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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

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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If you increase your thyroid medication can you go from hypothyroidism to hyperthyroidism?

If you increase your thyroid medication can you go from hypothyroidism to hyperthyroidism?

Technically, no: You can be overtreated and your thyroid hormone levels can be too high, but technically speaking, your thyroid is not over active. ...Read more

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Can you go from hyperthyroid to hypothyroid?

Can you go from hyperthyroid to hypothyroid?

Yes: Hashimoto thyroiditis, a common auto-immune disease that can go from hyperthyroid state in the early phase of illness to hypothyroid with progressive destruction of the gland follicles. ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroid cause u to be lightheaded everyday?

Can hyperthyroid cause u to be lightheaded everyday?

It could: Iy could make you lightheaded bit go get thyroid hormone levels. Don't assume. Lightheaded can mean many things. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if low potassium causes anxiety or heart problems?

Can you tell me if low potassium causes anxiety or heart problems?

Low potassium : can cause disorientation and is very dangerous. Get some medical help, got to the ER or urgent care. You can be lightheaded and unable to walk and. An MD can tell you if it causes heart problems. Then you can rule out anxiety after ruling out the medical issues first. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hypothyroid, ra, MS and other problems, when the blood work said high lymph nodes, how do you know which doctor to go to when this comes up?

What to do if I have hypothyroid, ra, MS and other problems, when the blood work said high lymph nodes, how do you know which doctor to go to when this comes up?

Are you sure?: It would be unusual to have both ms and rheumatoid, but I have seen it. You may mean high lymphocyte numbers, but to see if this is an issue, contact your main doctor. If you do have ms, certain drugs for your arthritis would be contra-indicated, so you may need some future guidance and co-ordination. ...Read more

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Can a underactive thyroid cause you to anemic?

Can a underactive thyroid cause you to anemic?

Definitely: Make sure your thyroid level has been normalized when you proceed with any anemia evaluation or therapy. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what street drugs or narcotics can cause potassium levels to drop or become low?

Could you tell me what street drugs or narcotics can cause potassium levels to drop or become low?

Drugs and potassium: A full list of the causes of low potassium, hypokalemia (h), is found at this link: http://www.Healthline.Com/galecontent/hypokalemia street drugs are not made by a pharmaceutical company and vary from dealer to dealer. Therefore, there is no way to accurately tell what they are mixed with. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's possible to fight severe depression on your own?

Can you explain if it's possible to fight severe depression on your own?

There are many: Things you can do for depression. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Work to get 8 hours or > of sleep per night ; eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Recommend the “feeling good book' by dr. David burns. Don't just read it - do it! see dr if that isn't sufficient. ...Read more

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Can low b 12 cause you to have terrible band headaches or can it cause you to have trouble with your vision?

Can low b 12 cause you to have terrible band headaches or can it cause you to have trouble with your vision?

It can affect vision: It can cause vision loss by affecting the optic nerve. Usually people get enough B12 by diet, but can have deficiencies after gastric surgery. If you feel you have a related eye problem, see your eye doctor. They can check your color vision and peripheral vision to help with the diagnosis. It's rare, but reversible! ...Read more

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Where do I go to get my testosterone levels measured to find out if they are high or low?

Where do I go to get my testosterone levels measured to find out if they are high or low?

Your PCP: Your PCP should be able to address your issue providing you have symptoms suggesting deficiency. ...Read more

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If you have high level of prolactin can it go untreated?

If you have high level of prolactin can it go untreated?

Yes and no: In general a high prolactin does not need to be treated in itself. Your doctor may want to rule out a prolactin secreting tumor. Also , a chronically elevated prolactin may stop your cycles, and the lack of estrogen from this may increase your risk of osteoporosis. ...Read more

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If you have high level of prolactin, can it go untreated?

What is the cause: If the cause of the high prolactin is concerning or if there are associated symptoms, then it requires treatment. Certain medications (such as Geodon (ziprasidone) listed on your profile) may cause an elevation in prolactin levels may not cause any symptoms if the levels don't go above a certain threshold. If this is the case, then no specific treatment is indicated aside from monitoring. ...Read more

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Can the use of dexamethasone cause thyroid to either go high or low, give your body thyroid issues? Used it for high dhea levels to try & get pregnant

Can the use of dexamethasone cause thyroid to either go high or low, give your body thyroid issues? Used it for high dhea levels to try & get pregnant

Depends on the dose: Very high dose steroids can decrease the secretion of tsh, the hormone that makes the thyroid make more thyroid hormone. They can also decrease the conversion of thyroid hormone t4, to its more active form, t3 (liothyronine). ...Read more

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What causes sodium to get real high and can it be dangerous?

What causes sodium to get real high and can it be dangerous?

Yes: Yes it can be dangerous. Dehydration is a common cause, especially in older people if they cannot express thirst or don't have access to water. High sodium can also be induced by medications that have a high and concentrated sodium content. ...Read more

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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