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Doctor insights on: Low Hydrochloric Acid And Hypothyroidism

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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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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If hypothyroidism causes hypochloridia (low stomach acid) will iodine supplementation kick both into action?

Maybe...: Be careful with iodine. If hypothyroidism is due to iodine deficiency, perhaps, but often thyroid problems are due to other reasons. Do not overdose on iodine. Find a good integrative medicine doctor who can help explore why your thyroid might not be functioning well. Consider betaine hcl to help digestion in the meantime. ...Read more

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My legs feel cold and tingle some toes feel numb blood sugar 101 , I have kidney stones, low stomach acid and hypothyroid 7 mm stone in ?

My legs  feel  cold  and  tingle some  toes  feel  numb blood  sugar  101 , I have kidney  stones, low  stomach  acid   and  hypothyroid 7 mm stone in ?

Leg pain: If your legs feel cold and you have hypothyroidism, ask your physician (p) to check your TSH to make sure your dose of levothyroid is appropriate. If not, you may need a higher dose. If it is, have your p order an arterial profile exam of your legs to see if you do not have peripheral artery disease (pad). If you have pad, have your p refer you for therapy. Speak to your p about your other issues. ...Read more

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Could someone explain how low hydrochloric acid in stomach causes heartburn?

Could someone explain how low hydrochloric acid in stomach causes heartburn?

Non-acid Heartburn: Heartburn is a symptom that develops when stomach contents reflux into esophagus. Acid is a common cause of heartburn, but alkali, bile, regurgitated caustic ingestion, medications, food, pepsin, etc. Are all non-acid substances that can also irritate the esophagus & cause a "heartburn"-like presentation. Consider also delayed stomach emptying, stomach outlet narrowing, esophageal dysmotilities. ...Read more

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Can hydrochloric acid supplements really work for low stomach acid?

Can hydrochloric acid supplements really work for low stomach acid?

Yes: Yes. Give them a try. But only take them after you have several bites of food eaten, else the hcl may release against your stomach and cause you discomfort. ...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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Hydrochloric Acid (Definition)

Hydrochloric acid is a clear, colourless solution of hydrogen chloride (hcl) in water. It is a highly corrosive, strong mineral acid with many industrial uses. Hydrochloric acid is found ...Read more