabolism, heart rate, body temperature, and most normaly functions of homeostasis and even controls some of your other glands production of hormones. It can be life-threatening if not treated. Medication will correct the problems. ...Read more
Replacement therapy: The only treatment known to be effective is thyroid hormone replacement therapy, which gives you back what you need. There are some herbal and food remedies that can be tried in conjunction with hormone replacement, but their effectiveness is sketchy. ...Read more
Many, many possible:
Symptoms may include:
increased sensitivity to cold
unexplained weight gain
elevated blood cholesterol level
muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness
pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints
heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods
slowed heart rate
impaired memory. ...Read more
Absolutely!: Hi. It's easy as 1-2-3! I bet your doctor's well on the way to having it fine tuned already! Don't forget to take your thyroid hormone daily. We use labs to assess how your dose is working...doing so, we assume you're taking your thyroid hormone every day. Unlike many other meds, with thyroid, if you forget to take it one day, take two the next day. So easy! To your health! ...Read more
Hypothyroidism...: Hypothyroidism means that there is an under active thyroid gland. The treatment is to replace the thyroid hormone. Blood tests will be done about every 4-6 weeks so the dose of thyroid hormone can be adjusted until the right dose is reached. Once that happens, the blood tests will be done less frequently. ...Read more
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Likely complex...: Thyroid hormones have complex interactions with many parts of the whole body. Hypothyroidism can lead to hyponatremia or to both SIADH + hyponatremia. Being low in thyroid hormone can somehow lead to the release of anti-diuretic hormone from the pituitary gland, so one gets SIADH and the accompanying excess water in the body. ...Read more
Yes: Abnormal thyroid function, whether hyper- or hypo-thyroidism is associated with reproductive problems in women. Generally when thyroid levels are normalized with treatment, reproductive outcomes can be excellent. ...Read more
Not related: Shingles is due to reactivation of the herpes zoster virus (chicken pox), & can be spread to people who have not had chickenpox. Reactivation usually occurs when one is under stress or is ill or immunocompromised. Hypothyroidism is related to a functional decrease in thyroid levels which can result from a number of causes, including autoimmune disease. ...Read more
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