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What Distinguishes Panhypopituitarism From Primary Hypothyroidism
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 (liothyronine) 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
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
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?
My brother has hypothyroidism.His TSH is 4.500 H. Does he need a specific medicine or complements?.will his TSH increase in the future? Or stabilize?
Hard to tell: your brother needs to see an endrocrinologist, or a pediatric endocrinologist if still under age, TSH isn't the only parameter, history, physical exam and other tests would tell, doctors treat patients not lab results, wish you both wellness ...Read more
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 Hashimoto Thyroiditis, and Hypothyroidism. Would it be in my best interest to have a specialist along with my primary doctor?
YES: A Board Certified ENDOCRINOLOGIST should evaluate you once year (if all is "going well")! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results 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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