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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
29 years experience Family Medicine
Vertical Nail Ridges: Yes, vertical nail ridges can be due to low thyroid function.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Onychorrhexis: Vertical ridges are a NORMAL sign of aging. Nothing else. If you have abnormal thyroid it can be corrected. Then you will have less dry- brittle skin, ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Yes: Many are treated quite easily with medication. Many need no treatment and some require surgery.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
21 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Of course : Although some may not be cured, treatment for the most part is effective. Depending on the exact problem, you may have different treatment options.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
33 years experience Endocrinology
They can be: Most thyroid problems in the US are caused by auto-immunity, where the immune system misclassifies one or more thyroid proteins as foreign (not belong ... Read More
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Some: Some of the rare types are, but for the most part, the autoimmune thyroid diseases are not so much inherited, but the tendency toward developing thyro ... Read More
Dr. Stephanie Lee
41 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid: Thyroid dysfunction is often due to autoimmune conditions which frequently can be inherited especially in the female side of the family. Thyroid nodu ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Thryoid problems: The three most common thyroid problems are hypothyroid (low function), hyperthyroid (high function) and thyroid nodules. The most common cause of hyp ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Thyroid: Physical exam, blood work to check thyroid hormones, x-ray scans of the thyroid, biopsy.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
31 years experience General Practice
HYPO or HYPER?: Hypo-thyroid means low thyroid hormone with symptoms of weight gain, fatigue, dry skin, muscle aches, constipation see:http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/healt ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Under or over active: Hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid may present with loss of energy, fatigue, sluggishness, poor memory, weight gain, constipation, cold intolerance ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
What?: Can "what" cause symptoms of thyroid problems? Don't understand. Thyroid problems can usually be easily diagnosed. Check w/your doctor.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
39 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: Hypothyroid-cold intolerance, lethargy, weight gain, constipation, dry skin, depression, nasal congestion, doughy skin, menstrual irregularity. Eleva ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Washington
16 years experience Endocrinology
More than 2 types: There can be problem with thyroid function were it is either overactive or underactive. The thyroid can be enlarged and cause symptoms like trouble s ... Read More

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