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Thyroid cancer survivor. Family history of gallbladder disease, are the odds are that i'm more likely to get mine removed also? They had symptoms in late 30's

Thyroid cancer survivor. Family history of gallbladder disease, are the odds are that i'm more likely to get mine removed also? They had symptoms in late 30's

Maybe: There is definitely a genetic component to gallbladder disease, but it is still not possible to know who will actually need their gallbladder removed or not. In general, even those with gallstones only have removal of the gallbladder if they have symptoms that are likely caused from the gallbladder. Typically right upper abdominal pain radiating to the back, worse 30-60' after a fatty meal. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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Thyroid hormones imbalance could be a risk factor for coronary disease?

Thyroid hormones imbalance could be a risk factor for coronary disease?

Yes.: Hi. Hypothyroidism & hyperthyroidism both present risks to the heart. Untreated overt hypothyroidism raises LDL (the "bad" cholesterol). No one leaves it untreated, of course, but high LDL promotes atherosclerosis. Hyperthyroidism places increased metabolic demands on the heart and increases myocardial oxygen demand; if oxygen demand outstrips oxygen supply, angina or MI can occur. Also risk A fib ...Read more

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How come I have high levels of thyroid hormones, but a disease that makes me low on hormones?

How come I have high levels of thyroid hormones, but a disease that makes me low on hormones?

Different hormones: "low on hormones"... Do you mean estrogen/progesterone/reproductive hormones? If thyroid is overactive, this can cause menstrual irregularities and disrupt the pituitary-ovary cycle. Correcting the hyperthyroidism will likely correct the cycles, unless there is something else going on. See your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Have graves disease. Dr reduced dose of tapezole(5 mg) from once every other day to twice/week because my thyroid hormones are normal. Good idea?

Have graves disease. Dr reduced dose of tapezole(5 mg) from once every other day to twice/week because my thyroid hormones are normal. Good idea?

Metimazole: I think it depends on what your TSH measurements were doing on the every other day dosing . If they were trending upward then you md may have decreased your dose to make sure your TSH does get above the normal range. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between gallbladder disease and SIBO? I had mine removed after HIDA showed it wasn't working and have also had SIBO this year.

Is there a relationship between gallbladder disease and SIBO? I had mine removed after HIDA showed it wasn't working and have also had SIBO this year.

No: Cholecystectomy is not associated with SIBO. However, some patients can develop diarrhea after cholecystectomy which is due to fatty food intake other could be due to irritation of the bile. In some patients Cholesteramin may be needed to treat their diarrhea if mild treatments with adjusting diet and mild anti diarrhea medication does not work. ...Read more

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Xanax (alprazolam) helps calm me, a friend told me it's cause I'm already high on thyroid hormones and it's why I don't get high on it. This true?

Xanax (alprazolam) helps calm me, a friend told me it's cause I'm already high on thyroid hormones and it's why I don't get high on it. This true?

Sedative : Xanax (alprazolam) is a sedative and should calm you. Some people enjoy the way it makes them feel calm and a bit out of it, and begin abusing it. It is an addictive medication and should only be used as directed. Thyroid medication does not make you high. It can cause altered thinking in an overdose, but does not interact with Xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more

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Can my bad diet lead to gallbladder disease?

Yes: I agree with dr. Rosen. Gallbladder disease is often multi-factoral. There are clear relationships between diet and gallbladder disease. In addition to poor dietary choices, things including yo-yo dieting with significant weight swings is associated with increased stone formation. Certain illnesses are also associated with development of gallstones. ...Read more

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Who knows anything about gallbladder diseases?

Who knows anything about gallbladder diseases?

Many doctors: Your family doctor can discuss with you gallbladder disease. A gastroenterologist can review cases as needed where there are uncertainties. ...Read more

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Does gallbladder disease cause your skin to itch?

Does gallbladder disease cause your skin to itch?

Gallbladder: The gallbladder may cause pain on the right side of the chest (below ribs) & near right shoulder blade as well as symptoms like nausea/ vomiting, ^ gas & belching. If the liver is ill - itching may occur. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Gallbladder (Definition)

The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more


Dr. David Sneid
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Thyroid Hormones (Definition)

Thyroid hormones are the hormones produced by the thyroid gland in the front of a person's neck. The hormones travel through the blood to all parts of the body, and control or increase the metabolism in various parts of the body. Too much thyroid hormone is hyperthyroidism, and ...Read more