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The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more
What is the percentage that you will acquire hypothyroidism using radioactive iodine therapy for patient with hyperthyroidism?
Common: Many of my patients who received rai therapy for hyperthyroidism developed hypothyroidism within months or years after their treatment and had to take thyroid replacement therapy. Up to 50% of treated patients develop hypothyroidism within 1 year. The good news is that most patients do well on replacement therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wat cud be the cause of hypothyroid for babies? Is this hereditary or acquired?Any preventive measure to take for the baby?
Mostly congenital: Hypothyroidism in the newborn may be caused by:missing or poorly developed thyroid gland(sometimes absent or in wrong place or ectopic)pituitary gland not stimulating thyroid gland or thyroid hormones incorrectly formed and not working correctly.Usually detected at birth with blood testing. If infant receives thyroid hormone supplements, baby develops normally neurologically and physically. ...Read more
What to do if I have hypothyroid and i haven't taken my mede in like three weeks. Could that be why?
Hypothyroidism: Hypothyroidism When you are diagnosed with Hypothyroidism,it is due to the Thyroid gland not able to produce Thyroxin which is the hormone which controls the metaboilism .This condition is treated by giving the hormone to bring the blood level to normal level usually all over life If yopu stop taking your replacement hormone you will go back to being Hypothyroid, You should not stop the medicine ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer