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GFR decrease 97to65 creatinine increase .04to1 in 15 months F white 50 w/ systemic autoimmune disease, hypothyroid, MGUS do I worry?

GFR decrease 97to65 creatinine increase .04to1 in 15 months F white 50 w/ systemic autoimmune disease, hypothyroid, MGUS do I worry?

GFR DECLINE: Yes, given your diagnoses of SLE, MGUS, and CT exposures, possibly with contrast, your kidneys are at risk and may be under immune protein attack and or experienced contrast injury. Be sure to have your creatinine trends verified, get urine analyzed for protein, red blood cells, other debris, and talk with your docs asap about this. If not seeing a nephrologist, yet, you must. ...Read more

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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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Can low ferritin cause hypothyroidism?

Can low ferritin cause hypothyroidism?

No: Low ferritin is an indication of low iron and may be associates with anemia. It is not related to thyroid function. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism my body temp has been  really low for days I hurt and feel really sick ?

I have hypothyroidism my body temp has been  really low for days I hurt and feel really sick ?

Go see your doc: It could be other things causing what you are describing but the most obvious thing to do is to see your doctor and have your thyroid labs checked. If it shows hypothyroidism, then that explains it and you need to go up on your dose. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have hypothyroid and have recently noticed stretch marks on my body. Could my levels be to low?

I have hypothyroid and have recently noticed stretch marks on my body. Could my levels be to low?

Maybe zinc: Some alternative doctors ascribe proclivity of stretch mark development to low body levels of zinc. A safe zinc dose is regarded to be 50 mg of elemental zinc each day. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of hypothyroidism but my levels are within normal range but at the low end. Can I have hypothyroidism?

Yes,Subclinical: 1st make sure all levels were looked at:tsh, t4, &t3! too many docs are omitting t3.This is the active hormone!i if you have the symptoms of hypothyroidism:dry skin, dry hair, cold intolerance, low metabolism, difficulty losing weight, obesity, constipation... It is quite possible you have subclinical hypothyroidism and need treatment (not synthroid, (thyroxine) it is the most over rx'd ineffective med made). ...Read more

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I have just been diagnosed borderline hypothyroid , and my sugar levels drop below 70mg during the day. Are these linked? Why is my sugar levels low?

I have just been diagnosed borderline hypothyroid , and my sugar levels drop below 70mg during the day. Are these linked? Why is my sugar levels low?

Unlikely: If no symptoms, it's actually within normal limits if it's 5-6 hours after eating, and get shaky, nervous jittery, then can be earliest sign of pre-diabetes years from now. ...Read more

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Can a low glycemic diet help hypothyroid disease?

Can a low glycemic diet help hypothyroid disease?

No evidence: There is no evidence to suggest that a low glycemic index diet will help hypothyroid disease. Taking enough thyroid hormone to get thyroid levels into the normal range is the best treatment for hypothyroidism. However, a low GI diet may help someone lose weight and reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. ...Read more