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Underactive Thyroid Tightness Chest
Can an underactive thyroid cause repeated chest and sinus infections and to generally feel run down?
Hypothyroid: Low thyroid function can definitely cause a 'run down' feeling but, it ought not cause sinus and chest infections. You may have a separate issue since chronic sinusistis can cause both lung problems and long-standing fatigue. Check with your pcp to see what the situation with both your thyroid and sinonasal health are. ...Read more
I am a 27/year old female. I have been feeling the last two days a sensation, tingling mainly in my right breast. I have underactive thyroid. Help?
Does anastrozole affect underactive thyroid my mother has had breast removed this tablets made her feel bad so came of them aweek ago now feels worse?
Not likely. . .: Sorry to hear about your mom. Check out https://online. Epocrates. Com/noframe/showpage. Do? Method=drugs&monographid=403&activesectionid=10 for info re anastrozole. She might be feeling bad b/c it lowered her estrogen abruptly, then stopped so her estrogen came back up. I could not find any link to thyroid concerns. If worried about underactive thyroid, check TSH (simple inexpensive blood test). ...Read more
Ekg holter bloodwork all ok. Started meds for underactive thyroid. Pinching pain top of breasts and entire left breast. Left shoulderblade pain. Ideas?
Check the spine: Sometimes, a problem in the neck (specifically, the cervical spine) can cause numbness, tingling, aching or burning pain in the shoulder or chest area. The brachial plexus is a group of nerves deep in the shoulder that can also cause pain in the area, when irritated. Talk to your doctor about this possibility. You may need an MRI of the cervical spine and brachial plexus. ...Read more
Hormone replacement: Coronary artery disease and hypothyroidism are seen together in many patients. When thyroid hormone replacement is initiated, esp in older adult patients, and not done very slowly, then BP can go up, angina can occur, heart arrhythmias, and even heart attacks can happen. ...Read more
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
Many: Some common symptoms are: fatigue, sensitive to cold, dry skin, constipation, hoarse voice, weight gain, high cholesterol, muscle ache/weakness, joint pain, heavy periods, brittle nails/hair, depression. Many other conditions can share these symptoms so if you suspect it, get a thyroid blood test. ...Read more
Tests and Symptoms: Symptoms of low thyroid function are commonly fatigue, weight gain, heavy periods (females), dry skin, hair thinning and loss, depression and constipation. Tsh, free T3 (liothyronine) and free T4 (if TSH is borderline) as well as some other older tests like morning baseline temperature and tendon reflex testing can all detect low thyroid function. ...Read more
Hypothyroidism: You will begin to feel terrible. Cold, fatigued, constipated, foggy-headed, cholesterol goes up. Not pleasant. ...Read more
Too little hormone: The thyroid makes thyroid hormone, the main one is t4, which is converted in other tissues to t3 (liothyronine). 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 humans and not replaced. ...Read more
Yes: Depression can be a symptom of depression, but usually hypothyroidism manifests with other symptoms at the same time. Depresion can also occur independently of thyroid dysfunction. It you wonder if your symptoms are related to hypothyroidism, ask your doctor to check TSH and free thyroxine levels in the blood. ...Read more
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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........ ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
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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. ...Read more
I suspect I have early menopausal or underactive thyroid symptoms, could it be detected from blood tests?
No: Simple tests ordered by your doctor should answer your questions. ...Read more