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Not obvious: "Sub clinical" is a term used to describe a disease being present based on clinical symptoms or exam but when biochemical testing is done the values are not severely abnormal to suggest overt or obvious disease. ...Read more
It depend: It depend on symptoms and blood test if blood test were normal as far as the thyroid function concern you still have to treat the symptoms of tachycardia or anxiousness or any other symptoms of course if the blood test are abnormal then you treat the abnormality ...Read more
Debated.: This is an important question that I would defer to those who study mycobacterial diseases (mycobacteriologists). I will say that the question of if leprosy is contagious, and how much, in this stage is debated. See http://www.bmj.com/content/3/5880/557. There is no consensus at this point, but there is some evidence that suggests that at least some spread occurs from subclinical cases. TTYD. ...Read more
How long will it take for the right vent hypertrophy to progressed from early / subclinical-stage to end-stage? Can progression be stopped or cured?
Progression : Progression rates for RVH depend on the physiologic problem driving the RVH as well as likely other factors we donz't understand well. If we know more about the drivers we can make rough predictions. ...Read more
Am 29 had 3 miscarriages between each one around a year no heat beat and baby stop at 6 weeks test shows subclinical hypothyrosim is this a reason?
Cant say for sure: Sub clinical means that you do not have overt symptoms. The body is an amazing and complex machine that response to subtle changes in hormone levels. If you do not need medical treatment yet I would also consult with an acupuncturist /chinese medicine practitioner. I have had amazing results in patients with both thyroid and fertility issues with these modalities. ...Read more
High TSH but with: Normal thyroid levels. It "usually" entails a symptom free state but if the cause is autoimmune in nature, there might be some signs or symptoms. The thyroid profile will need to be monitored regardless. ...Read more
Sometimes: If it is truly subclinical, meaning that there are no associated symptoms or signs of too little thyroid hormone, a doctor may choose to just watch, and recheck hormone levels in a few months. But many people with "subclinical" hypothyroidism do have symptoms and signs of low thyroid levels, if a doctor asks the right questions or looks closely, and these people would benefit from treatment. ...Read more
Has no effect: I always encourage exercise as its good for the mind and body. Subclinical hyperthyroidism is related to an overactive thyroid usually secondary to mild graves disease or overactive thyroid nodules. Exercise unfortunately does not treat subclinical hyperthyroidism. Often times subclinical hyperthyroidism can be monitored without treatment. ...Read more
None: True subclinical hypothyroidism should have no symptoms because the free hormone levels are normal. It is only the TSH that is elevated. I think of this as the body is having to work a little harder to produce appropriate amounts of thyroid hormone (thus needing more TSH to meet those needs). ...Read more
Depends on cause: Hi. The main causes of hyperthyroidism are Graves' (almost never subclinical), a hot nodule (often subclinical), thyroid medication induced (common, often subclinical), and subacute thyroiditis (usually clinical in the hyper phase). Subacute thyroiditis hyper gets better on its own. Thyroid medication induced is easily corrected. Graves' & some hot nodules need treatment. Your endo will help. ...Read more
I have subclinical hypothyroid from 3-4 year with symtoms. Treatment will beneficial for me or not. Tpo normal?
I was recently examined at my GYN and told that I may have subclinical HPV. Can I still engage in protected sex with my partner?
Sure, no problem: Why suspect "subclinical" HPV. Pap smear with positive HPV test result? Whatever. If you have HPV, probably you've had it a long time, months or years. Therefore, your partner undoubtedly has already been repeatedly exposed. If susceptible, he is already infected (but probably will never have symptoms). Or maybe the source of your HPV. Either way, no point in stopping sex now, no condoms needed. ...Read more
Which are the odds of contracting leprosy in a skin to skin contact during sex from someone who is into a subclinical stage of the disease?
Not STD: Low- I believe i Have already answered this question. Not transmitted by casual contact, only prolonged skin to skin over many months.years. ...Read more
No: You just have to do it the old-fashioned way — eat less and exercise more. ...Read more
I have subclinical hypothyroidism TSH9.90 and FT4 and FT3 in the middle normal range should i be treated? I am 63
Yes: A TSH of 9.9 is clear indication of low thyroid function and you should follow your doctor's advice for treatment. ...Read more
I am suffering from subclinical hypothyroidism and also low ferritin.....suggest me to control both by taking natural foods?
Better options: "Natural"foods are not an easy answer. What is your idea of "natural" foods? Do you consider eating thyroid gland of cows or pigs natural? There are safe and effective medications that will address the issues. Both iron and thyroid supplementation is available in pills that can be taken by mouth. There is no virtue in not taking effective medication. Please consult your doctor for the medications. ...Read more
I was told I have subclinical hypothyroidism; is there a way to treat it without medication, exercise, cutting out sugar, etc?
Hypothyroidism: The proper way to treat hypothyroidism is to administer the correct amount of thyroid replacement to bring the tsh to normal range. General measures like exercise, diet or weight reduction wouldn't significantly affect tsh levels. Your physician or throidologist is best qualified to advise you, however. ...Read more
Why are not all doctors familiar with subclinical hypothyroidism... When you have all the symptoms but tests are in normal range. Its so common!
Not real: Symptoms of low thyroid are extremely common in the population. Most people with these symptoms have no thyroid problem. When you say that normal is not normal, it means that there are no normal people in the world. Treating a normal person with a medication (including thyroid) that is not indicated is unethical, against the hippocratic oath, and outright dangerous. ...Read more
What does it mean when it's reported : r/s inversion area between v1 & v2; and suspected rvh? Doctor said I was in "subclinical stage". How serious?
An echocardiogram : Would be very revealing as this provides more information than ekg in this case. ...Read more
I was just put on levothyroxine for subclinical hypo and doc said to take it in the morning. Can I take it at night instead as I go to bed late? 2-3am
Okay: But do not take any other medications within an hour and on empty stomach ...Read more
What is the normal protocol for
a patient that is subclinical hypothyroid? I have all normal
test results, but all the symptoms
and family history.
Test RT3: I bet you did not get reverse T3 tested. This is critical in making the diagnosis for functional hypothyroidism. Check free T3 and reverse t3. Ft3 should be in upper range and rt3 in lower range. If your ratio is off, you may need Armour Thyroid or t3, and synthroid (thyroxine) would be the wrong med for you. Make sure thyroid antibodies were tested too. ...Read more
What does it take for an endocrinologist to decide if armour
is suitable for subclinical hypo-
thyroidism? If test results are all
in "normal" range.
Subclinical hypo..: Subclinical hypothyroidism occurs when peripheral thyroid hormone levels are within normal reference laboratory range but serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels are mildly elevated. If all test results are normal then it does not sound like subclinical hypothyroidism. ...Read more
No such thing: If acne bothers you, it is not "subclinical". You deserve better than to have something like this trivialized. It's a serious chronic disease that can be a grave personal and professonal problem. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, please see your physician about adding a prescription-strength rx. ...Read more
Can the vitamin dhea reduce the likelihood of subclinical hashimoto hypo becoming worse later on?
No: There are a lot of claims for dhea and like many others, this one is silly. Hashimoto's is serious and compliance is very important. You're free to try dhea if it really makes you feel better, but all the nonsense about "a powerful effect improving the immune system" is misapplied. ...Read more