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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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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


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Is there a connection between gugulipid and thyroid?

Is there a connection between gugulipid and thyroid?

Unknown: Gugulipid is an herbal supplement that has been used for thousands of years. Unfortunately, there are very few studies that show any objective benefits to the supplement. It has been used to lower cholesterol, but few studies demonstrate any true benefit. I can find no study that demonstrates any true clinical effects on thyroid or thyroid function. ...Read more

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I have hypo thyroidism and I am prone to migraine with lot of throwing up. My temples are mostly swollen and pain ful if I apply pressure, pls help?

I have hypo thyroidism and  I am prone to migraine with lot of throwing up. My temples are mostly swollen and pain ful  if I apply pressure, pls help?

Temporal arteritis: can present with tender blood vessels in the temple. This typically occurs in people older than 60. A blood test called an erythrocyte sedimentation rate is done and will be elevated if there is an inflammatory process involving the temporal arteries. Treatment is with steroids. Scalp tenderness can occur with migraine but is not typically localized to the temple. ...Read more

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Can i take gugulipid and Synthroid medication at the same time?

Can i take gugulipid and Synthroid medication at the same time?

Yes, but: Guggul can improve thyroid functioning, so you may need less synthroid. You should be sure to have your thyroid checked periodically while you are taking guggul (or if you stop) to be sure you don't need to change your sythroid dose. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of thyroidism?

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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I might have both hypo and hyper - thyroidism, is it possible?

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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How do I know if I have thyroidism?

How do I know if I have thyroidism?

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

I suggest: You rethink and meet with a live doctor to help you sort this out, you are 99.99% mistaken. ...Read more