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Sticky Palms Introduction

Should you suffer by way of clammy palms and sweaty palms know that you are not alone and there are real healing procedures on the market. But before engaging in those it is essential to employ a little bit of background information relating to the condition. In order to learn to eliminate clammy palms, first you should know how as well as why it happens.

Clammy Hands – What Really Allows It?

Sticky palms or palmar hyperhidrosis can be clinically diagnosed as a affliction which induces perspiring far larger when compared to the specific specifications for the body system. In general it influences anywhere between 1-2% of the populace. It will not discriminate between nationality, sex or creed.

The precise factor for clammy hands and fingers is still unknown. What we can say for certain is the fact that for most people, sweaty palms is brought on by way of anxiousness. This could be as a consequence of socially challenging occasions or simply standard everyday living pressure. Other factors that will bring about sticky hands and fingers consist of a number of psychologic issues, menopause and heaviness.

Sweat might be governed from the sympathetic neurological system of the entire body. This can be the “flight” part of your fight or flight reaction system. Sticky palms are managed through the left and right axillary ducts that are seated from your chest cavity. This kind of stress effect releases adrenaline, accelerates beats per minute, constricts blood vessels and causes sweat.

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Coconut oil capsules are made from copra which is the dried innards of the coconut. Copra must be refined before it can be consumed because of sanitary purposes, though sometimes it is pure enough to be consumed without all the chemical treating and the high heating. Sodium hydroxide is used when fatty acids need to be removed from the coconut oil and is also used to make shelf life longer.

There are a few different kinds of coconut oil capsules, one is Virgin coconut oil capsules which are made a little differently then regular coconut oil capsules in a way that they are made by using fresh coconut meat, which is called non- copra. Virgin coconut oil capsules can be used to burn off fatty tissue, hence helping in the process of a person trying to lose weight. Also, coconut oil capsules help to build metabolism. Coconut oil capsules are also very good in helping with the prevention of bacterial infections and are said to reduce symptoms of digestive disorders. Coconut oil capsules are also good for people with diabetes because it helps control blood sugar. It is said and researched that coconut oil also helps people with hypothyroidism.

Coconut oil capsules can usually be found at a local health stores, like GNC or just by going to your local drug store or grocery store. Be sure to speak with your pharmacists and your doctor to see what they say before consuming any kind of supplement just for health purposes, because vitamins that are good for one may not be for another.

I have never personally tried coconut oil capsules but from what I have read and heard about them they seem to be a very healthy fat burning, bacterial preventing vitamin. I plan on trying coconut oil, as a substitute for olive oil. Coconut oil capsules are a cheaper way of taking a healthy vitamin without having to actually buy and eat an actual coconut.


Parathyroid Disease Diagnosis

For people who suffer with GERD, the painful symptoms can leave you restless at night trying to find relief. If you have been fighting the heartburn symptoms by day or night, there are several treatments for GERD options available. Listed are 5 treatments for GERD. It is always best to start with the least invasive, because relief may be a few simple steps away.

1) Change The Way You Sleep

Simple lifestyle changes may offer relief. Most GERD occurs at night, because when lying down the force of gravity does not help in pulling the reflux acid down. The simplest way to do this is to elevate the body when sleeping. There are two ways to accomplish this. Simply elevating the head will not help, so you will need more than an extra pillow. You can raise the head of the bed on blocks, or sleep with a wedge. You may also experience relief when lying on the left side instead of the right.

2) Vary Your Eating Habits

Simple solutions are sometimes the best. By varying your eating habits, you could see a reduction in your symptoms associated with GERD. Simply eating smaller meals may help alleviate symptoms, since the stomach will not be as distended. Certain foods have a propensity to cause problems. Some of these include chocolate, peppermint, alcohol, and caffeine. Other things that may make it worse are spicy and acidic foods.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    science diagnosis problem PLEASE!?
    its a question for my science home work, please help your supposed to figure out what disease the patient has based on info given which is the following,

    the patient is presented to you two weeks after surgery for throat cancer. the patient is experiencing constant body shakes. upon examination you find that the patients muscles are continously contracting at low levels. you believe your patient is expirencing a problem with either his thyroid or parathyroid. diagnosis him.

    • ANSWER:
      Parathyroid produces a hormone, PTH (parathyroid hormone), that releases calcium into the blood. Roles of calcium are in bone structure/stability and muscle contraction. So, an increase in PTH (parathyroidism) would cause an increase in Ca2+ leading to uncontrollable muscle contractions.
      Thyroid hormone regulates your metabolism.


Parathyroid Disease Treatment

Kidney stones can be extremely painful depending on the size and where it is located. The size of kidney stones is dependent on many factors. This article will talk about the size and what can be done about kidney stones.

The size of kidney stones can not be predicted or controlled. A person is more prone to kidney stones if the condition already runs in the family, or if there is another pre-existing medical condition that helps with the growth of kidney stones. The sizes of these stones can vary, depending on what type of stone it is, the time the stone has been in the kidney and whether or not any diuretics or medications have been taken to help the kidney stone dissolve on its on.

The size of kidney stones can vary from being the size of a piece of sand, to being as large as a golf ball. For the smaller, sand-sized stones, people may pass these painlessly, completely unaware that they even had any stones at all. This size of kidney stones can be flushed through the kidneys with no more help than water or other fluids.

Stones that are larger, however, will require some help to get them pushed through the system. Stones that are too large to pass by themselves will require over the counter pain medications to help relieve mild to moderate pain, while the person is drinking plenty of water to flush the smaller stones out of the kidney. While this size of kidney stones can cause minor discomfort, larger stones can cause excruciating pain in the lower abdomen, groin area and under the rib cage.

Other symptoms that can occur with the larger stones is bloody or painful urination, an urgent need to go and nausea and/or vomiting. This size of kidney stone requires prescription medications, under a doctors supervision. There are also certain medications that can be given to help dissolve the stones in the kidney.

The treatments for this size of kidney stones include prescription medicines, lithotripsy, surgery, using an ureteroscope or even parathyroid gland surgery.

Lithotripsy is a process that uses sound waves to break the kidney stones apart into smaller stones that can pass on their own. This procedure can make a loud noise, to create the sound wave, and possibly some minor discomfort, so doctors may administer a light anesthetic to help with the discomfort.

Surgery requires a small incision be made in the patients back, right above the kidney area, so that the kidney stone can be removed by hand. This procedure is usually only done after the patient has undergone Lithotripsy without any results.

The ureteroscope is a lit tube, thin and flexible, that can be guided through the urethra to the bladder. This scope is equipped with tools that can grab the stone or break it down into smaller pieces to allow them to pass harmlessly in the urine.

Parathyroid gland surgery is a way to deal with a specific type of kidney stone. Overactive thyroid glands can help to produce calcium stones. This size of kidney stone can be extremely painful. Doctors can treat the over active thyroid gland to help reduce the formation of these stones.

While there is no set way to determine how large a kidney stone is or can get. However, with any size of kidney stone, the best treatment is preventative. Individuals seeking to avoid kidney stones should drink plenty of water and eat a healthy, well-balanced diet.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is the likely outcome for untreated or delayed treatment for parathyroid disease (6 months) (age 72)?

    Condition resulted in high calcium.

