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Can Thyroid problems cause anxiety depression ?

Can Thyroid problems cause anxiety depression ?

Anxiety: Yes, it is possible. Hyperthyroidism can cause anxiety and hypothyroidism can cause depression. However, the thyroid pathology would need to be significant for such symptoms. I recommend consulting your doctor about your concerns and possible serologic work up for any evidence of thyroid disorder. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Docs can you explain, is my thyroid problem causing my depression or anxiety?

Docs can you explain, is my thyroid problem causing my depression or anxiety?

If you have abnormal: Thyroid function it could be. Depression can occur with hypothyroidism and significant anxiety can occur with hyperthyroidism (ie. Thyroid storm). ...Read more

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Is palpitations and oedema and anxiety a symptom of thyroid problems?

Is palpitations and oedema and anxiety a symptom of thyroid problems?

Thyroid: Yes, all of the above are possible but there could be any number of problems found by your doctor. Please make an appointment with your primary doctor. If that does not work out well enough for you - unlikely - ask your friends who they might recommend as another doctor they like. If you can, let me know what develops. ...Read more

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I suffer from axiety and thyroid problems but I refuse to take medicine for my anxiety because I am sesative to medicine makes my heart race please help?

I suffer from axiety and thyroid problems but I refuse to take medicine for my anxiety because I am sesative to medicine makes my heart race please help?

Is it hyperthyroid?: If hyperthyroid, your anxiety and possibly the heart sensitivity are due to this underlying condition. Aggressively treating the thyroid should alleviate the anxiety - eventually. In the mean time there are other anxiolytics, a wide array. One can certainly be found different from what you initially tried - and yet be very effective and well-tolerated. Assumes that heart rhythm simple tachycardia. ...Read more

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Can untreated anxiety or generalized anxiety disorder lead to thyroid problems, for example hyperthyroidism? Thank you

Can untreated anxiety or generalized anxiety disorder lead to thyroid problems, for example hyperthyroidism? Thank you

Vice-versa: Hyperthyroidism can cause nervousness, anxiety & irritability, not the other way 'round. See http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hyperthyroidism/basics/symptoms/con-20020986. ...Read more

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I have weight problems, memory problems, mood swings, painful periods, racing heartbeat/anxiety problems, and family history of thyroid problems. Help?

Need a start point: We perform at our best if we get enough restful sleep, a balanced nutrition, exercise & are free from illness.You need to write down all the issues that impact your life & all the questions you have.If you can find a way to get at least 8 hrs sleep, it might begin to help now.Schedule a checkup and take your list.Be sure to ask everything & take notes.If you don't get answers try another doc ...Read more

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If my grandma has thyroid problems could I and what causes bad thyroid or what makes it bad?

Possible: Autoimmune thyroiditis, the commonest being hashimoto's disease, does indeed have a strong genetic predisposition, more from the mom's side. Of course it will still depend on what type of thyroid problem your gm has. If you think you are experiencing symptoms of low thyroid such as hair loss, excessive fatigue, memory loss or cold intolerance, then please have your pcp check your thyroid levels. ...Read more

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Can amberen cause thyroid problems?

Can amberen cause thyroid problems?

Amberen: Is a unique vitamin supplement. It is all natural and animal studies, toxicology and clinical trials with amberen did not reveal any significant adverse reaction or side effects. The vitamins in it would not be considered harmful in any way to the thyroid gland. ...Read more

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Can thyroid problems cause sleep issues?

Yes: If you're hypothyroid (underactive) you may well be tired all the time because you will feel like you're "out of gas". If you are hyperthyroid, you may suffer from insomnia which will also make you feel tired. Additionally, being on "overdrive" all the time with an over active thyroid will also leave you feeling tired. ...Read more

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Does thyroid problems cause swelling under chin?

Does thyroid problems cause swelling under chin?

No: The thyroid sits much lower in the neck just above the breast bone. Swelling under the chin could be a lymph node or swollen salivary gland so see your doctor for eval. ...Read more

Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more


Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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