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Underactive Thyroid And Acid Reflux
Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more
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Bile reflux-acid reflux, being treated for acid reflux 40mg Pepcid (famotidine) and 40mg pantaprozole each 2/aday. But symtoms of bile reflux..Wrong meds?
Bile or acid reflux?: If you have acid reflux disease and are having symptoms despite high dose acid-reducers and acid-blockers, then either your reflux is more severe and other treatment options should be considered, or the reflux is not acid-related but possibly gall bladder/liver related. ...Read more
Possibly: Because cellular energy is compromised but i really would not expect it. ...Read more
It doesn't ...: Pcos itself shouldn't cause acid reflux or digestive issues. Metformin (glucophage) may be used for treatment of pcos and can cause nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. We try to reduce these side effects by using extended-release tablets, starting at a low dose (500 mg a day) and by increasing slowly over 3-4 weeks. Some can't tolerate metformin. Some with pcos are overweight which increases acid reflux. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking ptu (propylthiouracil) for overactive thyroid and Clomid also; does smoking affect thyroid hormones?
Eye disease: Smoking will greatly increase your risk for developing grave's exophthalmopathy. Essentially, the eyes are pushed out because of immune deposits behind them. This will make it difficult for you to close your eyes. People go blind from this depending on severity. We don't understand why smoking increases your risk but it does. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well: Most people with pernicious anemia or atrophic gastritis will not absorb vitamin b12. The stomach symptoms you describe could be related to gastritis. However the deficiency of vitamin D should not cause your symptoms. Good luck, please see your doctor for more testing and answers ...Read more
Neither: Reflux is caused when the acidic stomach contents backwash up the swallowing tube. It is common & the equivalent of a super wet burp.It is aggravated by infants pattern of filling up and laying down, where gravity is not available to help keep the feeds down. If it produces symptoms, acid reducers are often used to make the backwash less irritating. ...Read more
Can vitamin b12 with b complex and vitamin d3 and omega 3 supplements make acid reflux worse if somebody is already experiencing acid reflux.
Unlikely: These nutrients are not known to aggravate reflux, though it is wise to take them with food. For good approaches to preventing and treating reflux see http://tinyurl.com/p88fxjm and https://www.secondopinionnewsletter.com/Health-Alert-Archive/View-Archive/12220/100-relief-for-chronic-heartburn-without-a-drug.htm ...Read more
I have hypocretin deficient narcolepsy which reduces TSH levels along with autoimmune hypothyroidism. Is the TSH test reliable to gauge my thyroid?
Not always: TSH is not always a reliable test, because it relies on what the pituitary thinks, but different tissues may have different sensitivity to thyroid hormone. In addition, some people make too much reverse T3 (liothyronine), (liothyronine) which can block the action of T3 (liothyronine). Google "stop the thyroid madness" ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Body temperature 36.3 I'm feeling cold it'd 18 degrees c outside. Is this underactive thyroid ? Had thyroid test 3 months ago. Results negative
Hypothyroid: If thyroid tests are normal, your intolerance to cold is not related to an thyroid disorder. ...Read more
Not clear: There are studies that show a correlation between vitamin d levels and thyroid disease but correlation does not imply causation. In other words, it isn't clear there is a cause and effect relationship. It's good to keep your vitamin d level above 20, but low levels are may be indicative of a problem, not a cause of it. ...Read more
Underactive thyroid: Weight gain (usually no more than 10 to 15 pounds) and difficulty losing weight; cold intolerance; dry hair and skin; decreased sex drive; fatigue; weakness; muscle cramps; depression. Patients with mild hypothyroidism may not have any symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid: Get ur thyroid profile drawn. Ur pcp should be able to treat if levels are abnormal. ...Read more
See doctor: See a doctor. Report your symptoms. Then if indicated you will have blood drawn and this will tell you. ...Read more
Yes!: Left untreated, an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) is often associated with high blood blood pressure and high cholesterol. It often causes weight gain which can lead to diabetes. All of these separately can increase a person's risk for heart attack and stroke, but together can increase that risk dramatically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Weight gain is one of the symptoms of underactive thyroid but there are other factors that control ones weight and metabolism including the type of food one eats, age, gender, level of activity, function of the adrenal gland and many more. I have many patients who have low functioning thyroid but are not overweight, some actually quite thin. ...Read more
See your doctor: Sluggish symptoms are not normal at any age. Please consult your doctor so that a treatable condition is not missed. ...Read more
Starting to try for a baby but I have an underactive thyroid. Any advise? Things to do and not to do?
No affects or action: There are no affects or interactions. May sure your thyroid is regulated. Why are you taking an aromatase inhibitor? Breast ca? Make sure thyroid is normal so that you don't interfere with therapy. ...Read more
Conjugation: There is also evidence that hypothyroidism may directly affect the liver structure or function. Hypothyroidism has been associated in a few case reports with cholestatic jaundice attributed to reduced bilirubin and bile excretion. Recent studies have shown that the hepatic abnormalities associated with hypothyroidism can be reversible with thyroxine replacement with no residual damage. ...Read more
Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more
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