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Could vitamin d have helped your underactive thyroid?

Could vitamin d have helped your underactive thyroid?

Vitamin4 low thyroid: I am not aware of any specific effect on vitamin supplements to low thyroid. If your thyroid is low, which can be confirmed by lab tests, then simple thyroid supplement is the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

Statins (Definition)

Several drugs exist which lower cholesterol by inhibiting an enzyme in liver cells (hmg-coa reductase) that is involved in cholesterol synthesis. These all have generic names that end in -statin, e.g. Atorvastatin (lipitor) and Simvastatin (zocor). Since nearly all of the meds in this class have been shown to have similar cardiovascular benefits, we often discuss them ...Read more


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Tell me what is underactive thyroid?

Tell me what is underactive thyroid?

Low thyroid hormone: Being produced by thyroid gland

can cause fatigue, constipation, dry skin, loss of hair
and other symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a underactive thyroid?

What are the symptoms of a underactive thyroid?

Hypothyroid symptoms: Fatigue
Weight gain
Dry hair
Brittle nails
Depression
Thermal or temperture intolerance
See a doctor to get lab tests to diagnose it. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an underactive thyroid?

What are the symptoms of an underactive thyroid?

Varies: Palpitations, tremors, muscle weakness, heat intolerence, weight loss, anxiety - or some people have few if any symptoms (so called "apathetic" hyperthyroidism). ...Read more

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Is there a cure for underactive thyroid?

Is there a cure for underactive thyroid?

Although: There are some conditions that cause transient (temporary) low functioning thyroid, and those may reverse on their own (will cure itself)- such sick euthyroid or some phases of thyroiditis. Or rarely in the US, iodine deficiency associated hypothyroidism may be completely reversed with eating iodine supplemented food. ...Read more

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Does anastrozole affect underactive thyroid?

Does anastrozole affect underactive thyroid?

No affects or action: There are no affects or interactions. May sure your thyroid is regulated. Why are you taking an aromatase inhibitor? Breast ca? Make sure thyroid is normal so that you don't interfere with therapy. ...Read more

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Can a underactive thyroid lead to depressiom?

Can a underactive thyroid lead to depressiom?

Yes: Depression can be a symptom of depression, but usually hypothyroidism manifests with other symptoms at the same time. Depresion can also occur independently of thyroid dysfunction. It you wonder if your symptoms are related to hypothyroidism, ask your doctor to check TSH and free thyroxine levels in the blood. ...Read more

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How do you lose weight if an underactive thyroid?

How do you lose weight if an underactive thyroid?

Work with your doc: Work with your doctor to ensure that your thyroid labs are in the target range to ensure your metabolism and energy level are at their best. After that, it's up to you to watch what you eat, and exercise to burn more calories than you eat. Lifting weights can help build muscle gradually which can increase your metabolism & help with the weight loss good luck - it can be done! ...Read more

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How can I lose weight with a underactive thyroid?

How can I lose weight with a underactive thyroid?

May be difficult: The focus should be on optimizing your thyroid function. The thyroid gland is involved with several body functions in addition to regulating metabolism. Once your thyroid is functioning optimally, you will have greater success reaching your bodyweight goal. ...Read more

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Is hypothyroidism the same thing as underactive thyroid?

Is hypothyroidism the same thing as underactive thyroid?

Yes they are d same.: Take care! Http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/mobileart. Asp? Articlekey=914. ...Read more

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What can I do to lose weight with an underactive thyroid?

Diet and exercise: On top of taking your thyroid hormone, the most important things to do are to eat healthy and exercise. Taking the thyroid hormone to keeo levels normal will not make you lose weight but will avoid faster weight gain. ...Read more

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Is there a way to lose weight with an underactive thyroid?

Is there a way to lose weight with an underactive thyroid?

Yes: Once your thyroid hormone is regulated (with the appropriate thyroid replacement), you should be able to diet, exercise, etc. And have expected weight loss. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight with an underactive thyroid?

