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Doctor insights on: Osteoporosis And Low Thyroid

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Could my adrenals and thyroid levels being low affect my high iron but low RBC levels?

Could my adrenals and thyroid levels being low affect my high iron but low RBC levels?

High iron: Probably not. If you have been having low RBC levels you may have been given high doses of iron. If the low RBC is not iron deficiency anemia, then iron will not help. High iron in blood can cause many problems including accumulation in the liver causing hemachromatosis. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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


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Are low vitamin d levels, bone loss and breast nodules related?

Are  low vitamin d levels,  bone loss and breast nodules  related?

Yes : They can be, get your d levels up and see what happens. Ideal levels are between 50 and 70. ...Read more

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Can low thyroid cause high cholesterol?

Can low thyroid cause high cholesterol?

Endocrine effects: Thyroid hormone helps us with metabolism. If your thyroid hormone is low, your body is unable to manage the lipids appropriately and this leads to high cholesterol of the 'bad types' (triglycerides, low density lipids and very low density lipids) and lowering the good cholesterol (high density lipid). Our bodies need to be firing on all cylinders! ...Read more

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Why does one have low cortisol and high potassium levels in addison's disease?

Why does one have low cortisol and high potassium levels in addison's disease?

See below: Addison's disease is a state of low cortisol or hypocortisolism. In addition to cortsiol, the adrenal galnd also produces a very important hormone called aldosterone. The latter is responsible for reabsorbing sodium from the urine in exchange for potassium. If such hormone is not produced in sufficient quantity (either isolated or in conjunction with cortisol), potassium levels go up. ...Read more

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What can cause low pth and high/normal calcium levels?

What can cause low pth and high/normal calcium levels?

Many causes: Indicates that ca is high and that PTH is not the cause. Other causes include: too much vitamin d malignancy chronic granulomatous disease thiazides hyperthyroid rarely: acromegaly, addison's, milk alkali syndrome, and a few others. ...Read more

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Can breast cancer cause high fai and low shbg?

Can breast cancer cause high fai and low shbg?

Guessing : "free androgen index" and "sex-hormone binding globulin"? That is news to me. There's a few old correlations with obesity but nothing i could find more recently. I'd reiterate my colleague's request to keep the abbreviations / acronyms to a minimum -- there's way too both in real life and in medicine. I'm wondering why you ask, but i hope this was helpful. ...Read more

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Igf-1 hormone very low 35ug/l .I suspect malabsorption. How can this be confirmed. B12 and vit D low. Suffering fatigue and weight loss.

Igf-1 hormone very low 35ug/l .I suspect malabsorption. How can this be confirmed. B12 and vit D low. Suffering fatigue and weight loss.

? Pituitary problem: Hello Harry . Low Igf-1 indicates growth hormone deficiency due to pituitary gland dysfunction . Other hormonal deficiencies might be present . You Need to see endocrinologist for full work up and evaluation ...Read more

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Hyperthyroidism and weight gain, can a low TSH level cause weight gain? And how would menopause effect TSH level?

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

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What can cause high platelets and low calcium in labs?

What can cause high platelets and low calcium in labs?

Myriad of things. Sx: There are a myriad of things that can cause low calcium & high platelets. W/o knowing ur symptoms & medical history, it's next to impossible to interpret these results. High platelets can be a "stress" reaction to illness/infection, or a bone marrow prob. Low calcium can b from vitamin D deficiency or low sun exposure (Nordic genes). The most common cause is lab error. TTYD to clarify the results ...Read more

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My pth level161 low vitatamin d high calcium and diabetes how danger is?

My pth level161 low vitatamin d high calcium and diabetes how danger is?

Primary hyperparathy: If you have a high calcium and high PTH level, you most likely have primary hyperparathyroidism.This is a relatively common condition, especially in women after menopause. It has nothing to do with your diabetes. In your age group, this would be treated by removing the abnormal parathyroid (likely 1 of 4 parathyroid glands is abnormal). Without treatment it can lead to kidney stones and bone loss. ...Read more

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Hyperparathyroidism? MS? No balance, migraines, bone pain, dizzy, lightheaded, high calcium levels, low D levels, chronic fatigue, memory loss, etc.

Hyperparathyroidism? MS? No balance, migraines, bone pain, dizzy, lightheaded, high calcium levels, low D levels, chronic fatigue, memory loss, etc.

High calcium: This is probably not MS. The symptoms are not that particular to MS. Calcium levels should be normal in MS. How high is your calcium level? That can lead to several of these symptoms. If this is too high, perhaps treatment and/or referral to an endocrinologist is indicated. ...Read more

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What can cause low vit. D levels? Thyroid is fine.

What can cause low vit. D levels? Thyroid is fine.

Inadequate intake: The most likely cause is inadequate intake with inadequate skin absorption coming in second. Take enough under doctors directions to get your blood level of 25-oh vitamin d above 50. ...Read more

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My liver levels and calcium are high is that due to thyroid problems?

My liver levels and calcium are high is that due to thyroid problems?

Liver, calcium, and: Hyperthyroidism, most commonly from Graves' disease can cause an increase in liver function (enzyme) levels and elevated calcium from increase breakdown of stored calcium in the bones. ...Read more

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What might cause high B12 levels? I also had low iron (long-standing anemia) and low vitamin D. CBC was normal except mildly low hemoglobin.

What might cause high B12 levels? I also had low iron (long-standing anemia) and low vitamin D.  CBC was normal except mildly low hemoglobin.

B12 normal range: There is no harm in an elevated B12 level. The normal range is established based on a population study, but the physiology and diet factors that might lead to higher levels than those in the population study are not significant. Don't worry about it in the least. Get follow-up to see that the hemoglobin comes back to normal though. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

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