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Can A Goiter Pinch A Nerve
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
I've been a half deaf for 12 years since I got a goiter. I visited a doctor (12 years ago) & he told me nerve damage. Is there a new treatment nowdays?
Hello: Had a total thyroidectomy Jan. 15, 2015 for non toxic multinodular goiter., I have been having nerve pain between my upper shoulder blades to middle of spine which started in December. My upper shoulder to under arm aches or sharp pins and
Some are caused: By iodine deficiency, which is a reason for iodinized table salt...Those lacking seafood in the midwest and near west used to be so afflicted. Taking exogenous thyroid hormone (thyrolar, synthroid) may turn off TSH stimulation and reduce/diminish growth, but that is treatment rather than prevention. Excess TSH and unregulated growth cause goiters.
Many causes.: Overactive (grave's disease) or underactive thyroid, usually secondary to hashimoto's thyroiditis will cause a goiter. In graves', thyroid stimulating antibodies stimulate TSH receptors. In hypothyroidism, the pituitary gland producces more tsh, trying to keep up, but enlarging thyroid tissue at the same time. Benign multinodular goiters, and even solitary nodules can do this. Women more so!
Neck swelling/swallo: Swelling of neck and if it is very big it may cause difficulty in swallowing and if it is toxic goiter it may give bulging eyeballs, tremors, weight loss, rapid heart beat and palpitation, heat intolerance. Ang if it is associated with hypothyroidism it will cause sluggishness, weight gain, cold intolerance, dry skin and depression.
Goiter: What r some symptoms of a goiter? ANS:1. Visible palpable enlarged thyroid. 2. Slow metabolism caused by low thyroid. 3. Cold, slow moving. 4. Does not smile after being asked to whistle. 5. Frog like voice when speaking (advanced) 6. Psychosis (advanced). Recommend you google 4 more information Many areas of the world have soil low n Iodine & using iodized salt prevents. Called endemic goiter.
Not true: Good old fashioned iodide deficient goiters are no longer seen in the US. However, when imaging studies are done for other reasons, we are beginning to ascertain incidentally generous sized thyroid glands (and nodules within the gland) more often. If the function of the gland is normal, and there are no antibodies against the gland in a person without any compressive symptoms, this can be ignored.
Cause of goiter: It is more important to determine the cause of goiter. Goiter is the term for enlarged thyroid gland and you need to consult your doctor to ascertain the cause and have proper treatment.
No: You cannot "catch" a goiter from others. But there are parts of the world with iodine deficiency, so that many residents will develop goiters. Within families, there may be a predisposition to auto-immunity, so that the immune system makes antibodies that target thyroid proteins, and can cause multiple family members to develop a goiter.See 1 more doctor answer
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