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Under Treated Hypothyroid
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
If im anemic and have elevated cholesterol due to under treated hypothyroidism, what are my chance of having a heart attack or stroke?
Whoa: You're almost a grown woman. If you are anemic, it needs to be treated -- the cause needs to be identified first. If you are hypothyroid, your life is going to go bad unless this is managed, and the cause needs to be found as well. If your cholesterol is up, this needs to be managed as well. Don't ask "why is my risk?" but say "putting myself willfully in danger is foolish.". ...Read more
Hypothyroidism: Your thyroid gland controls your metabolic rate. Hypothyroidism means low thyroid functioning & is very common & often underdiagnosed. Low thyroid symptoms include-high cholesterol, constipation, fatigue, weight gain, depression, leg swelling. High cortisol, insulin, estrogen all depress thyroid function. Autoimmune problems can affect thyroid. Rx is to give thryoid hormone & fix underlying probl. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Replacement therapy: The only treatment known to be effective is thyroid hormone replacement therapy, which gives you back what you need. There are some herbal and food remedies that can be tried in conjunction with hormone replacement, but their effectiveness is sketchy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely!: Hi. It's easy as 1-2-3! I bet your doctor's well on the way to having it fine tuned already! Don't forget to take your thyroid hormone daily. We use labs to assess how your dose is working...doing so, we assume you're taking your thyroid hormone every day. Unlike many other meds, with thyroid, if you forget to take it one day, take two the next day. So easy! To your health! ...Read more
Varies: Symptoms for hypothyroidism are diverse and nonspecific. Some of them might not be caused by hypothyroidism although they fall in the relm of hypothyroid symptoms. Best thing to do is to get the hypothyroidism treated and see which hypothyroid symptoms disappeared or improved. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Serious things!: Hypothyroidism can cause obesity, infertility, joint pain, depression, hair loss and heart disease and lots of other symptoms. See http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hypothyroidism/basics/definition/con-20021179 and see http://www.endocrineweb.com/conditions/thyroid/hypothyroidism-too-little-thyroid-hormone It is often easy and cheap to treat. See a doc! ...Read more
Yes: First see your endocrinologist to make sure your thyroid hormone level is now normal after taking synthroid (thyroxine). Look into every thing you eat especially seemingly small snacks these little 100cal snacks can add up quickly Avoid fried foods, cakes hi carb meals like bagels white breads and pastas. Look into you daily cal intake, it should be between 1500-2000cal a day ...Read more
My girlfriend has just been told she had hypothyroidism and i'm wondering how i can help her and how it can possibly be treated.
Hypothyroidism: Is very easy to treat with brand name T4 replacement until the blood levels are normalized. Then it's just like there was no thyroid problem. She should discuss it with her doctor and make sure she's properly treated. ...Read more
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