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What are the symptoms of low thyroid?

What are the symptoms of low thyroid?

Myxedema: Apathy and mental sluggishness (can look like depression), obesity, and cold intolerance. Myxedema is so-called because of mucus-like buildup in connective tissue (mostly thickening the skin), which can also lead to deeper voice and enlarged tongue. Constipation, heart issues, and decreased sense of taste can also occur. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of low cortisol?

What are the symptoms of low cortisol?

Unlikely: Weight loss, low bp, fatigue etc. It's an unlikely diagnosis. If concerned, see your doctor. Don't get your medical info from friends, tv or particularly the internet. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of low blood?

What are the symptoms of low blood?

Many: If by low blood you are referring to anemia, symptoms may include feeling tired or cold. You may notice that your nailbeds and insides of eye lids appear pale. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of nodules on a thyroid..

Thyroid nodules: Thyroid nodules may have no symptoms, may have symptoms of an overactive thyroid, or an under active thyroid. Please see your doctor, explain any symptoms, and then the doctor will examine you and decide what the next moves are if needed. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a excess thyroid problem?

What are the symptoms of a excess thyroid problem?

Increased/nervousnes: Increased nervousnes and irritability ANS weight loss even with a good appetite. Increased warmth, tremor, and palpitations are common. Some will have bulging eyes, hair loss and loss of strength. ...Read more

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What are the signs and syptoms of a thyroid problem?

What are the signs and syptoms of a thyroid problem?

Multiple: Thyroid problems can involve function: too much or too little hormone. They can also involve structure: too large a size, presence of nodules, etc. There can also be thyroid cancers, but while they can occur, they represent a small percentage of the total human cancers (<1%). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a low blood sugar?

What are the symptoms of a low blood sugar?

Hypoglycemia: Symptoms may include: feeling shaky, hot, hungry, irritable, dizzy, light headed, nausea, headache, loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of low potassium..?

What are the symptoms of low potassium..?

Signs of low K.: 42 F. signs can develop very slowly. Here is my experience over 50 years in dealing with diseases that cause this: fatigue, muscle cramps, brain fog, peeing a lot at night, later during day as well, metallic taste in mouth. Some with this prob have been incorrectly diagnosed with MS, chronic fatigue, being "menopausal" chronic pain syndrome to mention a few. Can hep quickly with 2nd opinion here. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of low iron levels?

What are some of the symptoms of low iron levels?

Odd cravings or Pica: Iron deficiency may cause anemia with fatigue, coldness, weakness, decreased exercise tolerance, palpitations and shortness of breath. You may also see changes in hair (color,hair loss or thinning), nails (brittleness, lines, grooves), mouth (stomatitis), tongue (glossitis) and stomach (gastric atrophy/abdominal pain). Unusual cravings (Pica) for ice, starch, clay, or other items may also occur. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a goiter in men?

What are the symptoms of a goiter in men?

Neck swelling/swallo: Swelling of neck and if it is very big it may cause difficulty in swallowing and if it is toxic goiter it may give bulging eyeballs, tremors, weight loss, rapid heart beat and palpitation, heat intolerance. Ang if it is associated with hypothyroidism it will cause sluggishness, weight gain, cold intolerance, dry skin and depression. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of low BP like?

What are the symptoms of low BP like?

A few common: Symptoms are...Light headed , nausea, sweaty, blured vision, and on occasion passing out. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism?

What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Many, many possible: Symptoms may include: 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 rate depression impaired memory. ...Read more

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What are the effects of having a hypothyroid?

What are the effects of having a hypothyroid?

See details: Fatigue, constipation, dry skin, muscle aching and weakness, menstrual abnormalities, heart disease, etc. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of a sodium deficiency?

What are the signs and symptoms of a sodium deficiency?

Sodium deficiency: Low BP, thirst, wight loss, vomiting, confusion, coma, cramps, seizures, death. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of thyroidism?

What are the symptoms of thyroidism?

2 different ways: Hypothyroid includes weight gain, slower mental processes, fatigue, constipation, reduced menstruation... Hyperthyroid includes weight loss, shakiness, elevated blood pressure, rapid heart rate, feeling hot.... See your doctor or endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an underactive thyroid?

