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What Other Illnesses Might Be Mistaken For Hypothyroidism
Impaired mental activity, including problems with concentration & memory. Depression. Chronic fatigue.
Difficulty concentrating.Sensitivity to cold
Weight gain, despite diminished appetite.Constipation. Early puberty. Menstrual irregularities. Hearing loss. Husky voice. Skin & hair changes (pale, rough, dry skin, less sweat, hair coarsens, brittle nails). Serious enough. ...Read more
Many factors: There are formulas that some people use to calculate a dose. I do not find them useful, however. Older people and small people need less, you need to go slow with buildup in people with heart disease, other factors. In a 30 yo healthy woman of normal size, I would probably start with 75 - 100 mcg/day, which is prob slightly low, then get a TSH in 6 weeks and make a dose adjustment. ...Read more
First see your endocrinologist to make sure your thyroid hormone level is now normal after taking synthroid (thyroxine).
Look into every thing you eat especially seemingly small snacks these little 100cal snacks can add up quickly
Avoid fried foods, cakes hi carb meals like bagels white breads and pastas.
Look into you daily cal intake, it should be between 1500-2000cal a day ...Read more
Yes: Hi. I will assume that your hypothyroidism is treated and that on treatment, you have normal thyroid function. That condition is not an impediment to conceiving and successfully carrying a pregnancy to term. Your profile says your 48 years old,,, THAT is the elephant in the room! Menopause will DEFINITELY keep you from having kids! ...Read more
Basically the same thing hypothyroidism. The simple primary hypothyroidism is failure of the thyroid gland
Hashimotos is an autoimmune condition where the thyroid is being attacked by your immune system. Its a more severe condition because it is auto immune but the treatment is almost the same ...Read more
I was currently on weight watchers but didn't lose much weight. Recently found out that I have hypothyroid disease?
Treat hypothyroidism: If you were properly diagnosed with hypothyroidism, this will make it more difficult to lose weight unless your thyroid levels are made normal. You would need to be on thyroid hormone to correct low thyroid. However, you will still likely need to be careful with your diet and do aerobic exercise to lose weight and keep it off. ...Read more
Have hypothyroidism. Recived preskription Circadin. Start today. The leaflet say not recommended & not to be eaten with autommun disease. What 2 do?
It's OK: Hi. As an endocrinologist and autoimmune disease doc, I can't for the life of me think why the leaflet says not to take if you have autoimmune disease. Melatonin is fine taken with MANY autoimmune diseases, and hasn't been studied for safety (or unsafety) with ANY. Go for it. Sleep tight and sweet dreams! ...Read more
Hypothyroidism: Hypothyroidism can slow your thinking and energy down, and cause fatigue and lethargy. It can cause depression symptoms, but isn't the same as the mood disorder. It can be hard to process things mentally. Ongoing depression is worsened. Hypothyroidism needs treatment, generally with thyroid hormone in various forms; a depressed hypothyroid person may need both this and antidepressant therapy. ...Read more
Why?: Hypothyroidism is always treatable. I happen to be so. It is a problem that 8percent of the population deals with. Oncedxed, non-problem. While I respect food choices, a vegetarian lifestyle is one I cannot endorse. It is a social & psychological decision. Humans have never been vegetarians! ...Read more
You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated by a qualified doctor.
Hypothyroidism is only one form of thyroid disorder. ...Read more
No evidence: There is no evidence to suggest that a low glycemic index diet will help hypothyroid disease. Taking enough thyroid hormone to get thyroid levels into the normal range is the best treatment for hypothyroidism. However, a low GI diet may help someone lose weight and reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. ...Read more
Different disease: They are very different. Hypothyroidism is an endocrine/ metabolic disease, often caused by an autoimmune condition called hashimoto's thyroiditis. Raynaud's is a vasospastic condition sometimes from autoimmune illness like lupus. What they share is trouble with cold. Raynaud's have very poor reactions to cold, spasms in blood vessels. Low thyroid also causes cold intolerance, by low metabolism. ...Read more
It's your business: You're seriously sick -- if you have real Addison's and are also hypothyroid, you probably have Schmidt's. You've got a duty to yourself and those who love you to learn how you body really works -- and educate yourself enough to be able to see through health frauds like "Serrapeptase". It won't touch your endocrine illness and if you stop your evidence-based regimen, that mistake could kill you. ...Read more
Yes: 1 in 3 patients with hashimoto's thyroiditis have sensitivity to gluten. I generally suggest that all patients with autoimmune disease avoid gluten in the diet as it may be a trigger to leaky gut and autoimmune disease, like hashimoto's. Here's more on the topic http://doccarnahan. Blogspot. Com/2012/04/leaky-gut-syndrome-linked-to-many. Html. ...Read more
What to do if I'm just curious if there is a difference between hypothyroid and hashimoto's disease?
The cause/trigger: Hypothyroidism is the term used for low thyroid function leading to fatigue, poor metabolism, weight gain, depression, pain, and more. Hashimoto's refers to an attack of the thyroid by your immune system, which may initially cause HYPER symptoms and then HYPO symptoms thus often causing a "rollercoaster' of symptoms. Have your thyroglobulin and thyroid peroxidase antibodies checked to find out. ...Read more
Does ADHD and hypothyroid disease have similar symptoms making it possible to diagnose one instead of the other?
After all else: After all other diagnoses are excluded you can diagnose adhd. This means you must demonstrate normal thyroid levels for at least a month before you can accept an adhd diagnosis. ...Read more
I have been treated for hypothyroidism since in my mid 20's. Now 52. I have recently been dianoised with addison's disease. Do I still have low thy?
Schmidt's syndrome: Autoimmune endocrine conditions often occur together. One relatively common combination is schmidt's syndrome (autoimmne polyendocrine syndrome type 2) which includes hashimotos thyroiditis, addison's disease, and type 1 diabetes. They don't always occur together, though, and not at the same time. ...Read more
Your opinion is greatly appreciated... Basically...I feel like *#^@ almost all of the time. I know I have hypothyroid disease and regardless of the specialist I am referred to, they all say my levels are fine regardless for the dosage of levoxyl I'm on.
Hello.: Hello. I cannot make any endocrine recommendations. However, it is clear from your description that you feel miserable, are short of breath, tired, lightheaded, hungry, gaining weight and you are having difficulty thinking clearly. When all appropriate evaluation and treatment has been provided from the standpoint of western medicine, consider adjunct treatment with medical acupuncture. Specifically energy moving protocols. Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years. There are many md's and do's practicing medical acupuncture in the us now. It may help to improve the quality of your life. Take care. ...Read more
Connective tissue disease: test for sjogren's (blood & sialogram) autoimmune thyroid,
explore with your doctor : omeoprazole & Erythromycin & domperidone. Botox injections into pylorus muscle for stomach pain and nausea.
Avoid raw veggies, grind food up when things are very bad.
There does not need to be one primary autoimmune disorder. ...Read more
Open blood vessels: A vasodilator may be helpful for you. But your thyroid condition needs to be addressed first. See your medical doctor to make sure you are on proper medications. ...Read more
Autoimmune: Hi. Hashimoto's (Hash) is the most common cause of non-surgical hypothyroidism, and is an autoimmune disease. It is commonly diagnosed by serum thyroid autoantibodies (TPO and thyroglobulin), and much less commonly by fine needle aspiration biopsy. Hash only causes disease when it destroys thyroid function. Hash antibodies do NOT cause disease, and are only a marker for thyroid autoimmunity. ...Read more
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