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Thyroid Problems Causes Anxiety
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can untreated anxiety or generalized anxiety disorder lead to thyroid problems, for example hyperthyroidism? Thank you
Same as others: We are not that special. Thyroid problem in men will cause the same symptoms as in women (minus the menstruation symptoms, of course). Hypothyroid: fatigue, hair loss, hoarse voice, slower speech, depressed, brittle nails, dry skin, feeling cold, constipation, weight gain...Hyperthyroid: nervousness, fast heartbeat, weight loss, feeling hot, trouble sleeping, tremot, pooping too much... ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but not common: The pituitary gland secretes TSH under the control of hypothalamic trh. Dysfunction of either organ can cause thyroid dysfunction. ...Read more
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
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