Mary's Thyroid Journey Part 3 New Beginnings

Mary's Thyroid Journey Part 3 New Beginnings

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Mary's Thyroid Journey Part 3 New Beginnings
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Mary's Thyroid Journey Part 3 New Beginnings

Presenter: Dr. Ronald Goldenberg, Endocrinologist, Thornhill, ON

Local Practitioners: Endocrinologist

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Understanding Hypothyroidism

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Hypothyroidism does not affect your mental health.

Explanation:

The body's control of the thyroid levels helps stabilize mood. Patients with hypothyroidism may experience symptoms of depression, restlessness and anxiety. Studies have also found that people with bipolar disorder often have abnormal thyroid function.

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Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid doesn't create and release enough thyroid hormone into your bloodstream.

Explanation:

Hypothyroidism is a common condition where the thyroid doesn't create and release enough thyroid hormone into your bloodstream. This makes your metabolism slow down.

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Cold intolerance can be a symptom of hypothyroidism.

Explanation:

There are a number of hypothyroidism symptoms, including cold intolerance, depression, fatigue, muscle pain, erectile dysfunction and constipation.

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Sleep apnea and hypothyroidism aren’t connected.

Explanation:

People who have hypothyroidism may experience sleep apnea. In people with hypothyroidism, sleep apnea results from an upper airway obstruction.

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Hypothyroidism can be diagnosed with a TSJ blood test.

Explanation:

Hypothyroidism can be diagnosed with a TSH blood test, which stands for “Thyroid Stimulating Hormone.” If you have high levels of this hormone found in the blood, you may have hypothyroidism.

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This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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