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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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Can hypothyroidism cause high triglyceride levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I suffer from hypothyroidism. My thyroid hormone levels are normal but my triglyceride levels are increasing. How to lower triglycerides? Is there any connection between hypothyroidism and triglycerides? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I suggest you continue to take 75 micrograms of thyroxine medication as usual. The triglycerides are because of the consumption of increased carbohydrates or fats in your diet and can also be familial. So, I sug...  Read Full »

I have been concerned about testing positive for hypothyroidism six years ago, and not having menstrual period for seven years. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 39-year-old female and my weight is 231 lbs and I am 5 feet 6 inches tall. I tested positive for hypothyroidism (7.88 MCL U/mL) six years ago. My FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) was very high too (48.4 ml U/mL). I have not had my period for seven years. I also quit smoking at...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. You have described everything in detail. It appears that you have a metabolic disorder. It seems that your stress level is very high and that seems to have contributed to the majority of the problems you are facing now....  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 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, the...  Read Full »

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