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Low Gfr And Hypothyroidism
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
Hypothyroidism is also known as Underactive thyroid. Level, which can cause 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 ...Read more
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, it is the most over rx'd ineffective med made). ...Read more
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?
Not necessarily: If you have no other symptoms, it's likely benign ..... ...Read more
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
T3 level was 2.3, with 2.0 being the low point of the range. Would this be considered hypothyroid?
Possibly,depends on:: Most docs would say that it is fine. I disagree. The "normal range" is where 95% of folks lie, but I believe at least 20% of people are clinically hypothyroid and about 3/4 of those have "normal tests." I find most of my patients who are hypothyroid remain symptomatic until their Free T3 is in the upper half of the range. See http://tinyurl.com/koyamo5 and http://tinyurl.com/pxz8mkd ...Read more
I have been treated for hypothyroidism since in my mid 20's. Now 52. I have recently been dianoised with addison's disease. Do i still have low thy?
Schmidt's syndrome: Autoimmune endocrine conditions often occur together. One relatively common combination is schmidt's syndrome (autoimmne polyendocrine syndrome type 2) which includes hashimotos thyroiditis, addison's disease, and type 1 diabetes. They don't always occur together, though, and not at the same time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The thyroid makes thyroid hormone, the main one is t4, which is converted in other tissues to t3. An underactive thyroid makes too little thyroid hormone. You feel sluggish, bloated, constipated, cold. It is treated by taking replacement hormone levothyroxine. The thyroid also makes calcitonin, which is involved in calcium metabolism, but it is a weak hormone in ...Read more
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