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Secondary Or Tertiary Hypothyroidism
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
Unstimulated thyroid: Hypothyroidism describes a situation in which the thyroid gland doesn't produce normal amounts of thyroid hormone (t4). In primary hypothyroidism, the thyroid can't make enough thyroid hormone. T4 levels are low, and TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is high. In secondary hypothyroidism, the thyroid can work normally, but due to low levels of tsh, doesn't (t4 & TSH levels both low or low-normal). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If I go on a medication for hypothyroidism like Synthroid to repair a short term issue secondary to other meds will I be dependent on it for life?
Age:40, early osteoarthiritis changes are seen on my knee x-rays. How to find out if it is primary or secondary? Any tests? Does hypothyroid cause it?
My third generation TSH is 0.085 et my ft4 is 0.59..Is this indicative of secondary hypothyroidism? I has so many symptoms including extream fatigue..
Unlikely: Are you taking thyroid medications or over the counter thyroid meds? Are you on any medications that contain T3 such as armour or cytomel? This is the typical lab pattern for someone on those meds. If not, repeat the tests including free T3 and see your doctor if it still look like above. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Androgel or Clomid for secondary hypoglonadism in a 19 yr old male also diagnosed with secondary hypothyroidism? First endocrinologist said Clomid 50 mwf. And Synthroid 75 daily. Went to a second to try to get to the root of why this is happening. He is
Clomid : Clomid is not a standard treatment for male hypogonadism, and that is why the second doctor is saying no to clomid. I can't comment on the pituitary function without seeing the patient. We all rely much too much on labs and forget about our patient's symptoms frequently. My main concern here is the 20 pound weight loss, which is not from thyroid or gonadal problems. It could be from adrenal insufficiency, and hopefully that has been evaluated as part of the pituitary evaluation. ...Read more
TSH level 5.47 & total testosterone 245. LH is 2 & FSH is 1. Secondary hypogonadism & hypothyroidism. im 31 my dr suggested synthroid, TRT. yes or no?
Yes: I would recommend Armour or Nature's Thyroid over Synthyroid. Synthyroid is a synthetic the others are natural. Definitely would recommend testosterone using a bio-identical. Pellet therapy preferably because will last for 4-6 months and give superior levels. Can get more info at BioTe.com and find a Dr. in your area that can help and is well trained. ...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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