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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 have had a number of symptoms in the past few months. These
I have had a number of symptoms in the past few months. These are all new things that have not happened before:
-Diarrhea, almost constant – past 4 months
-Weird sensation of needing to swallow a couple hours after eating – past 2 months
-Sensitivity behind knees – past 2 months
-Frequent tingling and stinging pains, mostly in hands and feet but also in other random areas of body – past 1 month
-Rarely a slight numb sensation affecting a small part of my cheek and forehead and once or twice other areas such as one of my legs – past 1 month
During this time I’ve visited my doctor several times. She did some blood tests: complete blood count, comprehensive metabolic panel, thyroid function, amylase, lipase, celiac screening, vitamin B12, folate and vitamin D. She also had an abdominal ultrasound done. The only irregular results were creatinine 1.38 (which she said is ok) and low vitamin D.
I also went to a gastroenterologist who did a gastrointestinal pathogen panel and a test for fecal elastase (both normal), an upper GI and small bowel series (normal) and said to get a colonoscopy and upper endoscopy which I haven’t been able to get done yet.
Out of all this, the only treatment I’ve had prescribed so far other than diet changes is a multivitamin and 2000IU of vitamin D per day.
After starting on vitamin D (past 2-3 weeks), the swallowing and tingling/stinging issues have decreased significantly, but I have had some new symptoms begin:
-Twitching in all areas of the body a few times
-Fatigue (need >8 hours sleep)
-Joint stiffness and muscle soreness
-Pain in my lower back, especially on the right side. This is sometimes just the general area being sore and tight, but also it feels like my hip bone itself is sensitive and hurts when I am sitting down. I also have some brief sharp pains that could be cramps of some kind. They happen randomly and disappear instantly. Sometimes they happen when I take a deep breath.
So I’m wondering what to do next. These symptoms are making me very anxious and distracted. I don’t know if I just need to keep taking vitamin D and waiting to see if things get better or if any of this needs immediate attention. If immediate attention is needed, what kind of doctor should I go to?
I am having pain under my right rib case some time left and
I am having pain under my right rib case some time left and center or my back
Hello, I am 71 and am having mouth pain, burning sensation,
Hello, I am 71 and am having mouth pain, burning sensation, I also don't swallowing pill easy (one at a time, but that's been all my life. the pain & burning has been going on for about 2 years, I just can't stand in, it's getting worse. 2 doctors, and dentist have said it is probably one of my medications (which I have been on for 5 years) and leave it at that. I've had 2 EGDs in the last 4 years, they say nothing is wrong. My question - Any ideas what is causing this and what kind of a doctor do I go see?
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