Hypothyroidism

Definition of Hypothyroidism:

Diminished production of thyroid hormone, leading to low metabolic rate, tendency to gain weight, and sleepiness.

Also: Hypothyroid

Topics Related to Hypothyroidism

Addison's Disease

...the condition
“...If an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) coexists with Addison's disease, this is called Schmidt's syndrome...”

Anemia

...relationship to Hypothyroidism
“If anemia is identified as a problem then the likelihood of Hypothyroidism is reduced...”
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)

...the condition
“...Some common conditions that can lead to CTS include obesity, using oral contraceptives, hypothyroidism, arthritis, diabetes, and trauma...”

Chronic Fatigue / Fibromyalgia Syndrome

...the condition
“...Hormone Imbalances: Consider and treat as necessary hypothyroidism, low or borderline adrenal function, and sex hormone deficiencies...”

Chronic Thyroiditis

...the condition
“...Thyroid function is often normal, but hypothyroidism may develop, and rarely, hyperthyroidism...”
...relationship to Gluten Sensitivity / Celiac Disease
“...The most common type of ATD is hypothyroidism...”
...recommendation Thyroid Medications
“Due to the profound effect of thyroid hormones, their use in a hypothyroid condition is well justified...”

Coconut

...as a treatment
“...Coconut has been shown to have some benefit for hypothyroidism, particularly the virgin coconut oil...”

Constipation

...the condition
“...Chronic constipation is also associated with some disease conditions such as hypothyroidism, dehydration and nerve injury...”
...relationship to Hypothyroidism
“Constant constipation is a sign of hypothyroidism...”

Dandruff

...relationship to Hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism can manifest as dry, flaky skin...”

Depression

...relationship to Hypothyroidism
“Depression is a common symptom of hypothyroidism...”

Dry skin

...relationship to Hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism can manifest as dry or scaly or yellowish skin...”

Eczema

...recommendation Test Thyroid Function
Hypothyroid patients with eczema respond well to thyroid medication...”

Erectile Dysfunction (ED, Impotence)

...the condition
“...Physical factors include ... Systemic diseases (diabetes mellitus, syphilis, alcoholism – abstain for 30 days to see if there is improvement, drug dependency, hypopituitarism, and hypothyroidism, and adrenal insufficiency)...”

Excess Sugar Consumption

...the condition
“...including: Anxiety; Congestion; Frequent colds; Migraines; Asthma; Constipation; Headaches; Sinus congestion; Backaches; Depression; Hypoglycemia; Skin itch; Bladder/bowel dysfunction; Diarrhea; Hypothyroidism; Sleepiness; Bloating; Dizziness; Immune system dysfunction; Tension; Blurred vision; Earaches; Indigestion; Visual impairment; Bronchitis; Eczema; Joint/muscle pains; Watery eyes;...”

Female Hair Loss

...the condition
“...Common causes of hair loss or hair thinning in women ... hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism...”
...relationship to Hypothyroidism
“In rare cases, diffuse hair loss may be the only symptom of hypothyroidism, but in many people with hypothyroidism the hair is not affected...”

Female Infertility

...relationship to Hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism in women sometimes causes ovarian problems; ovulation may become less frequent or disappear altogether...”

Fluoride Toxicity

...the condition
“...insipidus, diarrhea, Down syndrome, early onset of puberty, eosinophilia, eye/ear/nose disorders, fever, gastro-intestinal disturbances, gingivitis, heart disorders, hypertension, hypoplasia, hypothyroidism/thyroid cancer, kidney dysfunction, osteosarcoma, low birth weight, candidiasis, multiple sclerosis, oral squamous cell carcinoma, Parkinson's disease, seizures, slurred speech, skin...”

General Weakness

...the condition
“...Rarely, generalized muscle weakness may be caused by another health problem, such as ... Hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism...”

Heartburn / GERD / Acid Reflux

...relationship to Hypothyroidism
“Gastrointestinal manifestations of hypothyroidism include GERD as a result of delayed emptying of the stomach...”

High Total Cholesterol

...the condition
“...Causes and Development: Elevated cholesterol levels have been seen in patients with atherosclerosis, diabetes, hypothyroidism and pregnancy...”
...relationship to Hypothyroidism
“High cholesterol is one of the consequences of untreated hypothyroidism...”

