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What are the symptoms of defects in thyroid gland function in adults?

What are the symptoms of defects in thyroid gland function in adults?

Hypothyroidism?: 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

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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What are symptoms of low levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone?

What are symptoms of low levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone?

Thyroid: Cant tell without total thyroid hormone levels. Tsh being low usually implies hyperthyroid ism which may be sub-clinical or asymptomatic. It can cause fast heart rate, skipped beats, shakiness, tremor, weight loss, anxiety, mood swings, irregular menses, sweating, heat intolerance. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of low testosterone in women?

What are the symptoms  of low testosterone in women?

Female & Testosteron: Not sure where this question is coming from or what you are really asking. But, yes, women do have some testosterone and men have some estrogen. There are no symptoms to report in either scenario. ...Read more

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Describe symptoms of an underactive thyroid in women?

Describe symptoms of an underactive thyroid in women?

Many: Weight gain, abnormal periods, fatigue, weakness, slow heart rate, hair loss, bad nails and a multitude of other problems. It's easy to check for with a simple blood test. See you doctor. ...Read more

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Symptoms of thyriod in women?

Symptoms of thyriod in women?

Many: For hypothyroid, here are some common symptoms: fatigue, weight gain, dry skin, headache, hoarseness of voice, irregular menses, decreased appetite, muscles pain, depression, cold intolerence, constipation... For her hyperrthyroidism, you could have: fast heart beats, increased sweating, insomnia, palpitations, tremors, more bowel movements, can't stand heat... ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of low iron levels in men?

What are the symptoms of low iron levels in men?

Why do you ask?: If a man feels tired or has diminished exercise tolerance, anemia is a consideration. It needs to be investigated by a physician. Self-treatment by taking iron will simply mask the cause of iron deficiency, which especially in a man is a bleeding ulcer or stomach cancer until proved otherwise. If the guy is iron-deficiency from vegetarianism, he needs to wise up and supplement. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Women: thyroid symptoms in what percentage in america?

Women: thyroid symptoms in what percentage in america?

Common: Too much thyroid hormone can produce bone loss & heart irregularities. However, most patients who are low in thyroid are underrecognized. The TSH is a poor screening test for thyroid function. The full thyroid panel is needed to assess optimized thyroid function. More than 50% of patients in my practice are low in thyroid hormone levels past age 40. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of low estrogen in women?

What are symptoms of low estrogen in women?

Periods: Menopause is a time when the ovaries stopped producing estrogen. The symptoms of hot flashes, pain with intercourse, and droopy breasts. In women of reproductive age, the symptoms may be different. Very light periods, lack of periods, or shrinking breasts can be clues. You can determine low estrogen by a blood test (lh, fsh, estradiol) on day 2 or 3 of the menstrual cycle and a week before. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of low testosterone in young men?

What are the signs and symptoms of low testosterone in young men?

Many symptoms/signs: Asthenia, decreased "energy", loss of libido, depression, erectile dysfunction, weight gain, poor muscle mass, difficulty in maintaining/increasing muscle mass, lack (failure to develop) a normal male hair distribution, decreased facial hair, .......... But many of these things overlap with other conditions. See your doctor; it's easily tested...... ...Read more

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What are symptoms of low creatinine levels in the blood?

What are symptoms of low creatinine levels in the blood?

There are none: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either side. Low creatinine is never a problem. It's common for a petite lady to be low. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the symptoms of higher testosterone in women?

Doctors, what are the symptoms of higher testosterone in women?

High Testosterone : High testosterone symptoms depend on just how high the testosterone is. It can cause cliteromegaly in extreme cases. Other symptoms are acne, oily skin, hoarse voice, and change in muscle bulk. ...Read more

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Can having a hx of pituitary GH deficiency increase my chances of the pituitary beong insufficient later in life. Signs and syptoms are arising.

Can having a hx of pituitary GH deficiency increase my chances of the pituitary beong insufficient later in life. Signs and syptoms are arising.

GH deficiency: It depends on the cause of the GH deficiency. Some people have isolated GH deficiency and the other pituitary hormones are unaffected. But if there is an underlying pituitary disorder, there could be other deficiencies. Your menstrual periods would be a sensitive sign, since LH/FSH are often affected after GH. See your Endocrinologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What are high levels of prolactin in women?

What are high levels of prolactin in women?

Depends on..: Normal level for nonpregnant, nonlactating (not breast feeding) is 2-29. For pregnant level varies greatly depending on first, second, or late trimester: 10-209. For male 2-18. So, levels beyond these ranges are considered high. If u have concerns, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some of the physiological effects of high / low blood glucose levels?

What are some of the physiological effects of high / low blood glucose levels?

Many: High bs can lead to glucosuria (spelling of sugar in the urine) and on the long turn if persistent, enodothelial damage (inner wall of the blood vessels). Low bs on the other hand, can trigger a cascade of chemical reactions, namely ketone formation, elevated adrenaline, growth hormone, cortisol and sympathetic nervous system activation. ...Read more

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Which levels of TSH and T4 indicate a thyroid problem?

Which levels of TSH and T4 indicate a thyroid problem?

Tsh less<o.4&>4.0T4&: Tsh level less than 0.4 or more than 4.0 t4 level less than4.5 and more than 11.2microgrms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of addison's disease other than low cortisol levels?

What are the symptoms of addison's disease other than low cortisol levels?

Severe symptoms: Patients with true addison's disease have severe symptoms that include: orthostatic hypotension (blood pressure drops when standing leading to lightheadedness), loss of appetite (that can be as extreme as nausea/vomiting), weight loss; weakness, fatigue, darkening of the skin. It may present as a chronic illness, suggesting an underlying cancer, as a result, the diagnosis is missed frequently. ...Read more

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TSH suppressed, T3 (liothyronine) and FT3 (liothyronine) in the left side of normal range, T4 in the middle and FT4 low out of range. Can it be thyrotoxicosis? how can FT4 be low??

TSH suppressed, T3 (liothyronine) and FT3 (liothyronine) in the left side of normal range, T4 in the middle and FT4 low out of range. Can it be thyrotoxicosis? how can FT4 be low??

Not really: Thyrotoxicosis happens when your thyroid gland has gone haywire and is pumping out "tons" of thyroid hormone. Not so according to what you say. You may be going to someone who is trying to treat the lab, not the patient. Also, study some statistics, if not from a book with a friend or the net ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

A condition in which the thyroid gland can't make enough thyroid hormone to keep ...Read more