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Symptoms Of Low Thyroid Function In Women
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Is it true that abnormal level of progesterone due endocrine disorder / or decline , causes memory problems in ladies plus worsening of asthma symptoms?
TSH over 30: But over 4 is abnormal alreadyGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
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