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Can hypothyroidism lead to vitilligo?

Can hypothyroidism lead to vitilligo?

Often together: Hashimoto's disease -- a very common cause of hypothhyroidism -- and vitiligo often run together. ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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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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Can thyroid medication lead to severe hair loss?

Can thyroid medication lead to severe hair loss?

Other way around: Overactive or underactive thyroid levels can lead to hair loss. Restoring your thyroid level to normal can return your hair to normal, but it can take many months. ...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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Does hyperthyroidism can lead to hypothyroidism when medicated improperly?

Does hyperthyroidism can lead to hypothyroidism when medicated improperly?

Thyroid: Yes, too much anti-thyroid medication can lead to hypothyroidism. Your doctor should check your thyroid levels every 3 months. If you feel unwell before that please let your doctor know. ...Read more

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Does hypothyroidism cause macrocytic anemia in elderly. Can Hb reach 8.5 due to hypothyroidism.

Does hypothyroidism cause macrocytic anemia in elderly. Can Hb reach 8.5 due to hypothyroidism.

Yes: Hypothyroidism can cause macrocytic anemia. This anemia is due to poor nutrition and/or poor absorption of folate and B12. Thyroid hormones assist in that absorption, so low levels of T3 (liothyronine) and T4 can lead to that anemia. Treatment should not only address the anemia, but also the hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Can the wrong doseage of thyroxine for hypothyroidism lead to hyperthyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: Too much of thyroid hormone medication may cause symptoms of hyperthyrodism; but it is unlikely to cause the thyroid gland itself to become hyperactive. ...Read more

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Can spironolactone cause low DHEA leading to adrenal insufficiency?

Can spironolactone cause low DHEA leading to adrenal insufficiency?

No: Spironolactone blocks some of the effects of "androgens" (including DHEA). It could potentially lower the levels of some of the androgens, but it will not lower cortisol and cause adrenal insufficiency. ...Read more

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Does hypothyroidism lead to hypogonadism or vice-versa?

Does hypothyroidism lead to hypogonadism or vice-versa?

Usually neither: Unless you have a pituitary or head injury causing your hormonal deficiencies, hypothyroidism and hypogonadism are usually separate and unrelated. People with one of these deficiencies may be statistically more likely to develop another deficiency, but it is a small likelyhood. Very low thyroid levels, untreated, can lead to deficiencies in other hormone levels, which normalize w/thyroid replaceme. ...Read more

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Can using steroids lead to suicide?

Can using steroids lead to suicide?

Extremely rare!: High dose steroids 40mg/day or higher, can be associated with steroid psychosis. High doses can agitate and make sleep difficult. Remember the patient have underlying depression, or a serious underlying condition can depress an individual. Yes, it has been reported in pts. On high dose steroids, but rare. ...Read more

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Can excessive thyroxine cause permanent damage to your body?

Can excessive thyroxine cause permanent damage to your body?

Excess thyroxine: Can excessive thyroxine cause permanent damage to your body?. ANS: Yes. And it can kill you. Google hyperthyroidism and look at images. Discuss with your Dr. who wrote the prescription if you are taking it as it needs to be monitored closely. ...Read more

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How can hypo/hyperthyroidism lead to amenorrhoea?

Yes,especially hyper: Hyperthyroidism frequently leads to scanty periods or amenorrhea. Hypothyroidism usually leads to heavier and/or more frequent periods but is occasionally associated with amenorrhea. ...Read more

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Can B12 deficiency lead to anemia and memory loss?

Can B12 deficiency lead to anemia and memory loss?

Yes.: Pernicious anemia is the most common reason for unexpected B12 deficiency. Lack of B12 can cause both anemia and neurological damage. The latter includes numbness, gait problems, and dementia. The neurological findings can occur before there is any anemia, or vice versa. The anemia will reverse with treatment. The neurologic problems may not correct completely with B12 treatment. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause adrenal insufficiency? (i'm not referring to steroid use)

Can lupus cause adrenal insufficiency? (i'm not referring to steroid use)

Yes: Your immune system is attacking you and your organs. The adrenal gland can also be attacked but you may have adrenal fatigue just from stress. Get your cortisol levels measured. ...Read more

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Dr. Foead Geula
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Steroids (Definition)

Many children with croup need prescription medications. Often steroids can ...Read more