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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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When I was a young teenager I had hypothyroidism and took meds then I didnt need them. Kept checking thryoid over the years always normal now TSH 5.45?

When I was a young teenager I had hypothyroidism and took meds then I didnt need them. Kept checking thryoid over the years always normal now TSH 5.45?

Symptomatic?: Are you also having some of the symptoms again?Like fatigue,weight gain/inability to lose weight,thinning hair, cold or heat intolerance,constipation,cool/rough/dry skin, decreased exercise capacity or new shortness of breath during exercise,or even menstrual irregularities?You may want to consider restarting levothyroxine to get that TSH level down to normal range and especially if with symptoms. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of hypothyroidism in teen males?

What are symptoms of hypothyroidism in teen males?

The same as in other: People: fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart rate depression impaired memory check aace.Com for more into. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of being hypothyroid?

What are the symptoms of being hypothyroid?

Numerous: Abnormal thyroid functioning may adversely affect a person's mood. It can also cause weight gain, hair loss, dry skin, fatigue, as well as other problems. Hypothyroidism can be caused by the thyroid gland itself and can also be caused by certain medications, like lithium. If a person's pituitary gland is not functioning properly, that may cause hypothyroidism. There are thyroid replacement drugs. ...Read more

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Symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Several: Fatigue, abnormal weight gain, dry skin, cold intolerance, constipation, hair loss, mental and physical lack of stamina, sluggishness, brittle nails. ...Read more

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Please list symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Slow metabolism: All of the symptoms of hypothyroidism are related to the slowing of the metabolism in this condition: fatigue, weight gain, constipation, feeling cold, dry skin, slow heart rate, and hair loss. ...Read more

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What are the syntoms of hypothyroidism?

What are the syntoms of hypothyroidism?

Many possible : The most common symptoms are: fatigue, dry skin, brittle nails, dry brittle hair and/or hair loss, weight gain or inability to lose weight, need for more sleep, forgetfulness and body aches. Go to hormone.Org for more information. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism?

What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Many, many possible: Symptoms may include: fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart rate depression impaired memory. ...Read more

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What will set off hypothyroid symptoms?

What will  set off hypothyroid symptoms?

Low thyroid hormones: This can be due to a dysfunctional thyroid or a malfunctioning parathyroid gland that isn't releasing enough thyroid stimulating hormone. There are two main thyroid hormones thyroxine (t4 and triiodothyronined (t3). Both need iodine to function. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism ?

What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism ?

Hypothyroidism: The most common symptoms of hypothyroidism: fatigue, sluggishness, increased sensitivity to cold, constipation, pale, dry skin, a puffy face, hoarse voice, an elevated blood cholesterol level, unexplained weight gain, muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness, pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints, muscle weakness, heavier than normal menstrual periods, brittle fingernails and hair, depression. ...Read more