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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liuska Pesce
22 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Various: Most common causes of thyroid diseases are autoimmune, the immune system, recognizes the thyroid as foreign to the body, in the process, the thyroid ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Obesity: Obesity is the main cause of diabetes type 2. Thyroid disease can cause weight gain or weight loss, depending on what it's doing. Obesity does not c ... Read More
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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No: It is the other way around: obesity can lead to type 2 diabetes, and is associated with a higher risk for developing type 1 diabetes. Hypothyrodism i ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Uterine bleeding: Your bleeding is likely the result of your birth control poll. Some pills can result in bleeding between periods. If you are not supposed to have a p ... Read More
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Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience Pathology
Possibly: Tsh is secreted by the pituitary gland and causes the thyroid gland to make hormone. But, lh (leutinizing hormone) and fsh (follicle stimulating hormo ... Read More
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: Both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism can cause irregular menstrual bleeding. Treat the thyroid to normal and see if the symptoms still persist. You ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience Endocrinology
No: In this country most functional thyroid diseases are inherited. Lumps and goiters are also not preventable by any environmental or dietary changes. Av ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pradeep Singh
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Hypothyroidism is very common among elderly people.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John McMahan
47 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Thyroid Disease: It can be many things: thyroiditis, low or high hormone levels, tumors, etc. See your doctor for answers.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
No crystal balls: Labs tests can show whether or not someone makes antibodies that target the thyroid proteins. If antibodies are present, a person has an increased ri ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience Endocrinology
Go to the ATA: The american thyroid association (ata) lists doctors with an interest in thyroid disease. Also many fine primary care doctors can treat thyroid diseas ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: Photophobia could occur as one of a constellation of symptoms in a person with thyroid ophthalmopathy (i.e. Graves Disease).
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Almost a century: The old "protein bound iodine" assay dates to the early 1900's. I've seen both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism missed for years even when they were ... Read More
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