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Relationship Between Gallstones And Hypothyroid
Fatty liver and hypothyroid ok to take metformin even with gallstones?No attack of gallstones so far
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
I have hypothyroidism, metabolic syndrome and am pre-diabetic., with gallstones. Will metformin and Synthroid (thyroxine) help?
See below: Synthroid (thyroxine) can help hypothyroidism, dosing should be started by your dr.Metformin can help with blood sugar control, though there is no specific recommendations when it cones to pre-diabetes. Exercise and proper diet should be part of the treatment as well. Be well. ...Read more
Yes: Sometimes gallstones can travel into the bile duct and cause pancreas irritation or biliary pancreatitis. Best to have surgery for the gallstones after the pancreatitis has resolved so as to prevent future episodes of pancreatitis, which can sometimes become severe or serious for some patients. ...Read more
Many causes: Anemia (low hemoglobin) can be a result of hypothyroidism through multiple mechanisms. Low thyroid causes less production of blood cells resulting in a "normochromic" anemia. It can also be associated with B12 deficiency and cause a "macrocytic" anemia. It can also cause less iron absorption and result in a "microcytic" anemia. If anemia persists after treating low thyroid, look other causes. ...Read more
Unclear: It is commonly thought that obesity contributes to gallstones, and for some patients that is true. But not all overweight patients have gallstones. And many thin patients have stones. There is clearly some sort of genetic predisposition to form them, which is probably an underlying cause in most cases. ...Read more
Yes: Both are autoimmune disorders which means your body's own immune system attacks certain specific parts of your body. There has been shown a relationship between celiac disease (gluten sensitivity) and hashimoto's thyroid disease, type I diabetes and inflammatory bowel disease. The immune system is amazing and complex so there is probably a LOT still to be discovered. ...Read more
Please explain the relationship between weight loss and gallstones? I have lost 70lbs in the past 6 months, now I have 5.4mm stones and awful pain.
See surgeon: It is not entirely understood why rapid weight loss conrtibutes to gallstone formation, but it is certainly recognized. Weight loss of 2lb/week usually is safest. Now that you have documented gallstones and pain, your gallbaldder should be removed. Visit your local general surgeon promptly for a complete workup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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