    • ANSWER:

  2. QUESTION:
    I have graves disease, I don’t know what treatment to take , the radioactive iodine or surgery….?
    They both have risks which makes the decision hard to do.
    If it was you which one would you choose?
    Radioactive iodine( risks…cancer, bulging eyes, thyroid storm, very sick after and need to be on isolation from others- once in your body there’s no going back may last up to 1 yr+)
    Surgery ( risks:infection, bleeding, unable to speak again, facial paralysis, parathyroid damage and life long problems with calcium)
    I’m stuck between a rock and a hard place..

    • ANSWER:
      I had to make this decision in 2005 and I know how scary it is. The decision is ultimately up to you, but I can share my decision with you and hopefully it will ease your anxiety a bit. I chose the RAI. It’s the best decision I ever made. I went undiagnosed for so long and was so sick by the time I was diagnosed that I needed to choose immediately. At the time I had a 2 year old daughter and I was in iscolation for about a week, but it was actually a welcome break from everyone after feeling so lousy for so long. The only side effect I had was fatigue. It didn’t happen right away, but I started feeling better and better fairly shortly after. I went hypo 2 months later and started on synthroid, and it took a good year to find my right dose. During the time that I was hypo, I put on about 20-25 pounds, but it came off on it’s own once I was put on the right dose of synthroid and felt well enough to exercise for the first time in years. Now I keep the weight off by doing my best to stay active, even if it’s just taking daily walks. I think a lot of people gain weight after RAI or surgery because they still think they can eat they way they did before (I was one of those people), but your metabolism will no longer be the same. It won’t be slower than the average, it will be the same.

      4 years later, I’m 29 years old, weight 120 and have since had another baby. I had a wonderful, uncomplicated pregnancy. I feel great. If I feel “off” I call my endocrinologist and ask if he can fax a lab slip over for me and I get my blood work done. Within 2 days I get a call back to let me know if he needed to adjust my meds. I’m pretty good at staying on top of the Grave’s and have a wonderful endocrinologist, which is the MOST important thing to do now that you are diagnosed. Check out the website ratemds.com and see what other patients have to say about your doctor.

      Take care and GOOD LUCK!!! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

  3. QUESTION:
    world arthritis day-12102011-Wednesday-contribution by Acupressure & Indian natural remedies.?
    Rheumatism*/Arthritis*/Paralysis/Stroke : Frequent colds, mostly due to excess heat in the body or improper digestion, damage the working of Thyroid and parathyroid glands leading to inadequate digestion of calcium in the body. This in turn damages the working of Gonads/Sex glands which control the digestion of phosphorus. The combined effect is that the internal heat of the body reduces giving way to water level in the body to increase. Now, when the internal heat of the body is reduced in old age or due to weakness or continuous cold, there is pain in small joints called “Rheumatic Arthritis”. Sometimes there is swelling in big joints and if not cured, it has a bad effect on the heart and so it is called “Rheumatoid Arthritis”. When these problems of joint pains are tried to be suppressed by more and more powerful drugs, it impairs the nervous system. Moreover, damage to Thyroid, Parathyroid and Sex glands leads to damage to Adrenal gland which causes less oxygenation in the body. As a result of all these plus tension leads to stroke/paralysis.

    Now, when we know the root causes of this painful chronic disease, it can be easily prevented by taking treatment on all endocrine glands and curing the cold in the beginning by understanding its root cause.
    Treatment: This disease can be cured by the following treatment:
    ( 1) Take treatment on all points of both the palms, five minutes on each palm twice a day.
    ( 2 ) Roll the soles on wooden rollers five minutes-twice a day.
    (3 ) Take treatment on all the endocrine glands 2/2 minutes on each point twice a day.
    (4) Drink 2 glasses of gold/silver/copper charged water reduced from 8 glasses of water, lukewarm if possible.
    ( 5 ) Rub nylon brush (big one used for washing clothes) on each sole 5 minutes in the morning and 5 minutes in the evening till the soles get warmer than the head.
    ( 6 ) Take half a teaspoonful of Mahasudarshan powder + half a teaspoonful of turmeric powder with water once in morning and once in evening. Avoid sour things totally from the diet.
    ( 7 ) (a) Make a mixture of
    Calc. Phos 200- ] + Calc. FL -200- I I oz each + Nat. Mur-200- + Fer. Phos-200- J
    and take 4 pills in the morning and 4 pills in the evening for 10 days and then once a week.
    (b) Make a mixture of Calc. Phos-6x,
    Calc. FL-6x or 12 x-, Nat. Mur-6x, Fer. Phos-6x. an oz each take.
    After 10 days take daily 4 pills in the morning + 4 pills in evening for two months.

    ( 8) Take red light on the affected area (not head) for 4 to 5 minutes on each part. Then take blue light for 5 to 6 minutes on each affected part + on head also. Take this light twice daily till the disease is cured.
    In such cases rolling of feet for 5 minutes on wooden roller has been found beneficial.

    Have U ever tried it seriously?

    • ANSWER:
      Great contribution for world arthritis day.
      Noted assists in more than ‘just’ arthritis.
      Wonderful for all immune system issues, and works well for the auto-immune problems as it does not ‘stimulate’ in the sense that a herbal may.
      Personally if I’m run down and feel a cold coming on I use Fer. Phos.
      The Rheumatic Arthritis is referred to in North America as Rheumatism.
      Take care,

  4. QUESTION:
    So, throat cancer is ruled out, what could it be?
    A little over a week ago, I made a topic based on some symptoms that were of throat cancer patients (wheezing thru the nose, some cough, no blood, feeling of a lump in the throat) and I went to get my ultrasound of the thyroid and parathyroid yesterday..nothing was found. What could it be then? When I swallow hot foods, like really hot, the sensation of a lump in the throat persists, but when I’m calm, I feel brand new.

    I read of this globus condition that anyone at any age can get, if you’ve had it, how long did it last? My stress levels are good, I have everything to be happy about knowing that I don’t have throat cancer at the age of 20 with hardly any smoking, and almost no alcohol consumption through my life.

    If it is globus, I heard it’s leading cause is not only stress, but GERD, a gas reflux disease that gives people heartburn. Makes sense, I’ve eaten junk food since I was 10, now I’m getting my head out of my ass, but apparently, GERD, if not suppressed by treatment, can lead to esophageal cancer when I’m in my 40′s.

    So, how is GERD and globus treated?

    • ANSWER:
      return to your ENT & have your questions answered BEFORE you leave the office. follow up with a GI doctor if you suspect GERD. diet changes can reduce symptoms -avoid acids & processed foods, quit eating cow’s milk products, increase your intake of water & probiotics, and keep a food diary.

  5. QUESTION:
    Aside from Multiple Myeloma, what are other causes for elevated Ca and protein?
    Totally normal CBC, Kideny, and liver tests but history of 10 respiratory infections since Nov with frequent abx and steroid treatments. Now total protein and Ca are elevated and Multiple myeloma is being ruled out. Aside from bone cancer, what are other causes of elevated Ca in blood? Pt. is 31 yo caucasion, female, non-smoker, non-drinker with no family hx of cancers.

    parathyroid, thyroid, and all auto-immune diseases have also been ruled out.
    why would endometriosis or inflammatory diseases of the abdomen increase serum Ca??

    • ANSWER:


Overactive Thyroid Symptoms Underactive Thyroid Symptoms

The thyroid gland is not something most people give much thought to. That is, until it stops functioning the way it should. Then suddenly one’s thyroid health becomes very important indeed.

