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Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism

(Science: endocrinology) a deficiency of thyroid activity.

in adults, it is most common in women and is characterised by decrease in basal metabolic rate, tiredness and lethargy, sensitivity to cold and menstrual disturbances. If untreated, it progresses to full blown myxoedema.

in infants, severe hypothyroidism leads to cretinism.

in juveniles, the manifestations are intermediate, with less severe mental and developmental retardation and only mild symptoms of the adult form.

When due to pituitary deficiency of thyrotropin secretion it is called secondary hypothyroidism.


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Re: What's the Connection Between Hypothyroidism and Seizures?

Has your dad seen a neurologist or endocrinologist?

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by david23
Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:13 pm
 
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Re: What's the Connection Between Hypothyroidism and Seizures?

This topic also concerns me. My father has Graves Disease, a thyroid disorder that caused him to be hyperthyroid about 8 years ago. He had his Thyroid irradiated and started taking generic thyroid. The initial fluctuation caused him to behave so erratically that he had to be hospitalized. The doctor...

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by rwulf
Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:08 am
 
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What's the Connection Between Hypothyroidism and Seizures?

hypothyroidism has some neurological manifestations from seizures to psychosis and other issues. The mechanism as you mentioned is Unknown. What I can say is that in infants thyroid hormone is needed for neuological development, ...

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by david23
Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:38 pm
 
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Re: What's the Connection Between Hypothyroidism and Seizures?

I am wondering if the seizures might be related to over use of the pituitary gland to produce high quantities of TSH. My brother has been having seizures lately and found his thyroid level to be dangerously low. Trying to talk him into seeing specialist for thyroid but he puts a great deal of trust ...

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by PatrickRn
Mon May 14, 2012 4:56 am
 
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Re: Genetic/Chromosomal testing from autopsy of miscarried baby

... a baby girl. She is now twenty, and of superior intelligence, except for math abilities. However, she was diagnosed in her early teens with hypothyroidism, ADHD, and now about a month ago with bipolar disorder. Those three diseases are related and an inverted 10 can be responsible. The inverted ...

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by hade
Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:47 pm
 
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Topic: Genetic/Chromosomal testing from autopsy of miscarried baby
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