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hypothyroid

 
marked by deficiency of thyroid activity; called also thyroprival and thyroprivic.

hy·po·thy·roid

(hī'pō-thī'royd), Do not confuse this word with hyothyroid.
Marked by reduced thyroid function.

hypothyroid

(hī′pō-thī′roid′)
adj.
Of, relating to, or affected with hypothyroidism.

hypothyroid

adjective Referring to hypothyroidism, see there.

hy·po·thy·roid

(hī'pō-thī'royd)
Marked by reduced thyroid function.

Hypothyroid

Having too little thyroxin stimulation.
Mentioned in: Goiter

Patient discussion about hypothyroid

Q. What Are the Symptoms of Hypothyroidism? My friend suffers from hypothyroidism. I have been feeling tired lately and she told me I should get examined too. What are the symptoms of this disease?

A. It's true that these symptoms are also common with other conditions, so it's always important to talk to your doctor about it or any noticeable changes; mental fatigue and depression can also occur and the tiredness can range from unusual lack of energy to just plain exhaustion. Bloodwork will need to be done to determine if you have low hormone levels and subsequent follow-ups will be needed to determine the correct dosage. Hormone replacement will most likely have to be continued for the rest your life, so ask your doctor what the best options are.

Try some exercise or weight loss first: you should feel an initial burst of energy and lose weight in a typical fashion, but with hypothyroidism, you may experience a crash in energy, mental dullness, and ability to lose weight.

Q. Hi Everyone, my name is Selly with Bipolar. Are there homeopathic meds for Hypothyroidism and Bipolar?

A. Hi, I also have hypothyroidism along with my bipolar depression. I would agree with Dagmar that getting some conventional medical treatment first is the right way to go. I certainly wouldn't knock a homeopathic treatment that worked, but for bipolar disorder you really should be monitored closely by a doctor. Perhaps you can integrate some homeopathic remedies with your conventional medications, under the observation of a doctor, of course. Good luck, and if you find something that works for you let us know!

Q. Is their a drug available to regain my energy back from having hypothyrodiam? I was diagnosed three years ago with Hypothyroidism. I have been using medication to level out my thyroid level. The lack of energy and weakness I am experiencing at the age of 42 is maddening. I want my life back the way it was. I am tired of feeling tired and zombie like.

A. Hormone replacement has to be continued throughout your life; Zoe is probably right: you may need a higher dose. Talk to your doctor about the fatigue, you should have regular check-ups again to monitor your hormone levels to get the right dosage.

You can always ask for more information about your condition: whether it's primary or secondary hypothyroidism and what may/may not have caused it, or what you can do to improve your symptoms.

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One professional organization, the American Thyroid Association (ATA), estimates that 12-18 percent of the population is hypothyroid. (2) Thyroid medications are among the most widely prescribed drugs in the U.S.; in 2005, thyroid medications Synthroid and Levoxyl ranked 4th and 24th, respectively, among all brand-name prescriptions filled nationally.
Aging and the thyroid: Decreased requirement for thyroid hormone in older hypothyroid patients.
The correlation between anti-TPO positive and hypothyroid cases and other alternate thyroid function was found out using chi square test.
The highest proportion of hypothyroid patients was in the first trimester that is 25%, followed by the third (P = 0.302), also the prevalence of hypothyroidism was seen significantly higher among the multigravida women corresponding to 32.20% followed by the second gravida (P < 0.05).
However, these changes were found to be more subtle in the subclinical hypothyroid subjects than cases with overt hypothyroidism.
KEY WORDS: Hypothyroid; Polysomnography; Sleep Stages
13, 7.10 [+ or -] 1.60, 9.25 [+ or -] 2.49 respectively in subclinical hypothyroid group and 86.5 [+ or -] 4.5, 1.40 [+ or -] 0.37, 58.86 [+ or -] 8.86, respectively, reported in the group of overt hypothyroidism.
Hypothyroid neuropathy and myopathy:clinical and electrodiagnostic longitudinal findings.
Treatment with a single dose of RAI usually achieve success in 85-100% of patients with toxic nodular goiter and also shrink the size of the goiter up to 40%7,8 RAI therapy is dependent on iodine uptake by the thyroid tissue and its reduce uptake leads to the treatment being inefficient and more difficult.9 RAI therapy in toxic thyroid nodules unlike Graves' disease, where majority of the patient becomes hypothyroid, usually result in patient becoming euthyroid, as the toxic nodule usually takes majority of radiation.
However, the thyroid gland often looks and feels normal in most hypothyroid patients.
Thirty three of these participants were hyperthyroid while twenty two were hypothyroid. Subjects with any chronic illness and those with any hepatic or renal disease were excluded.
Automatically, 'pagtinanggal 'yung thyroid mo magiging hypothyroid ka.