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Why would allergy medicine say consult a doctor before use if you have thyroid disease?

Why would allergy medicine say consult a doctor before use if you have thyroid disease?

Allergy meds: Typically, the warning is there for patients who have hyperthyroidism. Many allergy remedies have stimulants, like pseudoephedrine. In the face of hyperthyroidism, this could raise blood pressure and heart rate. The jury is still out on whether or not there are issues with hypothyroid problems and allergy meds. Hyperthyroidism is much less common than hypothyroidism. ...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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Is thyroid disease life threatening? Can it be cured without medicine! Is it genetic?

Is thyroid disease life threatening? Can it be cured without medicine! Is it genetic?

Poss-Unlikely-Yes: Thyroid disease is easily treated WITH medicine. There is definitely a genetic component. Some can be cured, most need tx, there are many thyroid dz's. Please do not rely only on alternative (medicines) cures, if there is a real documented thyroid problem. As I said they are easily tx'd, unfortunately yes people do die from untreated thyroid disease, which is something that should not happen! ...Read more

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I have thyroid disease since my birth. And I have a lot of spasms through the whole body. I drink European medicine from Ukraine every morning. Can I keep drink this medicine? What can I do to make spasms less painful?

I have thyroid disease since my birth. And I have a lot of spasms through the whole body. I drink European medicine from Ukraine every morning. Can I keep drink this medicine? What can I do to make spasms less painful?

Spasms: You MUST see your primary doctor about this as soon as possible. You are likely to be referred to a thyroid specialist, and there may be a need for a thyroid surgeon. Hope all goes well.
Please let me know how you are responding to treatment. ...Read more

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Taking medicine for thyroid disease for the past 6 months and have skin discoloraion. Is it discoloration cureable?

Taking medicine for thyroid disease for the past 6 months and have skin discoloraion. Is it discoloration cureable?

Thyroid med: Skin discoloration is not a documented side effect of synthroid (thyroxine) - one of the most common thyroid medicines... At least from what I can tell. I'd ask your doctor about any other causes for the discoloration. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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Can you take Mucinex (guaifenesin) if you have thyroid disease?

Can you take Mucinex (guaifenesin) if you have thyroid disease?

Yes: Guafenesin (plain mucinex) is safe with synthroid (most common thyroid replacement med). Beware of Mucinex (guaifenesin) with decongestant mixed in. ...Read more

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Why is thyroid disease common in a population which takes enough iodine in diet?

Why is thyroid disease common in a population which takes enough iodine in diet?

Other causes.: Iodine deficiency may disturb thyroid function but there are many other reasons for thyroid disease. Genetic abnormalities may produce hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism amongst other factors. ...Read more

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Why can not use antihistamines and decongestants in patient with thyroid disease? What is the machanism of action? What medicine can use to relief?

Why can not use antihistamines and decongestants in patient with thyroid disease? What is the machanism of action? What medicine can use to relief?

Decongestants may: Decongestants may complicate and exacerbate hyperthyroid states. In general I do not recommend oral decongestants to any age group as there is a higher risk of cardiovascular disease with decongestant use.
Antihistamines alone may be used in thyroid disease in general. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a thyroid disease?

Anyone know what is a thyroid disease?

Summary: The thyroid is located on the lower front neck by the clavicle in the center. Any abnormality of the thyroid can be called a disease. Examples: thyroiditis, tumors, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, grave's disease.
The thyroid hormone is a rate regulator. Too much speeds everything in the body up. Too little slows it down. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about thyroid disease?

What can you tell me about thyroid disease?

What u want to know: Thyroid disease information is too vast and it can not be told in 400 words
Thyroid gland is located in the neck anteriorly and produces a hormone called Thyroxin which controls how your body uses food for energy and metabolism. It can produce too much Thyroxin and causes Huperthyroidism. And if it produces less hormone it is called Hypothyroidism
Enlarged gland called GOITER
Can get Cancer too ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of thyroid disease?

What are common symptoms of thyroid disease?

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 swallowing or breathing due to compression or thyroid function can be normal but pt may have nodule in the thyroid which can sometimes be cancerous and different medicines can affect the size or function of the thyroid. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: thyroid diseases?

Various: 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 by a qualified doctor. ...Read more

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Do thyroid disease, and diabetes go together?

Do thyroid disease, and diabetes go together?

