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Dr. Barbara Hummel
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What should you eat when you have hyper thyroidism?

Dr. Barbara Hummel
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Hyperthyroidism: There are no food that reverse hyperthyroidism or make it worse. ...Read more

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Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. they function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more


Dr. Scott Keith
Board Certified, Podiatry
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Thyroid problem? I've noticed my toenails have literally fallen off from the bed without trauma. Also my fingernails are lifting from the bed as well

Dr. Scott Keith
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Thyroid problem? 
I've noticed my toenails have literally fallen off from the bed without trauma. Also my fingernails are lifting from the bed as well

You nailed it.: There are a multitude of conditions that can cause toenails to become brittle, thickened, break off and even lift off from the nail bed. Both hypo and hyper thyroidism are included in the list of conditions. of course, there are a whole lot of other symptoms associated with both of these conditions. If you feel that you might have a thyroid condition you should follow up with your family doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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I have yellow fingernails. I don't smoke. Also have diabetes, low thyroid, fibro, osteoarithis, any suggestions as to why?

Dr. Thomas Namey
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I have yellow fingernails. I don't smoke. Also have diabetes, low thyroid, fibro, osteoarithis, any suggestions as to why?

You may have .....: Psoriasis . Look for ridging of nails, family hx! most of my " fibro" patients, who are misdiagnosed have psoriatic arthritis! ...Read more

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Does your thyroid cause your finger nails to look bad?

Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Board Certified, Pediatric Endocrinology
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Does your thyroid cause your finger nails to look bad?

It might: Thyroid diseases such as hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism may cause brittle nails or splitting of the nail bed from the nail plate (onycholysis), i must say that nail changes are more commonly associated with hyperthyroidism (graves' disease). ...Read more

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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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Dr. Fred Gallo
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What are the symptoms of thyroidism?

Dr. Fred Gallo
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
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What are the symptoms of thyroidism?

2 different ways: Hypothyroid includes weight gain, slower mental processes, fatigue, constipation, reduced menstruation... Hyperthyroid includes weight loss, shakiness, elevated blood pressure, rapid heart rate, feeling hot.... See your doctor or endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
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How do I know if I have thyroidism?

Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
Board Certified, Nuclear Medicine
13 years in practice
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TFT's: Thyroid disorders are usually diagnosed via blood test and clinical symptoms. Thyroid function tests include measuring blood levels of TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) and thyroid hormone levels (t3 and t4). ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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I might have both hypo and hyper - thyroidism, is it possible?

Dr. Gerard Honore
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
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I might have both hypo and hyper - thyroidism, is it possible?

Not at same time: A person might be both hyper- and hypothyroid at different times in his/her life, but you can't be 'actively' both at the same time, nosiree. ...Read more

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Dr. Gena Kluwe
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Will untreated thyroidism leads to death?

Dr. Gena Kluwe
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Will untreated thyroidism leads to death?

It can. : Severe hypothyroidism can lead to death.

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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What do you suggest if i suspect I have both hypo and hyper - thyroidism?

Dr. Gerard Honore
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
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I suggest: You rethink and meet with a live doctor to help you sort this out, you are 99.99% mistaken. ...Read more

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