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Over The Counter Treatment For Underactive Thyroid
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
My wife has underactive thyroid and also lack of hemoglobin. Treatment has been continuing for 25 days but she suffers from hair loss.What's reason
Multiple causes: If she's only 21 years old and has anemia, the source of her anemia needs to be discovered and corrected. Most commonly in females, it it is due to heavy menstrual bleeding. Either way, anemia of any source can cause hair loss. Given her anemia, she should have her iron levels checked and possibly take iron supplements if needed. Similarly low thyroid hormones can cause hair loss. ...Read more
Although: There are some conditions that cause transient (temporary) low functioning thyroid, and those may reverse on their own (will cure itself)- such sick euthyroid or some phases of thyroiditis. Or rarely in the US, iodine deficiency associated hypothyroidism may be completely reversed with eating iodine supplemented food. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Support immunity 1st: Yes, but seeing a doctor who practices holistic or functional medicine is the best way to manage non-pharmacological approaches to hypothyroidism. Most hypothyroidism results from an imbalanced immune system (th1/th2 imbalance) and adrenal stress. In some cases, it may be corrected without medication. When using medications, consider all your options, including natural thyroid replacement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friend has underactive thyroid medically due to iodine deficiency, she moved from Africa to the uk, would a diet high in iodine cure the illness?
Possibly : There are no tests to confirm iodine insufficiency. When iodine deficiency is seen in an entire population, it is best managed by ensuring that common foods that people eat contain sufficient levels of iodine.The primary complication of iodine therapy for iodine deficiency is development of hyperthyroidism. This may occur, especially in patients older than 45 years, because of autonomous nodules. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an underactive thyroid. On 25mg levothy. 6mths ago i had severe tonsilitos & took high level of antibiotic.Now little over act.Is this y ?
It's possible.: There are many potential causes of rapid weight gain. Thyroid problems, either too little or too much thyroid hormone, could be the cause, but most people with weight gain turn out to have normal thyroid levels. A doctor might ask a lot of questions about diet, exercise, and other symptoms, then consider ordering labs to see if there is a specific cause such as low (or high) thyroid levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an underactive thyroid and have not had this under control for over 2 years my doctor has now increased my thyroxine to 325 micrograms a day..is this normal..i have been taking throxine for 16 years..i am having problems with my right elbow and num
Hypothyroid.: Seems like a long time to adjust your dose. Although the dose seems large, it is not unheard of. There are many factors that interfere with absorption of the med so this could be related. ...Read more
Pulse 120-130. Had underactive thyroid 3 yrs, now massively over active (t3 37.8, TSH 0.03) 3 weeks since last test (t3 was 18.7).
Dose adjustment: Please see your doctor to adjust the dose of your medication. You do seem to have hyperthyroid state and would benefit form reducing the dose of your thyroid medication, however, i urge you to consult your doctor rather than adjusting the dose by yourself. ...Read more
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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