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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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


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What causes thyroid imbalance? And what causes weight gain with a thyroid imbalance?

What causes thyroid imbalance? And what causes weight gain with a thyroid imbalance?

Many causes,low met.: There are many causes of thyroid imbalances but our growing exposure to toxins including Fluoride (yes, fluoridated water causes it), bromine ; mercury is likely the most common cause. See http://bit.Ly/1doksyi ; http://bit.Ly/1ddkbiq for details. Thyroid hormone controls our metabolic rate like the rate an engine idles. The resultant slow metabolism in hypothyroidism causes weight gain. ...Read more

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I have hypo-thyroidism, i take 150mg of synthroid, (thyroxine) i have gained 30 pounds in almost 2 months. how can i safely lose the weight as fast as possible?

I have hypo-thyroidism, i take 150mg of synthroid, (thyroxine) i have gained 30 pounds in almost 2 months. how can i safely lose the weight as fast as possible?

Weight Gain: Certainly Thyroid may be causing some of your issues too. Safely, exercise and dieting with decreased carbs and fats will make you lose, if you burn more calories than you take in, you will lose weight. If you are unable to lose, discuss with your Dr. as approved weight loss meds ar available, but they need to monitored regularly by the Dr., and used with an exercise program and diet as well. ...Read more

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Hi my TSH 3rd generation result is 100. I have always been overweight and have recently gained a little bit of weight. Have irregular periods and recently there has been issue of constipation. It seems I would fall into the category of hypo-thyroidism. Am

Hi my TSH 3rd generation result is 100. I have always been overweight and have recently gained a little bit of weight. Have irregular periods and recently there has been issue of constipation.
It seems I would fall into the category of hypo-thyroidism.
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I'm not sure what: ..units are being used to measure your TSH level, but 100??? In the USA, the standard value that labs use to measure TSH is microunits/ml and normal values range from 0.4 to 4.0 microunits/ml. If you're TSH is 100 mcu/ml, then definitely something's wrong with your thyroid or the hormones regulating it. This test result requires follow up and either clarification or treatment. ...Read more

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Hashimoto thyroidism, HGH bld pressure vitamin d sufficient, excess weight gain, feel tired all the time, would amphetamine boost my energy?

Hashimoto thyroidism, HGH bld pressure vitamin d sufficient, excess weight gain, feel tired all the time, would amphetamine boost my energy?

Yes, but: It would be potentially dangerous and possibly illegal depending upon the source of the amphetamines. Why put something in your body that is harmful and can potentially kill you? Also get off the armour thyroid, which is ground up pig tissue and have your doctor put you on brand name T4 replacement, which is better and safer. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your hyper thyroidism symptoms start to go away while on medication?

What does it mean when your hyper thyroidism symptoms start to go away while on medication?

Hyperthyroid: Hopefully, it means that the medication is controlling the overactive thyroid. Follow closely with your physician for blood tests to make sure that it doesn't go too far the other direction and you end up with an underactive thyroid. ...Read more

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Should a person with hyper thyroidism take typical thyroid medication like Synthroid (thyroxine)?

 Should a person with hyper thyroidism take typical thyroid  medication  like Synthroid (thyroxine)?

Usually not: Usually, a person with hyperthyroidism has too much thyroid hormone in her body. One would take Synthroid (thyroxine) (synthetic hormone) to make up for a lack of enough thyroid hormone due to HYPOthyroidism. A person with HYPOthyroidism who becomes hyperthyroid due to taking too high of a dose of Synthroid (thyroxine) might be asked to take Synthroid (thyroxine) (at a lower dose) even though she is temporarily hyperthyroid. ...Read more

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Why is my thyroid medication making me gain weight so quickly?

Why is my thyroid medication making me gain weight so quickly?

WE CAN NOT ANSWER: We can not answer your question as we don't know what medication you are taking and for what Please ask the question again with information about the meds and your condition and blood reports if any ...Read more

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I am a thyroid patient I am on medication my body is gaining weight i want to loose weight can you hekp me ?

I am a thyroid patient I am on medication my body is gaining weight i want to loose weight can you hekp me ?

Weight and thyroid: First, make sure your levels are adequate. Although the changes are subtle metabolically, a low level of thyroid homone can contribute to difficulty losing weight. At the end of the day, despite the source of the weight gain, weight loss comes from eating fewer calories then you burn. ...Read more

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I'm having hypo thyroid but never gained weight as I do have hyper active...(according to what doctor said).. What medication should I need to take...

I'm having hypo thyroid but never gained weight as I do have hyper active...(according to what doctor said).. What medication should I need to take...

As per your doctor : I don't quite understand if you are hypo- or hyperthyroid. Regardless of whether or not you are gaining or losing weight, the standard treatment for hypothyroidism is levothyroxine, and hyperthyroidism is treated either with methimazole, radioactive iodine or (rarely) surgery. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight from a medication that causes weight gain.?

How can I lose weight from a medication that causes weight gain.?

To lose weight:: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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I might have both hypo and hyper - thyroidism, is it possible?

I might have both hypo and hyper - thyroidism, is it possible?

Not at same time: A person might be both hyper- and hypothyroid at different times in his/her life, but you can't be 'actively' both at the same time, nosiree. ...Read more

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How does mdma affect hashimoto thyroidism ?

How does mdma affect hashimoto thyroidism ?

?: No established direct effect, but such deleterious drug isn't expected to be of any benefit in any condition, including psychiatric illness claimed by some to be of value, do yourself, or the person you're asking on his/her behalf, a favor, and get treated right in a detox program, good luck ...Read more