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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think my glands are swollen on the right side of my neck. It seems to flair up often. Can it be related to my underactive thyroid?
I have recently been diagnosed with an underactive thyroid and have been experiencing numbness and tingling in my hands and feet. Is this normal?
Neuropathy: is seen with many conditions. People with hypothyroidism often have other autoimmune disorders ( B12 deficiency from inability to make intrinsic factor, SLE, Mixed connective tissue disease, scleroderma, immune based neuropathy, Diabetes, etc) Define the type and extent of the neuropathy ( EMG-NCS testing ) Discuss with your neurologist the work up for treatable conditions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Yes, very common: Underactive thyroid is very common, estimated to affect about 5% of the us population. The most common cause is an autoimmune process where your body attack itself. Diagnosis is done through blood tests. Treatment is replacement of thyroid hormone, usually through a pill. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Too little hormone: 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 humans and not replaced. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes!: Left untreated, an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) is often associated with high blood blood pressure and high cholesterol. It often causes weight gain which can lead to diabetes. All of these separately can increase a person's risk for heart attack and stroke, but together can increase that risk dramatically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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