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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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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 youre 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 of the 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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Im 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?

Im 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

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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