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Doctor insights on: Physical Symptoms Of Hypothyroidism After Radiation

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So continuous radiation that focuses on thyroid CT scans and radioactive dye from pet scans can't destroy someone's thyroid gland causing it to fail ...Leading to hypothyroid issues ?

So continuous radiation that focuses on thyroid  CT scans and radioactive dye from pet scans can't destroy someone's thyroid gland causing it to fail ...Leading to hypothyroid issues ?

Quantity is the ?: Radiation exposure is cummulative and partly time interval of exposure related . I don't want to avoid your ? , but what do u mean by continuous ? I am not famililiar with continuous exposure in diagnostic radiology. ...Read more

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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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I had a physical at work and it said i had hypothyroidism. I don't think I have any symptoms other than getting cold easily. How worried should I be?

See your physician: I wouldn't worry, but i would make an appointment with your family physician and get thoroughly checked out. Sometimes, low thyroid has very few symptoms. A simple blood test, along with a basic physical, should help clarify the diagnosis. Get checked. ...Read more

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I have graves disease. After my rai treatment, I am now hypothyroid. What physical & emotional symptoms should I expect?

I have graves disease.  After my rai treatment, I am now hypothyroid.  What physical & emotional symptoms should I expect?

Hypothyroidism: Symptoms of hypothyroidism are: fatigue, hair loss, hoarse voice, trouble concentrating, slower speech, dry skin, brittle nails, feeling cold, weight gain, constipation...All of these should be temporary because your doctor should start you on thyroid replacement to bring the level back to normal. Some patients have no symptoms of hypothyroidism even when hypo. ...Read more

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What will set off hypothyroid symptoms?

What will  set off hypothyroid symptoms?

Low thyroid hormones: This can be due to a dysfunctional thyroid or a malfunctioning parathyroid gland that isn't releasing enough thyroid stimulating hormone. There are two main thyroid hormones thyroxine (t4 and triiodothyronined (t3). Both need iodine to function. ...Read more

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How can you deal with hypothyroidism symptoms?

How can you deal with hypothyroidism symptoms?

You treat: With thyroxine supplementation if indeed you have genuine hypothyroidism. Remember, it takes several weeks and sometimes months to have your symptoms resolve. Regular monitoring of your thyroid levels is equally important as dose requirement can vary among individuals. Change in body weight can also affect levels. ...Read more

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What to do about hypothyroid symptoms but perfect labs?

Optimize the thyroid: The labs are merely a guidline, and often checking a TSH and T4 are not enough. You need to check your free T4, free T3 (liothyronine), (liothyronine) Reverse T3 (liothyronine), (liothyronine) thyroglobulin and TPO antibodies, and then make sure your physician understands the relationship of these labs and to optimize the labs...get your free T3 (liothyronine) to high normal and lower your Reverse T3 (liothyronine). Above all, treat the patient, not the labs. ...Read more

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How can you most effectively remove the symptoms of hypothyroidism?

How can you most effectively remove the symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Treat it: Treat it with brand name T4 replacement until your levels are normal. That makes it like you never had a thyroid problem. Wasn't that easy? ...Read more

Gamma Rays (Definition)

This is light of extremely short wavelengths typically produced either among the stars / in cosmic rays or by radioactive element decay. Gamma rays form the background of normal radiation in which we all live; it is substantially greater than the exposure we get from imaging scans or should get from ...Read more