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Why is thyroid disease common in a population which takes enough iodine in diet?

Why is thyroid disease common in a population which takes enough iodine in diet?

Other causes.: Iodine deficiency may disturb thyroid function but there are many other reasons for thyroid disease. Genetic abnormalities may produce hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism amongst other factors. ...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


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How dangerous is having a baby if I have thyroid disease?

How dangerous is having a baby if I have  thyroid disease?

Pregnant: Not "dangerous" at all as long as your levels are well controlled. In rare instances the antibodies causing your thyroid problem can cross the placenta and affect baby once born. See an endocrinologist for yourself and a pediatric endo for baby. ...Read more

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What should I expect if I have thyroid disease?

What should I expect if I have thyroid disease?

Depends on type: . Symptoms that could occur with hypothyroidism include: depressed & irritable mood, decreased sex drive, problems with memory, weight gain, cold sensitivity, hair loss or dryness, dry skin, constipation, change in periods, feeling weak & tired with muscle aches & pains. Symptoms of hyperthyroidism may include: rapid, pounding heart beat, weight loss, feeling anxious, tremor, ^ sweating, heat >. ...Read more

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Can I have thyroid disease? 2 of my sisters were tested one has it. I have had the area swell up my weight is normal. Should i be tested?

Can I have thyroid disease? 2 of my sisters were tested one has it. I have had the area swell up my weight is normal. Should i be tested?

Get it tested: What area is swelled up, is it thyroid.Go to your doctor and if he feels you should be tested he/she will especially if you also have a goiter. ...Read more

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I have thyroid disease since my birth. And I have a lot of spasms through the whole body. I drink European medicine from Ukraine every morning. can I keep drink this medicine? what can I do to make spasms less painful?

I have thyroid disease since my birth. And I have a lot of spasms through the whole body. I drink European medicine from Ukraine every morning. can I keep drink this medicine? what can I do to make spasms less painful?

Spasms: You MUST see your primary doctor about this as soon as possible. You are likely to be referred to a thyroid specialist, and there may be a need for a thyroid surgeon. Hope all goes well. Please let me know how you are responding to treatment. ...Read more

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I have thyroid disease and have stopped taking Synthroid (thyroxine) for 2 yrs am i in danger?

Dangerous: Do not stop thyroid replacement unless advised by a doctor, it can be life threatening. Please get to doctor for thyroid levels to be checked urgently! ...Read more

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I have lumps behind both lids above my eyeballs; I have thyroid disease, but am on meds & use a cpap, but use a mask. It's not painful, just annoying.

I have lumps behind both lids above my eyeballs; I have thyroid disease, but am on meds & use a cpap, but use a mask. It's not painful, just annoying.

See an eye MD: There are many possibilities here, ranging from things that are related to your thyroid problems to things completely unrelated, like allergies. Depending on what these "bumps" are, they can probably be treated. ...Read more

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Chromium (Definition)

Chromium is a metal thought to have some role as a nutritional mineral in humans. It's exact role is uncertain, and the human body only requires extremely small ...Read more


Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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