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What are signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism?

What are signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism: Please refer to diagram & also my previous response. ...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


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Whats the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Whats the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Many: Some common symptoms are: fatigue, sensitive to cold, dry skin, constipation, hoarse voice, weight gain, high cholesterol, muscle ache/weakness, joint pain, heavy periods, brittle nails/hair, depression. Many other conditions can share these symptoms so if you suspect it, get a thyroid blood test. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism and can it prevent weight loss?

See below: Mild hypothyroidism may be asymptomatic. Common signs are sensitivty to cold, weakness, constipation, dry skin etc. For more information on signs and symptoms, see the site listed below. Hypothyroidism will not help weight loss, if any thing it will make it harder to lose weight. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hypothyroidism/ds00353. ...Read more

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What are the major signs and symptoms of congenital hypothyroidism?

What are the major signs and symptoms of congenital hypothyroidism?

EVERYTHING SLOWED: Everything slowed down - slow growth, slow movements, slow reflex, slow heart rate, weakness, fatigue, dry skin, cold intolerance, weight gain, constipation, dry skin, etc. ...Read more

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What are the early signs and symptoms in most patients with ms?

What are the early signs and symptoms in most patients with ms?

Classical onset: Unilateral loss of vision, loss of balance and coordination, electrical shocks down back on flexion of neck, weakness and stiffness in legs, but also, more subtle, including focal weakness, fatigue, cognitive deterioration, double vision, dizziness, etc. Important, these presentations may be associated with other illnesses, and, in themselves are not diagnostic. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of hypothyroidism in women after menopause?

What are the main symptoms of hypothyroidism in women after menopause?

Fatigue: Symptoms of hypothyroidism are fatigue, being cold, constipation, dry skin, loss of outer eyebrow, being puffy and change in cholesterol. Speak with your physician about having your thyroid profile done. I would recommend checking a free T3 (liothyronine) as well since this seems to be low in menopausal women in my practice. ...Read more

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Can a hypothyroid(not autoimmune) woman's symptoms like puffy face disappear only for a month following childbirth? Due to changes in hormone levels?

Can a hypothyroid(not autoimmune) woman's symptoms like puffy face disappear only for a month following childbirth? Due to changes in hormone levels?

Not your thyroid: Some women get a puffy face while they are pregnant for unclear reasons which disappears within a few weeks after giving birth. If you had a thyroid problem severe enough to cause a puffy face it would have been detected by thyroid testing during your pregnancy. This is not a thyroid issue. ...Read more

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Can a thin woman with hashimoto's disease while having hypothyroidism get diabetes symptoms without having actual diabetes?

Can a thin woman with hashimoto's disease while having hypothyroidism get diabetes symptoms without having actual diabetes?

Generally, no: Why isn't your hypothyroidism being treated. It's very simple and inexpensive. Since i don't know what you mean by "diabetes symptoms", i suggest you see your doctor for both problems. ...Read more

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24 yo female, had TSH come back as 4.53. Was told it was normal but I've felt hypothyroidism symptoms & have been an athlete my whole life

24 yo female, had TSH  come back as 4.53. Was told it was normal but I've felt hypothyroidism symptoms & have been an athlete my whole life

F/u and check iron: First, by current guidelines this is not a normal TSH. Nl is generally now considered to be between 0.4 & 4 & some say 0.4 to 3.5. This should be rechecked in a few weeks with thyroid antibodies and a free T4. Sx's in levels at this range are controversial. Iron/B12 levels should be checked as deficiency of these can cause sx's just like thyroid dz, be caused be thyroid dz & are often overlooked. ...Read more