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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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Ok so I know some of you(drs.)have replied about this similar question:can takn 2much thyroid for hypothyroidism cause weight gain, was on 200mcg, 150.?

Ok so I know some of you(drs.)have replied about this similar question:can takn 2much thyroid for hypothyroidism cause weight gain, was on 200mcg, 150.?

Usually not: The standard answer would be no, but everything to do with thyroid can be reversed. There are other reasons not to over-replace thyroid. Heart rhythm can get out of whack. Bone density can go down. You can have emotional reactions. There was a time when thyroid med was given to lose weight. Not any more. Get your level checked! ...Read more

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Hashimoto thyroidism, HGH bld pressure vitamin d sufficient, excess weight gain, feel tired all the time, would amphetamine boost my energy?

Hashimoto thyroidism, HGH bld pressure vitamin d sufficient, excess weight gain, feel tired all the time, would amphetamine boost my energy?

Yes, but: It would be potentially dangerous and possibly illegal depending upon the source of the amphetamines. Why put something in your body that is harmful and can potentially kill you? Also get off the armour thyroid, which is ground up pig tissue and have your doctor put you on brand name T4 replacement, which is better and safer. ...Read more

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TSH 1.15 uIU/ml - T4 1.24 ng/dl but l've all symptoms of Hypothyroid: chronic fatigue, low temp (36°≥), severe constipation, easy weight gain, etc?

TSH 1.15 uIU/ml - T4 1.24 ng/dl but l've all symptoms of Hypothyroid: chronic fatigue, low temp (36°≥), severe constipation, easy weight gain, etc?

Hypothyroid sx: Is that a Free T4? A FT4 of 1.24 would be normal in most assays, as would a TSH of 1.15. If these tests are indeed normal, then your symptoms are not from hypothyroidism, which is too bad, since thyroid would be easy to treat. Best to talk to your doctor about what else this can be. ...Read more

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Facial/chest hair, rapid weight gain.Tested for PCOS(neg) Thyroid test -low norm. What else could it be? Any tests I can ask for?Hairloss starting now

Facial/chest hair, rapid weight gain.Tested for PCOS(neg) Thyroid test -low norm. What else could it be? Any tests I can ask for?Hairloss starting now

You need answers: B"sd There is no specific test for PCOS, "low normal" thyroid test can be anything from normal to hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. We endocrinologists are frequently challenged by cases. A careful, hormonal and metabolic evaluation is in order - there is a huge array of diagnostic testing to choose from - my best advice for you is to ask for an expert endocrinologist to guide you through the m ...Read more

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I have low t3, (liothyronine) weight gain, fatigue. Mri for something else showed prominent pituitary.Have thyroid nodules. Both never looked into.Should i go to dr?

I have low t3, (liothyronine) weight gain, fatigue. Mri for something else showed prominent pituitary.Have thyroid nodules. Both never looked into.Should i go to dr?

Pituitary / Thyroid: You should defiantly be checked out. It could be a benign pituitary mass. These tomors are rarely cancer but as the grow they can slowly compress the pituitary and throw off your hormones is numerous ways... See an endocrinologist who can check out your hormones and determine what's wrong. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more


Dr. James Lin
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more