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Can Diabetes Or Thyroid Or Endo Problems Cause Osteoarthritis
This common degenerative condition impacts the joints, where normal wear and tear on them gets to a point where they can no longer keep up with the pace of generating fresh cartilage. As a result, the joint space thins, the bone becomes exposed and painful, and bone spurs ...Read more
Not likely: B"sd In severe hyperthyroidism corticosteroids like prednisone may be given with one reason being to decrease the conversion of thyroxine (T4) to its active form liothyronine (T3). Steroids also suppress the pituitary thyroid stimulating hormone, TSH, often seen in "sick thyroid" syndrome but this usualy does not result in hypothryoidism as uptake of T3 by cells is higher. here to discuss ...Read more
Bone pain: Thyroid disease can cause metabolic changes but no pain. ...Read more
No: An untreated throat infection, pharyngitis or laryngitis, will not cause thyroid disease. Most of these infections are viral and will get better with no treatment. Strep throat is a bacterial infection which needs to be treated to prevent the possibility of developing heart valve disease. Thyroid tissue can be infected or inflamed independently of a throat infection ...Read more
Might having kidney problems, or chronic kidney disease, lead to some form of rheumatoid arthritis?
Yes: There are several types of arthritis associated with thyroid disease. Both an inflammatory arthritis (myxedematous arthropathy) and an very acute arthritis called pseudogout can be assocated with a low thyroid. Generalized joint pain can occasionally be seen with an overactive thyroid. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Thyroid hormone & other catabolic hormone increase metabolism and provide energy needed for peristaltic movement of GI tract. Hypothyroidism will slow down GI motility results in constipation or other GI symptoms. On the other hand GI disorders especially malabsorption will affect absorption of Iodine needed for thyroid hormone synthesis. ...Read more
Can psoriasis cause other types of problems such as heart diseases or blood pressure or diabetes?
No: Psoriasis is not known to cause any one of those you have mentioned it has effect on some peoples mind you take the treatment from your physician and minimize your concern over the condition..In fact you do what you need to do and stop worrying about it.This seems to be the best for its healing or recurrence. ...Read more
Can you tell me the signs of early or already kidney problems or failure or liver problems or failure?
See below: I can try and answer since it is a very broad qs. Kidney failure and liver can be measured by labs/blood tests, eg creatinine for kidney and liver enzymes and bilirubin for liver. Early on in kidney failure there can be no symptoms until kidney function is quite low ie less than 15 %.Before that there may be anemia, hypertension, bone metabolism etc at 10-15 % there may be anorexia, nausea vomiting. ...Read more
Fever and damage: There is a condition called malignant hyperthermia, a disorder in which muscle breaks down, releasing myoglobin which is toxic to the kidney and results in significant muscle damage and even death usually fever is not the cause of the damage. The damage is caused by whatever has caused the elevated temperature, for example prolonged seizures with fever.. ...Read more
Can a thyroid condition cause a gluten intolerance or celiac disease? Can the thyroid cause any other food intolerances?
Association: Celiac sprue is an autoimmune disease. Those with celiac sprue are more likely to develop thyroiditis. Those who first present with thyroiditis are much less likely to get celiac sprue. If you have an over or under active thyroid then it might affect the way your digestive tract works. You could develop constipation, diarrhea, reflux. Different foods might bother you more if you suffer from this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Type and frequency: Radiation dose from ct is about 100 times chest x-ray. However the exact number of scans to induce cancer is not precisely known.If ct is necessary for diagnosis it is very accurate tool. Most institutions have reduced amount of exposure in recent years. If same diagnosis can be made with mr or ultrasound, non ionizing radiation, they should be chosen.Certain medical problems ct is necessary. ...Read more
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