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Smoking Mask Hypothyroidism
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
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