The thyroid gland is located in the throat area, just around the Adam’s apple. You can feel it with your fingers, but be gentle. It is a U-shaped gland, and many people may have trouble finding it.

If that’s the case, your thyroid gland probably is in pretty good shape, as people with thyroid problems – an underactive or overactive gland – often will have a gland that is large and pronounced. We will discuss overactive and underactive thyroid symptoms in a minute.

Why is it important to maintain a healthy thyroid gland?

Well, for one thing the thyroid gland carries a very heavy load. It regulates several systems in your body. For example, it makes and stores hormones that are essential to regulating your body temperature, blood pressure, and how food is converted to energy.

These hormones help every single cell in your body work properly, and if your thyroid isn’t functioning properly, there are all sorts of health problems that can arise, from being overweight to suffering from depression, as well as more serious illnesses such as heart disease and the failure of your organs.

In addition, the thyroid gland teams up with your pituitary gland to regulate hormone levels in your body. It also regulates cell production, calcium, and several other things. These are vital functions that not only keep this little gland very busy, but also underscore how important it is to maintain your thyroid health.

To put it another way, if your thyroid gland is in lousy shape, your whole body will be in lousy shape. In fact, a malfunctioning thyroid gland can lead to serious illness or even death, not only from thyroid disease itself, but also from a number of conditions directly related to thyroid hormone production.

So what are the warning signs?

There are many underactive thyroid symptoms, as there are for a thyroid gland that is hyperactive.

People with an overactive thyroid:

** Metabolize food quicker than the body’s cells can absorb. That’s why they can eat and eat and never gain weight.

** Often are jittery and can’t sit still for long periods of time.

** Have trouble concentrating on one task and often start several projects but never finish any of them. An over active thyroid gland can even be associated with Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Underactive thyroid symptoms are just the opposite. If you have an underactive thyroid:

** You will gain weight, even if you eat properly, exercise regularly, and do all the things you need to do to keep a healthy body.

** You may feel tired all of the time, no matter how much rest you get.

** Your emotions may be all over the place; one minute you may feel fine, and the next minute you may be crying your eyes out for no apparent reason.

** You may suffer from depression. Many who are diagnosed with hypothyroidism and start treatment find that their depression goes away.

There are gender-specific underactive thyroid symptoms as well:

** Men may not be able to get or maintain an erection, and they may have a low libido.

** Women may have vaginal dryness and get more yeast infections than normal.

** Both sexes are at risk of becoming infertile. Ovarian failure is the main cause of infertility of women with thyroid disorders. Hypothyroidism in men is linked to poor testicular function, which causes poor sperm quality and a shorter lifespan for spermatic cells.

If you have any of these symptoms, it is important to see your health-care provider right away. Not doing anything about these symptoms, or thinking that your problem will go away, is a mistake that, under extreme conditions, could be a deadly one.

There are several tests doctors can perform to check your thyroid health. For example, they will:

** Feel the thyroid gland to determine whether it is enlarged (an enlarged gland often is referred to as a “goiter”).

** They can inject a dye into your bloodstream and put you under a scanner to see how the dye moves through your body. This helps them determine how well your thyroid gland is functioning.

If you are diagnosed with a thyroid disease, there are medications that can be prescribed. You also may have to go on a special diet, depending on what your symptoms are. Many of these diets will call for a reduced calorie intake.

There is an abundance of information online about thyroid health and overactive as well as underactive thyroid symptoms. And although you would do well to find out as much as you can about what the thyroid gland is, what it does, and how it affects your body, the most important thing you can do if you are showing any of these symptoms is to see your doctor right away.

The earlier you get tested and diagnosed, the sooner you will be back on the road to good health.


Papillary Thyroid Cancer Symptoms

The thyroid gland is located at the base of the throat just below the Adam’s apple. The butterfly shaped gland has two lobes joined by a strip of tissue called the isthmus. The function of the thyroid gland is to produce the thyroid hormones, thyroxine, triiodothyronine and calcitonin.

When evaluating children with a thyroid nodule, they are usually divided into either prepubertal or post-pubertal allowing to make some distinctions. Children will usually present perfectly healthy but will have a lump or nodule in the thyroid and/or hard persistent swollen lymph glands in the neck. If the nodule is large the child may have trouble breathing or swallowing and have a hoarse voice.

The 3 types of thyroid cancer in children:

  • Papillary cancer is the form of cancer that occurs in the cells that produce thyroid hormones containing iodine. It is the most common of thyroid cancers in children. Although it grows very slowly it can spread to the lymph nodes via lymphatics in the neck and occasionally may spread to other areas.
  • Follicular cancer also develops in the cells that produce thyroid hormones containing iodine. This type of thyroid cancer is more common in the slightly older age group and less so in children. It may spread to the neck via blood vessels, causing it to spread to other areas of the body, making it more difficult to control.
  • Medullary cancer is a rare form of cancer that develops in the cells that produce the hormone calcitonin. In children, usually the older age group, this cancer is usually associated with specific inherited genetic conditions. It is the fastest growing type of thyroid cancer and the abnormal cells grow and spread quickly to the neck area.

As a parent, if symptoms present themselves,take the child to the doctor. The doctor will then examine the head and neck area, looking for unusual lumps or nodules.

To determine the production of the thyroid hormones blood testing will be done.

Ultrasound imagining may be ordered to create an image of the neck area to have a better look at the thyroid gland and the lymph nodes. The ultra sound is normally followed by a needle biopsy if necessary to determine the cause of the lump.

A radioactive iodine scan providing information about the thyroid function and areas of the gland that do not absorb iodine normally is sometimes warranted.

Treatment for this condition in children will usually be surgery and possibly followed by radioactive iodine treatment to destroy any remaining cancerous thyroid tissue.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    thyroid taken out symptoms?
    So in a week or so I am getting my thyroid taken out completly. I am also having some nodules taken out in my neck. I am 15 & I have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. It is papillary cancer. I am just wondering after it is taken out with I gain weight or lose weight?

    • ANSWER:
      Eating right can be a challenge for anyone, but it can get even tougher during and after cancer treatment. For instance, treatment often may change your sense of taste. Nausea can be a problem. You may lose your appetite for a while and lose weight when you don’t want to. On the other hand, some people gain weight even without eating more. This can
      be frustrating, too.
      If you are losing weight or have taste problems during treatment, do the best you can with eating and remember that these problems usually improve over time. You may want to ask your cancer team for a referral to a dietitian, an expert in nutrition who can give you ideas on how to fight some of the side effects of your treatment. You may also find it
      helps to eat small portions every 2 to 3 hours until you feel better and can go back to amore normal schedule.

      Hope this helps and good luck to you.

