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Doctor insights on: Overweight 35 Year Old With Underactive Thyroid Oily Skin Fatigue

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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50 year old female, HDL 18.0, LDL <30, triglycerides 1729, chol/hdl ratio 12.50. I also have an underactive thyroid right now TSH 2.82 . Advvice?

50 year old female, HDL 18.0, LDL <30, triglycerides 1729, chol/hdl ratio 12.50. I also have an underactive thyroid right now TSH 2.82 .  Advvice?

Significant Medical: You need a very good medical partner. Your results show you have significant risk to your heart and brain and arteries. Don't wait for us online but get good advice and change your life as soon as you can. ...Read more

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1 year old has had sickness & now yellow mustard like poo for 2 weeks but is eating & drinking fine. Shes on iron for anaemia & underactive thyroid.

Details unclear...: "Sickness" is not very descriptive and hard to comment on. By itself, "yellow mustard poo" without other symptoms wouldn't concern me. Iron is great for anemia; however, is she taking synthroid (thyroxine) for her thyroid? Speak with your pediatrician so they can get more clear on your concerns and ensure that your daughter is getting the care she needs. ...Read more

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I've been taking 50mcg a day of levothyroxine for an underactive thyroid for a year now. My hair has steadily gotten worse. Coarse & brittle.

I've been taking 50mcg a day of levothyroxine for an underactive thyroid for a year now. My hair has steadily gotten worse. Coarse & brittle.

TSH level: The proper dose of Levoxyl (thyroxine) is determined by the TSH level on blood testing. Your md determines what that dose should be after the TSH results are known. If your TSH level is still too high(normal=0.5 to 5)you may need more than 50mcg of Levoxyl (thyroxine) per day. ...Read more

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I'm kerry I'm 37 .I take citilopram antideppressants for past 9 years .I'm trying to come off slowly redusing I get anxiety but not as bad as panic disorder like years ago .I've got underactive thyroid which got diegnosed 1 year ago I've started treating

I'm kerry I'm 37 .I take citilopram antideppressants for past 9 years .I'm trying to come off slowly redusing I get anxiety but not as bad as panic disorder like years ago .I've got underactive thyroid which got diegnosed 1 year ago I've started treating

SSRI Weaning....: Coming off SSRI's after 9 years is difficult to do. As you come down on them, you will experience feels of "anxiety" and withdrawal, naturally. I don't know your current dosage, but assuming you are coming down from a high dose of citalopram, (they come in 80, 40, 20, 10 mg), you need to be under the supervision of a doctor while weaning down. Thyroid issues also needs to be addressed. ...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


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Hypothyroidism (Adult) (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland does not secrete enough of the thyroid hormones. Symptoms include cold intolerance, constipation, and fatigue. ...Read more