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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. ...Read more
Hypothyroidism is also known as Underactive thyroid. Level, which can cause fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart ...Read more
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I believe I have a problem with an underactive thyroid. What kind of doctor should I see that would give me a more extensive examination?
GP, endocrinologist: Diagnosing hypothyroidism is not difficult despite what you may read on the internet. The most sensitive test is a TSH level. When high, it implies that the thyroid level is low. One then checks a free T4 level. Although some alternative doctors will claim that a TSH above 2 is abnormal, the vast majority of people with low thyroid will not have symptoms until the free T4 level is low. ...Read more
I went to the doctor for symptoms of what i thought underactive thyroid but my tests came back with extremely high free T4 levels.What could this be ?
can vary: High level of thyroxine (t4) confirms hyperthyroidism. Some symptoms, like fatigue, overlap between hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.Common hyperthyr. Symptoms include heat intolerance, weight loss, trouble sleeping, fatigue, muscle weakness, nervousness, irritability, hand tremors, rapid or irregular heartbeat, mood swings, or frequent diarrhea and bowel movements and enlarged thyroid gland. ...Read more
Hi, I have an underactive thyroid. I'm on 75mg but still don't feel right. My TSH level is 47 but my doctor won't increase it. What level should it be?
2-3: I am going to assume you are taking 75 micrograms and not milligrams of thyroid medication as milligrams would be way too high. Most common thyroid medications are only in the form of t4, the inactive form of the hormone. Many people are unable to convert the T4 into the active form of the hormone - T3 and need to also be on t3. You should ask your doctor about adding T3 to your regimen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an underactive thyroid and have not had this under control for over 2 years my doctor has now increased my thyroxine to 325 micrograms a day..is this normal..i have been taking throxine for 16 years..i am having problems with my right elbow and num
Hypothyroid.: Seems like a long time to adjust your dose. Although the dose seems large, it is not unheard of. There are many factors that interfere with absorption of the med so this could be related. ...Read more
I have an underactive thyroid. I take 75mg. My TSH level is 47. I don't feel we'll but the doctor won't give me a higher dosage?
Doc said I have an underactive thyroid reading of 20, can a lifestyle change fix this, or do I need medication. Will I need to take med forever?
31 male. Last two blood tests (1month & 1yr) both showed underactive thyroid doc says this wont require meds until im older. Is this correct?
Sub clinical : If your TSH is a little high but your freet4 is in normal range you may have sub clinical hypothyroidism. We don't generally treat until a person develops overt hypothyroidism unless the person has another condition that would be improved by treating sub clinical hypothyroidism. ...Read more
The thyroid makes thyroid hormone, the main one is t4, which is converted in other tissues to t3. An underactive thyroid makes too little thyroid hormone. You feel sluggish, bloated, constipated, cold. It is treated by taking replacement hormone levothyroxine. The thyroid also makes calcitonin, which is involved in calcium metabolism, but it is a weak hormone in ...Read more
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