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Signs And Symptoms Of Low Thyroid
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Myxedema: Apathy and mental sluggishness (can look like depression), obesity, and cold intolerance. Myxedema is so-called because of mucus-like buildup in connective tissue (mostly thickening the skin), which can also lead to deeper voice and enlarged tongue. Constipation, heart issues, and decreased sense of taste can also occur. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many, many possible: Symptoms may include: 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 rate depression impaired memory. ...Read more
If my thyroid swells when I drink caffeine or alcohol does this mean it is not functioning correctly? I have symptoms of low thyroid but tests are ok?
Thyroid coffee: 34 F from from Cork notes that her thyroid swells when she drinks force. I suspect what you mean is that the you swallow coffee you and perhaps others can see your thyroid better as you tilt your head back. Cannot imagine how coffee will make thyroid swell. ...Read more
TSH is 5.21 FT4 and FT3 are normal Having symptoms of low thyroid, have well controlled lupus, hashimotos runs in my family Treat with meds or watch?
Hypothyroidism: An elevated TSH and normal FT4 is possibly due to subclinical hypothyroidism. What type of symptoms are you having exactly? Your doctor should check basic blood work to make sure there is no other explanation for your symptoms. A good physical exam of your thyroid to reveal any nodules, or goiter is very important. Thyroiditis is definitely a possibility. ...Read more
Thyroid removed level at .406 now on meds have a lot symptoms of low thyroid, hair loss and breakage dry skin constipated doc says fine y i feel bad?
Not sure.: Could be that you are underdosed in your thyroid replacement hormone. I am not sure if 0.406 is your current TSH or not. If it is, it is hard to explain. If this doesn't clear up in a short while you might consider repeating your TSH and using a small dose of t3 (liothyronine). ...Read more
I am have symptoms of low thyroid and adrenal fatigue.My total t3-66.1, cortisol-22.13, tsh&ft4-normal.Dr. Says no tx.Should i see an endo/2nd opinion?
Discuss with doctor: Agreed with dr. Lewy-weiss. You should talk to your current doctor about your concerns to hear the reason why he/she made the recommendation that he/she did. This person knows ur symptoms and history best to make this determination. In general, a mildly elevated cortisol is "transient" and most likely will be normal the next time it's checked. Don't jump to treatment without knowing the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: Hypothyroidism (low thyroid) can cause weight gain, fatigue, cold intolerance, constipation, fluid retention, heavy periods, excessive sleepiness, hair loss, muscle pains/weakness. However, these are nonspecific symptoms. Most people who have these symptoms do not have a low thyroid causing it. Checking a TSH level will confirm if the symptoms are related to thyroid or not. ...Read more
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