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Smoking Mask Hypothyroidism
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
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?
Can smoking cigarettes alter thyroid blood tests, thereby masking hypothyroidism? Could i develop hypothyroidism if i quit smoking?
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
What to do if I have hypothyroid and i haven't taken my mede in like three weeks. Could that be why?
Hypothyroidism: Hypothyroidism When you are diagnosed with Hypothyroidism,it is due to the Thyroid gland not able to produce Thyroxin which is the hormone which controls the metaboilism .This condition is treated by giving the hormone to bring the blood level to normal level usually all over life If yopu stop taking your replacement hormone you will go back to being Hypothyroid, You should not stop the medicine ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypothyroid: If you have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism surely your doctor has prescribed thyroid hormone replacement. This is available as brand name or generic. Some doctors prescribe only T4 thyroid hormone, others prescribe that and T3 (liothyronine) thyroid. My personal preference is T4 only. Take it at least one hour after a meal and preferably at bedtime. ...Read more
Hypothyroidism: Hypothyroidism is a permanent condition requiring lifelong treatment in most patients. Treatment involves thyroid hormone replacement, unless the hypothyroidism is transient, such as following painless thyroiditis or subacute thyroiditis; or reversible (due to a medication that can be discontinued). ...Read more
Take natural thyroid: The natural way to help your body is to not deprive it from the natural hormone that it requires, thyroid hormone. Anything else you do will be un-natural. There are no herbs, supplements, or potions that will help your thyroid do what it is incapable of doing. As you remain off thyroid hormone you will become more un-natural. ...Read more