Hives (Urticaria)

...the condition
“...hepatitis B virus, candida albicans, streptococcal bacteria), collagen vascular diseases, autoimmune diseases or other metabolic disorders, cancer, psychological, hypothyroidism, polycythemia vera, protoporphyria (even without excessive sun exposure)...”
...relationship to Chronic Thyroiditis
“Amongst patients with chronic hives and either treated hypothyroidism or a normally functioning thyroid gland, it is reasonable to test for anti-thyroid antibodies...”

Hyperpituitarism

...the condition
“...Similar conditions include hyperprolactinemia, hypothyroidism, sleep apnea and carpal tunnel syndrome...”

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

...relationship to Hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism reduces the amount of nitric oxide in the lining of the blood vessels, causing them to stiffen, which in turn raises diastolic blood pressure...”

Hyperthyroidism

...the condition
“...The most common disease of the thyroid gland is hypothyroidism, or under function...”
...our question about Iodine-containing food consumption
“Excessive iodine has a complex disruptive effect on the thyroid and may cause either hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism in susceptible individuals...”
...recommendation Iodine
“...causing a 'thyroid storm' (an acute hyperthyroid state), this therapy should only be attempted under close supervision by a doctor experienced in its use: Excessive iodine ingestion can cause either hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism and should be avoided...”

Hypoglycemia

...relationship to Hypothyroidism
“Patients suffering with Wilson's Syndrome, a form of hypothyroidism, occasionally experience intense and previously unfamiliar cravings for sweets...”

Hypothyroidism

...the condition
“...Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland, which is located in the neck, does not make sufficient thyroid hormone to meet the body's requirements...”
...our question about Forgetfulness / short-term memory failure
“Forgetfulness is a symptom of hypothyroidism...”
...relationship to Fluoride Toxicity
“Though apparently vague and non-specific, most of the symptoms of fluoride toxicity point towards some kind of profound metabolic dysfunction, and are strikingly similar to the symptoms of hypothyroidism...”
...relationship to Megaloblastic Anemia / Pernicious Anemia
“Pernicious anemia is associated with other autoimmune conditions such as Hashimoto's disease, a form of hypothyroidism...”
...relationship to Coronary Disease / Heart Attack
“...Hypothyroidism weakens the heart muscle in both its contraction and relaxation phases, resulting in less blood being pumped...”
...relationship to Copper Deficiency
“...In cases where hypothyroidism is not responding properly to medication, make sure that copper levels are normal...”
...relationship to Low Sex Hormone Binding Globulin
“Thyroid diseases such as hypothyroid affect hormonal balance...”
...relationship to Osteoporosis - Osteopenia
“People with hypothyroidism can develop osteoporosis if they are taking too much thyroid hormone...”
...relationship to Iodine Requirement
“Low iodine intake can cause hypothyroidism in adults...”
...recommendation Selenium
“...When both are deficient, giving selenium alone results in a worsening of existing hypothyroidism...”
...recommendation Ginger Root
“The liberal use of ginger, cayenne and other spicy herbs has helped restore a normal body temperature for some people with hypothyroidism...”
...recommendation Bladderwrack
“People living near oceans or seas have a historically low rate of hypothyroidism that is due, in part, to ingestion of iodine-rich food, such as seafood and seaweeds like bladderwrack...”
...recommendation Natural Progesterone
“Within weeks of using adequate natural progesterone cream, symptoms of hypothyroidism may disappear...”
...recommendation Iodine
“...See link between hypothyroidism and selenium...”
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More topics Related to Hypothyroidism

Iodine

...related topic
“...Other iodine deficiency problems are reduced vitality, hypothyroidism, inability to think clearly, low resistance to infection, loss of control of the muscles of the mouth resulting in mouth contortion and drooling, defective teeth, tendency to obesity...”

Iodine Requirement

...our question about Yellow skin tone
Hypothyroidism can manifest as dry or scaly or yellowish skin...”

Kelp

...as a treatment
“...Hypothyroidism: This is the underproduction of the thyroid hormone and is a very common condition...”

Low Back Pain

...the condition
“...Some causes of chronic low back pain include: prostatitis, hidden food allergies, hypothyroidism, autointoxication or intestinal toxemia (self-poisoning by harmful gut bacteria), mercury toxicity (if stored in the sensory ganglia near the low back), arthritis, kidney involvement,...”

Low Sex Drive

...relationship to Hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism can trigger loss of libido in both men and women...”

