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Can an underactive thyroid cause repeated chest and sinus infections and to generally feel run down?

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

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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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?

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

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Ekg holter bloodwork all ok. Started meds for underactive thyroid. Pinching pain top of breasts and entire left breast. Left shoulderblade pain. Ideas?

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

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Are underactive thyroid & high blood pressure associated with chest pains?

Are underactive thyroid & high blood pressure associated with chest pains?

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

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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. ...Read more

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How can I treat my underactive thyroid?

How can I treat my underactive thyroid?

Med eval: Please seek medical evaluation by your physician, an internist or an endocrinologist. After comprehensive assessment, a treatment plan will be recommended to you. ...Read more

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How can you address an underactive thyroid?

How can you address an underactive thyroid?

Levothyroxine: This is thyroid hormone replacement. An under active thyroid doesn't make enough thyroid hormone. Fortunately, there is oral replacement medication making it very easy to treat. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of underactive thyroid?

What are some symptoms of underactive thyroid?

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

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How can I know if I have an underactive thyroid?

How can I know if I have an underactive thyroid?

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

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Describe symptoms of an underactive thyroid in women?

Many: Weight gain, abnormal periods, fatigue, weakness, slow heart rate, hair loss, bad nails and a multitude of other problems. It's easy to check for with a simple blood test. See you doctor. ...Read more

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What happens if my very underactive thyroid goes untreated?

What happens if my very underactive thyroid goes untreated?

Hypothyroidism: You will begin to feel terrible. Cold, fatigued, constipated, foggy-headed, cholesterol goes up. Not pleasant. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: underactive thyroid?

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

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Can a underactive thyroid lead to depressiom?

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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Is hypothyroidism the same thing as underactive thyroid?

Yes they are d same.: Take care! Http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/mobileart. Asp? Articlekey=914. ...Read more

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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........ ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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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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