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What Are Side Effects Of Enlarged Thyroid
Heart attack & strok: Dr. Patel pointed out the obvious side effects that you can monitor along w/drop in good cholesterol. Too much testosterone supplementation can also increase blood pressure & thicken your blood (polycythemia). These 3 factors can increase your risk for heart attack and/or stroke. Excess testosterone can also be converted into Dht & Estradiol leading to prostate, hair & male breast issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Osteoporosis: If an adenoma on the gland develops (usually only in one of the four), there is excess absorption and mobilization of calcium, which can result in enough loss of bone to risk fragility. If there is inadequate hormone, the opposite happens and low blood calcium can result in muscle contraction issues. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
There are none: Synthroid (thyroxine) is a man-made replacement for your own thryroid hormone. There are no side effects per se because the drug will bind to the same receptors that your thyroid hormone binds to so the body does not use the drug as a synthetic. It is possible to take too much Synthroid (thyroxine) and then have effects of excess thyroid like rapid heart beat. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Many: Feeling tired, exercise intolerance, rapid pulse, high systolic and low diastolic blood pressure, pallor, fatigue, "depression", being called "lazy". The greatest danger is missing a treatable cause, and unless you are very poorly nourished or on a charlatan's diet there's some medical cause for every new anemia. Especially in adults, it's cancer of the stomach or colon until proved otherwise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: Hi. L-thyroxine (Synthroid among others) is the normal human thyroid hormone. It has no side effects. The only "side effects" of l-thyroxine are if there is too much (hyperthyroidism) or too little (hypothyroidism) of it. Your doc will monitor your TSH and free T4 to make sure your dose is properly adjusted. Good luck! ...Read more
None if dose right: If your dose is appropriate, there should be no side effects, unless you have an allergy to one of the inactive ingredients ( like the dyes). If your dose is too high, you can get palpitations, tremors, weight loss and other signs of thyroid hormone excess. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Acromegaly: Complications are severe headache arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome enlarged heart hypertension diabetes mellitus heart failure kidney failure compression of the optic chiasm leading to loss of vision in the outer visual fields (typically bitemporal hemianopia) increased palmar sweating and sebum production over the face (seborrhea). ...Read more
Multiple: Amiodarobe is a very effective anti arrhythmic drug, but unfortunately has lots of side effects when used for long term (years). It can affect the lungs, thyroid, liver, eyes and skin. Usually twice a year blood tests and yearly chest x ray can detect these side effects before they become clinically manifest. Most importantly, almost all the side effects disappear once the medication is stopped. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually none!: Usually a sign of both hypothyroidism, or grave's disease, which causes overactivity. However, both thyroid nodules and malignacy can do this. You need some blood tests, and ultrasound of your thyroid, and perhaps a thyroid biopsy, if indicated. Women are more prone to goiters, usually caused by autoimmune issues! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: Side effects are common when patients have digoxin toxicity, or too high of blood levels. Side effects can range anywhere from halos and colored visual disturbances to potentially fatal arrhythmias to seizures and confusion. Patients can also experience severe nausea and vomiting. Again, all of these side effects are due to digoxin toxicity. ...Read more
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