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Smoking Mask 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
I have had air hunger for 6 months right after i quit smoking. I have hypothyroidism, treated. What things should I be tested for?
See your doctor: You need a complete medical evaluation, especially of your lungs and heart, and may need additional tests, including a chest film and pulmonary function tests. At your age, I would not expect severe lung damage, and it's hard to know if your thyroid issues are involved. Your doctor may want you to see a pulmonary specialist if the tests reveal anything. ...Read more
I have hashimoto hypothyroidism and would like to start taking v 3 by voyager health to help me lose the 20 pounds that I have gained since no smoking?
Don't waste $$: Get your thyroid treated appropriately with brand name T4 replacement. Don't waste your money on v3 or any other supplements. The only thing that will lose weight is your wallet. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Why would you put something in your body when you don't even know what it is or what it could do? ...Read more
Can smoking cigarettes alter thyroid blood tests, thereby masking hypothyroidism? Could i develop hypothyroidism if i quit smoking?
My TSH level was 2.95 a few months ago when i was still smoking and chewing tobacco. Why did my TSH go up into hypothyroid range after i quit?
I have hypothyroidism but my doc said i may have hyperthyroidism as well. Could smoking marijuana have caused this or affect my thyroid at all?
Unlikely : Though certain thyroid conditions can cause both hypo and hyper thyroidism at one point or another, both cannot exist at the same time. It would be like saying your gas tank is full and empty at the same time. At this time there aren't any conclusive studies showing that chronic marijuana use directly affects thyroid function. However, marijuana does affect other hormones. ...Read more
Can ritalin mask hypothyroidism? I have increasingly cold feet, hands, and nose, even though my thermostat is set at 75 and I have terribly dry skin, muscle weakness (trouble opening jars when i never used to), and joint pain in my hips and knees when i g
Possible: Poor memory and concentration can be symptoms of hypothyroidism, which you have according to your profile. Discuss with doctor treating your thyroid to make sure this isn't a contributing factor. Other causes of forgetfulness at your age could be lack of sleep, medication side effects, depression, stress and anxiety, vitamin deficiency, head injury, seizures, alcohol abuse, drug use and smoking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
More than 46 million, nearly 21% of adults in the United States, smoke, according to a 2010 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking rates remained constant from 2005 - 2009. Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of ...Read more
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