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Hello docs. I was wondering can vertical ridges in my nails be a result of thyroid problems?

Hello docs. I was wondering can vertical ridges in my nails be a result of thyroid problems?

Vertical Nail Ridges: Yes, vertical nail ridges can be due to low thyroid function. ...Read more

Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more


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Both my big toes have a burning sensation under the nail beds. They are cracking and bout to fall off! No thyroid problems and don't think its fungus!

Both my big toes have a burning sensation under the nail beds. They are cracking and bout to fall off!  No thyroid problems and don't think its fungus!

Toenails: Your medical history is complicated. The problem with your toenails has many possible causes have them evaluated by a dermatologist. It could be due to an infectious (bacterial or fungal), or immunologic, or physical etiology. The burning may or may not be related to the cracking of your nails. ...Read more

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Thyroid problems and diabetes — do the two always go hand in hand?

Thyroid problems and diabetes — do the two always go hand in hand?

No: Patients with type 1 diabetes have about a 30% chance of also getting autoimmune thyroid disease. However, autoimmune thyroid disease by itself is very common among the general population. It does not raise your risk as much in reverse in terms of also getting type 1 diabetes. ...Read more

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My diabetes is full-blown now. Do thyroid problems and diabetes problems go hand in hand?

My diabetes is full-blown now. Do thyroid problems and diabetes problems go hand in hand?

Perhaps: People with diabetes seem to have a higher than normal incidence of thyroid problems. People with type 1 diabetes, which is an immune disease, have a higher incidence of immune mediated thyroid disorders. Both can be treated properly by a qualified physician. ...Read more

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What do thyroid problems in men cause?

What do thyroid problems in men cause?

Same as others: We are not that special. Thyroid problem in men will cause the same symptoms as in women (minus the menstruation symptoms, of course). Hypothyroid: fatigue, hair loss, hoarse voice, slower speech, depressed, brittle nails, dry skin, feeling cold, constipation, weight gain... Hyperthyroid: nervousness, fast heartbeat, weight loss, feeling hot, trouble sleeping, tremot, pooping too much... ...Read more

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How do u take care of thyroid problems?

It depends: On the problem. Do you have a specific problem of hyper or hypothyroidism or a lump in the thyroid? ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of thyroid problems?

What are the common symptoms of thyroid problems?

Many: Fatigue, constipation, dry skin, losing hair, weight gain-usually water weight- are most common for underactive. Shaky, nervous, jittery, sweaty, fast heart beat, multiple bowel movements daily for overactive. But these symptoms could all be due to other causes, so see MD & get lab evaluation. ...Read more

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Can thyroid problems be treated without medication?

Can thyroid problems be treated without medication?

Thyroid Problems: Thyroid problems can be caused or affected by your nutrition. Low thyroid function can be due to low insufficient iodine, selenium, or zinc. Goitrogens are foods that decrease conversion of thyroid hormones. They include the cruciferous vegetables, like brocolli. Thyroid antibodies are often due to or made worse by exposure to gluten. ...Read more

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Can thyroid problems cause your ministration to stop?

Yes: Hyperthyroidism can decrease and even eliminate menses. Hypothyroidism can as well, but more often leads to heavier than normal (although irregular) menses. ...Read more

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What exactly does having borderline thyroid problems mean?

What exactly does having borderline thyroid problems mean?

No such thing: You either have a problem or you don't. Most likely "borderline" means you really have it. It's like borderline pregnancy or borderline dead. There are strict criteria for everything. ...Read more

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Should I eat grapefruit while being on medicine for thyroid problems?

No problem: Grapefruit can affect the metabolism of many drugs, but thyroid replacement is not one of them. Take your replacement fasting in the am, and make sure you're on brand name replacement, not generics, which are unreliable. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's possible for thyroid problems to be inherited?

