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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

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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I have hashimito's thyroidism, hypothyroidism, what foods should I avoid? Am taking T4 50mg during the week, T4 75mg at weekends. Thank you.

I have hashimito's thyroidism, hypothyroidism, what foods should I avoid? Am taking T4 50mg during the week, T4 75mg at weekends. Thank you.

Coffee with pills: Coffee decreases the absorption of T4, so don't drink coffee when you are taking your medicine. Otherwise, no dietary restrictions ...Read more

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What could cause low thyroid counts?

What could cause low thyroid counts?

Hypothyroid: Usually due to an autoimmune disorder called hashimotos disease. Runs in families -- women 7 times more likely than men. Inflammation of the thyroid gland can cause decreased function. One can test for both function and inflammation with lab tests. See a board-certified endocrinologist for expert advice. ...Read more

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What is low thyroid, or what does that mean?

What is low thyroid, or what does that mean?

Low thyroid: Low thyroid, or hypothyroidism refers to a low level of thyroid hormone in the body. Thyroid hormone functions as a metabolic hormone, regulating metabolic functions. Thus, if the thyroid hormone level is low you would have less energy, dry skin, constipation, slower heart rate, swelling, metabolic rate depressed, tendency to gain weight. ...Read more

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What is the best way to address a low thyroid?

What is the best way to address a low thyroid?

Hypothyroidism: Low thyroid hormone is best treated with synthetic replacement medication orally. Levothyroxine has been around for years and is both safe and effective. An endocrinologist is best to initiate and follow treatment. ...Read more

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With low thyroid, what symptoms would you feel?

With low thyroid, what symptoms would you feel?

Hypothyroid sx's: Fatigue, weight gain, dry skin, rash, hair thinning, or brittle hair. ...Read more

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Can these spots be from low thyroid?

Can these spots be from low thyroid?

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

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Can someone with a low thyroid be anemic?

Can someone with a low thyroid be anemic?

YES: You may feel anemic because of the low thyroid. If you're sure of the diagnosis ask your dr for a complete blood count. If yourenot sure you want tests: tsh, t3, (liothyronine) t4. Dr will interpret. If low treat with thyroid hormone medication. If anemic there can be many reasons and this should be addressed.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Do homeopathic remedies help for low thyroid?

Do homeopathic remedies help for low thyroid?

Yes, BUT: You would need an experienced classical homeopath to take your case, to find a suitable remedy for your whole being in this situation. Hypothyroidism is a serious and chronic condition that can lead to many metabolic, neurologic, emotional, and other changes. You may still need a low dose of natural thyroid hormone, and need to have your labs followed. Thyroid function can normalize, though! ...Read more

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What treatment be given for low thyroid production?

What treatment be given for low thyroid production?

Replacement: The only known successful treatment for low thyroid production is taking the hormone by mouth. I myself have found adjunctive treatments to be useful for some symptoms including magnesium and vitamin d. ...Read more

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Low-thyroid and absence of period. Should i be worried?

Low-thyroid and absence of period. Should i be worried?

Relationship: If you are not in menopause the 2 may be related. Once normalized things should return to normal. Would however check with your ob-gyn. ...Read more

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What are some OTC to help low thyroid? I'm on synthroid

What are some OTC to help low thyroid? I'm on synthroid

Monitor: Dose adjustments may be needed for you. It takes several weeks for levels to be we're you will feel a difference. No particular otc, please exercise, follow a good diet and make sure you are getting good nightime rest, which can be a problem in patients with thyroid conditions. ...Read more

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I think I have low thyroid glands. What are some signs?

I think I have low thyroid glands. What are some signs?

Many: Some common symptoms are: fatigue, sensitive to cold, dry skin, constipation, hoarse voice, weight gain, high cholesterol, muscle ache/weakness, joint pain, heavy periods, brittle nails/hair, depression. Many other conditions can share these symptoms so if you suspect it, get a thyroid blood test. ...Read more

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What are some OTC supplements are best to help low thyroid?

What are some OTC supplements are best to help low thyroid?

