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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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Can u name a few autoimmune diseases that can cause joint pain pos ANA fatigue and recurrent kidney infections?

Can u name a few autoimmune diseases that can cause joint pain pos ANA fatigue and recurrent kidney infections?

Too many: Many autoimmune diseases can cause the symptoms you described except for kidney infection. However they can cause kidney damages. Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis, MCTD..just to name a few. ...Read more

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Pancreatitis and over active thyroid after birth could this be lupus?

Pancreatitis and over active thyroid after birth could this be lupus?

Not likely: Thyroid abnormalities after pregnancy are common; pancreatitis with pregnancy is uncommon, but not unheard of. Neither are necessarily related to lupus. ...Read more

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Does hashimoto's thyroiditis cause immunosuppression? Can prednisone cause latent TB to become active in a patient with chronic sinusitis?

Does hashimoto's thyroiditis cause immunosuppression? Can prednisone cause latent TB to become active in a patient with chronic sinusitis?

Two questions: 1) no hashimoto's thyroiditis is a auto- immune disease which does not cause immune suppression. 2) chronic use of steroids ( prednisone) can cause immune-suppression and can modify response to PPD ( TB test). ...Read more

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What thyroid abnormalities can cause those over 36 to grow noticeably taller? In rare instances can hypothyroidism or Levoxyl do it? No other symptomS

What thyroid abnormalities can cause those over 36 to grow noticeably taller? In rare instances can hypothyroidism or Levoxyl do it? No other symptomS

None: In the absence of your taking growth hormone to build your body, I would look to your pituitary for a reason to have both thyroid and growth problems. An endocrinologist may be of help here. The best of wishes for good health. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause an over active bladder?

Can anxiety cause an over active bladder?

Yes: The process of anxiety involves physiological arousal and many symptoms that mimick other conditions and vice versa. Many somatic symptoms, including "butterflies" in stomach and "having to go, " can be symptoms of anxiety. I would encourage you to monitor your thoughts in moments when you seem to have to urinate more than normal; in addition, consider a physician if symptoms persist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Since sjogrens can damage the thyroid would tpo be produced because of sjogrens and cause hashimotos, or is hashi always a separate disease?

Since sjogrens can damage the thyroid would tpo be produced because of sjogrens and cause hashimotos, or is hashi always a separate disease?

Separate diseases: There is a significant co-existence of these two diseases but they are separate diseases. Both are auytoimmune in nature but the presence of sjogren's disease does not cause the development of thyroid antibodies nor the development of hashimoto's. ...Read more

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Graves disease, psoriasis, arthritis. Certain have anemia of chronic disease. Vitamin/mineral levels including iron are ok. What can I do about it?

Graves disease, psoriasis, arthritis. Certain have anemia of chronic disease. Vitamin/mineral levels including iron are ok. What can I do about it?

Association: Autoimmune diseases can affect almost any part of the body, including the heart, brain, nerves, muscles, skin, eyes, joints, lungs, kidneys, glands, the digestive tract, and blood vessels.Hyperthyroidism and psoriatic arthritis can occur together. Have your physician try to get these autoimmune diseases under control. Subclinical hypothroidism associated with 25% of patients with psoriasis. ...Read more

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Can an over active thyroid effect your hormones?

Can an over active thyroid effect your hormones?

Hyperthyroid: Some symptoms of hyperthyroidism are: feeling nervous, fast heartbeat, weight loss, feeling hot, trouble sleeping, feeling anxious, sweating heavily, muscle weakness, increased appetite, frequent bowel movement, shortened frequent period..Some hyperthyroid patients will have 1-2 symptoms, some have all and some have none of them at all. The only way to know for sure is to get a blood test. ...Read more

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Are there any medications to reverse skin atrophy from cortisone? Also can high cortisol levels in body cause skin thinning?

Are there any medications to reverse skin atrophy from cortisone? Also can high cortisol levels in body cause skin thinning?

Maybe and Yes : Yes to the second questions. Localized skin atrophy can be a side effect of cortisone type medications when injected locally. Image guidance, choice of steroid formulation & technique can minimize the risk, but does not eliminate it. It may improve with time. In a few of my own patients, i've had excellent results with dermal fillers injected by plastic surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can nerve conditions mimic lupus symptoms? I have high ANA but no other positive lupus test. Severe muscle pain and all over itchiness for 1 year.

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Can nerve conditions mimic lupus symptoms? I have high ANA but no other positive lupus test. Severe muscle pain and all over itchiness for 1 year.

See derm: Lupus can involve the CNS but you would be expected to have other organ involvement as well. Lups is not associated with itching and thus a dermatology consult may be worthwhile. I presume you have already consulted a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What hormone imbalances can cause excessive face/head sweating? I have underactive thyroid, kidney disease, & low cortisol levels. Can these diseases?

What hormone imbalances can cause excessive face/head sweating? I have underactive thyroid, kidney disease, & low cortisol levels. Can these diseases?

Any of them: Sweating from overactie thyroid. It could also be from hormonal changes with estrogen or testosterone, and with kidney disease you could have an imbalance of those. ...Read more

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Can inflammation in the body/around the heart cause palpitations? Can hypothyroidism? Fibromyalgia? Stress? EKG/cholesterol normal. Any other advice?

Can inflammation in the body/around the heart cause palpitations? Can hypothyroidism? Fibromyalgia? Stress? EKG/cholesterol normal. Any other advice?

Palpitations: All of the things you mention can be associated with palpitations. Discuss with your Doctor for suggestions pertinent to you. ...Read more

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Can autoimmune disorders cause permanent swollen/enlarged cervical lymph nodes? I have hashimotos of the thyroid

Can autoimmune disorders cause permanent swollen/enlarged cervical lymph nodes? I have hashimotos of the thyroid

Yes: But we need to know more about you and the rest of your health. Other diseases can be associated such as another autoimmune disease. Before we jump to any conclusions you need a full evaluation by your physician or a rheumatologist ...Read more

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Can over heating be a symptom of under active thyroid?

Perhaps: Feeling warm all the time might be a symptom. ...Read more

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70yo active male, nl thyroid levels on thyroxin. Over past yr had weight gain, depression and fatigue. Related to that or aging?

70yo active male, nl thyroid levels on thyroxin. Over past yr had weight gain, depression and fatigue. Related to that or aging?

Depression can be: Related to any number of factors. First, talk with your family doctor about your symptoms so that he can rule out other underlying medical issues such as a sleep disorder. If medically cleared, why not make an appointment with a geriatric psychiatrist? You have nothing to loose and potentially a lot to gain. ...Read more