Low Sex Hormone Binding Globulin

...the condition
“...SHBG levels may be modestly reduced in hypothyroidism, acromegaly, Cushing's disease and hyperprolactinemia...”

Male Hair Loss

...relationship to Hypothyroidism
“In rare cases, diffuse hair loss may be the only symptom of hypothyroidism, but in many people with hypothyroidism the hair is not affected...”

Manganese

...as a treatment
“...Manganese has been reported to reduce heavy menstrual flows and improve thyroid function (thyroid function is dependent on a balance of manganese and iodine, and a shortage of either could cause hypothyroidism)...”

Menorrhagia (Heavy Periods)

...the condition
“...hypothyroidism, iron deficiency, and vitamin A deficiency...”
...relationship to Hypothyroidism
“Prolonged and/or heavy periods are a sign of hypothyroidism...”
...recommendation Test Thyroid Function
“The association of hypothyroidism with menstrual disturbances is well known...”

Metrorrhagia

...the condition
“...Causes and Development: It can be caused by a hormonal imbalance (hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism); pregnancy disorder; cervical lesions; medications (birth control pills, corticosteroids, hypothalamic depressants, anticholinergics, anticoagulants); uterine fibroids; functional...”
...relationship to Hypothyroidism
“Prolonged and/or heavy periods are a sign of hypothyroidism...”

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

...relationship to Hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism can present itself as obstructive sleep apnea and snoring...”

Pregnancy-Related Issues

...the condition
“...Screening for congenital hypothyroidism with thyroid function tests on dried-blood spot specimens is recommended for all newborns in the first week of life...”

Pregnenolone

...as a treatment
“...The body's own production of pregnenolone is reduced with aging, stress, depression, hypothyroidism and toxin exposure...”

Problems Caused By Being Overweight

...the condition
“...Treat the individual who has hypothyroidism, hyperlipidemia, gall bladder disease, or type II diabetes, to the point where the cause and risks are reduced...”

Progesterone Low or Estrogen Dominance

...the condition
“...Many perimenopausal or postmenopausal women with clinical signs of hypothyroidism, such as fatigue, lack of energy, intolerance to cold, are actually suffering from unrecognized estrogen dominance and will benefit from supplementation with natural progesterone...”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

...relationship to Chronic Thyroiditis
“...The excess thyroid dysfunction was due to either hypothyroidism or Hashimoto's thyroiditis...”
...relationship to Hypothyroidism
“...The excess thyroid dysfunction was due to either hypothyroidism or Hashimoto's thyroiditis...”

Schizophrenia

...the condition
“...Well-known causes ... Hypothyroidism...”

Senile Dementia

...the condition
“...Certain abnormalities of a person's metabolism or hormones may also be responsible for the development of dementia, including the following ... Hypothyroidism, which means the thyroid gland is underactive...”

Sideroblastic Anemia

...the condition
“...Complications: Possible complications of sideroblastic anemia include ... Underactivity of the thyroid gland (hypothyroidism)...”

Susceptibility To Miscarriages

...the condition
“...Endocrine or hormone disorders such as diabetes (when poorly controlled) and hyper- or hypothyroidism...”

Tendonitis

...relationship to Hypothyroidism
“Chronic tendonitis is occasionally associated with hypothyroidism...”
...recommendation Test Thyroid Function
“Chronic tendonitis is occasionally associated with hypothyroidism...”

Test Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)

...as a treatment
“...Conditions with low SHBG include ovarian cysts, diabetes, hypothyroidism, obesity, Cushing's disease, and androgen use...”

Testosterone Levels, Test

...as a treatment
“...In conditions such as hypothyroidism and cirrhosis, measurement of the total testosterone level may be normal but the patient may have symptoms of low testosterone...”

Thyroid Medications

...as a treatment
“...Dennis Wilson Syndrome) or permanent hypothyroidism...”

Thyroiditis

...related topic
“...Thyroiditis often results in hypothyroidism...”

Thyroxin

...related topic
“...It is also prepared synthetically for treatment of hypothyroidism and myxedema...”

Vegan Diet Consequences

...relationship to Hypothyroidism
“Sub-clinical hypothyroidism, with raised thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels but mild or absent overt symptoms, has been found to be more common among vegans than the general population...”

Vitiligo

...the condition
“...Even though most people with vitiligo are in good general health, they are at greater risk of ... Hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism...”

Yeast / Candida Infection

...the condition
“..... Hypothyroidism...”
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