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What kind of diseases or isorders could cause both symptoms of hypothyroidism and juvenile idiopathic arthritis? Or is one a complication of the other

What kind of diseases or isorders could cause both symptoms of hypothyroidism and juvenile idiopathic arthritis? Or is one a complication of the other

Autoimmune disorders: Both juvenile idiopathic arthritis and hypothyroidism (caused by thyroiditis) can have autoimmune etiology. There is increased incidence of hypothyroidism in patients with jia when compared to matched normal controls. Another autoimmune disorder celiac bowel disease is also increased in jia. ...Read more

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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What are the symptoms of Hypothyroidism? I've had a history of JRA- Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis.

What are the symptoms of Hypothyroidism? I've had a history of JRA- Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Hypothyroid: The typical symptoms are constipation, poor hair and nail growth, fatigue and temperature imbalance (intolerant of the cold) but you should ask your doctor to measure your blood ...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?

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

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What are usual symptoms of hypothyroidism?

What are usual symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Lots of things: Fatigue, weight gain, dry hair, dry skin, lethargy, depression, weakness and many other symptoms. Most of the symptoms go away when the hypothyroidism is treated. ...Read more

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How can you deal with hypothyroidism symptoms?

How can you deal with hypothyroidism symptoms?

You treat: With thyroxine supplementation if indeed you have genuine hypothyroidism. Remember, it takes several weeks and sometimes months to have your symptoms resolve. Regular monitoring of your thyroid levels is equally important as dose requirement can vary among individuals. Change in body weight can also affect levels. ...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 to do about hypothyroid symptoms but perfect labs?

Optimize the thyroid: The labs are merely a guidline, and often checking a TSH and T4 are not enough. You need to check your free T4, free T3 (liothyronine), (liothyronine) Reverse T3 (liothyronine), (liothyronine) thyroglobulin and TPO antibodies, and then make sure your physician understands the relationship of these labs and to optimize the labs...get your free T3 (liothyronine) to high normal and lower your Reverse T3 (liothyronine). Above all, treat the patient, not the labs. ...Read more

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Do I need all symptoms of hypothyroidism, if I have it?

Do I need all symptoms of hypothyroidism, if I have it?

Hopefully not!!!: Hypothyroidism can cause a wide array of symptoms. In my experience (thank goodness) no one who is hypothyroid has all these symptoms but the greater the degree of hypothyroidism the greater number & degree of symptoms. Why people get varying symptoms likely depends on genetic factors, nutritional status & co-existing health issues. See http://www. Stopthethyroidmadness. Com/long-and-pathetic/. ...Read more

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Why do I have all the symptoms of hypothyroidism with good numbers?

Why do I have all the symptoms of hypothyroidism with good numbers?

Many other causes: Every symptom of low thyroid hormone can be found in many other conditions-even when one has "all the symptoms."
lack of exercise, depression, sleep apnea are just a few examples. ...Read more

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How can you most effectively remove the symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Treat it: Treat it with brand name T4 replacement until your levels are normal. That makes it like you never had a thyroid problem. Wasn't that easy? ...Read more

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What kind of symptoms do most people with hypothyroidism experience?

What kind of symptoms do most people with hypothyroidism experience?

Hypothyroidism sx: Symptoms with hypothyroidism include fatigue, weakness, constipation, cold intolerance, weight gain, joint pain, pale skin, thin dry hair & depression.
Physical exam may find a swollen thyroid gland, swelling of the face, hands, and feet, coarse facial features and abnormal reflexes. Women may experience heavy and irregular menstrual periods. ...Read more

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I've been told I have hypothyroidism, how come I don't have many symptoms?

It is variable: The way hypothyroid persons feels is quite variable. Some feel very tired with small degrees of hypothyroidism, but I have seen people who were deeply hypothyroid by blood tests, feeling nothing at all. When hypothyroidism is significant in a young person, (tsh>10) treatment is recommended even if the patient feels well, because it can cause high cholesterol and possibly heart disease. ...Read more

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I seem to have every symptom of hypothyroidism but nobody believes me, what can I do?

I seem to have every symptom of hypothyroidism but nobody believes me, what can I do?

Blood test: I'd ask your physician to order you a thyroid panel (tsh, ft4 and thyroid peroxidase antibodies). If the antibodies are negative and TSH and ft4 is normal, then you do not have a thyroid problem and we need to look at other causes for your symptoms. If the symptoms are truly caused by hypothyrodism, the labs should show it. I don't recommend going by symptoms alone. You need both symptoms & labs. ...Read more

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I've been told that I have hypothyroidism; how come I don't hardly any symptoms indicating that I do?

It depends on levels: Many people with mild hypothyroidism don't feel any different. Occasionally, even people with severe hypo feel normal. Severe hypo can lead to heart disease so it should be corrected even if the person feels well. In mild cases, this is questionable. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if I have hypothyroidism and haven't taken meds in over a year and symptoms are getting worse?

