Hypothyroidism Complications

Hypothyroidism is a condition caused by underactive thyroid gland. If left untreated, it can cause goiter (enlarged thyroid gland), heart problems, mental problems, peripheral neuropathy, myxedema, and infertility.

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I suffer from hypothyroidism and have struggled lately to keep my heart rate below 150 during my runs. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a moderately fit female (running 10 to 15 kilometers a week). My height is 174 centimeters and 68 kilograms. I have hypothyroidism, and I am on Levothyroxine. My TSH is around 1.5 mIU/L. My question is about a fluctuating resting heart rate. According to my sports watch, my RHR can ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Pillai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have chronotropic incompetence (an inability to increase heart rate with exercise). This could be a consequence of hypothyroidism. However, I understand that it remains persistently high, possibly due to autonomic disturbances. My advice is to keep exercising at a ...  Read Full »

I have hypothyroidism. Please suggest a suitable diet plan.

Query: Hi doctor, My age is 28 and actually, I am suffering from hypothyroidism and my latest TSH is 11. I take Thyronorm 125 mcg daily empty stomach. Please suggest a proper diet plan along with the complications at this level. Once, My TSH had risen to 150, I am not gaining extra weight anymore. Please g...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for posting your query. Diet for hypothyroidism is to avoid cabbage, cauliflower, and spinach. Otherwise nothing extra diet is needed. Complications do not happen at any particular level. It happens if the TSH is high for years. Complications are heart problems, ...  Read Full »

I developed various symptoms after taking medications for hypothyroidism. Do I have myxedema?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism many years ago. However, when I take my medication, Synthroid 175 mg, I experience symptoms like devastating brain fog, constant tiredness, always feeling cold (even during summer), being overweight (unable to lose weight), depression, losing my hair, a...  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. Your symptoms suggest that you have severe hypothyroidism, also called myxedema. By undergoing thyroid function tests, the diagnosis can be confirmed. So I suggest you check your thyroid hormone levels, visit your ...  Read Full »

What is causing numb spots and shock sensations on my legs?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed seven years ago with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. I gave up gluten, soy, and milk, and along with Levothyroxine, my health has been great. However, two years ago, I was diagnosed with vitamin D deficiency. After six months of treatment, I recovered. Then after having a second ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query, and from what you have mentioned, it appears that you have hypothyroidism and you are on treatment with Levothyroxine. It is known that hypothyroidism causes vitamin B12 deficiency over time, and if you are on a high dose of Levothyroxine, then ...  Read Full »

I feel full quickly and I am tired very much. How can I be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 39-year-old female. I take Nature-Throid for hypothyroidism and Wellbutrin for anxiety. I have recently been feeling full quickly and tired. My blood work came back normal. An abdominal CT scan was clear and a vaginal ultrasound was clear. What could be causing this?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your health query and can understand your worries. The main culprit in your case is the thyroid gland that is not working to the level it is supposed to do. When our digestion is not that good, it leads to enhanced weakness, tiredness, and a low...  Read Full »

Can hypothyroidism result in voice hoarseness and plantar fasciitis?

Query: Hi doctor,I have hypothyroidism for seven years. I have hoarseness of voice, shortness of breath, hair fall, and plantar fasciitis. Currently, I am taking Eltroxin 50 mg.   Read Full »

Dr. Sehrawat Manisha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and currently, you are taking Eltroxin 50 mg (Thyroxine). Please mention whether you are taking the dose from the initial stage. If you have a hoarse voice and joint pain, then it is necessary to increase the dosage. But befor...  Read Full »

My mother has been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, but due to tachyarrythmias, the medication was stopped. Can she start the medication now?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 59 years old and has undergone a mitral valve replacement operation 8 months back. She is now on Amiodarone 100 mg once daily and Metoprolol 25 mg twice daily. She was diagnosed with hypothyroidism after taking Amiodarone, so Thyronorm 25 mcg was added, but it was omitted ...  Read Full »

Dr. Makwana Tanvi Ghanshyambhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Amiodarone can lead to this kind of thyroid problem. After stopping the drug, the thyroid disturbance can be reversed in some cases. You can start with small doses of 12.5 mcg daily for six weeks and then repeat thyroid tests again. Please consult a specialist and take...  Read Full »

I am 21 years old. What is the reason for my left-sided chest pain that is there for 40 days?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old. I have had left-sided chest pain for 40 days. The pain ranges from normal to severe and depends on time. The chest area gets tightened, causing pain in the back, shoulder, and left arm. Also, I have been suffering from fever for the last six to seven months, and my p...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello. Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You have hypothyroidism, for which you have been advised thyroxine. Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not function properly. As a result, it can cause elevated blood lipid levels, blood pressure, generalized bod...  Read Full »

What if I do not take medicine for hypothyroidism?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and growth hormone deficiency as a child, but stopped taking the medication at 18. I am now 23 and have noticed a few symptoms. Extreme fatigue, depression, anxiety, weight gain and headaches. I feel that the symptoms have worsened. What could be the po...  Read Full »

Dr. Bindiya Thakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have a few follow up questions. Please answer them. What was the reason for the hypothyroidism and growth hormone deficiency? Were there any other hormone deficiencies as well? What other medical problems do you have? When did you last have your thyroid b...  Read Full »

What is the reason for frequently passing stools since yesterday, and should I continue my thyroid medicines?

Query: Hello doctor,I pass stools five to six times a day, and I feel very weak. I am suffering from thyroid issues. So, I took Thyrox 50 and then the levels got corrected. So, I stopped taking them. Yesterday my thyroids were tested again. I am attaching those reports. Should I restart the medicines and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and went through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From the reports, it appears that you currently do not have any thyroid gland disorders. So, you do not need any medications for it. TSH being slightly high means it ...  Read Full »

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