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Does hypothyroidism cause low hemoglobin and vitamin-D levels?

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Posted on Wed, 20 May 2015
Question: Whether hypothyrodism causes low hb and low vitamin d
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Answered by Dr. Ajish TP (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Anaemia and Vitamin D deficiency is associated with hypothyroidism

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome to HCM. I have gone through the question and understand your concerns.

Both anaemia ( low Hb) and vitamin D deficiency is associated with hypothyroidism.

Anaemia: due to nutrient malabsorption, B12 deficiency and decreased erythropoietin (a stimulus for red blood cells) synthesis in hypothyroidism

Vitamin D deficiency: due to poor absorption of vitamin D from intestines

Hope I have answered your questions. If you have any further queries I will be happy to help you.

Regards,

Dr Ajish TP [MD,DM]
Consultant Endocrinologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Whether after treating hypothyroidism with elroxinehb and vitamin d can still be low,
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Answered by Dr. Ajish TP (2 hours later)
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Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome back.

Vitamin D deficiency is a common problem seen in upto 70% of population. So even if hypothyroidism is corrected, you still can have vitamin d deficiency.

Vitamin D source from food is poor. You need to have proper sun exposure during mid morning hours ( 11am to 3 pm). Taking vitamin D supplementations is an easy alternative.

Regards
Dr Ajish TP

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Brief Answer: Anaemia and Vitamin D deficiency is associated with hypothyroidism Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to HCM. I have gone through the question and understand your concerns. Both anaemia ( low Hb) and vitamin D deficiency is associated with hypothyroidism. Anaemia: due to nutrient malabsorption, B12 deficiency and decreased erythropoietin (a stimulus for red blood cells) synthesis in hypothyroidism Vitamin D deficiency: due to poor absorption of vitamin D from intestines Hope I have answered your questions. If you have any further queries I will be happy to help you. Regards, Dr Ajish TP [MD,DM] Consultant Endocrinologist