  2. QUESTION:
    Thyroid Cancer Pain? What is the Cause and treatment?
    Is there an experienced Oncologist that can answer this? I have Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia type 1 (M.E.N. 1). It first manifested with parathyroid tumors (benign) as well as Thyroid Tumors (papillary malignancy). The indicating symptom which led to the diagnosis was severe joint pain in all major joints. The pain was first attributed to high serum calcium levels (13+) and an assumed psudogout condition from the high ca levels based on the joint pain. Total thyroidectomy/parathyroidectomy completed. Then Metastasis to both lungs with approximately 20 3mm papillary tumors which after a V.A.T.S procedure found the tumors were mixed with sarcoid tissue. this is where I am at now.
    My question for you is this: I am still experiencing massive joint pains in my major joints. All blood chemistry is normal now and RA tests are negative. I take massive Morphine doses in order to just get up out of my chair. The joint pain is crippling, and none of my doctors have been able to find ANY REASON for the pain. CT’s and MRI’s are negative for psudogout or cartilage degeneration.
    Can the mere existence of the Thyroid Cancer tumors in my lungs be the cause of joint pain? Can my body just “hurt” because I have cancer? Is this type of complaint common? My doctors are less than understanding and are always hesitant to prescribe the pain meds for lack of a positive diagnosis and no physical evidence as to the cause of the pain. Could it be the sarcoid tissue causing the pain? Please help. I am so frustrated with my doctors, they never prescribe enough pain meds to allow me to get on my feet for any length of time, and I have 5 young kids to try to keep up with!

    • ANSWER:
      You might want to contact ThyCa http://www.thyca.org/ they would probably be able to help with some of your questions (Papillary Q’s)… but they don’t deal with M.E.N. Sarcoid tissue can cause aches and pains. I really think you should look for another doctor, one that will listen to all your concerns.

  3. QUESTION:
    Endocrinology Center?
    Complete diagnostic in our thyroid cancer operation center to prevent thyroid gland disorders symptoms.
    Most often the first symptom of thyroid cancer is a nodule in the thyroid region of the neck. However, many adults have small nodules in their thyroids, but typically under 5% of these nodules are found to be malignant. Sometimes the first sign is an enlarged lymph node. Later symptoms that can be present are pain in the anterior region of the neck and changes in voice.Thyroid cancer is usually found in a euthyroid patient, but symptoms of hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism may be associated with a large or metastatic well-differentiated tumor.Thyroid nodules are of particular concern when they are found in those under the age of 20. The presentation of benign nodules at this age is less likely, and thus the potential for malignancy is far greater. In the thyroid cancer operation center we do all of the diagnoses in a range that we can cure every patient. The treatment of thyroid cancer may require surgery. Common surgeries include thyroidectomy, lobectomy, and tracheostomy. Radioactive Iodine-131 is used in patients with papillary or follicular thyroid cancer for ablation of residual thyroid tissue after surgery and for the treatment of thyroid cancer. Patients with medullary, anaplastic, and most Hurthle cell cancers do not benefit from this therapy. External irradiation may be used when the cancer is unresectable, when it recurs after resection, or to relieve pain from bone metastasis. Some can cause a calcium deficiency after thyroidectomy, our after service we can manage and monitoring the symptoms.

    http://www.vejthani.com/web-english/thyroid-cancer-disorders-operation-center.php

    • ANSWER:
      If you say so!

  4. QUESTION:
    Weight Gain after Total thyroidectomy & Radioactive Iodine treatment?
    Hi, I recently had my thyroid removed (end March 2010) for Papillary Thyroid cancer & a few weeks ago I had a treatment of radioactive Iodine. I was taken off the thyroxine 3 weeks before the radioactive iodine & was put back on it 4 days after. Before being taken off the thyroxine I weighed 61kg, I now weigh about 67kg & i’m on 100mcg of thyroxine. I still don’t feel myself, I’m very unmotivated & feel quite down a lot of the time. Im tired, weak, & find it extremely hard to concentrate or remember things.
    I know these can all be normal symptoms after this sort of treatment but was wondering if there is anyone out there who has gone through the same or similar who can give me their experiences & any info eg. how long until they felt normal again, what does of thyroxine were/are they on, any struggles or advice, especially when it comes to loosing the extra weight!!
    I hate the way Im feeling at the moment, especially hate the extra weight I have gained. I was fit & health & a regular at the gym before this happened & I just want to get back to feeling myself again. I know this is not a forever thing but I would really love to get the ball rolling to get back to how I used to be!!
    Hope that all makes sense!!!! Any stories or comments are welcome, Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      You are most likely still hypothyroid since you just started your Levothyroxine. It generally takes 6-8 weeks for it to fully be in your system. Being hypothyroid can cause every symptom you described, weight gain, weakness, fatigue, depression, brain fog, the list goes on.

      I think you need to give your pills some more time to see exactly where your levels are, and if they need to be adjusted. It took me 10 months (I encountered numerous other health problems after my thyroidectomy and I-131) and multiple dose changes to start feeling normal, but it varies greatly person to person. You will get back to yourself soon, just let your body health and adjust to everything it’s went through. Good luck with everything!

  5. QUESTION:
    Are there any females who have experienced extreme PMS problems after a total thyroidectomy?
    I’m a 28 year old female who only just over 2 weeks had a total thyroidectomy for a papillary cancer of the thyroid. Recovery was mostly good & quick, still some chest tightness & occasionally short of breath. But I seem to be experiencing some extreme PMS symptoms, depression, very emotional (crying ALOT!!), very irritable, headaches ect. Didn’t experience any of these symptoms until my period was due & was wondering if anyone else has felt the same during their monthly period. It may just be from the op & body still adjusting but I thought it could be from the Throxine ( taking 100mcg per day). I know its only early days yet but having to deal with 6 year old twin boys I hate to feel this way! Would appreciate any feedback or opinions that anyone has!!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, this is completely possible reaction. The thyroid gland is part of the pituitary axis that consists of 4 glands, the thyroid, adrenals, pituitary, and OVARIES. When any one of these glands becomes weakened or insufficient, it affects them all because they work together as a team.

      99% of all cancer comes from infection(s). Thyroid cancer is notoriously a result of BAD DENTISTRY or infection(s) in the teeth. By removing the thyroid, it is possible that you treated one of the symptoms of the root problem, but you still have the problem that generated the cancer. Doctors treat symptoms, not root causes.

      I would suggest strongly that you now take the time to have your teeth examined by a good dentist that understands NICO (neuralgia induced cavitational osteonecrosis) and also examined by a practitioner that knows energetic testing to determine if you have ANY infections raging in the teeth area. NICO is not something that the typical dentist can identify. They are not trained to look for it in dental school and do not know how to recognize it on a typical dental x-ray.

      There are obviously other areas of the body to look for the source of the infection.

      In regard to the PMS issue, that is not going to be easily resolved due to the thyroidectomy. Removing body parts seems to be part of the allopathic solution to many medical problems these days. The thyroid has the responsibility to not only make the T3 and T4 hormones that is used by the body regulate the metabolism, but also makes calcitonin that is controlled by the parathyroid glands to regulate the blood calcium level in the blood. Fortunately, other organs can and do produce calcitonin, like the kidneys, but the blood calcium level must be maintained at a very tight tolerance or you die. Bone is used by the body to balance this calcium in the blood and calcitonin is one of the nutrients that causes this to happen. Because calcium and magnesium are reciprocal minerals, the body regulates the ratio of these according to how much of them the body needs. Which ever one is needed the most, the body absorbs that one.

      2 weeks before menstruation, the body’s requirement for magnesium goes up and continues to rise until menstruation. Cramps, PMS symptoms, etc. are greatly due to this magnesium deficiency. In fact, the desire to eat chocolate is directly caused by a magnesium deficiency.

      An additional problem that will exacerbate this calcium / magnesium issue for you is the lack of good hydrochloric acid production. When you have any part of the body damaged on the torso to the top of the head, this injury (like removing the thyroid) can reflex to the stomach and subdue the parietal cells of the stomach causing poor utilization of hydrochloric acid. If you had any problems with acid reflux or acid indigestion before, it could get worse. If you did not have this issue, you could develop this as a result of the operation. Please realize that the pH of the stomach must be low when the calcium, magnesium, and zinc enter the jejunum (top of the small intestine) or they do not get absorbed. Taking ANY antacid will exacerbate this problem even further. The lactic acid from rotting food is what causes the acid indigestion, not stomach acid. The pH of the stomach must reach 1.5 to 3.0 pH for proper calcium & magnesium digestion to take place.

      good luck to you

  6. QUESTION:
    Thyroidectomy?
    Does Thyroxin dose need adjusting after total thyroidectomy? I was hypothyroid before, this was corrected by Thyroxin 100mcg daily and thyroid function tests were all normal. How does the situation change if the whole thyroid gland has been removed?
    I have some strange symptoms, such as my typing skills have slowed down a lot, I seem to have become dyslexic with both numbers and letters. I was diagnosed with follicular variant of papillary cancer, that is why the thyroid was removed. if any one can help, I’d appreciate it very much.

    • ANSWER:
      After total thyroid removal you will need total thyroid hormone replacement and this may involve a trial and error approach to find the optimal dosage of hormone to maintain normal blood levels. If your blood levels are too low it may affect motor skills to a variable degree altho dyslexia is a little more difficult to account for. In concert with your provider adjust your meds until your blood tests show you are well in the normal thyroid range. If your symptoms persist neurological evaluation and possibly an MRI may be warranted.


Parathyroid Disease And Vitamin D

The October, 2008 issue of the journal Diabetes published the outcome of a study of middle-aged men and women which found that lower serum vitamin D levels were associated with an increase in the risk of developing insulin resistance and elevated blood sugar over a ten year follow up period.

Researchers at the Institute of Metabolic Science in Cambridge, England followed 524 nondiabetic participants in the Ely Study, a prospective study established in 1990. Upon enrollment, the vitamin D marker serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D, serum parathyroid hormone, insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and other factors were measured, and personal health habits such as smoking status and physical activity levels were ascertained. Weight, height, waist circumference, blood pressure, plasma glucose, lipids, and fasting insulin were measured during the initial and ten year follow-up visits.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Have you taken “activated Vitamin D ” for parathyroid problems caused by chronic kidney disease?
    My doctor says I will probably need to start taking it in 6 months but I am concerned about it’s side effects short term and long term. Do you know what the risks of not taking it are? My kidneys are 50% damaged from many years of taking lithium which I no longer take. My kidney tests have been stable for the past year or so. However my PTH levels are getting higher for my parathyroid.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi have copied and pasted some information for you. I have also included the link, if it does not work, type in “activated vitamin D for kidney disease” and you will find a few links about this condition.

      Hope this helps and good luck.

      Vitamin D And…kidney Disease? The Hidden Connection With Serious Consequences

      You may know that the sun and certain foods are good sources of vitamin D. But did you know that due to chronic kidney disease, millions of Americans can’t convert the form of vitamin D produced by the sun or found in food and over-the-counter vitamins into the active form of vitamin D used by the body? This means that even if you’re taking vitamin D pills, getting adequate sunlight or eating foods rich in vitamin D, your bones and organs may be at risk due to a deficiency in “active” vitamin D.

      Chronic Kidney Disease

      Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a condition in which kidney function slows and the kidneys stop doing critical jobs such as filtering toxins from the bloodstream.

      The severity of CKD is classified in stages, with stage 5, also known as kidney failure or end-stage renal disease (ESRD), being the most severe. Patients with ESRD require dialysis, a procedure where several times a week for several hours their bloodstream is routed through a machine that filters toxins.

      40 million Americans with

      or at risk for chronic

      kidney disease

      Early-stage CKD-before dialysis is necessary-is often undetected and can worsen with declines in kidney function.

      According to the National Kidney Foundation, 20 million Americans-1 in 9-have CKD and another 20 million are at increased risk.

      So what does CKD have to do with vitamin D, let alone

      your bones?

      Before the body can use vitamin D, it has to be “activated.” Inactive vitamin D-the vitamin D you get in the form of over-the-counter pills, food or sunlight-is activated by two steps, one in the liver and the other in the kidneys.

      Then, much like a key fits into a car ignition and starts the engine, activated vitamin D fits into vitamin D receptors located in numerous tissues and systems throughout the body and triggers processes that help maintain bone, the heart, the immune system and so on.

      For people with CKD, however, their kidneys’ ability to activate adequate amounts of vitamin D deteriorates as their overall kidney function decreases. In fact, people with kidney disease may eventually lose the ability to activate vitamin D altogether.

      Secondary

      hyperparathyroidism

      When levels of active vitamin D are low or inadequate within the body, a serious complication of CKD called secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) can occur. SHPT can lead to a wide range of problems, including damage to bones and many vital organs.

      How is SHPT prevented

      and treated?

      When CKD and SHPT are detected early, the conditions may be managed and disease progression may be slowed.

      Remember, people with stage 3 or 4 CKD who develop SHPT cannot convert vitamin D into its active form within their own kidneys. Experts suggest that these patients with stage 3 or 4 CKD and SHPT take an activated form of vitamin D medication-which is available only by prescription-to correct their vitamin D deficiency and thereby treat SHPT. Managing SHPT lowers risk for bone loss or fracture, cardiac complications and dangerous mineral and hormonal imbalances.
      By: Wade Gibson

  2. QUESTION:
    what is parathyroid hormone kindly let me know whether it is related to bones and short of calcium?
    bones if there is a decrease in blood calcium[as in pregnancy or rickets short of vitamin D in body deficiency disease whether parathyroid hormone is the cause.

    • ANSWER:
      To say in short, Parath hormone helps in mobilization of calcium from bone, Enhance absorption of calcium from the small intestine, Suppress calcium loss in urine.

      Refer link for the details

  3. QUESTION:
    Can a parathyroid gland be so enlarged to interfere with swallowing?
    There is also a deficiency in Vitamin D and extremely low phosphorous levels. Difficulty sleeping more than 4 hours a night, kidney malfunction, heart palpitations, mental clarity, and the swallowing issue. Can any of these be related to parathyroid disease?

    • ANSWER:
      It it feasible. A large parathyroid gland could press against your trachea, so that could interfere with swallowing. Seek a doctor’s opinion.

  4. QUESTION:
    Vitamin D Deficiency and Fibromyalgia?
    Has anyone with or know anyone that has been pretty much cured by taking extra Vitamin D. This is a site posting about it..hummm

    The connection between fibromyalgia and vitamin D deficiency is gradually coming to a better understanding as more research studies are linking the muscular pain and weakness, experienced by fibromyalgia patients, to an insufficient intake or poor absorption of vitamin D in the body.

    Several studies on both children and adult subjects have found that low levels of vitamin D in the body lead to unexplained bone and muscular pain. These findings have been received with excitement by health professionals because if the connection between fibromyalgia and vitamin D deficiency can be verified, the pain and weakness of patients suffering from fibromyalgia will be possible to treat with nutritional sources of vitamin D. However, this does not mean that fibromyalgia is simply a deficiency of vitamin D in the body; the latter is only a factor in developing or aggravating symptoms of fibromyalgia.