Yes, sort of: Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, as are hashimotos thyroiditis and graves disease. People with 1 autoimmune disease have a higher likelihood of having another. But, both diabetes and thyroid disease are common, so they can occur by chance, too. Type 2 diabetes is not autoimmune, but is very common also. ...Read more

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Is there a link between anxiety and thyroid disease?

Is there a link between anxiety and thyroid disease?

Thyroid: The presence of thyroid disease is associated with the onset of a number of mental health disorders. Anxiety is one of those. There is no evidence that anxiety causes thyroid disease. ...Read more

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Can thyroid disease be passed on to my child, as if it were contagious?

Can thyroid disease be passed on to my child, as if it were contagious?

Pass on: Certain thyroid disease can increase your children risk of getting the disease but it is not contagious. ...Read more

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Thyroid disease causes bad breath?

Thyroid disease causes bad breath?

Can happen: Thyroid disease has many symptoms and while bad breath can occur in hypothyroid disease, don't think just because you have bad breathe, this means you have thyroid disease. There would be many other symptoms.
The most common cause of bad breath is poor oral hygiene. Work with your dentist first. ...Read more

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Is thyroid disease caused infertility for men?

Is thyroid disease caused infertility for men?

It can: Low likelihood, but it's possible that thyroid disease, untreated, can potentially have an adverse effect on sperm. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the behavioural and psychiatric changes manifested in thyroid disease?

Can you please describe the behavioural and psychiatric changes manifested in thyroid disease?

Psychiatry: Sometimes for example
low thyroid can present as tiredness, fatigue, weakness, dry hair, constipation, depression etc
insomnia could indicate psychiatric illness up to 40 % of the time
any physical or psychiatric symptoms causing distress need a medical and psychiatric evaluation. ...Read more

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I have showed some signs of thyroid disease like being always tired, and I've showed some symptoms that come and go?

I have showed some signs of thyroid disease like being always tired, and I've showed some symptoms that come and go?

Get tested: A lot of things besides thyroid disease can cause sleepiness and fatigue. If you are worried about your thyroid, however, it is a simple blood test to check it out. Talk to your doctor if your symptoms are persistent, to see if he agrees the testing is necessary. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why does thyroid disease cause fatigue?

Why does thyroid disease cause fatigue?

Fatigue: A severe overactive thyroid will likely interfere with sleep and result in fatigue. That needs fairly urgent attention.

An underactive thyroid may make you drowsy. That can be corrected by having your doctor check your thyroid levels and optimize your dose. ...Read more

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What doctor knows about thyroid disease?

What doctor knows about thyroid disease?

Many: Primary care doctors can manage most cases of hypothyroidism. Endocrinologists deal with hypo/hyperthyroidism, thyroid nodules and cancer. General, endocrine and ENT surgeons do thyroid biopsies and surgery. ...Read more

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Can a thyroid disease cause greasy hair?

Can a thyroid disease cause greasy hair?

No: Unless it's sweats, thyroid disease should not cause greasy hair. ...Read more

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Can I drink green tea with thyroid disease?

Can I drink green tea with thyroid disease?

Green tea: Boosts metabolism. Please coordinate your use w/doc and med does. After that, enjoy the taste and benefits of green tea. ...Read more

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Can a thyroid disease cause oily greasy hair?

Can a thyroid disease cause oily greasy hair?

Thyroid: An underactive thyroid can cause very dry skin and hair but an overactive thyroid can cause oily hair and very smooth skin. Other symptoms of an overactive thyroid include diarrhea, or frequent stooling, loss of hair, rapid heart rate and even irregular heart beat. Check with your doctor and if you have any other symptoms they could run a thyroid test to evaluate. ...Read more

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Is thyroid disease an autoimmune disease or not?

Is thyroid disease an autoimmune disease or not?

Yes: The most common cause of hyperthyroidism is graves' disease. The most common cause of hypothyroidism is hashimoto's thyroid disease. Both of these are autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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What distinguishes hypothyroidism from thyroid disease?

What distinguishes hypothyroidism from thyroid disease?

Various: 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 by a qualified doctor.
Hypothyroidism is only one form of thyroid disorder. ...Read more

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Could you with thyroid disease still get thyroid cancer?

Could you with thyroid disease still get thyroid cancer?

Thyroid disease?: You will need to clarify what you mean by thyroid disease. Most common thyroid problem is hypothyroidism (low hormone levels). You you can still get thyroid cancer. You should remember that thyroid nodules (lumps) are common, especially in women and when we get older. The chance of cancer in a nodule is 5% or less. Try not to worry until an evaluation has been done. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Dr. Michael Gabor
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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