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what are foods that are good for the thymus gland and nervous system?

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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods have beneficial effects on your nervous system, immune system and hormonal system and hence your thymus gland as well.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What are the parathyroid glands?

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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Parathyroid Glands: The parathyroid glands are 4 small groups of tissue that sit behind the thyroid gland. They make parathyroid hormone or PTH which is involved in calcium metabolism. Too much PTH causes the calcium level in the blood to go up. An overactive parathyroid gland is often diagnosed when a routine blood test shows a high calcium level.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What are the main complications happen in parathyroid glands?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Hormone changes: The parathyroid glands produce a hormone called pth. The production of this hormone is controlled by the serum levels of calcium. If the production become independent of the calcium level due to a benign tumor of the gland, overproduction occurs. If the glands are injured through radiation or surgery of other means, low production may result.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How do the parathyroid glands work?

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Dr. Richard Shewbridge
Endocrinology 33 years experience
Calcium regulation.: The parathyroid glands are continously checking the calcium level in the blood. If the level drops too low, the gland produces more parathyroid hormone (pth), which has several actions to promote calcium coming into the blood. The gland also contains c cells, which make a separate hormone, calcitonin, which has some effects on bone metabolism.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Could thymus gland regrow?

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Dr. Brant Ward
Allergy and Immunology 13 years experience
Not exactly: The thymus starts out fairly large in childhood. As one ages it slowly shrinks, until it is almost completely gone by adulthood. Even without a thymus, the adult immune system (of which the gland is a part) work normally. It does not normally grow back, but there are certain conditions (e.g., myasthenia gravis) where a tumor of the thymus (thymoma) may occur; these are usually treated surgically.
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A 47-year-old female asked:

When to go to ED for enlarged thymus gland?

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Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 49 years experience
Unsure about what: Ed means. If you mean emergency dept. Then there is really no need to go to "ed". Go to a primary physician who will then order a chest xray and ct scan of the chest for evaluation. Your clinical findings may indicate myasthenia gravis or thymoma.

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