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Related to hypothyroid: hyperthyroid, Levothyroxine


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


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


Of, relating to, or affected with hypothyroidism.


Etymology: Gk, hypo, under, thyreos, shield, eidos, form
pertaining to or resembling thyroid deficiency.


adjective Referring to hypothyroidism, see there.


Marked by reduced thyroid function.


Having too little thyroxin stimulation.
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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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A recent medical study also demonstrated that hypothyroid patients did equally well on a combination T3/T4 medication when compared to a T4 medication.
Recently diagnosed hypothyroid women without medication (serum thyroid-stimulating hormone [TSH] level >5 pIU/ml) were studied as Group-1 (n = 21).
The primary objective was to evaluate the sleep pattern by observing the sleep stages in hypothyroid patients in comparison with age-and sex-matched normal euthyroid controls.
Every test showed hypothyroid state was repeated on same sample, and similar results were obtained.
A total 100 hypothyroid cases were included in the study, of which 50 were untreated and 50 were treated.
Patients have been found to have thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) receptor antibodies positive in their serum with euthyroid or hypothyroid Graves' ophthalmopathy but does not explain pathogenic correlation with underlying thyroid dysfunction as they are negative or weakly positive in euthyroid Grave's disease.
The thyroid hormones were compared with sub clinical hypothyroid and sub-clinical hyperthyroid subjects.
In patients group, out of total hypothyroid patients 17 (70.
Comment: This study found a high prevalence of celiac disease in hypothyroid patients who required a relatively large dose of levothyroxine.
al [2013] presented "diagnosis and classification of hypothyroid disease using data mining techniques".
11) reported neuromuscular symptoms in 75%of hypothyroid patients and in 67%of hyperthyroid patients and, they observed remission in these symptoms with treatment.