    The Connection between Fibromyalgia and Vitamin D Deficiency

    The observed improvement in the overall condition of fibromyalgia patients using vitamin D indicates a strong connection between the disease and the function of vitamin D in maintaining bone and muscular health. The role of vitamin D in contributing to the development of fibromyalgia is thought to be rooted in its metabolic function. Vitamin D helps in the synthesis of parathyroid hormone (PTH) in the body.

    The parathyroid hormone serves to extract phosphates, especially calcium phosphate, from the bones. Combined with other factors, a failure to extract adequate amounts of phosphates from bones can lead to fibromyalgia. In case of vitamin D deficiency, the body is depleted in parathyroid hormone and hence an abnormal retention of phosphates in the bones may initiate a march toward symptoms of fibromyalgia.

    Sunlight, Fibromyalgia and Vitamin D Deficiency

    One linking factor of significance in the connection between fibromyalgia and vitamin D deficiency is a person’s exposure to sunlight. Vitamin D forms in the skin upon exposure to sunlight for about 15 to 30 minutes. Limited exposure to sunlight on account of climatic factors, lifestyle, skin color, or any other reason, can result in vitamin D deficiency in the body, even when a normal course of nutrition is followed.

    Health experts are now approving the idea that small amounts of unprotected sun exposure can be health-friendly, especially for patients of fibromyalgia. Since this disease of muscular weakness and pain develops slowly over several years, it seems reasonable to reduce the use of sunscreen while out on a moderately bright day and change a completely sun-protected lifestyle

    • ANSWER:
      This is the answer I gave on another posting about thyroid hormones. Fibromyalgia has a very high incidence of co-morbidities (accompanying diseases)
      It is very good practice when one is diagnosed with fibromyalgia to test for thyroid hormones. If thyroid hormones are abnormal, they must be corrected and this will help you improve. If you improve it does not mean that you don’t have fibromyalgia!
      If you do not improve your thyroid hormones will be checked again to make sure your medication dosage is ok.
      Thyroid is not the cause of fibromyalgia and if you have thyroid problems it does not mean you don’t have fibromyalgia.
      Source(s):
      Check this site: www.fibromyalgia-information-relief.com

      The same apply to Vitamin D. However, the fact that fibromyalgia sufferers tend to stay inside decrease their ability to synthetise Vitamin D through sun exposure and their vitamin D levels may be normal to start with but can become lower a few years later. So it is a good practice either to take vitamin D supplements or expose to the sun or to review serum levels at regular intervals (every second year).

      The site I gave you above does have info on nutrition that may help.

  5. QUESTION:
    My muscles are sore and stiff — is it Vitamin D or something else?
    I have not been getting much exercise due to a knee injury, but my muscles still seem sore and stiff. I have a very good diet…3 fruits a day, yogurt, tahini, eggs, supplements, vegetables, brewers yeast, brown rice, meat sometimes. However, I seem stiff, including in the joints. Also, my muscles sometimes start to twitch. When I eat vegetables and take brewers yeast and electrolyte drink mix, I seem to do better, the twitching goes away but the soreness and stiffness is still there. I take Vitamin D (1000 mg a day), but am wondering if the sun is better than the supplement or if the supplement would take complete care of my vitamin D needs. Also I thought it could be celiac disease, but I don’t have most of the symptoms. It also happens more when I’m tired. I’ve been checked for CFS and other autoimmune diseases and am fine. I also had the parathyroid checked and that is no problem. I am well hydrated too. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      maybe just lack of exercise causing stiff joints and possibly minor muscle atrophy?

  6. QUESTION:
    Vitamin D deficiency????? cant cure it so far…. HELP?
    so i have this problem with keeping my vitamin D levels up. i have been taking supplements for 8 and it was barely at a normal level when it dropped really low again. now i am taking 50,000 mg of vit. d a day and they have ran like every test possible. (parathyroid, thyroid, calcium…) they just tested me for seliac’s disease and that hasnt came back yet, but i am a healthy teen, like i’m never sick and i dont have any major health problems. so if any of you have any suggestions i would love to hear them!!!!!
    ive been on supplements for 8 months, sorry…

    • ANSWER:
      Vit. D, cholecalciferol, is not a true vitamin but a steroid hormone and its metabolism is controlled by thyroid hormones. Vit. D is produced in the skin so I have to agree with everyone who suggested exposure to sunlight. I don’t know where you live so I don’t know if this is possible for you at this time of year. I’m happy to hear you have no major health issues at this time but a severe deficiency can lead to a host of problems.

      This deficiency is common among teens and during winter and can also be associated with obesity, decreased milk consumption and lack of physical activity. Not all of the factors may apply to you. The Celiac test results may be more revealing. I hope so.

  7. QUESTION:
    They told me i had rheumatoid arthritis now they say I have a hypo parathyroid?
    Hi.

    Ok For probably 2 years now dr’s have been telling / treating me for Stills Disease – a form of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

    I have all sort of symptoms with like muscle pain/ cramps, bone pain, spasms that can be like super extention of a limb – i cant describe them properly but its like eI’ll be ok and all of a sudden one of my arms fly out so fast you can hardly follow its movement with your eye.

    Anyway I’m in pain 24/ 7 and also chronic fatigue – due to the pain not fatigued making me hurt.

    I also have hyper mobility where my joints over extend.

    Anyway I got a 2nd opinion recently and he did all of these blood tests and said that there is no sign of arthritis whatsoever! He did find that i’m vitamin D defficient and Iron defficient and have an underactive para thyroid.

    He said usually your calcium levels are meant to be low with the low parathyroid but mine are normal – but i’m on calcium tablets for a couple of years anyway.

    Anyway we dont really know where to go from here now. We are going to see an endochrinologist but just dont know what else we can do in the meantime.

    I’m in my senior year now at school so i really need to be healthy and that.

    Does anyone know anything about an underactive parathyroid cause i keep finding stuff on over active ones but the ones on under active are all written in medical mumbo jumbo so i really dont understand it.

    Has anyone had or been through anything similar? What happened to you?

    Is there any foods or anything i should avoid or supplements i should take?

    I dont really know what I’m trying to ask – but ANY information would really really be great.

    Just anything you know that could lead me in the right direction.

    Thanks

    happy new year

    peace

    • ANSWER:
      hypoparathyroidism. hmmm.
      parathyroid gland releases a hormone called parathyroid hormone. this hormone stimulates bone breakdown. which means the inner part f your bone is broken down. and when the bone is broken down its calcium is circulated in the blood.
      with hypo parathyroidism there is less parathyroid hormone. which means less bone breakdown and less blood calcium level. less calcium can lead to cramping and tetany.which means all signs of calcium deficiency you may encounter.
      i dont know if there is a hormone replacement therapy for you. but calcium supplements will help a little. if there is a hormone for you then you will probably be injected with it.

  8. QUESTION:
    Please Help with these Health Questions!?
    Two slices of turkey salami contains 610 mg of sodium. The Nutrition Facts label reads that the % DV for sodium is …
    A) 60%
    B) 50%
    C) 41%
    D) 25%
    E) 15%

    The DASH diet includes foods rich in which nutrient to improve blood pressure regulation?
    A) phosphorus, calcium, and magnesium
    B) phosphorus, chloride, and potassium
    C) magnesium, selenium, and iron
    D) potassium, calcium, and magnesium
    E) calcium, iron, and potassium

    In bone, parathyroid hormone (PTH) and active vitamin D …
    A) stimulates bone breakdown.
    B) inhibits bone breakdown.
    C) works to increase blood calcium.
    D) A and C are both true.
    E) B and C are both true.

