thyroid cause this?

the past 2 mounths i have been drinking a lot of water and have been constipated every other day and o diahrea. i have not seen a doctor about this buti take nexium and when i have applejuice i go to the bathroom fine. and i have dry skin. Could this be as a result of a proble with my thyroid. i heard it was but wanted opinion i already understand i should see a doctor

2 comments

  • Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism often cause non-specific symptoms and hence it is difficult to tell whether you have a thyroid condition or not and it definitely is a good idea to see a doctor about this. Hypothyroidism is associated with constipation but often also causes other symptoms such as weight gain, fatigue, cold intolerance, thin and brittle hair and nails.

    Nexium is often used to decrease the amount of acid produced in the stomach and to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux but it can actually CAUSE constipation, diarrhea and a dry mouth.

    Constipation can also simply be caused by a diet that’s too low in fibre. Try eating more fibre and see your doctor 🙂

    Cheers

  • fightintxaggie98

    Low thyroid levels can cause constipation, fatigue, weight gain, skin and hair problems, among other things. I don’t know what apple juice would have to do with anything, but if it works, use it!

    Good luck at your doctor’s visit.

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