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What can cause hypothyroidism?

What can cause hypothyroidism?

Autoimmune, surgery: The most common cause is autoimmune thyroid disease, that is, the body makes antibodies against the thyroid. Thyroid surgery can cause it too. So can radiation therapy to the neck. Meds like amiodarone and some chemo can, too. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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What can cause treatment-resistant hypothyroid?

What can cause treatment-resistant hypothyroid?

Need more informatio: Could be you are not on a large enough dose (most adults need 75-150 mcg/day) or that you are not taking it consistently (you can double up next day if you miss a dose). Difficulty absorbing the thyroid hormone in your gut is the least common cause). Would need to know your dose and thyroid test results before treatment and most recently. ...Read more

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What conditions can cause goiter?

What conditions can cause goiter?

Some are caused: By iodine deficiency, which is a reason for iodinized table salt...Those lacking seafood in the midwest and near west used to be so afflicted. Taking exogenous thyroid hormone (thyrolar, synthroid) may turn off TSH stimulation and reduce/diminish growth, but that is treatment rather than prevention. Excess TSH and unregulated growth cause goiters. ...Read more

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What skin problems can hypothyroidism cause?

What skin problems can hypothyroidism cause?

Skin: If you do not take your thyroid medicine daily you are very likely to have dry skin. You surely don't want that to happen. ...Read more

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What can cause anemia?

What can cause anemia?

Many causes: Anemia is low blood count and may be mild or serious. Either you body does not produce enough red cells (blood cell cancer, uremia, chemotherapy, low iron, malnutrition) or you are actively bleeding (ulcers, trauma, GI malignancy, gu malignancy) or you are destroying your cells (inherited, splenic overactivity). Your hematologist needs to sort this out. If the cause is gone, you can do well. ...Read more

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What can cause hypoglycemia?

What can cause hypoglycemia?

4 things: People tend to have a genetic predisposition to having it but the 4 things i found that make it worse are: 1. Eating sugar 2. Not eating often enough 3. Not eating protein often enough 4. Food sensitivities. ...Read more

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What can cause hypervolemia?

What can cause hypervolemia?

Fluid overload : Hypervolemia, or fluid overload, is characterized by having an excessive intravascular volume. This can be an input problem, output problem, or both. If you ingest too much liquid, or are administered intravenously, you can developmhypervolemia. Conversely, if you have a problem excreting fluids, such as in renal failure or inadequate dialysis, you can also develop hypervolemia. ...Read more

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What can cause diabetes?

What can cause diabetes?

Diabetes cause: Type 2 diabetes is considered a polygenic disorder with multiple causes. Basically ine must have a genetic predisposition towards developing diabetes, be exposed to a particular environmental trigger (obesity, low viramin d, a virus or illness, a medication) which results in the inability of the pancreas to produce insulin. Over time blood sugars rise and one develops diabetes. ...Read more

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What can cause fatigue?

What can cause fatigue?

Fatigue: The causes of fatigue are multi-factorial. Often times fatigue is caused by problems with: sleep, hormones, heavy metals, infections, nutrient deficiencies, from lack of exercise, poor oxygenation and food allergies. ...Read more

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What can cause anaemia/iron deficiency?

What can cause anaemia/iron deficiency?

Lack of iron: Iron loss through bleeding, or iron deficiency through poor nutrition or poor absorption may lead to iron deficiency anemia. The diagnosis is relatively simple to make and the treatment is inexpensive and effective. In spite of this, it is the most common form of qnemia in the us. See your doctor if you suspect you have anemia. ...Read more

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How hyperthyroidism can cause vomiting?

How hyperthyroidism can cause vomiting?

Hyperthyroid: If you have both hyperthyroidism and/or vomiting, you must see a doctor as soon as possible. If you have seen your doctor you must set a time for your doctor.If you cannot be seen by your regular doctor, you MUST have someone take you to the Emergency Facility. Recovery should be OK. Please let me know how things go. Michael Kleerekoper ...Read more

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What can cause depression?

What can cause depression?

A mix: Psychiatric illnesses occur when a combination of risk factors collide. The most common factors include your genes, your family upbringing and culture, and your thoughts. ...Read more

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What can mimic thyroid problems?

What can mimic thyroid problems?

It depends: Upon what thyroid problem you mean. There are a wide variety of potential problems that can arise with the thyroid. Which one are you referring to? ...Read more

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What can cause infertility?

What can cause infertility?

Multiple: At age 44 many women are infertile due to having higher rates of chromosomal abnormalities in their eggs. This is a normal aging process in women. Males over 40 also have slightly higher rates of infertility due to age but age affects females much more. Other causes are blocked tubes, pcos, endometriosis and medical issues such as obesity and thyroid disease. ...Read more

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What can cause infertility?

What can cause infertility?

Top diagnoses: Top reasons: 1) male infertility, tied with 2) female ovulatory dysfunction, followed by 3) tubal disease (female.) 'infertility' is defined by unprotected intercourse for one year. This is based on observing 85% of normal couples conceive in that time. ...Read more

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What can cause anovulation?

What can cause anovulation?

At your age: It is common, due to the ovaries not functioning properly, if you want pg you need to see a reprodcutive endocrinlogist( infert specailist asap) as u may not have much ovariamnfunction left and u will probably need shots to get preg. ...Read more

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How thyroid abnormality can cause rash?

How thyroid abnormality can cause rash?

Pretibial myxedema: In grave's dz and autoimmune thyroid disease there may be an accumulation of proteoglycans in the lower extremities producing a thickened skin - orange peel type rash known as pretibial myxedema or thyroid dermopathy. ...Read more

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What might cause treatment-resistant hypothyroidism?

What might cause treatment-resistant hypothyroidism?

Please define: Hi. By what do you mean "treatment-resistant"? Is your dose too low? That's not treatment resistant, that's just being under treated. Has your thyroid function been normalized on thyroid hormone replacement but you still feel symptoms? That's not "treatment-resistant", that's just assigning symptoms to the wrong thing. We need more information. I doubt you have a thyroid hormone receptor defect. ...Read more