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Why does thyroid disease cause fatigue?

Why does thyroid disease cause fatigue?

Fatigue: A severe overactive thyroid will likely interfere with sleep and result in fatigue. That needs fairly urgent attention. An underactive thyroid may make you drowsy. That can be corrected by having your doctor check your thyroid levels and optimize your dose. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


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Why does hypothyroidism cause myxedema?

Why does hypothyroidism cause myxedema?

Myxedema: If your thyroid gland is not working you will not make any thyroid hormones and will develop myxedema. That should never happen because as soon as that diagnosis is made you should be on thyroid hormone replacement. ...Read more

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Why does hypokalemia cause muscle weakness?

Why does hypokalemia cause muscle weakness?

Muscles need lytes: Your muscles and nerves require potassium to properly contract and relax. If low, they don't work as efficiently ...Read more

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Im being tested for overactive thyroid. The doctor put me on clonazepam and citalopram in the mean time for severe anxiety/panic attacks. Is severe weeakness a symptom of the thyroid or the meds?

Im being tested for overactive thyroid. The doctor put me on clonazepam and citalopram in the mean time for severe anxiety/panic attacks. Is severe weeakness a symptom of the thyroid or the meds?

Hard to say: Without knowing your thyroid test results, this is very hard to say. If the weakness onset was right after starting the medications, that may be the cause. If you have sever hyperthyroidism ( TSH is very low and your free thyroxine, t4, is very high), then your thyroid could be contributing. An evaluation by your doctor shoudl be able to tell the difference, or find another explanation. ...Read more

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Why does hyperkalemia cause muscle weakness?

Why does hyperkalemia cause muscle weakness?

Dysfunction: It interferes with the muscles ability to contract because it alters the electrolyte balance across the muscle memberane. You have to have the right balance of potassium and other electrolytes for the contractile elements of the muscle to be able to contract which is what gives you movement and strength. ...Read more

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Why does anemia cause fatigue?

Why does anemia cause fatigue?

Lower blood Oxygen: Anemia means that your red blood cells are lower than normal. This means there are less blood cells to carry oxygen to your muscles and tissue which can lead to fatigue. It is a very common condition in pregnancy and in women with heavy blood loss from the menstrual cycle. Usually anemia is treated with an iron supplement. There are other causes though so it should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does hashimotos cause muscle twitches?

Why does hashimotos cause muscle twitches?

It doesn't: Unless your thyroid level is significantly elevated. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does anemia cause mood-swings?

Why does anemia cause mood-swings?

See below: Anemia can cause fatigue and low energy, similar to depression. Anemia coupled with other medical illness could result in delirium, one symptom of which can be mood swings. ...Read more

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Why does overtiredness cause fevers?

Why does overtiredness cause fevers?

Likely vice versa: More than likely fever is causing fatigue. Fever is often an indication that the body is trying to fight off an infection of some kind--the infection or other stress on the body produces fatigue. ...Read more

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Why does hyperthyroidism cause shortness of breath?

Why does hyperthyroidism cause shortness of breath?

Overstimulation: Increased thyroid hormone level heightens your body's response to adrenaline (and norepinephrine) often leading to hyperventilation and anxiety. These then cause you to feel short of breath. ...Read more

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Why does excess thyroid cause exophthalmos?

Medscape answers: "…etiology of thyroid-related orbitopathy is autoimmune-mediated inflammatory process of orbital tissues, predominantly affecting fat & extraocular muscles. Lymphocytes, plasma, & mast cells are cellular constituents in this process. Deposition of glycosaminoglycans & influx of water increase the orbital contents. Obstrxn of superior ophthalmic vein also contributes to orbital engorgement". ...Read more

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Does thyroid cause chills?

Does thyroid  cause chills?

No: No thyroid disorders do not cause chills except for bacterial infection of the thyroid but that is usually comes with severe pain in the thyroid. ...Read more

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Why does hypothyroidism cause cold feet?

Why does hypothyroidism cause cold feet?

Hypothyroidism: Hypothyroidism can slow down your pulse rate and your blood supply. If you are already being treated for hypothyroidism make an early appointment to see your doctor and change your thyroid dose ...Read more

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Does hypo or hyperkalemia cause muscle weakness?

Does hypo or hyperkalemia cause muscle weakness?

Hypo: Potassium is needed to help muscle function. Without enough potassium, there is a change in the conduction of cells within a muscle. This change can lead to cramping, weakness and even heart arrythmias. People who have poor diets or who take diuretics "water pills" can develop hypokalemia more often. ...Read more

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What symptoms does tyroid disease causes when it overactivr?

What symptoms does tyroid disease causes when it overactivr?

Many, including: Sudden weight loss, rapid heartbeat and/or irregular heartbeat or pounding of your heart, increased appetite, nervousness, anxiety and irritability, tremors, sweating, changes in menstrual patterns, increased sensitivity to heat, hanges in bowel patterns, especially more frequent bowel movements, anenlarged thyroid gland, fatigue, muscle weakness, difficulty sleeping, fine, brittle hair. ...Read more

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How does hyperthyroidism cause exophthalmos?

How does hyperthyroidism cause exophthalmos?

Graves disease: Actually hyperthyroidism does not cause exophthalomos. Graves disease is an autoimmune disease that causes hyperthyroidism, and in some people causes exophthalomos. The eye disease can occur years after the thyroid problem is resolved. There is inflammation in and behind the eyes from the autoimmune process. ...Read more

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Why does swinging cause dizziness?

Why does swinging cause dizziness?

Vertigo: You probably have positional vertigo. During swinging there is change of head and body position which triggers vertigo. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked ...Read more