Ask A Question
Ask a Doctor and Get an Answer to Your Medical Question ASAP
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 need to know what contra indicators are and
i need to know what contra indicators are for bachlofen and hydrocodone/apap. i have these 2 rxs but have only used the bachlofen on a daily presription. can i use these together safely...i am seeing my Dr tomorrow
I have a wbc of 19 last 3 months. Was found when I
I have a wbc of 19 for the last 3 months. Was found when I suddenly had tachycardia 120bpm. I had high t4 and crp at the time but have all returned to normal except the wbc. I have had iron deficiency anemia x2 yrs. my ANA screen was positive along w/ my RNP ab. I have a 6mm brain lesion and a 10mm liver lesion. I've seen over 10 specialists and no one can figure it out. I have many symptoms of hyperthyroid. Sweating, heat intolerance, fatigue, shin pitting edema 3+, hump posterior neck, insomnia, headaches, tremors, hyper reflexive, muscle twitching, anxiety, depression, weight gain 50 lbs in one month.
Doc Kent, thanks husband,recently
Hi Doc Kent, thanks for information for my husband,recently my husband feel throat bit tight as MRI scanning state ( the salivary glands and thyroid gland are unremarkable. The mastoid air cell are filled with secretion. There also mucosal thickening in
maxillary antra and the ethmoid sinuses in keeping. The paranasal sinuses are clear). Pls kindly advise should he go to see doc. Thanks
View More Medical Questions
6 Doctors are Online Right Now
Ask Your Own Medical Question
Ask Your Question Now
Ask a Medical question
Type Your Medical Question Here...
6 Doctors are Online Now
In The News
How JustAnswer Works:
Ask an Expert
Get a Professional Answer
Ask Followup Questions
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
Ask a Doctor
Get a Professional Answer. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.
6 Doctors are Online Now
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.
Become a Professional
Terms of Service
Privacy & Security
© 2003-2015 JustAnswer LLC