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What Distinguishes Panhypopituitarism From Primary Hypothyroidism
Panhypopituitarism is also known as Hypopituitarism. Hypopituitarism is a medical condition in which the pituitary gland, located in the brain, does not function. The pituitary gland is responsible for making many important hormones that tell other glands in the body to produce hormones such as thyroid hormone, growth hormone, estrogen, and testosterone. Children with hypopituitarism have inadequate levels of one or ...Read more
Several Reasons: There are several proposed mechanisms, and they all probably contribute. They include: 1)increased peripheral vascular resistance (t3 needed for vasodilitation as hypothyroidism increases Alpha receptors and down regulates beta receptors on vascular smooth muscle) 2)increased arterial stiffness ; 3)decreased GFR and water retention. ...Read more
Age:40, early osteoarthiritis changes are seen on my knee x-rays. How to find out if it is primary or secondary? Any tests? Does hypothyroid cause it?
Is a TSH basel of 4.14mu/l (slight high) & norm ft4 14.1pmol/l & ft3 4.9pmol/l clinical hypothyroid? Primary phys says normal. Another opinion?
How does someone check if they have hypothyroidism? Can my primary physician test for it or do I have to go to a special doctor?
Primary care: It is very easily done by your primary care. Check a TSH level. ...Read more
Should i seek a specialist to treat my subclinical hashimoto hypothyroidism before becoming pregnant? I'm currently taking levo from my primary doc.
I have primary hypothyroidism, my t3, T4 is remains norm but TSH sometimes fluctuate, how to control-i am regularly takes thyroxine sodium 100mcg tab?
Lab results: One should not try to treat lab results. If your TSH is within normal limits, even if it fluctuates and you do not have symptoms, stay on the medication prescribed by your doctor and not be concerned. ...Read more
Check free T4 & TSH: Central hypothyroidism is much less common than primary hypothyroidism and is most often associated with disease in or near the pituitary. It is suspected when the free T 4 is low but TSH does not increase to compensate. However if the free T 4 is only slightly low it is more likely either a normal variant or a lab issue. Would need more info on your symptoms and test results to help you more ...Read more
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
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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