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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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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


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What are the symptoms of an overactive thyroid?

What are the symptoms of an overactive thyroid?

Many: Shaky nervous jittery, sweaty, fast heart beat, multiple bowel movenents daily but these symptoms could all be due to other causes so see md-get lab evaluation. ...Read more

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Describe symptoms of an underactive thyroid in women?

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 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 main symptoms of hypothyroidism in women after menopause?

What are the main symptoms of hypothyroidism in women after menopause?

Fatigue: Symptoms of hypothyroidism are fatigue, being cold, constipation, dry skin, loss of outer eyebrow, being puffy and change in cholesterol. Speak with your physician about having your thyroid profile done. I would recommend checking a free T3 (liothyronine) as well since this seems to be low in menopausal women in my practice. ...Read more

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What are the causes of an overactive thyroid?

What are the causes of an overactive thyroid?

Causes: Autoimmune. Either the immune system makes a protein that stimulates the thyroid to be "on" all the time (graves disease) or the immune system is destroying the thyroid cells, increasing thyroid hormone release. Unusual causes are a cluster of cells working a higher speed (hyperfunctioning nodule) or activation in the protein that tells the thyroid to work more (tsh receptor). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hyperthyroidism in pregnancy?

What are the symptoms of hyperthyroidism in pregnancy?

Pregnancy thyroid: The symptoms of hyperthyroidism such as rapid pulse weakness, goiter, fainting can occur. Pregnancy may accentuate some symptomd and dampens some of the symptoms which may be confused as being due to pregnancy itself. Your obstetrician will be able to evaluate this. ...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 is the prevalence of sex horomone imbalance in women and what are the symptoms?

What is the prevalence of sex horomone imbalance in women and what are the symptoms?

Very common: Very common, painful periods, pms, facial hair etc. Saliva testing can help tell you what is out of balance. Salvia testing tells you how much free hormone is available, and then with the help of some one experienced in natural hormone therapy, many problems can be corrected. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of an overactive thyroid?

What are symptoms of  an overactive thyroid?

Many possible: Some people with an overactive thyroid may have no symptoms at all. For those that do, hair thinning, trouble sleeping or concentrating, irritability, wt changes, heart pounding, shakiness, frequent bms, feeling hot when others don't, and inability to exercise may be present. Eye bulging or double vision may occur w/ graves' disease, and neck swelling and tenderness may occur w/ thyroiditis. ...Read more

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What are the signs of underactive thyroid?

What are the signs of underactive thyroid?

Depends: With mild hypothyroidism, there may be no symptoms.As the level of thyroid hormone diminishes, however, you may notice fatigue, weight gain, dry skin and hair.You may also feel cold much of the time.A simple blood test usually confirms the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hyperthyroidism in older woman?

What are the causes of hyperthyroidism in older woman?

A few: Most often, the entire gland can overproduce thyroid hormone. This is called graves' disease. Less commonly, a single nodule is responsible for the excess hormone secretion. This is a "hot" nodule. Thyroiditis (inflammation of the thyroid) can also cause hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with an overactive thyroid?

What are the symptoms associated with an overactive thyroid?

Overactive thyroid: Some symptoms of hyperthyroidism are: feeling nervous, fast heartbeat, weight loss, feeling hot, trouble sleeping, feeling anxious, sweating heavily, muscle weakness, increased appetite, frequent bowel movement...Some hyperthyroid patients will have 1-2 symptoms, some have all of them and some have none of them at all. The only way to know for sure is to get a blood test. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a child with a underactive thyroid gland?

What are the symptoms of a child with a underactive thyroid gland?

Lab test essential: A child with hypoactive thyroid may have constipation, delayed growth, poor cognitive skills, large tongue etc. However, clinical signs and symptoms are not a good indicator of thyroid function. If there is any doubt, easily available and not too expensive tests, e.g., TSH and free T4 are essential for a proper work-up. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of an underactive thyroid gland?

What are symptoms of an underactive thyroid gland?

Hypothyroid: Typically low energy and possibly weight gain, but - beware - most patients with hypothyroidism have to get really bad before they notice the symptoms, blood testing can check it much earlier. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of defects in thyroid gland function in adults?

What are the symptoms of defects in thyroid gland function in adults?

Hypothyroidism?: 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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Doctors, what are the symptoms of higher testosterone in women?

Doctors, what are the symptoms of higher testosterone in women?

High Testosterone : High testosterone symptoms depend on just how high the testosterone is. It can cause cliteromegaly in extreme cases. Other symptoms are acne, oily skin, hoarse voice, and change in muscle bulk. ...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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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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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

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