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What are thyroid problems and their causes?
The thyroid gland is predominantly the most influential in almost all of the body’s metabolic workings. When the thyroid gland begins to have an unbalanced production of the thyroid hormone then thyroid problems may occur. Low level production of the hormone may result in
and high level production may result in
. Common causes of hypothyroidism may include Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, thyroid gland removal, and the drug lithium. Hyperthyroidism causes may include Grave’s disease, pituitary gland malfunctions and cancerous growth in the thyroid. Most thyroid problems are easily managed if diagnosed correctly. Uncertainties on what types of thyroid problems and their treatments may often lead to questions like the ones answered below by Experts.
Could low testosterone cause thyroid problems especially hypothyroidism?
alone may not cause hypothyroidism. There is often another underlying issue present with decreased testosterone needed to cause hypothyroidism. If low testosterone is present at the same instance as a pituitary tumor then it may agitate or even affect the tumor and therefore may be symptomatic of hypothyroidism.
With underactive thyroid problems is there cause for concern when TSH level is 29 and Eltroxin medicine is increased from .5 mg to .1 mg?
Hypothyroidism is normally treated and maintained very easily. The beginning dosage of .5 milligrams of Eltroxin indicates that hypothyroidism is present. Ideally 2 milligrams is used but there is a range depending on the patient of .4 or 4.5. The TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) level of 29 is also an indicator that the individual may be short of the hormone and the amount of time of decrease. The medicine was more than likely increased to help replace the hormone. Failure to replace the hormone may often lead to bigger problems such as potential heart failure.
Can thyroid problems cause itchiness and welts on most of the body that only steroids can control?
Experiencing itchiness and welts over the body may not typically be a symptom of thyroid disease or thyroid problems. These symptoms are often found with
problems, allergy or of an unknown cause. If TSH level is normal then it may be very unlikely that they are related.
What are thyroid problems symptoms?
There are different symptoms that may occur based on if hypothyroidism is present or hyperthyroidism is present. When there is a low level of the thyroid hormone then hypothyroidism is present. Hypothyroidism may cause symptoms of
, weight gain, muscle or joint stiffness or aches, hair loss, depression, and more. When there is a high level of thyroid hormone then hyperthyroidism is present. Hyperthyroidism symptoms include: rapid heart rate, weight loss, nervousness, sweating, or fatigue which is also a symptom of hypothyroidism.
Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are both types of thyroid problems. Being knowledgeable about thyroid problems can be beneficial when faced with questions about thyroid problems in your life. Experts can help answer questions about thyroid problems cure or how thyroid problems are diagnosed. Get the answers to what causes thyroid problems or what thyroid problems symptoms may be by asking an Expert today.
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I just had my right adrenal gland removed due to a tumor. I
I just had my right adrenal gland removed due to a tumor. I found out after surgery my DHEA hormone was high and the surgeon did not catch it but that it is fine now. I just had an ACTH stimulation test done yesturday because i feel like my body is giving out. My test levels are baseline 10 after 30 min its 19 and after 60 min 24.7 and the endo stated these levels are all normal! But I felt and feel good after the simulation test?
I would like a answer from a specialist in lipids to do with
I would like a answer from a specialist in lipids to do with cholesterol and triglycerides. I take a lot of medications for this problem. Lipitor 80, antara 130, and now gemfibrozol 600 twice a day. I had blood work done back a two months ago and numbers were awful cholesterol 270 and triglycerides 400 was taking at the time Lipitor and antara. Added the gemfibrozol 1 month ago go back and get tested this week blood results was worse on cholesterol 280 triglycerides were 230 went down some. Let me back up we also decreased Lipitor to 40 when we added the gemfibrozol. I know Lipitor is more so for cholesterol. I worry about taking so many drugs here and not really getting any results. Im 50 years old 175 in weight was 185 lost 10 pounds in 2 months no change in numbers. I used to take Lipitor 80 and gemfibrozol 800 twice like 4 years ago and every thing was good in range. My lifestyle hasn't changed nor has my eating. Only other thing that has changed is blood pressure medication had to start last year was borderline but it slows my heart rate down from 90 on average to 75 now on medication does this also slow down metabilizum? I don't know where to go from here diet yes but I think I eat good now. Exercise I could do better sure. I have had this all my life since 24 years old have taken many medications some had to stop due to muscle aches but have always been able to stay within the numbers. Some help here would be appreciated. And yes my spellling is awful.
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