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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

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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Could vitamin d have helped your underactive thyroid?

Could vitamin d have helped your underactive thyroid?

Vitamin4 low thyroid: I am not aware of any specific effect on vitamin supplements to low thyroid. If your thyroid is low, which can be confirmed by lab tests, then simple thyroid supplement is the appropriate treatment.

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Tell me what is underactive thyroid ?

Tell me what is underactive thyroid ?

Low thyroid hormone: Being produced by thyroid gland can cause fatigue, constipation , dry skin, loss of hair and other symptoms.

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What are the symptoms of an underactive thyroid?

What are the symptoms of an underactive thyroid?

Varies: Palpitations, tremors, muscle weakness, heat intolerence, weight loss, anxiety - or some people have few if any symptoms (so called "apathetic" hyperthyroidism).

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Is there a cure for underactive thyroid?

Is there a cure for underactive thyroid?

Although: There are some conditions that cause transient (temporary) low functioning thyroid, and those may reverse on their own (will cure itself)- such sick euthyroid or some phases of thyroiditis. Or rarely in the US, iodine deficiency associated hypothyroidism may be completely reversed with eating iodine supplemented food.

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I have underactive thyroid can I get a tattoo?

I have underactive thyroid can I get a tattoo?

Why?: If you have an underactive thyroid, you should be treating it properly with brand name T4 replacement and keeping it in control. Better you spend the money on medical care and staying healthy than on a tat. Maybe you could get a tattoo of your thyroid or your doctor........

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Is lemon gree tea good for underactive thyroid?

Is lemon gree tea good for underactive thyroid?

No effect: It will neither hurt nor help much. Drink it if you like it. Although tea has Fluoride which can theoretically displace iodine.

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Would an underactive thyroid gland cause sleep spnea?

Would an underactive thyroid gland cause sleep spnea?

Partially: Sleep apnea comes from a closure of the airway, hypothyroid can cause weight gain which worsens the apnea. Theoretically a large thyroid can press on the trachea as well.

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What do doctors do to test for an underactive thyroid?

What do doctors do to test for an underactive thyroid?

Blood tests: Typically thyroid function is assessed by blood tests thaat measure the level of various forms of thyroid hormone, bound and unbound in the blood. Sometimes specialized studies utilizing imaging techniques can also be used to determine size, volume, irregularities, location and function of the thyroid gland.

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Does underactive thyroid cause your tongue to swell on one side ?

Does underactive thyroid cause your tongue to swell on one side ?

thyroid: Altered thyroid function may cause macroglossia. This is generally effects the entire tongue. For one sided swelling - you should get it checked with a complete exam, and workup.

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How to tell if I have an underactive thyroid gland if i'm losing weight?

No: Weight loss is generally seen as a result of an overactive thyroid gland. Individuals with an underactive thyroid usually have problems with weight gain and difficulty losing weight.

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Are grenade fat burners safe to take if you suffer from an underactive thyroid?

Are grenade fat burners safe to take if you suffer from an underactive thyroid?

Grenade fat burners: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines.

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After starting meds for underactive thyroid, how long before i actually see weight loss?

See details: It depends if you are also willing to diet. You must restrict carbohydrates as well as take your meds. Obesity often is caused by multiple factors, especially dietary habits.

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Hi what is the best foods & vitamins is can use and have to help with underactive thyroid?

Hypothyroid: Besides the simple replacing of the thyroid with a daily medication there is no food or vitamins to make your thyroid function work. Please take the medication your physician prescribes for this.

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Have struggled with my weight for so long. Does anyone know if the Atkins diet will work with an underactive thyroid?

Yes: First of all you need to take thyroid med to normalize thyroid function. Then you have no worries about an underactive thyroid. The atkins diet should work as long as thyroid function has been normalized first.

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Hypothyroidism (Adult) (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland does not secrete enough of the thyroid hormones. Symptoms include cold intolerance, constipation, and fatigue. ...Read more


Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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