Should I be worried if I have hypothyroidism and haven't taken meds in over a year and symptoms are getting worse?

Yes!: 1st make sure all levels were looked at:tsh, t4, &t3 (liothyronine)! too many docs are omitting t3 (liothyronine).This is the active hormone! I if you had hypothy it is not going to resolve. You need to be on treatment the rest of your life. Get back to your doc have levels looked at and get back on the med that made you feel the best, and normalized your t3 (liothyronine), T4 and tsh. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of hypothyroidism but my levels are within normal range but at the low end. Can I have hypothyroidism?

Yes, Subclinical: 1st make sure all levels were looked at:tsh, t4, &t3! too many docs are omitting t3.This is the active hormone! I if you have the symptoms of hypothyroidism:dry skin, dry hair, cold intolerance, low metabolism, difficulty losing weight, obesity, constipation... It is quite possible you have subclinical hypothyroidism and need treatment (not synthroid, (thyroxine) it is the most over rx'd ineffective med made). ...Read more

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I know that perimenopause and hypothyroid symptoms overlap. Outside of bloowork, is there a way to know the difference between the two?

Bloodwork best opt: There is no really good tool aside from bloodwork to make a definative (certain) diagnosis. Due to the serious nature of hypothyroidism, please see your doctor and get the appropriate tests done. Its worth it for your future good health. ...Read more

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I have nearly all hypothyroid symptom listed, but my labs came back normal. I'm very upset I can't figure out what's wrong. Seek 2nd opinion?

Hypothyroid symptoms: The symptoms of hypothyroidism are not specific to thyroid. If the TSH and ft4 are normal, then the symptoms are not from thyroid problems. You may want to seek a physician who can help you figure out what this is, but don't "doctor shop" for someone who will give you thyroid meds that you don't need and which will only obscure the real problem. ...Read more

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Other qs pointed me to hypothyroidism, which does match most of what is going on, but are there other things that would cause similar symptoms?

Many possible causes: Remember, diseases can cause symptoms, but having symptoms doesn't necessarily mean you have that disorder. Hypothyroidism is very easy to check for with a simple blood test, and then you'll know for sure. Contact your physician. ...Read more

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I have to go off of my hypothyroid medication for over a month to prepare for my scan and uptake. What kind of symptoms can I expect from being off?

Hypothyroid symptoms: Common symptoms of low thyroid = hypothyroidism are: fatigue, feeling cold, constipation, weight gain. It can easily be diagnosed from the blood test checking T4 level as well as TSH level. Consult your doctor for your symptoms and have he/she check the thyroid level for you ...Read more

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I had a physical at work and it said I had hypothyroidism. I don't think I have any symptoms other than getting cold easily. How worried should I be?

See your physician: I wouldn't worry, but I would make an appointment with your family physician and get thoroughly checked out. Sometimes, low thyroid has very few symptoms. A simple blood test, along with a basic physical, should help clarify the diagnosis. Get checked. ...Read more

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Is itchy shins a symptom of hypothyroid?

Is itchy shins a symptom of hypothyroid?

It can be.: Thyroid acropachy may complicate graves' disease and subcutaneous infiltration is seen in myxedema. So, the answer to your question is that itchy shins can be associated with thyroidopathies. See your internist or family physician to obtain endocrinology referral. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism?

What are signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism: Please refer to diagram & also my previous response. ...Read more

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What's the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Many: Some common symptoms are: fatigue, sensitive to cold, dry skin, constipation, hoarse voice, weight gain, high cholesterol, muscle ache/weakness, joint pain, heavy periods, brittle nails/hair, depression. Many other conditions can share these symptoms so if you suspect it, get a thyroid blood test. ...Read more

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Hypothyroid, is wheezing a symptom?

Not usually: Hypothyroidism can be associated with goiter, an enlarged thyroid. Usually breathing is not affected, but in extreme cases, one could imagine pressure could be put on the airway - technically this is not called wheezing, but stridor, and is an emergency. The term wheezing is used to describe noises in the chest, not the upper airway. ...Read more

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Might someone have hypothyroidism but having hyperthyroidism symptoms?

Might someone have hypothyroidism but having hyperthyroidism symptoms?

Unlikely.: To diagnose a thyroid problem symptoms can be suggestive but blood tests are needed to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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How severe can hypothyroid symptoms be?

How severe can hypothyroid symptoms be?

Big spectrum: Thyroid hormones are some of the most important hormones in the body. People with low thyroid cane experience symptoms of: fatigue, sensitive to cold, dry skin, constipation, hoarse voice, weight gain, high cholesterol, muscle ache/weakness, joint pain, heavy periods, brittle nails/hair, depression... In severe cases, especially in the older population, hypothyroidism can lead to a coma/death. ...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