Autoimmune thyroid: Autoimmune thyroid disease includes Hashimotos thyroiditis and Graves disease. Both are inherited; Your mom can have Hashimotos, and you can have Graves, and vice versa. If you are concerned, see your doctor; if it is complicated, see an Endocrinologist. Actually, the American diet is rich in iodine, and it is almost impossible to be deficient. ...Read more

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Can amberen cause thyroid problems?

Amberen: Is a unique vitamin supplement. It is all natural and animal studies, toxicology and clinical trials with amberen did not reveal any significant adverse reaction or side effects. The vitamins in it would not be considered harmful in any way to the thyroid gland. ...Read more

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Can thyroid problems cause sleep issues?

Yes: If you're hypothyroid (underactive) you may well be tired all the time because you will feel like you're "out of gas". If you are hyperthyroid, you may suffer from insomnia which will also make you feel tired. Additionally, being on "overdrive" all the time with an over active thyroid will also leave you feeling tired. ...Read more

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What specific tests check for thyroid problems?

Various: Lab tests tell thyroid function; exam, ultrasound tell structure. Uptake tells how much iodine gets into the thyroid, and scan can show which areas are taking up iodine. Other tests may show inflammation, tumor markers, etc. ...Read more

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Can having Parathyroidectomy cause thyroid problems?

Can having Parathyroidectomy cause thyroid problems?

It should not: The parathyroid glands or near or sometimes embedded in the thyroid lobes. Removing them should not remove any or enough thyroid tissue to cause a problem with the thyroid. ...Read more

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Is good to fast on ramadan if u have thyroid problems?

Is good to fast on ramadan if u have thyroid problems?

Fasting: Thyroid hormone medication (levothyroxine) is very long acting, and blood levels will not change with fasting. You don't say what kind of thyroid problem you have. If you are hyperthyroid, your metabolic rate is fast and you will get hungry quickly, and fasting can be hard on you. Best to get the thyroid levels normalized. ...Read more

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How can I handle being diabetic and having thyroid problems?

How can I handle being diabetic and having thyroid problems?

Treat both: It's common for diabetics to also have thyroid problems. You need to adequately treat both conditions. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a Linea Nigra from having thyroid problems?

Is it possible to get a Linea Nigra from having thyroid problems?

Linea nigra: Linea nigra is not caused by thyroid disease but it ma, y be seen in adrenal gland deficiencies and in PCOS ...Read more

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Are thyroid problems genetic?

Are thyroid problems genetic?

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 to that person) and makes antibodies that target the thyroid protein(s). Auto-immune thyroid disease often does run in families, although family member may have different manifestations — goiter, nodules, too little or too much thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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Can amberen prevent thyroid problems?

No: Upon review of the contents of amberen, there is nothing in this supplement that will have any effect on your thyroid, whether there is a problem or not. If there is a concern about thyorid disease, which is very common among women then talk with your doctor! ...Read more

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How can you test for thyroid problems?

How can you test for thyroid problems?

Usually blood tests: When there is a question of whether the thyroid is producing too little or too much hormone, blood tests will be ordered to determine the functioning of the thyroid gland. In the case of an overactive gland, a thyroid scan may be helpful. When there is a nodule or mass in the gland itself, ultrasound and fine needle aspiration are indicated in many cases. ...Read more

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Can thyroid problems cause weightloss?

Can thyroid problems cause weightloss?

High thyroid can: Excess thyroid hormone, or hyperthyroidism can lead to many body changes, including increased metabolism/heat production, tremors, fast heart rate and diarrhea. These effects may then lead to the weight loss that is commonly seen in hyperthyroidism. Most common causes of hyperthyroidism are graves' disease, over-active thyroid nodule(s), subacute thyroiditis and excessive thyroid pill intake. ...Read more

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Can a pre-teen child have thyroid problems?

Yes: Thyroid problems can occur in anyone at any age. If you have symptoms of thyroid problems, please see your primary care doctor to have a blood test. ...Read more

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Can a dermatologist treat thyroid problems?

Endocrinologist: Thyroid problems should be treated by an endocrinologist. Dermatologists can treat skin conditions associated with thyroid disease. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more