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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

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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Could high calcium in the blood and intake of levothyroxine for hypothyroid be cause of strong foul odor in urine? I drink ~3 6oz cups of water a day

Could high calcium in the blood and intake of levothyroxine for hypothyroid be cause of strong foul odor in urine? I drink ~3 6oz cups of water a day

Unlikely: Neither high calcium nor levo. Will cause foul odor. Most common cause of dark, strong urine is dehydration. You should be drinking minimum of 100 ounces of fluids/day or enough to keep urine color fairly clear, not only to help lower calcium but to prevent kidney stones . Other causes of foul urine are UTI and certain foods and meds. A urinalysis and culture can determine if UTI present. ...Read more

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How can I go about treating so many issues at once: lyme, candida, interstitial cystitis, high blood uric acid and urine protein, hypothyroidism, etc.

How can I go about treating so many issues at once: lyme, candida, interstitial cystitis, high blood uric acid and urine protein, hypothyroidism, etc.

Holistic approach: Unraveling multiple issues is complex & a bit like a game of pick up sticks- you need to be careful about the order. Lyme & candida may be the cause of ic, but it may be necessary to detox heavy metals to treat those. Antibiotics for lyme can aggravate candida.It's best to start with basic support- balance hormones, detox, correct nutrient deficiencies.I advise working with a skilled holistic doc. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for hemophilia factor 8 or anything I should worry about ? Nose bleeds a lot, hematuria in urine every, hypothyroid on meds

Are there any treatments for hemophilia factor 8  or anything I should worry about ? Nose bleeds a lot, hematuria in urine every, hypothyroid on meds

Yes: It is essential you have a hematologist to help you. Hemophilia can be very different in severity from person to person. It can range from occassional nose bleeds and joint bleeds, to life-threatening hemorrhages that are fatal. There are good medicines to help stop active bleeding, and ways to help prevent bleeds from occurring. Once again, establish a relationship with a hematologist. ...Read more

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How do you remove urine odor from skin down there?

Hygiene: If you are talking about usual urine odor that is present in some folks, i would suggest to exercise proper hygiene, to begin with. After each urine passage, you will need to wipe yourself from front to back, either using a wet hand or toilet tissue. If it is still the problem after you've done it, you will need to use more water (get in the shower) and rinse whatever remnants of urine are hiding. ...Read more

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I have had urine odor for a while now. What should I do?

I have had urine odor for a while now. What should I do?

Hydration: It could be something you ate (asparagus?), dehydration or an infection. Increase your fluid intake. If the symptoms don't improve or if you start having pain, fever...See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I get help for a sickening urine odor?

See a Clincian: A foul odor in the urine may be a sign of an infection, that will require a prescription to treat. See a clinician for proper evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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Underactive Thyroid (Definition)

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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