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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

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


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My recent TSH is 3.54. Have fatigue, lack of concentration but no weight gain. Can I still have hypothyroid? Also I might be vit d deficient.

My recent TSH is 3.54. Have fatigue, lack of concentration but no weight gain. Can I still have hypothyroid? Also I might be vit d deficient.

Yes.: Not exactly common, but you could have a problem with your TSH production - or the test could be wrong. Should have your free T3 (liothyronine) and Free T4 measured along with a repeat TSH to sort this out. Vit D deficiency remains controversial... ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism and seasonal allergies. Symptoms I am having, fatigue, loss of appetite and feeling cold at this point could be either. ?

I have hypothyroidism and seasonal allergies. Symptoms I am having, fatigue, loss of appetite and feeling cold at this point could be either. ?

Likely thyroid: Symptoms of seasonal allergy are typically sneezing itch nose runny nose itching of eyes etc. symptoms of fatigue and feeling excessively cold reduced apposite are more typical of hypothyroidism ...Read more

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Can an underactive thyroid lead to lack of sexual attraction? I was diagnosed at 8 and i'm asexual

Can an underactive thyroid lead to lack of sexual attraction? I was diagnosed at 8 and i'm asexual

Could be: Need to discuss this with your endocrinologist dr. Your thyroid replacement medication may need to be adjusted. ...Read more

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My wife has underactive thyroid and also lack of hemoglobin. Treatment has been continuing for 25 days but she suffers from hair loss.What's reason

My wife has underactive thyroid and also lack of hemoglobin. Treatment has been continuing for 25 days but she suffers from hair loss.What's reason

Multiple causes: If she's only 21 years old and has anemia, the source of her anemia needs to be discovered and corrected. Most commonly in females, it it is due to heavy menstrual bleeding. Either way, anemia of any source can cause hair loss. Given her anemia, she should have her iron levels checked and possibly take iron supplements if needed. Similarly low thyroid hormones can cause hair loss. ...Read more

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Type 2 diabetic, gain weight but, no appetite. Eat very little. Average activity. Work, play with kids, etc. Hypothyroidism?

Type 2 diabetic, gain weight but, no appetite. Eat very little. Average activity. Work, play with kids, etc. Hypothyroidism?

Weight gain: If your TSH is normal, you may be gaining weight due to edema formation, or water retention. In that state, you would be gaining 1-2 lbs/day and have to get up at night several times to urinate. Have your physician evaluate you for edema, which could be caused by proteinuria and check your tsh. Good luck. ...Read more

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I know that Synthroid (thyroxine) is used for hypothyroidism but can it be used to increase appetite in people who eat too little?

No: It should not be used as an appetite stimulant. It will lead to more side effects, and actually suppress your own body hormone, which you may have enough. Extra thyroid hormone will increase your metabolism, your heart rate (leading to possible arrhythmias) and weight loss, diarrhea. Other medications are available as appetite stimulants. ...Read more

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Recently dx w/ hypothyroid. Started Synthroid (thyroxine) ~2-3 weeks ago & noticing increased appetite / feeling more hungry than normal. Could this be from that?

Recently dx w/ hypothyroid. Started Synthroid (thyroxine) ~2-3 weeks ago & noticing increased appetite / feeling more hungry than normal. Could this be from that?

HYPOTHYROIDISM: Potentially, HYPOTHYROIDISM can cause a myriad of symptoms. In women it can cause dysfunctional uterine bleeding resulting in a secondary anemia. It also may be associated with anemIa of chronic disease. Get your levels checked regularly and follow up with your doctor. You need to have labs rechecked and may need a higher dose. ...Read more