Mugwort (Artemisia): Many otc supplements are promoted for treating "low thyroid" (such as l-tyrosine, kelp, forskolin, raw thyroid glandular, mugwort, bitters, bayberry and goldenseal). For a true low thyroid condition, it is essential to measure blood levels of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and thyroid hormones to monitor treatment. Usually prescription thyroid hormone (or thyroid extract) is needed. ...Read more

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I am low thyroid, just started treatment, how long before I feel better?

I am low thyroid, just started treatment, how long before I feel better?

Can take weeks: Depending on how hypothyroid you are, it may take several weeks to get back to normal. However, often people start feeling better within a few weeks of treatment. ...Read more

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Low thyroid about to start meds ttc can this help or hurt. Will I be fertil, do these meds make you more fertile? Thank you.

Low thyroid about to start meds ttc can this help or hurt. Will I be fertil, do these meds make you more fertile? Thank you.

Thyroid disease: Should be adequately treated and stable prior to TTC. You should wait until your thyroid function levels are normal and stable for at least 3 months prior to TTC. Normal thyroid function is important for a healthy pregnancy. Thyroid medications should not affect your fertility, although have normal thyroid function may increase fertility. ...Read more

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I'm 18, I have low thyroid but my doctors decided its not bad enough to be on medication. When and how will they decide to put me on meds?

I'm 18, I have low thyroid but my doctors decided its not bad enough to be on medication. When and how will they decide to put me on meds?

Get second opinion: If you are having symptoms you should be treated. If you feel well and your thyroid hormone tests are only slightly out of range it's okay to retest in six months to establish a trend. I find most people feel better one treatment is started even in mild cases. If you aren't getting your concerns addresses by your doctor you might consider a second opinion. Talk to your doctor first. ...Read more

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Hi my wife has a low thyroid and on medication since more than a year now. As of now she is taking 75 mcg levothyroxin. Can this be cured forever?

Unfortunately, no.: Unfortunately secondary acquired hypothyroidism has various causes. Thyroid hormone replacement while monitoring for TSH, free T3, (liothyronine) free T4, or additional diagnostic tests depending on the tests and conditioning is the standard treatment modality at this time. Overtime, as her endogenous thyroid hormone production decreases, or condition changes, her Levothyroxine dose will need to be adjusted. ...Read more

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Can low thyroid result in fainting?

Yes: Your thyroid has a direct effect on your blood vessels and heart. It also effects your adrenal glands and if insufficient this can cause blood pressure problems. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of low thyroid?

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 more

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Are there any food I can eat to fix a low thyroid?

Are there any food I can eat to fix a low thyroid?

No: Low thyroid is fixed only by supplementing with replacement hormone. ...Read more

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What to do if I have low thyroid what I have to do?

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

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What is the best thing I can take for my low thyroid?

What is the best thing I can take for my low thyroid?

Thyroid replacement : If T3 (liothyronine) & T4 are low and TSH is high; then you have hypothyroidism.
Thyroid replacement therapy will be needed for the rest of your life.

Normal T3 (liothyronine) & T4 levels support normal weight.

Synthroid is long acting t4

cytomel is short acting t3

Dessicated thyroid is a natural blend of both. This is the least expensive treatment. ...Read more

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What's the safest way to treat child with low thyroid?

What's the safest way to treat child with low thyroid?

Thyroid hormone: The only way to treat a child with hypothyroidism is to replace the thyroid hormone which is lacking. Levothyroxine is very safe and is used in newborn babies who are born without functioning thyroid glands, too. Growth is dependent on getting the right amount of thyroid hormone. Brain development is dependent on getting the right amount of thyroid hormone particularly in children 2 and under. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if you have low thyroid function?

That you have: Hypothyroidism and need to see your doctor for brand name T4 replacement to bring your levels back to normal. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you have low thyroid levels?

Fatigue weight gain: If vindallo thyroid levels you mean low thyroid hormone levels, the common symptoms of hypothyroidism include fatigue, lethargy, weight gain, depression, dry skin, heavy periods and coarse hair as well as weight gain. ...Read more

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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