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Menopause And Hyperthyroidism
Why hyperthyroid can cause gynecomastia? What's the connection thyroid hormone and estrogen, testosterone?
Complex interaction: Gynecomastia can occur in hyperthyroidism due to an induced increase in peripheral aromatase activity leading to an increase in circulating estrogen levels, and thus decreased testosterone levels. Most of the estrogen in men is made from the peripheral conversion of testosterone and other androgens to estrogens. Other mechanisms are probably at play as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the relationship between thyroid hormone and estrogen? Why there's amenorrhoea in hyperthyroidism and menorrhagia in hypothyroidism?
Beta blockers: If your symptoms are from menopause, estrogen, ssri's or Clonidine may help. If they are due to hyperthyroidism, beta blockers can help and lower an accelerated heart rate. However, ultimately you need to talk with your endocrinologist about a definitive therapy for your hyperthyroidism such as radioactive iodine or antithyroid drugs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
We no longer: Use thyroid hormones to augment weight loss. It can have serious complications like irregular heart rhythms. In reality, we use thyroid hormones like Liotrix to replacement someone's levels to normal. Hypothyroidism can lead to weight gain and restoring levels to normal(thyroid wise) can help some element of weight loss. in reality, it doesn't usually lead to significant weight loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When will i stop gaining weight after thyroid ablation for graves' disease. Thyroid labs at good levels on synthroid (thyroxine)?
Possible!: Grave's is an autoimmune disease when thyroid antibodies bind to thyroid stimulating receptors. Overporduction of thyroid, which also increase your metabolic rate, burning more calories than normal. If your thyroid levesl are now kept normal, you may probably gain weight if your appetite is the same as when you had untreated grave's disease. ...Read more
Stable: Once you reach your proper therapeutic dose and stay on it, your symptoms should be permanently controlled. Periodic blood tests confirm that your dose remains effective, however. ...Read more
SEPERATE CONDITIONS: These are two separate conditions and can happen to some patients together There is no concvincing evidence that there is any relationship for these two conditions ...Read more
Hyperthyroidism and weight gain, can a low TSH level cause weight gain? And how would menopause effect TSH level?
No: Rarely hyperthyroidism manifested by a low TSH and elevated thyroid hormones can cause increased hunger leading to weight gain. Most hyperthyroids lose (muscle) weight. Menopause has no effect on TSH levels, but as we age hypothyroidism with increased TSH becomes more likely. 20% of women on medicare have elevated TSH and have frank or subclinical hypothyroidism. ...Read more
See your doctor: Sluggish symptoms are not normal at any age. Please consult your doctor so that a treatable condition is not missed. ...Read more
Dear sir, my TSH is 0.741 uIU/ml. I have the all symptoms of hypothyroidism, like weakness, tremor, fatigue, weight gain and cold intolerance?
Normal TSH Level: Your Blood Test for TSH is normal low range.Normal Level range From 0.5 to 4.5/5.0 This blood test does not suggest that you have Hypothyroidism Consult your doctor and if he/she still suspects Hypothyroidism,repeat the full Thyroid profile including TSH,T3,T4and FreeT4 There may be some other cause of your symptoms.Tremors are usually caused by Hyperthyroidism ...Read more
Taking ptu (propylthiouracil) for overactive thyroid and Clomid also; does smoking affect thyroid hormones?
Eye disease: Smoking will greatly increase your risk for developing grave's exophthalmopathy. Essentially, the eyes are pushed out because of immune deposits behind them. This will make it difficult for you to close your eyes. People go blind from this depending on severity. We don't understand why smoking increases your risk but it does. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What hormone imbalances can cause excessive face/head sweating? I have underactive thyroid, kidney disease, & low cortisol levels. Can these diseases?
I have thyroid illness TSH is 4.5, debilitating symptoms of menopause. severe anxiety illness. losing weight and tired.reoccuring infections. ?
Adjust thyroid and +: B"sd based on your TSH your thyroid status is a little low, so you should need some adjustment of your thyroid medication or make sure you are not missing doses as only a few missed pill per month can make a difference from great TSH ~ 1 to your value. Menopausal sx's and others need attention. Available to discuss details. ...Read more
Allopecia: If scalp hair loss called allopecia is due to hypothyroidism one can reverse it by normalizing thyroid function. Most of the time hypothyroidism is due to an autoimmune disorder called hashimotos disease. Allopcia is an accompanying autoimmune disorder and may not be due to low thyroid hormones. It's an association -- not causation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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