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Dr. Gerard Honore Dr. Honore
Fertility Medicine
25 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What is a low thyroid level in pregnancy?

What is a low thyroid level in pregnancy?

Thyroid: Could mean several things, but i guess you are probably asking about tsh. A pregnant woman's TSH is normally suppressed (lowered) during the first trimester of pregnancy, which gives the false impression of an over-active thyroid. Ob doctors should all be aware of this. If this is not what you were asking, feel free to clarify. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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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


Dr. Pouya Shafipour Dr. Shafipour
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
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Could you tell me what happens if you have low thyroid levels?

Could you tell me what happens if you have low thyroid levels?

Fatigue weight gain: If vindallo thyroid levels you mean low thyroid hormone levels, the common symptoms of hypothyroidism include fatigue, lethargy, weight gain, depression, dry skin, heavy periods and coarse hair as well as weight gain. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Jacobson Dr. Jacobson
Psychiatry
36 years in practice
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
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What can cause low vit. D levels? Thyroid is fine.

What can cause low vit. D levels? Thyroid is fine.

Inadequate intake: The most likely cause is inadequate intake with inadequate skin absorption coming in second. Take enough under doctors directions to get your blood level of 25-oh vitamin d above 50. ...Read more

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Dr. Samuel Freedman Dr. Freedman
Pediatrics
5 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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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

Dr. Cayce Jehaimi Dr. Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
17 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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I've developed low thyroid levels due to lithium, what should I do now?

I've developed low thyroid levels due to lithium, what should I do now?

Treat if low: Need to replace your deficiency as lithium is known to cause hypothyroidism (and simetimes hyperthyroidism). Although lithium-induced hypothyroidism is usually reversible upon cessation of lithium, the development of hypothyroidism is not a contraindication to continuing lithium, and most experts advocate thyroid augmentation. ...Read more

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Dr. Samuel Freedman Dr. Freedman
Pediatrics
5 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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Dr. Andrew Reeves Dr. Reeves
Neurology
26 years in practice
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
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Can low thyroid levels cause grandmal seizure?

Can low thyroid levels cause grandmal seizure?

Typically not: Low thyroid typically causes one to slow down, gain weight, have memory problems, and a number of other symptoms... But not typically seizures. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
years in practice
Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz Dr. Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics & Gynecology
21 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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Can low thyroid hormone levels cause menopause?

Can low thyroid hormone levels cause menopause?

Not really: But hormones all do an intricate dance with each other and so thyroid dysfunction can definitely alter female hormone function and cause many symptoms which mimic menopause. Get your levels checked! ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Knecht Dr. Knecht
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
27 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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Please answer! what natural remedy can be recommended for a low thyroid homrone level?

Thyroid hormone: Hi. If you are hypothyroid (i.e., elevated TSH and low normal or low free T4, except in rare cases of pituitary hypothyroidism), the ONLY thing that works is thyroid hormone replacement! Nothing is more "natural" than levothyroxine...it's atom-for-atom identical to the l-thyroxine the healthy thyroid gland synthesizes and secretes. The l-thyroxine dose is adjusted until your TSH is normal. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Davis Dr. Davis
Ophthalmology
12 years in practice
Florida International University College of Medicine
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Dr. David Sneid Dr. Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Can low thyroid levels affect a fetal heart rate?

Can low thyroid levels affect a fetal heart rate?

Yes, but the: fetus should be making it's own thyroid hormone after about 12 weeks of pregnancy, and it is this level which is important. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Laura Anissian Dr. Anissian
Internal Medicine
17 years in practice
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Left side of face swollen and red/splotchy, but not sore at all. Has been this way for a month or so and energy levels low. Thyroid issue perhaps?

Left side of face swollen and red/splotchy, but not sore at all. Has been this way for a month or so and energy levels low. Thyroid issue perhaps?

Swollen face: Most important is to rule out zoster. This is an important infection to treat. It is usually painful and with blisters. This does not sound exactly like your case but important to check. This could also be a local skin or sinus infection. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Knecht Dr. Knecht
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
27 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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Been tested for low thyroid for 2 years my TSH level is fine but T4 is low doctors have now sent bloods to edinburgh to get tested what could be wrong?

Pituitary?: Hi. If your TSH is "normal" and your free T4 is low, that's highly suggestive of pituitary (secondary) hypothyroidism. We don't use total T4, but if that's what was run, get a free T4. Some people have low thyroid binding protein, and total T4 is low, but free T4 is normal and TSH is normal, and they're normal. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Dan Fisher Dr. Fisher
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Thyroid removed level at .406 now on meds have a lot symptoms of low thyroid, hair loss and breakage dry skin constipated doc says fine y i feel bad?

Not sure.: Could be that you are underdosed in your thyroid replacement hormone. I am not sure if 0.406 is your current TSH or not. If it is, it is hard to explain. If this doesn't clear up in a short while you might consider repeating your TSH and using a small dose of t3 (liothyronine). ...Read more

Dr. Howard Shapiro Dr. Shapiro
Internal Medicine
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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I have hashimito's thyroidism, hypothyroidism, what foods should I avoid? Am taking T4 50mg during the week, T4 75mg at weekends. Thank you.

I have hashimito's thyroidism, hypothyroidism, what foods should I avoid? Am taking T4 50mg during the week, T4 75mg at weekends. Thank you.

Coffee with pills: Coffee decreases the absorption of T4, so don't drink coffee when you are taking your medicine. Otherwise, no dietary restrictions ...Read more

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson Dr. Hickerson
Family Medicine
28 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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Can low thyroid result in fainting?

Yes: Your thyroid has a direct effect on your blood vessels and heart. It also effects your adrenal glands and if insufficient this can cause blood pressure problems. ...Read more

Dr. Samuel Freedman Dr. Freedman
Pediatrics
5 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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What could cause low thyroid counts?

Hypothyroid: Usually due to an autoimmune disorder called hashimotos disease. Runs in families -- women 7 times more likely than men. Inflammation of the thyroid gland can cause decreased function. One can test for both function and inflammation with lab tests. See a board-certified endocrinologist for expert advice. ...Read more

Jin Packard Dr. Packard
Emergency Medicine
3 years in practice
New York Medical College
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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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Dr. Gary Sandler
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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