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Search found 66 matches
by Professor John Lazarus
Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: Hyperthyroidism (Overactive Thyroid)
Topic: Advice on thyroid blood results.
Replies: 3
Views: 9565

Re: Advice on thyroid blood results.

your hair could resolve. I am just less certain about it. If your blood results are within normal that is satisfactory. Of course if they start to fall over time then action is required
by Professor John Lazarus
Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Hyperthyroidism (Overactive Thyroid)
Topic: Treatments for over active thyroid
Replies: 3
Views: 5972

Re: Treatments for over active thyroid

I am afraid you grossly exaggerate the side effects of this treatment. Yes there are side effects but they are infrequent . There are extensive and comprehensive studies round the world of thousands of patients to justify my opinion. The other treatments for overactive thyroid also have side effects...
by Professor John Lazarus
Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Talking with doctors
Topic: underactive thyroid and calcium= for the experts
Replies: 1
Views: 4181

Re: underactive thyroid and calcium= for the experts

No there should be no problem with calcium levels when you are taking thyroxine.
The tablets for hypertension do not interfere with thyroxine absorption so there is no need to take them at different times
by Professor John Lazarus
Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: General/Miscellaneous
Topic: Thyroid antibodies and multinodular goitre
Replies: 2
Views: 5715

Re: Thyroid antibodies and multinodular goitre

Yes your thyroglobulin antibody test is positive but only weakly so.It may indicate autoimmunity but the tPO antibody should be done as well. Your thyroid tests are a bit strange as your TSH is high and T4 also near the top end. I would suggest you have a T3 test done. Sometimes a lump in the multin...
by Professor John Lazarus
Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: General/Miscellaneous
Topic: Pretibial myxedema
Replies: 2
Views: 5723

Re: Pretibial myxedema

Pretibial myxoedema is a sign of Graves' disease (ie autoimmune hyperthyroidism). It is not common (perhaps 5% of patients). It is difficult to treat but steroid cream and sometimes occlusive steroid dressings are used. It may never go away completely but should reduce in size considerably over time...
by Professor John Lazarus
Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: General/Miscellaneous
Topic: Confused about Thyroid Antibodies
Replies: 2
Views: 5427

Re: Confused about Thyroid Antibodies

1. Antibody levels do fluctuate and usually decline with age. However sometimes the immune system can be activated by unknown causes and ab levels increase The antibodies are a marker for possible thyroid destruction. There are other immune processess in the thyroid of people with hashimoto's that c...
by Professor John Lazarus
Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: Hyperthyroidism (Overactive Thyroid)
Topic: Advice on thyroid blood results.
Replies: 3
Views: 9565

Re: Advice on thyroid blood results.

Your nails will get better. I am less certain about your hair unfortunately.
by Professor John Lazarus
Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: Talking with doctors
Topic: Congenital Hypothyroidism and PCOS
Replies: 2
Views: 4978

Re: Congenital Hypothyroidism and PCOS

Hypothyroidism certainly can affect the female reproductive organs but congenital hypothyroidism , even diagnosed late but then treated is not, as far as I know, associated with PCOS.
by Professor John Lazarus
Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)
Topic: Terrified for my Future Health
Replies: 1
Views: 2319

Re: Terrified for my Future Health

I think an endocrinologists should review your case. he/she would be allowed to prescribe T3 if thought necessary. I would not guarrantee that this is the answer but it might be worth discussing
by Professor John Lazarus
Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)
Topic: How can this suffering be ignored?
Replies: 5
Views: 4451

Re: How can this suffering be ignored?

repeat the blood test and get the antibodies measured. In someone with a family history of thyroid disease this is essential
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