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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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Help! need to know if there's any effect of vitamin d deficiency on the risk of developing thyroid eye disease ?

Help! need to know if there's any effect of vitamin d deficiency on the risk of developing thyroid eye disease ?

Vitamin D: Vitamin d deficiency can affect the body's ability to convert inactive thyroid hormone to active hormone. When this occurs, then your thyroid could be sluggish. There are many other deficiencies that can affect the thyroid however. ...Read more

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Does vitamin d help an underactive thyroid?

Does vitamin d help an underactive thyroid?

Not clear: There are studies that show a correlation between vitamin d levels and thyroid disease but correlation does not imply causation. In other words, it isn't clear there is a cause and effect relationship. It's good to keep your vitamin d level above 20, but low levels are may be indicative of a problem, not a cause of it. ...Read more

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Could vitamin d have helped your underactive thyroid?

Could vitamin d have helped your underactive thyroid?

Vitamin4 low thyroid: I am not aware of any specific effect on vitamin supplements to low thyroid. If your thyroid is low, which can be confirmed by lab tests, then simple thyroid supplement is the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Is a vitamin B12 deficiency associated with Lyme disease?

Is a vitamin B12 deficiency associated with Lyme disease?

No : There is no literature or study showing any correlation between Lyme disease a.nd B12 deficiency. ...Read more

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What can someone with a vitamin d deficiency & subclinical hypothyroidism do to lose weight?

What can someone with a vitamin d deficiency & subclinical hypothyroidism do to lose weight?

Correct deficiency: Weight loss occurs when your body burns more calories than you consume by eating. Hypothyroidism may slow the body's metabolic rate, thereby decreasing caloric expenditure. Taking thyroid hormone will correct the deficiency and help you lose weight. Hypothyroidism is detected by measuring tsh, thyroid stimulating hormone; not thyroid hormone itself. Vitamin d is a separate unrelated issue. ...Read more

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Will vitamin d deficiency cause hypothyroidism? My tsh is 18.8 ,T3 and T4 are normal. If tsh become normal can i stop thyronorm tablet?

Will vitamin d deficiency cause hypothyroidism? My tsh is 18.8 ,T3 and T4 are normal. If tsh become normal can i stop thyronorm tablet?

Not related to vitaD: and the tsh shows the pituitary gland is trying very hard to keep homone levels up to normal (why the TSH is so high). Most likely thyroid medicaiton is working to maintain the thyroid hormones. Lowering the thyroid hormone and the TSH would go sky high. ...Read more

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Does vitamin D3 1000mcg help balance an underactive thyroid? And why is too much vitamin D3 toxic? How much is too much?

Does vitamin D3 1000mcg help balance an underactive thyroid? And why is too much vitamin D3 toxic? How much is too much?

No.Low Thyroid: Is treated with the appropriate dose of l- thyroxine or similar thyroid rx.Vitamin d level can be measured, and if low, should be raised by vit d replacement.If truly low, replacement doses of up to 50, 000u/wk are initially given.It is very important to have normal levels. ...Read more

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I have a diagnoses of an unspecified connective tissue disease with an unspecified vitamin d deficiency. What is this?

I have a diagnoses of an unspecified connective tissue disease with an unspecified vitamin d deficiency. What is this?

No way to know: No way to tell which your unspecified connective tissue disease is since it's "unspecified". The vitamin d deficiency can be easily treated with 2, 000 u of vitamin d3 a day. Talk with your physician and ask him/her these questions. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Lyme Disease (Definition)

Lyme is caused by borrelia burgdorferi. Acute symptoms can include bullseye rash, headaches, joint pain, fever, and flu like sx. Chronic symptoms can include fibromyalgia symptoms, nerve pain in extremities, mood swings, brain fog, heart problems. Lab diagnosis is not very reliable, and sometimes clinical ...Read more


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Hypothyroidism (Adult) (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland does not secrete enough of the thyroid hormones. Symptoms include cold intolerance, constipation, and fatigue. ...Read more