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Side Effects Of No Thyroid And No Medicine
Hello, my thyroid medicines had expired 2months ago nd I kept on taking them till now, my question is that will it cause any dangerous side effects?
Must check thyroid: You should check thyroid level in body. If it goes too low it can have many symptoms,like fatigue , tiredness, elevated cholesterol, myxedema in severe cases ...Read more
No effect: Low radiation dose thyroid uptake test with radio tracer i123 or i131. Thyroid gland picks up the iodine tracer. I-123 has a shorter half life than i-131 (13 hrs vs. 8.1 days), so use of i-123 exposes the body to less radiation. Thyroid gland function not affected by scan. Should not have test if pregnant or breast feeding. Tests are for thyroid function determining hypo vs hyperthyroidism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the use of taking thyroid medicines when your hair gonna fall out, way too many side effects, terrible i guess i'll be fat forever, smh?
Thyroid hormone : If you are overweight, taking thyroid hormone for weight loss is a very wrong approach. If you have hypothyroidism, taking thyroid hormone supplement won't cause hair loss. You should discuss it in details with your local physician to find the best way and safe way to treat your medical needs. ...Read more
As i've thyroid, i'm taking l-thyroxine 100mcg medicine since one month. Pls tell me if there are any side effects of this medicine like weight gain..
No side effects.: Thyroxine is a replacement hormone that takes the place of your naturally occurring hormone. Thyroxine can give expected effects if too much or too little is taken but these are not "side effects." keep your TSH on the low end of normal - say below 2.5 and all will be well. ...Read more
None if dose right: If your dose is appropriate, there should be no side effects, unless you have an allergy to one of the inactive ingredients ( like the dyes). If your dose is too high, you can get palpitations, tremors, weight loss and other signs of thyroid hormone excess. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Thyroid controls metabolism but not sexual development or maturation. Pituitary controls both thyroid & testes but if he's only missing thyroid, then testes should be ok. However, if testosterone is low, need to figure out why. Low t might be due to testicular issue (coincident w/thyroid) or be due to pituitary problem (see above) or perhaps liver (via excess iron - hemochromatosis), etc. Go c doc. ...Read more
I heard some people say that soy products have side effects, especially on thyroid , is it true?Thanks
Most likely no: Soy does not affect the function of the thyroid gland based on current knowledge and research studies. However, it can affect the absorption of thyroid hormone, so it is not recommended to take soy products when taking thyroid hormone replacement. For more information, may refer to the american thyroid association website. ...Read more
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