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Organ Systems Affected In Hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism is also known as Underactive thyroid. Level, which can cause fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart ...Read more
What foods can create insulin intake to an organ? And no I don't have diabetes nor cholesterol I just have hypothyroidism
Yeah man..it DOES: It can make people appear to be depressed, demented, lethargic, apathetic, lackadaisical- sounds like we're just throwing out insult after insult but hey, that's HYPOTHYROIDISM. It's also capable of doing something to CSF fluid that no other endocrinopathy does- causes a WBC shift UP. So, just remember residents...high WBC in CSF...what's the diff? Meningitis/Infection, GBS, Hypothyroidism. Fix! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very unlikely: Thyroid hormone affects every part of your body, but it does not usually affect your immune system to any significant degree. Loss of consciousness is also very uncommon with hypothyroidism. If your thyroid levels have been normalized with thyroid hormone, you need another explanation for your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypothyroidism in adolescent affected growth and left untreated till 21yo,is it possible to make growth back to normal ?
Many factors: Many factors are involved--genetics, length of time without treatment for low thyroid. Has puberty completed and have bony growth centers closed? Please see your doctor and have a bone age x-ray done. Also check to make sure patient is on sufficient thyroid hormone. Good luck. ...Read more
I have a bump under my thumbnail. No other fingernails are affected. I have hypothyroidism. What could be the cause?
I am 21 yrs Indian, male suffering from hypothyroidism. My academics is getting affected because of it as I always feel tired. What lifestyle changes (I am already taking medicine) should I make ? Please guide on diet also.
Depends...: If after correction of your Hypothyroidism....TSH you feel this way....you have other medical problems...like Diabetes/ anemia/B12 deficiency ( if vegetarian ). that needs to be explored and treated. Need to take your thyroid medicine early morning in empty stomach. Get your stool examined for ova and parasites. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: It can be increased in severe hyperthyroid disease ...Read more
Hypothyroidism: This tends to slow you down and that may contribute to your nervous system. Your thyroid gland, when working properly should have no adverse effects. Under-dosing or over-dosing with thyroid medicines is not a good idea. If you haven't had your thyroid levels measured for the last 3-6 months please do so soon. ...Read more
Slows metabolism: The thyroid hormone is essential for proper functioning of most if not all organs in the body. Low thyroid levels can lead to slowing and/or weakness of the heart muscle because of poor utilization of the energy supply to the heart in the setting of low thyroid hormone levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The thyroid makes thyroid hormone, the main one is t4, which is converted in other tissues to t3. An underactive thyroid makes too little thyroid hormone. You feel sluggish, bloated, constipated, cold. It is treated by taking replacement hormone levothyroxine. The thyroid also makes calcitonin, which is involved in calcium metabolism, but it is a weak hormone in ...Read more
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