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do thyroid conditions run in the family

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Yes, possible: Hi. The genetics of benign thyroid adenomas is not understood. More is known about genes associated with thyroid malignancies, and there are a multitu ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liuska Pesce
22 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Yes: Autoimmune thyroid disease is complex. Patients with family history of thyroid diseases can make blocking or stimulating proteins against the TSH rece ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Breathing: This one you will need to see physician. There is a condition related to thyroid called substernal thyroid which if large enough can compromise breath ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Exam will help: If you have an enlarged thyroid or a nodule that your doctor can feel an ultrasound of the thyroid can be ordered to determine if the problem is with ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
28 years experience Pain Management
Very unlikely: If the symptoms persist, consider seeing your doc.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
get tested: It could be acanthosis nigricans which can signify Insulin resistance. If you have a strong family history of diabetes, and you're worried about it, g ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
24 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Very small: You are extremely young for ALS which typically does not affect people until 50 for those with a higher incidence in their family. The twitches can ha ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
24 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Very concerning: You are very young to have something like ALS. It would still be wise for you to see a Neurologist to evaluate the twitching. This might involve an MR ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Cole
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: There are many herbal and nutritional products available for this. One of my favorite lines is by premiere research labs, which has several formulas f ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Hypothyroid: Yes, hypothyroidism is chacterized by tiredness. Get actual test to measure levels. Can take iodine to enhance thyroxine production. Historically, io ... Read More

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