What are the symptoms of an underactive thyroid?

Varies: Palpitations, tremors, muscle weakness, heat intolerence, weight loss, anxiety - or some people have few if any symptoms (so called "apathetic" hyperthyroidism). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of overactive thyroid and what is it called?

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What are the symptoms of overactive thyroid and what is it called?

Overactive thyroid: It is called hyperthyroidism. Some symptoms are difficulty concentrating, fatigue, large thyroid in neck, frequent bowel movements, increased appetite, heat intolerance, increased sweating, irregular menstrual periods in women, nervousness, restlessness, weight loss, high blood pressure, hair loss, tremors, itching, diarrhea, upset stomach, eyes protruding (exophthalmos). ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of an enlarged thyroid?

What are some of the symptoms of an enlarged thyroid?

Mass effect.: A large thyroid may or may not produce too much thyroid hormone so symptoms quite variable. The mass itself may produce difficulty swallowing or sensation of a lump in the throat which indeed it is. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of thyroid problems?

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What are the symptoms of thyroid problems?

Under or over active: Hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid may present with loss of energy, fatigue, sluggishness, poor memory, weight gain, constipation, cold intolerance, doughy skin, etc. Hyperthyroidims or overactive thyroid may present with palpitations, racing pulse, tremors, anxiety, sweats, insomnia, weight loss, bulging eyes, heat intolerance, etc. Go see your family physician for simple blood test (tsh). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of low thyroid?

Myxedema: Apathy and mental sluggishness (can look like depression), obesity, and cold intolerance. Myxedema is so-called because of mucus-like buildup in connective tissue (mostly thickening the skin), which can also lead to deeper voice and enlarged tongue. Constipation, heart issues, and decreased sense of taste can also occur. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of severely extremely low thyroid to almost not working and can it cause seizures if too low?

What are the symptoms of severely extremely low thyroid to almost not working and can it cause seizures if too low?

Thy: Rare for seizures to be associated with low thyroid function. Usually in severe high function or inflammation of brain associated with it. Extreme fatigue, low metabolism for sure. ...Read more

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Does anyone know what the symptoms of low thyroid problems are?

Does anyone know what the symptoms of low thyroid problems are?

Many, many possible: Symptoms may include: 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 rate depression impaired memory. ...Read more

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Can a low thyroid cause pseudoseizures and what other symptoms do you have with a low thyroid?

Can a low thyroid cause pseudoseizures and what other symptoms do you have with a low thyroid?

Like brakes: Low thyroid function works as brakes in a car. High thyroid works as accelerator in a car. Therefore everything is slow (heart rate) and low (temperature). Most importantly, your doc can fix it. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of low levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone?

What are symptoms of low levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone?

Thyroid: Cant tell without total thyroid hormone levels. Tsh being low usually implies hyperthyroid ism which may be sub-clinical or asymptomatic. It can cause fast heart rate, skipped beats, shakiness, tremor, weight loss, anxiety, mood swings, irregular menses, sweating, heat intolerance. ...Read more

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What are your thyroid symptoms if you are low in thyroid?

What are your thyroid symptoms if you are low in thyroid?

Cold intolerance: Mild thyroid hypo-function may be asymptomatic and may be detected on lab tests only. Symptoms generally include, cold intolerance, constipation, dry skin, weakness, depression, menstrual irregularities, infertility, and if left untreated may lead to coma and death. ...Read more

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With low thyroid in a human, what would the actual symptoms be?

Many: Hypothyroidism (low thyroid) can cause weight gain, fatigue, cold intolerance, constipation, fluid retention, heavy periods, excessive sleepiness, hair loss, muscle pains/weakness. However, these are nonspecific symptoms. Most people who have these symptoms do not have a low thyroid causing it. Checking a TSH level will confirm if the symptoms are related to thyroid or not. ...Read more

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If my thyroid swells when I drink caffeine or alcohol does this mean it is not functioning correctly? I have symptoms of low thyroid but tests are ok?

