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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Autoimmune thyroid: Autoimmune thyroid disease spans graves hyperthyroidism to hashimotos hypothyroidism. Sometime pregnancy can set this off in susceptible people. Don't blame the pregnancy.. You were probably destined. Treatment with thyroid replacement hormone is easy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many, many possible: Symptoms may include: fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart rate depression impaired memory. ...Read more
Due to medical tx: Iatrogenic means due to medical treatment. For hypothyroidism that might include ablation (killing) with radioactive iodine to stop a thyroid from making too much thyroid hormone, or surgery to treat nodules, thyroid cancer, or an overactive thyroid gland. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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