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What are the symptoms of thyroid disorder?

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Posted on Fri, 18 Jul 2014
Question: What are indications of Thyroid? when shpuld we go to thye doctor ?
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Answered by Dr. Minal Mohit (19 hours later)
Brief Answer:
thyroid requires intricate balance.

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXXXX, Thyroid is a gland located in all of us in our necks. It produces two hormones T3 & T4 under the influence of another hormone, TSH coming from pitutary located in brain. So it is essentially required for all metabolic functions of the body. now coming to its disorders and indicators of its dysfunctions. it can work more or work less. if it works more known as hyperthyroid state, pt loses weight, sweats a lot, heat intolerance, eats a lot, goes hungry always, increased stool frequency, heart beats more, palpitation, tachycardia.
If it works less known as hypothyroidism, pt puts on weight, cold intolerance, loses appetite, constipation, dull, drowsy, sleepy, depression, mood changes.

If you think of any thing present in you , may not all, please check your TSH, FT4 and let me know the reports. regards!
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What are the symptoms of thyroid disorder?

Brief Answer: thyroid requires intricate balance. Detailed Answer: Dear XXXXXX, Thyroid is a gland located in all of us in our necks. It produces two hormones T3 & T4 under the influence of another hormone, TSH coming from pitutary located in brain. So it is essentially required for all metabolic functions of the body. now coming to its disorders and indicators of its dysfunctions. it can work more or work less. if it works more known as hyperthyroid state, pt loses weight, sweats a lot, heat intolerance, eats a lot, goes hungry always, increased stool frequency, heart beats more, palpitation, tachycardia. If it works less known as hypothyroidism, pt puts on weight, cold intolerance, loses appetite, constipation, dull, drowsy, sleepy, depression, mood changes. If you think of any thing present in you , may not all, please check your TSH, FT4 and let me know the reports. regards!