Thyroid coffee: 34 F from from Cork notes that her thyroid swells when she drinks force. I suspect what you mean is that the you swallow coffee you and perhaps others can see your thyroid better as you tilt your head back. Cannot imagine how coffee will make thyroid swell. ...Read more

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I have been extremely tired and very foggy headed for months I do have low thyroid and tests are normal for the med I am taking. Symptoms of foggy head and exhaustion getting worse

I have been extremely tired and very foggy headed for months I do have low thyroid and tests are normal for the med I am taking. Symptoms of foggy head and exhaustion getting worse

There : There are multiple reasons to feel fatigued during the day including but not limited to is low thyroid hormone level, lack of vitamins, inflammatory disorders, insomnia, sleep apnea and medications that you may be on. You should discuss with your primary care physician about your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a pituitary gland problem be misdiagnosed with a low thyroid problem and what are the symptoms need answers asap thank you?

Hormones: Yes, it is possible to have a problem with the pituitary gland mimick the symptoms of hypothyroidism, such as fatigue, weight gain, lethargy, constipation. There are several blood tests that assess the function of the pituitary gland and the hormones that are secreted. Your physician can go over them in detail. ...Read more

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About my head pressure symptom and a partially empty sella. I also have a low thyroid function. Is this last related at my symptoms?

Possibly.: "empty sella" is a radiologic description of a sella not completely filled by pituitary gland. The function of the pituitary gland may or may not be normal. Your low thyroid function could be related but may also be unrelated. Please see your doc. ...Read more

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I've had blood tests, and had slightly low thyroid. I was put on levothyroxine, but didn't help. Was told to stop, still have symptoms, what to do?

I've had blood tests, and had slightly low thyroid. I was put on levothyroxine, but didn't help. Was told to stop, still have symptoms, what to do?

Find another MD: if you have symptoms of low thyroid and labs also show low thyroid. It is low thyroid unless proven otherwise. If levothyroxine did not help look at internet and see which physician is familiar with armour thyroid. Where levothyroxine fails armour thyroid can be helpful. Or look for broda Barnes foundation to give you a referral ...Read more

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I'm on levothyroxine 50 mcg my last thyriod check was in range, is it possible to still have low thyroid symptoms ie hot sweats, feeling cold, fatigue?

I'm on levothyroxine 50 mcg my last thyriod check was in range, is it possible to still have low thyroid symptoms ie hot sweats, feeling cold, fatigue?

Other causes: While abnormal thyroid function certainly can cause the symptoms you mention, there are other causes that could produce similar symptoms.. At your listed age and sex, the first thing that comes to mind are symptoms related to menopause. You may want ot talk to doc about hormone replacement treatment, which can be dietary, medication or both. Also, discuss other possibilities as well. ...Read more

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What causes low thyroid-like symptoms to suddenly turn into loss of appetite, early morning waking, and difficulty falling asleep, all overnight?

What causes low thyroid-like symptoms to suddenly turn into loss of appetite, early morning waking, and difficulty falling asleep, all overnight?

High thyroid ?: best if you have your thyroid levels checked (or re checked) as the current symptoms you are having may suggest "over" active thyroid/Graves's ...Read more

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TSH is 5.21 FT4 and FT3 are normal Having symptoms of low thyroid, have well controlled lupus, hashimotos runs in my family Treat with meds or watch?

TSH is 5.21 FT4 and FT3 are normal Having symptoms of low thyroid, have well controlled lupus, hashimotos runs in my family Treat with meds or watch?

Hypothyroidism: An elevated TSH and normal FT4 is possibly due to subclinical hypothyroidism. What type of symptoms are you having exactly? Your doctor should check basic blood work to make sure there is no other explanation for your symptoms. A good physical exam of your thyroid to reveal any nodules, or goiter is very important. Thyroiditis is definitely a possibility. ...Read more

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Can low thyroid hormone symptoms like hair-loss be reversed?

Allopecia: If scalp hair loss called allopecia is due to hypothyroidism one can reverse it by normalizing thyroid function. Most of the time hypothyroidism is due to an autoimmune disorder called hashimotos disease. Allopcia is an accompanying autoimmune disorder and may not be due to low thyroid hormones. It's an association -- not causation. ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

A condition in which the thyroid gland can't make enough thyroid hormone to keep ...Read more