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Would any type of thyroid disease(hypothyroid/hyperthyroid/any other kind of thyroid disease) effect an HIV antibody test?

Would any type of thyroid disease(hypothyroid/hyperthyroid/any other kind of thyroid disease) effect an HIV antibody test?

No: The most common cause of a false negative HIV antibody test is testing during the "window period" between the time of viral transmission and acute HIV seroconversion. False positive tests are rare and usually result from labeling errors. I am unaware of any bearing that thyroid disease may have on the accuracy of HIV antibody assays. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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Does plexus slim have anything to do with changing thyroid function to lose weight? I have hyper thyroid disease. Is plexus safe to use.

Does plexus slim have anything to do with changing thyroid function to lose weight? I have hyper thyroid disease. Is plexus safe to use.

No effect on thyroid: Plexus slim has a bunch of herbs, green tea, and other stuff which is basically harmless (probably will not do much good either). It should not interact with your thyroid. You should get your hyperthyroidism under control before attempting any significant weight loss. ...Read more

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What distinguishes hypothyroidism from thyroid disease?

What distinguishes hypothyroidism from thyroid disease?

Various: You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated by a qualified doctor. Hypothyroidism is only one form of thyroid disorder. ...Read more

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Can bursitis be caused by thyroid disease? More specifically hypothyroid?

Can bursitis be caused by thyroid disease? More specifically hypothyroid?

Yes but also no: We c an see buritis with a lot of conditions. There are musculoskeletal syndrome with hypothyroidism. Be certain you and your physician have you on a treatment program. Sometiem therapy includes physicial therapy, exercise, injections ...Read more

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Im 35 with hypothyroidism. What other diseases, conditions will/can I encounter after having thyroid disease for 10 years now?

Im 35 with hypothyroidism.  What other diseases, conditions will/can I encounter after having thyroid disease for 10 years now?

Not a probem: Having hypothyroidism does not lead to other diseases or conditions as long as it is treated with thyroid hormone replacement. Make sure you take your medication regularly and get your thyroid blood tests done as recommended by your physician. ...Read more

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What's best treatment for autoimmune thyroid disease and how is the treatment different than typical hypothyroidism?

What's best treatment for autoimmune thyroid disease and how is the treatment different than typical hypothyroidism?

Most often none: Most often the autoimmune process is not treated. We treat hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism as those are the important consequences of the process. Treating the process itself with immune suppression is theoretically possible, but not done as such treatments can have serious consequences and in thyroid disease do not offer advantages. The only exception is graves' disease with ocular complication. ...Read more

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What type of thyroid disease would cause an individual to toggle between Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism symptoms?

Breakdown of: thyroid that releases thyroid hormone as the gland is being destroyed in the long term. This is called Graves disease. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/925147-overview#a5 a good source of information on this. ...Read more

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Is it safe to receive facet injections in the spine and having hypothyroidism plus taking levothyroxine for my thyroid disease?

Is it safe to receive facet injections in the spine and having hypothyroidism plus taking levothyroxine for my thyroid disease?

No association: As long as your thyroid level is normal while on levothyroxine, there should be no problem with receiving treatment for other disorders such as spine facet injections. ...Read more

Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more


Dr. Louis Gallia
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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