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Synthroid And Bone Loss
We no longer: Use thyroid hormones to augment weight loss. It can have serious complications like irregular heart rhythms. In reality, we use thyroid hormones like Liotrix to replacement someone's levels to normal. Hypothyroidism can lead to weight gain and restoring levels to normal(thyroid wise) can help some element of weight loss. in reality, it doesn't usually lead to significant weight loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Thyroid removal (6 growths, 1 possible cancer) and taking synthroid (thyroxine). Can this help regulate for weight loss and facial hair issues? I can't lose weight.
While stress/thyroid/vitamin deficiency can cause hair loss, is hair loss around the crown of the head normal?
Male pattern loss: Hair loss around the crown of the head in men, is usually part of male pattern hair loss -- and while upsetting to many men, is "normal." http://www.Webmd.Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/hair-loss-introduction-mens some research is now developing about vitamin d in this situation -- it's not ready for clinical application yet, as it's only gone as far as animal research. ...Read more
Telogen effluvium due to wieght loss/ deficiency. Does hair regrow better once weight is gained and deficiencies are restored?
No such thing: You either have a cow bone (allograft) or synthetic bone. Cow bone usually is harder, and actually are very good bone graft material (they are more expensive than human cadaver bone and synthetic bone). Their bone structure is similar, but more dense than our bone. Upon resorption, they would be replaced by much denser bone fill. All grafting material resorp and replaced by our real bone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can loss of height be due to loss of energy resiliency in the disc spaces. Or loss of water, high blood sugar, loss muscle spasticity after psych meds?
Does Lexapro (escitalopram) cause hair thinning and loss. Been on it along with klonopin0.75 daily for 6+ yrs and have noticed thinning hair and loss on scalp?
Both : Could be related to a thyroid disorder. But also could be unrelated. See your doctor for work up to find the answer ...Read more
Doctor Visit Needed: Ginkgo biloba is the most commonly referred to as a memory enhancer. If you are referring to male hair loss, this is due to the effect of dihydrotestosterone on hormonally sensitive hair follicles. Testosterone is converted to dihydrotestosterone which has an adverse effect on hair follicles in some men. For an over-the-counter medicine Minoxidil (rogaine) other options require a prescription. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: But always possible! Check with your Rheumatologist! Good luck Dr Z ...Read more
Physical exam first: Before ordering lab test, a medical history and physical examination ought be done to narrow the possibilities of potential diseases. The choice of blood tests would then be dictated by the diagnoses that need to be excluded and to determine the severity of the process. See your doctor asap. ...Read more
Is 4.64TSH high? Experiencing rapid hair loss, palpitations and ovarian cysts. Also, is the hair loss reversible with treatment?
Normal TSH LEVELS: The normal range for TSH is generally stated as 0.5 to 5.0. However, many endocrinologists consider anything outside the range of 0.5 to 3.0 especially if there are clinical symptoms as abnormal. I would follow JP with an endocrinologist. The hair loss is reversible with treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Who prepared them?: "weight gaining supplements" prepared in the gym have been known to be spiked with anabolic steroids. These can make acne flare and speed hair loss. Please be careful. Otherwise, get with your physician -- acne can be treated and if you wish, it could be possible to address hair loss. ...Read more
Diet, exercise: And self control. If you're on the right dose of synthroid (thyroxine) and your thyroid level is normal, you're just like anyone else. If you eat less than you burn off, you'll lose weight. All the pills, supplements, aids, etc. Are worthless garbage. The only weight you'll lose from them is in your wallet. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more
Can the synthroid levothryoxine cause hair loss as a side effect? I have Hashimoto's and I'm afraid to take the medication for fear of losing my hair
Take medication: You are more likely to lose hair from hypothyroidism than from taking thyroxine. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Weight Gain: Hypothyroidism (low) is associated with gaining weight, because your metabolism is too slow and sluggish. The most common cause is autoimmune, called Hashimoto's. Other symptoms include fatigue/lethargy, muscle aches, menstrual irregularity, constipation, feeling cold, dry skin, depression, and coarse hair. you may have a goiter/enlarged thyroid. Blood tests can show anemia, high cholesterol. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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