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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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How long take Free T4 for low hypothyroid disorder to respond to thyroid medication. I take Armour 3/4 grain 3 months w/ no improvement.Muscle pain!

How long take  Free T4 for low hypothyroid disorder to respond to thyroid medication. I take Armour 3/4 grain  3 months w/ no improvement.Muscle pain!

Free T4: Before you do anything else please see your doctor and explain that you do not think you are taking enough thyroid medication! Your doctor will get lab results very quickly and will make changes if needed. That said, it is possible that your symptoms are not related to your thyroid issues. Hope all goes well - please keep me informed. ...Read more

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I had my thyroid removed now i'm having trouble building muscle. What do I do to fix it?

I had my thyroid removed  now i'm having trouble building muscle. What do I do to fix it?

Meds?: Are you on thyroid meds? If not, you probably should be. Armour thyroid may be a good choice, as it has other things in it including calcitonin which helps build your bones. ...Read more

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My younger brother is indicating that his throat is hurting. I speculated that his thyroid muscle his bothering him. Any speculations?

My younger brother is indicating that his throat is hurting. I speculated that his thyroid muscle his bothering him. Any speculations?

Sore : Sore throat is a fairly common symptom associated with many illnesses. Most of the time it resolves on its own without any other issues. Occasionally it can be due to something more serious that needs treatment. Reasons to seek care are: - any fever - since it could be strep and you can't tell without an exam/testing - if it lasts longer than 3 or 4 days - any difficulty opening your mouth - unable to swallow - severe pain - bleeding in the throat - redness or swelling on the outside of the neck - any difficulty breathing or noisy breathing in the meantime, taking Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for pain, drinking plenty of fluids such as hot tea/broth or cold liquids and a spoonful of honey can help. Even though there are many muscles in the neck surrounding the thyroid, the thyroid is an endocrine organ, not a muscle, and typically does not cause throat pain. ...Read more

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What can I do to build muscle when I have an overactive thyroid?

What can I do to build muscle when I have an overactive thyroid?

Treat thyroid!: As long as you have high thyroid levels, your body is breaking down tissue, including muscle, faster than you can build it. Depending upon how high the thyroid levels are, exercising may be dangerous. So fix the thyroid, get the thyroid levels normal, then work with weights or other forms of resistance training and make sure you're getting plenty of protein in your diet. ...Read more

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Does thyroid medicine weaken the sphinter muscle?

Does thyroid medicine weaken the sphinter muscle?

If you mean: Thyroid replacement, no. At proper dose to keep your thyroid levels normal, all it does is return things to where they were before you had a thyroid problem. It doesn't weaken anything, just returns it to what it was before. ...Read more

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Having a trauma injury to the muscles, tendons and ligaments could that mess up the thyroid?

Having a trauma injury to the muscles, tendons and ligaments could that mess up the thyroid?

No: Thyroid function is independent of traumatic injuries, unless they occur to the thyroid itself. ...Read more

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I've been getting muscle cramps and spasms a lot lately. Is this possibly a thyroid or parathyroid problem?

Not the most likely-: Causes. Thyroid problem could possibly cause cramping but other symptoms are far more likely to be seen first in your thyroid isn't working right. Since one of the functions of the parathyroid is to control calcium levels, and low calcium levels can produce muscle spasm, it is also possible. Nevertheless, thyroid and parathyroid problems shouldn't come at the top of the list of considerations. ...Read more

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I ballooned from 100-110 (i'm 5'1) in sept and now weigh 115 despite daily exercise and eating clean. Lost all muscle tone. Thyroid is normal. Help!

I ballooned from 100-110 (i'm 5'1) in sept and now weigh 115 despite daily exercise and eating clean.  Lost all muscle tone. Thyroid is normal. Help!

Check w/doctor: To see if there are other problems. If you gained that weight with a normal thyroid and no other medical problems, then you are eating more than you're burning off in spite of your daily exercise. Work w/an exercise physiologist or trainer if you want to improve tone after a normal medical evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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