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HYPOTHYROIDISM and Thyroid

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HYPOTHYROIDISM Symptoms and Causes

Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck, just above your collarbone. It is one of your endocrine glands, which make hormones. Thyroid hormones control the rate of many activities in your body. These include how fast you burn calories and how fast your heart beats. All of these activities are your body's metabolism. If your thyroid gland is not active enough, it does not make enough thyroid hormone to meet your body's needs. This condition is Hypothyroidism.

Hypothyroidism is more common in women, people with other thyroid problems, and those over 60 years old. Hashimoto's disease, an autoimmune disorder, is the most common cause. Other causes include thyroid nodules, thyroiditis, congenital Hypothyroidism, surgical removal of part or all of the thyroid, radiation treatment of the thyroid, and some medicines.

The symptoms can vary from person to person. They may include

  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • A puffy face
  • Cold intolerance
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Constipation
  • Dry skin
  • Dry, thinning hair
  • Decreased sweating
  • Heavy or irregular menstrual periods and fertility problems
  • Depression
  • Slowed heart rate

To diagnose Hypothyroidism, your doctor will do a physical exam, look at your symptoms, and do thyroid tests. Treatment is with synthetic thyroid hormone, taken every day.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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I have been getting these little blister sores that bust and turn into scap little sores. I have noticed it since about a month or so after found out my thyroid is not working right. Could this be a side effect from the medication

I have only been on it five days, it is better than nothing so far. My own thyroid production took a downfall and I am used to Armour Thyroid which has been my doctor's first choice for years. I was told by my European Doctor that Synthyroid is jus

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In the Spring of 2008 I went to my PCP for allergy symptoms, and when he felt my neck glands to make sure that I didn't have something similiar to strept throat, he said that's the biggest Thyrioid I've ever felt, well 2 weeks later the surgeon was r

My husbadn is almost 52, and he has been very ill with a chronic GI condition for the last 12 months. He has been in and out of the hospital and had his gull bladder and appendix removed. They still have no diagnosis for the GI problems. Now last wee

Recently I was put on medication for thyroid. Its a powder compound and they put into capsules for me to take. Its 60mg 1 daily then after one week 1 twice a day. I took it Saturday no side effects. Then Sunday I had no energy and I was so cold I cou

I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism about 2 years ago. I have been prescribed just about every brand of medication for my disorder and have never successfully gotten my symptoms under control, even with some of the more

After becoming very ill, suffering much pain, losing weight and having many sleepless nights i was finally diagnosed with hoshimotos disease, subsequently i have hypothyroidism. I am only talking 50 mg oroxine 3 times a week and 100 mg the other 2 d

Hello ,i got to know i have hypothyroidism for 15 days,reading of TSH>75 . i am adviced by endocrynologist to take ELTROXIN 100mg ,before food early morning. but i am facing some changes in my body after 1 week,such as muscle caught any time anywh

Hi Poona i was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism and was started on 250 mg as my imune system haddecided my pet gland was an enemy. I found the first 4 to 5 months quite strange physically and especially mentally but after t

I am regularly taking Eltroxin for last 15 years due to Hypothyroidism, however for the last 6 months both my of both fingers severely got affected with inflammation and pain especially in the night time. Xray has taken but could not find any conclu

I have been suffering from hypothyroidism for the last 12 years ... 2 years ago my thyroid was completely removed due to cancer... I do suffer from severe headaches all the time ... could this be because of the eltroxin ... I take 150mg eve

I have been taking 25 ug (low dose) of Euthyrox for a month after being diagnosed with subclinical hypothyroidism recently, and whilst I definitely have more energy now and feel more alert during the day, I have found that my skin has been feeling ve

I have Hypothyroidism and have been taking Eltroxin 5mg for a year now. I have noticed that I am quite forgetfull, have problems with focus, fatigue, abdominal discomfort and back pain, irregular menstrual cycles, depression and anxsiety. Isn't Eltro

I have started with Eltroxin only 3 days ago. What bothers me is that my heart beat is high (90 beats/min) and I have chest pain. Isn't any natural way of healing Hypothyroidism?

I started taking meds for hypothyroidism about six months agol. My Dr. started out at a fairly low dose, ande now I am taking El Troxin 0.1mg. In the pastr year I had a largerweitht gain and was told I should lose the weght when I

HYPOTHYROIDISM Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
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