    Bone density …
    A) peaks at about 20-30 years of age.
    B) is usually higher in adult men than adult women.
    C) increases as estrogen decreases in postmenopausal women.
    D) is stable at peak levels until about age 50 years.
    E) A and B are both true.

    What is the calcium Adequate Intake for young adults?
    A) 500 mg
    B) 800 mg
    C) 1000 mg
    D) 1500 mg
    E) 2500 mg

    Which statement is FALSE about these major minerals?
    A) Magnesium is found in foods across all food groups.
    B) A lot of the body’s magnesium is found in bone.
    C) Hair contains sulfur as part of some amino acids.
    D) When you eat inorganic sulfur, enzymes in your body incorporate it into methionine.

    Spinach is rich in _____ iron and this form of iron has _____ bioavailability than the iron in a hotdog. (Fill in the blanks.)
    A) heme; higher
    B) heme; lower
    C) nonheme; higher
    D) nonheme; lower

    MFP factor
    A) is a milk, fish, pork factor that enhances heme iron absorption.
    B) stimulates blood clotting.
    C) supresses iron absorption.
    D) enhances non-heme iron absorption.
    E) A and D are both correct.

    Ferroportin (also known as mucosal transferrin)
    A) is the storage form of iron inside the intestinal cell.
    B) is the transport protein for iron in the blood.
    C) stimulated by hepcidin.
    D) takes iron from (mucosal) ferritin and transports it into blood.

    Which statement(s) is(are) FALSE about iron status? If two of the statements are false, mark e.
    A) Hemochromatosis is a disease characterized by over absorption of iron.
    B) Hemochromatosis is caused by acute infections of the liver.
    C) Iron deficiency without anemia can result in behavioral and learning problems in children.
    D) When iron is over absorbed, then there is an increased excretion of iron in urine.
    E) Both B and D are FALSE.

    A classic sign of zinc deficiency is
    A) anemia
    B) growth retardation
    C) goiter
    D) mottled teeth

    Iodide
    A) is important in the structure of thyroxine.
    B) when consumed in low amounts causes mental retardation in the growing fetus.
    C) is low in soils by the oceans.
    D) when low in the diet can cause hyperthyroidism.
    E) A and B are both true.

    Chromium is important in the following functions EXCEPT for
    A) maintain glucose levels.
    B) enhancing insulin activity.
    C) lipid metabolism.
    D) amino acid metabolism.

    The optimal level of fluoride in water to minimize cavities with no adverse effects is
    A) 0.1 ppm.
    B) 1 ppm.
    C) 8 ppm.
    D) 18 ppm.

    Thank you for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      There are no benefits to fluoride at all. That is nothing but pseudoscience, propaganda, and scientific fraud. The supposed “benefits” are based on a statistical illusion. It is a toxin that delays the eruption of children’s teeth by up to two years.

      http://www.tuberose.com/Fluoride.html

  9. QUESTION:
    Hashimoto’s and normal tsh levels? Possible to feel hypo?
    Any tips from others dealing with this would be greatly appreciated and would make me feel like I’m not crazy. :)
    I had doctors telling me my thyroid gland felt enlarged since January 2010,they’d test my tsh and everything was normal. Finally this May a different doctor ordered an ultrasound of my thyroid gland, radiologist and my doctor agreed it is “mildly enlarged”, they also found that 2 of my parathyroid glands are also enlarged. I was sent to an endocrinologist late May and she ordered a load of labs, parathyroid function, kidney function,tsh, metabolic panel, vitamin d and tested for thyroid antibodies.My tsh was .93 (late may), my last tsh was this january and was 1.9. I tested positive for thyroid antibodies and my level was 69, my vitamin d is also low and is the supposed reason for my parathyroid glands being enlarged,am now taking 1000 units of vitamin d daily now.
    At my initial appt. with my endo she talked to me mainly about hyperthyroidism because of they way my level dropped, I told her I have none of those symptoms. She called me at work to tell me I have Hashimoto’s and low vit d levels, take vitamin d daily and she will recheck my tsh and vit d in 6 months. She had no time to answer any questions and said absolutely no to any medication.. so I did my own research. I have just about every symptom of HYPOthyroidism and have had them for years. My mother had hashimotos and no longer has a thyroid gland, almost every one of her siblings is hypo and a few are hyper (there are 9 total). I called her back w/my concerns and still said absolutely no to treating it.
    I’ve had pain in the joints of my fingers x 3 years
    pain/swelling in my knees x 8-9 yrs (i do not have lymes or arthritis, mri and xray done on my knees show nothing wrong at all) I’ve seen orthopedic doctors for this.
    my muscles ache all the time in all sorts of places, legs,arms, back.
    my skin is very dry and seems to be bad yr round, am now using a prescription scalp solution for my horribly dry scalp that seemed to come out of no where 2 yrs ago.
    I cannot get pregnant again (5 yrs of trying-finally gave up and decided it was’nt meant to be), i missed 2 days of birth control 9 yrs ago and got pregnant instantly.
    I could sleep all day if I did’nt have a life, I am tired all the time and feel like I’m in a fog. I have been on 3 antidepressants (over 5 yrs) the doctors threw at me and nothing really worked so I just stopped them.
    I used to be someone who never really got nervous or scared about things..over the past few yrs I have anxiety over many stupid little things that shouldnt bother me,even meeting w/friends for dinner and sometimes break out in hives on my chest and back when my anxiety is bad.
    my weight fluctuates every couple months w/ no change in diet. I gain about 10 lbs and a month or so later I lose that plus maybe some more. (i am not a large person, so this usually goes unnoticed by most people)
    I have and have had bad menorrhagia for many yrs. but usually don’t get anything to stop the bleeding because I have a clotting disorder already and extra hormones puts me at higher risk for a clot.
    the list goes on…
    If my tsh was only .93 in May, why do I feel like someone with hypothyroidism? Maybe it’s just coincidence? I have a very slim neck and my enlarged thyroid is a tiny bit noticeable (by my endo and now me since she showed me) Why is this a “wait and see” disease? Why would they allow your thyroid gland to get bigger? It does’nt make sense.I would rather feel hyper than hypo any day, I have felt like crap for way too long.
    (fyi- i am 28 yrs old..going on 80) I have an appt with a new endo on Thursday but he works alongside with the last one I saw so I’m guessing he wont be of any help either and just a waste of another copay.

    • ANSWER:
      Oh my goodness, the TSH test as the only thyroid test, and no treatment? ugh
      This is NOT a wait-and-see disease. The thyroid is one of the most
      important glands in the body. It regulates the entire metabolism, and when
      the thyroid is not functioning properly it can affect everything from
      adrenals, sex hormones, bones, circulation, hair, and weight, to energy,
      mental acuity, eyesight, and so on…

      Here is an article that might help you find a better doctor:

      http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/how-to-find-a-good-doc

      Here is the Hashimotos article:

      http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/hashimotos

      Lots of great thyroid treatment info:

      http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/things-we-have-learned/

      Recommended tests:

      http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/recommended-labwork/

      What the test results mean:

      http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/lab-values/

      There are a couple of thyroid groups that I think will benefit you:

      http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/Naturalthyroidhormones/

      http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/thyroidless (co-mod has Hashis)

      I sincerely hope this info helps you.


