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Doctor insights on: Myxedema Madness Symptoms From Hypothyroidism

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Why does hypothyroidism cause myxedema?

Why does hypothyroidism cause myxedema?

Myxedema: If your thyroid gland is not working you will not make any thyroid hormones and will develop myxedema. That should never happen because as soon as that diagnosis is made you should be on thyroid hormone replacement. ...Read more

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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If hypothyroidism is untreated, can myxedema coma occur?

If hypothyroidism is untreated, can myxedema coma occur?

Read about it: Myxedema coma is a relatively uncommon condition but it certainly can occur in persons with hypothyroidism. You can read about it by going to this link. http://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1201/p2485.html. ...Read more

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Cretinism or myxoedema/severe hypothyroidism? What is (are) the difference(s)?

Cretinism or myxoedema/severe hypothyroidism?   What is (are) the difference(s)?

Age: Cretinism is the developmental problem in bones and tissues in children with hypothyroidism. Severe or prolonged hypothyroidism in older people causes edema or swelling in all places including the tissues retaining fluid and even the heart and can lead to cardiomyopathy or coma. ...Read more

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Please list symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Please list symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Slow metabolism: All of the symptoms of hypothyroidism are related to the slowing of the metabolism in this condition: fatigue, weight gain, constipation, feeling cold, dry skin, slow heart rate, and hair loss. ...Read more

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What are usual symptoms of hypothyroidism?

What are usual symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Lots of things: Fatigue, weight gain, dry hair, dry skin, lethargy, depression, weakness and many other symptoms. Most of the symptoms go away when the hypothyroidism is treated. ...Read more

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Do i need all symptoms of hypothyroidism, if I have it?

Do i need all symptoms of hypothyroidism, if I have it?

Hopefully not!!!: Hypothyroidism can cause a wide array of symptoms. In my experience (thank goodness) no one who is hypothyroid has all these symptoms but the greater the degree of hypothyroidism the greater number & degree of symptoms. Why people get varying symptoms likely depends on genetic factors, nutritional status & co-existing health issues. See http://www.Stopthethyroidmadness.Com/long-and-pathetic/. ...Read more

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Is lumbago a symptom of hypothyroidism?

Not necessarily : Patients with hypothyroidism can have back pain and viceversa. Hypothyroidism can lead to generalized pain, not necessarily just back pain. Visit your doctor for an evaluation. www.otwithmd.com. ...Read more

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Is itchy shins a symptom of hypothyroid?

Is itchy shins a symptom of hypothyroid?

It can be.: Thyroid acropachy may complicate graves' disease and subcutaneous infiltration is seen in myxedema. So, the answer to your question is that itchy shins can be associated with thyroidopathies. See your internist or family physician to obtain endocrinology referral. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism?

What are signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism: Please refer to diagram & also my previous response. ...Read more

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Whats the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism?

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