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Low Thyroid And Malabsorption
I have hashimito's thyroidism, hypothyroidism, what foods should I avoid? Am taking T4 50mg during the week, T4 75mg at weekends. Thank you.
Myxedema: Apathy and mental sluggishness (can look like depression), obesity, and cold intolerance. Myxedema is so-called because of mucus-like buildup in connective tissue (mostly thickening the skin), which can also lead to deeper voice and enlarged tongue. Constipation, heart issues, and decreased sense of taste can also occur. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Low Thyroid: Low thyroid function can occur for several reasons. Sometimes it is due to not having enough iodine, selenium, or zinc. Sometimes your immune system can attack your thyroid. I recommend working with your doctor to figure out if there is a root cause of your low thyroid function. ...Read more
Need proper testing: Probably refers to TSH slightly abnormal. However here is hoe to be sure: check free T3 and reverse t3. Ft3 should be in upper range and rt3 in lower range. If your ratio is off, you may need Armour Thyroid or t3, and synthroid (thyroxine) would be the wrong med for you. ...Read more
Spots from thyroid: 18 F asks: "Can these spots be from low thyroid." ANS: i see not spots and you did not send pictures. But if we do 2nd opinion I can see them, talk to you and help figure out what is going on. ...Read more
Not really: Unless it is part of certain rarely seen syndromes ... Pancreatitis is certainly not a safe condition, with unpredictable outcome [both short and long term] 'different' in/for each individual ...Nothing should be taken lightly about pancreatitis. But, there is no direct link between pancreatitis and thyroid disease;on the other hand, hypothyroidism can contribute to pancreas problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maca Root: There is no enough information about how Maca root works, therefore I don't know if there is enough evidence regarding its interaction with Levothyroxine. But I certainly wouldn't take it at the same time with Levothyroxine as it might decrease the efficacy of Thyroid med, Take them 4 hours apart. ...Read more
Yes it can: That certainly can be a cause consult your doctor if you wish to become pregnant. ...Read more
Hypothyroidism: First, your hypothyroidism must be treated. Then change your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. Continue to monitor your tsh, t3, (liothyronine) and T4 levels as well. ...Read more
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
B12: 1) taking B12 is the best treatment for low b12. However, pills may not work for some people who can't absorb it. In this case, you may need to take it by nasal spray, under the tongue, or by injection. 2) both hypothyroidism & inability to absorb B12 can be caused by auto-immunity, which means that a person's own immune system is attacking their own proteins and tissues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Like brakes: Low thyroid function works as brakes in a car. High thyroid works as accelerator in a car. Therefore everything is slow (heart rate) and low (temperature). Most importantly, your doc can fix it. ...Read more
I have low thyroid & low body temp of between 35 & 36c. I take a thyroid glandular of 30mg x 3/day. What can I do to get my temp up?
Hypothyroid: Thyroid status first needs to be evaluated may need more medication. ...Read more
My brother & aunts were diagnosed with low thyroid. are there any OTC vitamns I cn take if I suspct I have it too? any risks to self medicating this?
Low Thyroid: there certainly are thyroid support vitamins out there that will do you no harm but will do you no good either. If you have symptoms of low thyroid get your thyroid check by a physician with blood testing. If you are hypo thyroid then replacement therapy not vitamins is the treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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