underactive


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abnormally inactive

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The study found that women who have unexplained infertility were nearly twice more likely to have higher levels of TSH levels (signalling an underactive thyroid gland) than women whose cause of infertility such as male partner's sperm count was known.
On the other hand, Emirati women are more likely to suffer from an underactive thyroid because of their genetic makeup.
Common symptoms, similar to an underactive thyroid, are feeling tired, mood swings, weight gain, heart palpations, sweating and lighter periods.
A blood test confirmed hypothyroidismher thyroid gland was underactive, producing too little thyroid hormone.
For instance, "if you look at anorexics, their thyroid pattern can be confused with an underactive thyroid," Garber said in a phone interview.
While her peers bemoan their underactive thyroid, or blame their weight issues on the trials and tribulations of public life, the actress has been remarkably candid about life before she lost an incredible eight stone.
Numerous studies since 1999 have found that an underactive thyroid can raise a woman's risk of miscarriage, premature birth, or a lower IQ for her baby - even if it's so mildly sluggish that she feels no symptoms.
According to Harvard Health Publications, nearly 10 million Americans suffer from hypothyroidism, a condition in which the thyroid gland is underactive.
People with an underactive thyroid who take the medication levo-thyroxine may require smaller amounts as they get older, or their likelihood of fracture may increase, according to a Canadian study led by Lorraine L.
For example, the drug amiodarone (Corderone, Pacerone), which is used to treat heart arrhythmias, can induce both an overactive and underactive thyroid, particularly in patients with existing thyroid problems.
While the hamstrings are very active in the normal running gait, my experience is that they are overactive in many runners with underactive pelvic stabilizers and hip extensors.
Tests showed the new face of Superdrug had an underactive thyroid and she was prescribed medication she must take for the rest of her life.