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Underactive Thyroid Sweating
I have excessive sweating of the face and head, i was diagnosed with underactive thyroid last month, could this cause the sweating? Any other ideas?
No: Under active thyroid will not cause this. ...Read more
Excessive sweating of the face and head. I have underactive thyroid and kidney disease. What could cause this sweating only on my face and head?
Hormone excess?: Face and head sweating is more common in women that are taking hormones. It can be from excess sympathetic tone or from volume changes being monitored by internal pressure receptors as might be your case with renal disease. Check hormone levels and consult with your nephrologist or endocrinologist. This link may help but is complicated http://jap.Physiology.Org/content/100/5/1692.Long. ...Read more
What hormone imbalances can cause excessive face/head sweating? I have underactive thyroid, kidney disease, & low cortisol levels. Can these diseases?
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
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Support immunity 1st: Yes, but seeing a doctor who practices holistic or functional medicine is the best way to manage non-pharmacological approaches to hypothyroidism. Most hypothyroidism results from an imbalanced immune system (th1/th2 imbalance) and adrenal stress. In some cases, it may be corrected without medication. When using medications, consider all your options, including natural thyroid replacement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It doesn't : Thyroid hormone replacement with levothyroxine is the medication necessary to get thyroid function back to normal if hypothyroid. If you're iodine deficient that's a different story. If you're not iodine deficient and you take iodine, you may become hypothyroid. If thyroid function is normal then weight problem is not caused by an under active thyroid. ...Read more
Confusing question: Your question is confusing. The best way to tell if you have an underactive thyroid is to get a blood test to measure a free T4 and TSH level. Symptoms of low thyroid are nonspecific and can be related to multiple other causes. Having a low thyroid can increase menstrual bleeding. ...Read more
I am 30 have underactive thyroid and CKD stage 3 and today my BP was 130/90 is that high should I see my gp?
Nephrologist: This is really a question for your nephrologist as your specific health issues need to be taken into consideration relative to the one reading you've provided. One blood pressure reading is only a moment in time. It's important that your thyroid function is normal. If you're on too much medication for your thyroid it can also raise bp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the expert opinion, could the Atkins diet help you to lose weight if you have an underactive thyroid?
How can I loose weight, i got underactive thyroid and in menopause. Take 2 tab diotroxin p/day. Gain 40kg and i`m 35 years
I have no other symptoms apart from my palms being red and itchy sometimes? I have astma and an underactive thyroid if this helps?
Palmar erythema: Can be due to heredity occurs in at least 30% of pregnant women other causes: liver disease/cirrhosis, wilson disease, hemochromatosis, hyperthyroid, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, malignancy, smoking, mercury poisoning, and meds such as amiodarone, gemfibrozil, and Cholestyramine can cause palmar erythema. Some have no known cause. Check with your doc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What medications can be prescribed for underactive thyroid? I have been warned against synthroid (thyroxine)? Why, what is the danger?
Whomever : Whomever is warning you is not likely a reliable source of medical information. You best therapy for underactive thyroid is levothyroxine ideally a branded preparation like levoxyl, synthroid or tirosint. These can be adjusted to provide levels just like a normal person without a thyroid problem. See the links below to learn more. ...Read more
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
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