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Dr. Steve Martinez
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Thyroid Enlargement (Definition)

Thyroid enlargement refers to a thyroid gland that is larger than normal. The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck, below the Adam's apple, and may become enlarged due to hyper or hypo-thyroidism. An enlarged thyroid is also ...Read more


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My TSH is 0.99 but the Dr said that I have a goiter. I have cold feet. Unexpected weight gain. Dry skin. Palpitations. Carpal tunnel. 29 yr old female?

My TSH is 0.99 but the Dr said that I have a goiter. I have cold feet. Unexpected weight gain. Dry skin. Palpitations. Carpal tunnel. 29 yr old female?

Non-specific: Tsh of 0.99 suggests normal thyroid function. I dont have your free thyroxine level to confirm this. Your symptoms are non-specific. Unfortunately, when patients have the classic symptoms of hypothyroidism they only actually have it 30% of the time. That speaks to the lack of specificity of the symptoms you are having. Again though a t4 level would be needed to rule out central hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Hashimoto thyroidism, HGH bld pressure vitamin d sufficient, excess weight gain, feel tired all the time, would amphetamine boost my energy?

Hashimoto thyroidism, HGH bld pressure vitamin d sufficient, excess weight gain, feel tired all the time, would amphetamine boost my energy?

Yes, but: It would be potentially dangerous and possibly illegal depending upon the source of the amphetamines. Why put something in your body that is harmful and can potentially kill you? Also get off the armour thyroid, which is ground up pig tissue and have your doctor put you on brand name T4 replacement, which is better and safer. ...Read more

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13 yrs of gaining weight n tiredness. Goiter too.Thyroid enlarged but blood tests normal. I jyst don't feel right n gp wont help find answer. Idea?

13 yrs of gaining weight n tiredness. Goiter too.Thyroid enlarged but blood tests normal. I jyst don't feel right n gp wont help find answer. Idea?

See endo: With your symptoms and a DX goiter, i would see and endocrinologist to further evaluate your thyroid with more intense testing, as your symptoms certainly warrant a continuing evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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? - on armour thyroid...wanted to try getting off & using the glandular thyroids from the health store - BUT I remembered about 22 years ago, they gave me a radioactive iodine pill to swallow - I had a goiter & was sluggish, gained weight - they found nod

? - on armour thyroid...wanted to try getting off & using the glandular thyroids from the health store - BUT I remembered about 22 years ago, they gave me a radioactive iodine pill to swallow - I had a goiter & was sluggish, gained weight - they found nod

Don't take it: on your own way, thyroid hormone exact dose need to be regulated with physician supervision need blood levels , too much or too little will harm you . Before synthetic ( synthroid (thyroxine) ) armour or dedicated thyroid is only source ( pigs thyroid ) Synthetic is more easy to regulate , exact amount could be administered , better absorbed . It is up to you which one you want ...Read more

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What speed of weight gain would be expected from a thyroid issue?

What speed of weight gain would be expected from a thyroid issue?

Depends: Upon many different factors, such as your diet, exercise and the degree of hyperthyroidism. Some people can actually eat enough to gain weight with hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take iodine plus 2 due to weight gain from thyroid problems?

Is it okay to take iodine plus 2 due to weight gain from thyroid problems?

Iodine and thyroid: It is most important to get your thyroid straightened out. Presumably you were hypothyroid and are now on levothyroxine. There is lots of iodine in the normal western diet, and more will not help you, although it will probably not hurt, you will just have a lot of iodine in the urine. ...Read more

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What are symptoms I can look for that may point to thyroid problems that result in weight gain? Family thinks thyroid issues are to blame I think food

What are symptoms I can look for that may point to thyroid problems that result in weight gain? Family thinks thyroid issues are to blame I think food

Symptoms vague : The symptoms are somewhat vague (not specific to thyroid disease) bc majority of adults will report having these symptoms but do not have thyroid issues: fatigue, weight gain, dry skin, constipation, feeling cold. Easiest way to settle question is blood test. Cheapest way to settle question is changin the food intake and seeing if you lose weight appropriately. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get weight gain from tyrosine thyroid?

Is it normal to get weight gain from tyrosine thyroid?

Please clarify: Hi. What do you mean by "tyrosine thyroid"? Tyrosine is an amino acid used in thyroid cells to synthesize thyroid hormone and the thyroid is a gland. I can't figure what entity you are asking about as "tyrosine thyroid". If the thyroid gland stops working (hypothyroidism), THAT can cause modest weight gain. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can I have thyroid problems even if I have had no weight gain?

Can I have thyroid problems even if I have had no weight gain?

Yes: Not all thyroid problems present with significant weight gain or loss. If you are worried about thyroid problems you should review this concern with your primary care doctor so that he/she can consider thyroid hormone testing. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more


Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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