Overactive Thyroid Treatment

To combat your fatigue, insulin resistance, hypothyroidism, depression and lowered metabolism you need a full range of nutritional support which might be lacking in your daily diet. For this reason, you should consider taking vitamins and other herbs or supplements. If you are on medication or have other chronic health conditions, you should check with your doctor to make sure you don’t run the risk of interaction.

These are some supplements that may help both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism since they support healthy thyroid function. Multivitamin. A daily multivitamin can compensate for several deficiencies. Choose one that contains adequate Vitamin A, B complex, C, E, calcium, selenium, zinc and magnesium.

Omega-3 oil. Omega-3 fatty acids are gaining a reputation for being beneficial for many health conditions including hypothyroidism. It also helps boost your immunity and decreases inflammation. It can ease some of the emotional symptoms associated with thyroid disease like depression and anxiety. Omega-3 oils are contained in fish oil and flax seed oil.

L-tyrosine is considered to be a natural treatment for thyroid health. Do not take it if you take prescription drugs to treat your thyroid condition and do not take it if you have high blood pressure. Otherwise, this amino acid works to enhance the functioning of your thyroid and you may find it beneficial.

Antioxidants. Antioxidants play an important role in our bodies. They support the immune system and clear the body of free radical damage. Consider taking additional Vitamin C, green tea and alpha-lipoic acid each day for their antioxidant effects on your thyroid.

Herbs for hypothyroidism. The herbs coleus and guggul are recommended for the treatment of low thyroid function. These herbs are available as herbal extracts. Herbs for hyperthyroidism. Lemon balm may be helpful to use for calming an overactive thyroid. This herb can be taken by making a tea from the dried herb and drinking it up to three times daily or taking it in capsule form. The following herbs may stimulate an overactive thyroid and should be avoided. Do not take bladderwrack, ashwagandha, green tea that has caffeine and Panax ginseng. Iodine. There is debate over the effectiveness of treating hypothyroidism with supplemental iodine. It is generally not recommended for the reason that lack of iodine is rarely the cause of hypothyroidism today since it is routinely added to salt.

Taking too much iodine can even be harmful. When taking herbs and vitamin supplements, be sure to read the label warnings and follow dosage labels as directed. Herbs can cause serious side effects just like other medications can. Be especially cautious if you take medication to treat your thyroid since herbal preparations can interact with your medication and cause your thyroid to change the amount of hormone it creates.

Taking the proper vitamins and minerals will probably be of benefit if you have thyroid disease since they can help you have more energy and will support the overall health of your body. It is not a good idea to take mega doses of vitamins without consulting your physician. In some cases it will only be a waste of money but some supplements can be poisonous in large amounts.

If you do choose to take a vitamin supplement each day, take it opposite of your thyroid medication. If you take your thyroid medication on an empty stomach each morning, wait and take your vitamin in the evening instead of taking all your pills together. This will prevent your vitamins from interfering with the absorption of your medication.

The best way to ensure your body gets all the vitamins and minerals it needs each day is to eat a diet that is rich in a wide variety of healthy foods. Do not fill your body with dead calories that overwork it and provide little nutritional value. Choose foods that are colorful and consume them with as little processing as possible. Avoid boxed foods and frozen dinners. Buy fresh organic produce instead when possible. That way each bite you eat will be a nutritional powerhouse that will give your body the strength it needs to restore your health.


Overactive Thyroid Symptoms In Women Pregnant

Your thyroid is a regulatory gland in the body that works to maintain certain bodily functions. When you have thyroid issues a number of symptoms can appear, and these symptoms will be based on your body as well as fit into a mass grouping of typical “thyroid symptoms”. To understand thyroid disorders you will need to learn the symptoms, differences between men and women, and some of the things you can do to help it. You’ll also need to know what overactive and underactive thyroid means.

Defining an Overactive Thyroid:

An overactive thyroid, which we will focus on in this article, is when your thyroid gland is producing too much of the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). Underactive thyroid is an under production of TSH. Overactive thyroid is called hyperthyroidism in medical terms, and you will often find additional information under hyperthyroidism. An overactive thyroid is more likely to occur in women. Studies have shown a 5 out of 10 commonality for women, meaning about 2 percent of all American women will have hyperthyroidism. In men there is about a .1 percent chance of developing an overactive thyroid problem. The exact cause of overactive thyroid is not known. For some reason certain individuals will experience a malfunction in the thyroid gland that causes it to overproduce, though there is definitely a genetic relationship. Women and men with thyroid disorders in their family are more likely to develop thyroid problems of their own.

Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism:

An overactive thyroid has different symptoms to those of the underactive thyroid. Many individuals including men and women will suffer from high blood pressure, hand tremors, weight loss, diarrhea, muscle weakness, fatigue, mood swings, irritability, nervousness, an inability to tolerate heat or cold, and memory loss. Dry skin, hair loss, and sexual issues are also present. There can be a loss of libido for men and women with hyperthyroidism. Furthermore, for men there is a higher chance for erectile dysfunction. Women may find their menstrual cycle is infrequent, stops all together, or changes from a pattern they have been on most of their life. Women with hyperthyroid can have trouble maintaining a healthy pregnancy and have complications at birth.

If left untreated, these symptoms can develop further eventually causing severe problems for the patient, even leading to death in extreme cases. Depending on the diagnosis of the patient suffering from overactive thyroid other symptoms may present such as bulging of the eyes and a goiter. Pressure will build behind the eyes pushing the eyes forward and widening the eye lids, which in turn shows more whites of the eye than a normal individual. If overactive thyroid is left without treatment the eyes could develop dryness, disease, and eventually loss of sight.

A goiter will be a bulging in the neck, where the thyroid gland is. The goiter can be soft or hard depending on the hyperthyroid disease. The gland can also develop cysts or cancerous cells. Some individuals with an overactive thyroid notice instead of fatigue they have extra energy. Sleeping disorders can also result.

Types of Overactive Thyroid:

There are a couple of different types of overactive thyroid. Grave’s Disease is less common in women than it is in men; however, anyone can be affected by it. Grave’s Disease is an autoimmune disease sending false signals to the thyroid gland making it overproduce the hormone. It is hereditary, causing swollen skin over shin bones, a goiter, bulging eyes, and many of the symptoms listed above. Other types are toxic multinodular goiter, thyroid adenoma, and thyroiditis.

Treatment and Care:

For those with overactive thyroid there are a few things you can do at home to help you. You can monitor your symptoms and learn to record your levels to know when blood work should be completed. Eating a healthy diet with proper nutrition and high calorie count is necessary for those who suffer from weight loss. Proper exercise is also essential, but again if weight loss is an issue muscle building regimes are better options than exercise designed to cut weight. Staying away from high iodine diets is a must.

For extreme cases of hyperthyroidism doctors may require radioactive iodine treatments to cut the production of TSH. It effectively kills the TSH cells, so that they can no longer produce the hormone. Too much of the radioactive iodine can turn the thyroid into an underactive thyroid disorder. If you suspect you have an overactive thyroid, are a women over 35, or a man nearing 60 you should have blood work run for TSH levels.