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What causes diagnosed type 2 hypothyroidism?

What causes diagnosed type 2 hypothyroidism?

Type 2???: Not sure what you mean by type 2 hypothyroidism. Generally, hypothyroidism is diagnosed when TSH is high, indicating that the pituitary gland thinks the thyroid levels are too low. If you mean secondary hypothyroidism, then the pituitary gland can't make high levels of tsh. In severe cases, both TSH & T4 levels are low. Milder cases where TSH is normal/t4 is low or vice versa are more difficult. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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Type 2 diabetic, gain weight but, no appetite. Eat very little. Average activity. Work, play with kids, etc. Hypothyroidism?

Type 2 diabetic, gain weight but, no appetite. Eat very little. Average activity. Work, play with kids, etc. Hypothyroidism?

Weight gain: If your TSH is normal, you may be gaining weight due to edema formation, or water retention. In that state, you would be gaining 1-2 lbs/day and have to get up at night several times to urinate. Have your physician evaluate you for edema, which could be caused by proteinuria and check your tsh. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 34 yr hypothyroid patient.my wife 30 yr type 2 DM.is there any issue while planning our 2nd child?our first child 5 yr old.

I am 34 yr hypothyroid patient.my wife 30 yr type 2 DM.is there any issue while planning our 2nd child?our first child 5 yr old.

Consult doctor: Your wife diabetes should be well controlled during pregnancy , so that you can have healthy normal baby ,,Baby born to a diabetic mother may be big in size ,may have low sugar or breathing problem but these are temporary and treatable .Your hypothyroid should not affect the baby .You can plan to have another baby .Good luck .Talk to your doctor . ...Read more

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I am a 29 year old female, 5'5' and about 280lbs. I am also hypothyroid with type 2 diabetes. How many calories should I consume to lose weight?

I am a 29 year old female, 5'5' and about 280lbs.  I am also hypothyroid with type 2 diabetes.  How many calories should I consume to lose weight?

First: Make sure thyroid condition treated then equation to remember is for every 100 calories you eat less, each day, for 1 month, you'll loss 1 lb / month so get rid of 200-300 cal /d of foods you usually eat, and you'll lose 2-3 lbs/ m = 2-3 pieces of bread easy :). ...Read more

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I'm a type 2 diabetic with a fatty liver, hypothyroid, hypertension is plexus slim and supplements ok for me?

I'm a type 2 diabetic with a fatty liver, hypothyroid, hypertension is plexus slim and supplements ok for me?

Need a dietitian: The disorders you have will require different kinds of supplementation. You need to see a dietitian who is trained in picking the correct supplements for each of your disorders and seeing which ones are safe to combine. Too much or too little of a supplement can harm you. A dietitian is a better source for advising you what is safe rather than an M.D. Activity level important in choice. ...Read more

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I know that perimenopause and hypothyroid symptoms overlap. Outside of bloowork, is there a way to know the difference between the two?

I know that perimenopause and
hypothyroid symptoms overlap.
Outside of bloowork, is there a
way to know the difference
between the two?

Bloodwork best opt: There is no really good tool aside from bloodwork to make a definative (certain) diagnosis. Due to the serious nature of hypothyroidism, please see your doctor and get the appropriate tests done. Its worth it for your future good health. ...Read more

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I have been hypothyroid for two years ! I have recently increased my metabolism by eating correctly ! Is it possible my dosemay now need to be adjust?

Hypothyroid: Yes your dose may need adjustment. Most doctors taking care of patients on thyroid replacement request a measurement of your thyroid levels every 3-6 months. Get a request for your doctor to send you for thyroid levels and then contact him/her and see if things are OK or need change. ...Read more

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I go about a day and a half without going number two sometimes or a little longer. When I do I tend to bleed. What do I do? I have hypothyroidism.

I go about a day and a half without going number two sometimes or a little longer. When I do I tend to bleed. What do I do? I have hypothyroidism.

Internal hemorrhoid : Hypothyroidism can cause slowed bowel activity, which can lead to hemerrhoids. Treating your thyroid condition, drinking adequate water and taking fiber may correct the problem. A stool softener may be helpful. Avoid stimulant laxatives. See your medical provider if you don't have regular non bloody bowel movements. Remember Gastro-colic reflex; if you eat, the colon should move . ...Read more

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