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Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more


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Why is there jaundice in hypothyroidism?

Why is there jaundice in hypothyroidism?

Poor excretion: The bilirubin, the end product of old red cell breakdown and the responsible chemical for jaundice, is mostly excreted through bile. This excretion process requires glucuronide conjugation of bilirubin whose maturation is delayed in infants with hypothyroidism. Typically, affected infants experience prolonged physiologic jaundice. ...Read more

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Why jaundice in congenital hypothyroidism?

Why jaundice in congenital hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism: Prolonged jaundice is due to delayed maturation of the enzyme which helps in the glucorindation of bilirubin
like all delayed processes this is also delayed ...Read more

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My baby has jaundice and one of the causing factors may be hypothydrosim! We are at the hospital waiting for blood work. What should I do?

Congenital Hypo-: Thyroidism is an inborn error of metabolism treated by pediatric endocrinologists with daily oral thyroid hormone supplement beginning in the 1st few mos. Of life & maintained so that the child grows well & develops typical intelligence. Attention & learning problems can still occur, so follow through with the referral to your state's early intervention program to monitor development. ...Read more

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My baby has jaundice and one of the causing factors may be hypothydrosim! We are at the hospital waiting for blood work. What should I do?

My baby has jaundice and one of the causing factors may be hypothydrosim! We are at the hospital waiting for blood work. What should I do?

Be Patient: While jaundice may be caused by hypothyroidism, the likelihood is vanishingly small. Jaundice is very common, and rarely a cause of long term problems. Relax, enjoy your new baby and wait fro recommendations from your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What can cause hypothyroidism?

What can cause hypothyroidism?

Autoimmune, surgery: The most common cause is autoimmune thyroid disease, that is, the body makes antibodies against the thyroid. Thyroid surgery can cause it too. So can radiation therapy to the neck. Meds like amiodarone and some chemo can, too. ...Read more

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What's the primary cause of hypothyroidism?

What's the primary cause of hypothyroidism?

Several: But the most common is thyroid inflammation which damages the thyroid's ability to make sufficient hormone. Luckily, it's easy to diagnose and treat with brand name T4 replacement and it's like you never had a problem in the first place. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause migraines?

Can hypothyroidism cause migraines?

Probably not: I can't think of any relationship between the two. ...Read more

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How does hypothyroidism cause siadh?

How does hypothyroidism cause siadh?

Likely complex...: Thyroid hormones have complex interactions with many parts of the whole body. Hypothyroidism can lead to hyponatremia or to both SIADH + hyponatremia. Being low in thyroid hormone can somehow lead to the release of anti-diuretic hormone from the pituitary gland, so one gets SIADH and the accompanying excess water in the body. ...Read more

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Are missed heartbeats caused by hypothyroidism?

Are missed heartbeats caused by hypothyroidism?

Usually not: Unless it's very severe. Besides, hypothyroidism is very easy to treat with a daily dose of brand name T4 replacement. Check w/your doctor, don't leave it untreated. ...Read more

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What causes congenital hypothyroidism?

What causes congenital hypothyroidism?

Underdevelopment...: Congenital thyroid dysplasia, poor development of thyroid gland in utero, leads to congenital hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Could hypothyroidism too cause hirsutism?

Could hypothyroidism too cause hirsutism?

Why ask?: You already have PCOS which is a common cause of hirsutism. You are already taking 2 meds which are likely to help. The ginette 35 might al;so help. Hypothyroid often causes loss of scalp hair but is not a common cause of hirsutism. You neglected to mention the doses. This can be important. Have you been checked for thyroid? You do not list any med related to thyroid. ...Read more

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Is hypothyroidism cause anxiety or depression?

Yes: Hypothyroidism can cause mood changes such as anxiety and depression. Your symptoms should improve when you take thyroid medication. It may take a few months for your thyroid to normalize. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause shortness of breath?

Can hypothyroidism cause shortness of breath?

Usually only very: Severe hypothyroidism (myxedema) will cause shortness of breath through a couple different mechanisms. This can happen through a slowed heart rate not moving blood through the body well enough or through respiratory muscle weakness. ...Read more

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How stress causes hypothyroid by increasing tsh?

Does not: Stress does not cause hypothyroidism.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...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