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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.
Recent Thyroid Questions
I recently had a liver test done and I am concerned about the
I recently had a liver test done and I am concerned about the numbers
bilirubin and all other test...normal for liver. I do have a 6.2 which showed I was pre diabetic. I have no symptoms accept, i gained 25 pounds in 8 months and have been unable to lose it! This was found when I had my Thyroid checked. I have Hypothyroid and take levothyroxine 100m everyday...test say I am bablanced with that amount. I am really concerned as my doctor has order a sonogram of my abdomin. What could this be...really scared!
Often I suffer from cold with running nose and when I take
Often I suffer from cold with running nose and when I take tablet sinarest then it disappear then after 3 to 4 days cold comes again, mostly awakening in the morning also it sneezes a little. I do not drink cold water or cold item. Please suggest.
Went to gastroenterologist in 2010 because of trouble swallowing.
Went to gastroenterologist in 2010 because of trouble swallowing. Dx GERD & hiatal hernia repair. Still having swallowing problems, even hurts to swallow water at times. I've been treating my Hashimoto's thyroiditis for 24 years. I have headaches from the base of my skull going up the center of my head, like a Mohawk, to my temples. The intensity varies throughout the day. I also experience lightheadedness (BP was 115/78 at dr office on Tuesday) and dizziness, even lying down without moving, and I've not had alcohol in over 6 months. I was on a stationary boat dock watching boats drive by and the motion of the waves made me nauseous. I'm easily disoriented, struggle to get words from brain to mouth, extremely tired, shaky voice, tremors in my hands, unbalanced when walking or standing. I used to read a lot and now find it difficult to understand what I'm reading and tire easily from it. When talking to someone I find myself thinking "focus, focus" so I can interact with them but I'm so busy focusing that I miss most of the conversation. I'm actively seeking employment but fear going to interviews.
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