Is it possible to lose weight with an underactive thyroid?

Hypothyroidism: First, your hypothyroidism must be treated. Then change your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. Continue to monitor your tsh, t3, (liothyronine) and T4 levels as well. ...Read more

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Any over-the-counter help for someone with underactive thyroid?

No: There is no over the counter medication or nutritional supplement that can replace thyroid hormone. Beware of anyone who tries to sell you something to "support" thyroid function. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can lose weight with a underactive thyroid?

Can you tell me how I can lose weight with a underactive thyroid?

See your physician: To have your thyroid issues addressed. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. Running, swimming, nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.). ...Read more

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What are the best ways to lose weight with an underactive thyroid?

What are the best ways to lose weight with an underactive thyroid?

Hypothyroidism: First, your hypothyroidism must be treated. Then change your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. Continue to monitor your tsh, t3, (liothyronine) and T4 levels as well. ...Read more

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Trying to lose weight with an underactive thyroid. What should I do?

Diet and exercise: A healthy diet and exercise and taking your thyroid hormone replacement as recommended by your doctor. Normal thyroid hormone levels will help you to no continue to gain weight by stimulating your metabolism to normal rate, but without diet and exercise you will not lose the excessive weight. ...Read more

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Can you suffer from thyroid storm if you have an underactive thyroid?

Can you suffer from thyroid storm if you have an underactive thyroid?

No: Only if you severely overdose on your thyroid replacement pills can this happen but then you will be hyperthyroid and not hypothyroid anymore. ...Read more

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Is it generally no issue to eat spicy foods with a underactive thyroid?

Is it generally no issue to eat spicy foods with a underactive thyroid?

Yes: But no matter what you eat, you should be taking an appropriate dose of brand name T4 replacement to keep your thyroid levels normal. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Question about underactive thyroid--is that just a mild form of hypothyroid?

Same condition: Hypothyroidism refers to the state in which the thyroid is under-producing thyroid hormone (= underactive in this function). Most common forms of hypothyroidism (or underactive thyroid gland) are: autoimmune thyroiditis (hashimoto's disease), surgical removal of thyroid, excessive iodine intake, or after radio-active iodine ablation of thyroid gland. ...Read more

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How can I have an underactive thyroid and still be losing weight constantly?

How can I have an underactive thyroid and still be losing weight constantly?

Many possible reason: Weight loss can be caused by many things and you need further evaluation. Also if you are receiving treatment for your under active thyroid the dose may need to be adjusted ...Read more

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I have been tested for underactive thyroid but was negative. Still lethargic. Why?

I have been tested for underactive thyroid but was negative. Still lethargic. Why?

Iron: Have you checked your iron levels? An iron deficiency or small GI bleed resulting in low iron levels can be a cause of fatigue. Ensure you're also properly hydrated as well with at least 64 oz of h2o. ...Read more

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I have an underactive thyroid and am struggling to loose weight. Could you recommend a plan please?

Replace thyroid: Once you are on full replacement with thyroxine for your hypothyroidism you have the same potential for weight loss that euthyroid people suffer with. See a dietician. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with underactive thyroid at 20 yrs old. I moved. Then I was told it was fine. Is that possible? I'm 36 yrs now.

Yes: Especially if you don't have anti-thyroid antibodies, thyroid function may be temporarily aberrant, or, the interpretation of labs when off of levothyroxine may be different between physicians. If you feel well off of medication that is also a good sign. ...Read more

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I was detected with underactive thyroid since birth...Will it affect me if I want to have kids one day? I been treated since birth

I was detected with underactive thyroid since birth...Will it affect me if I want to have kids one day? I been treated since birth

No: As long as it's being treated properly, it should pose no problem with the pregnancy. The replacement dose might need to be increased temporarily during pregnancy though. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

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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Hypothyroidism (Adult) (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland does not secrete enough of the thyroid hormones. Symptoms include cold intolerance, constipation, and fatigue. ...Read more