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Dr. Ernie Ordonez
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Pollution (Definition)

Pollution is the introduction of chemicals and other materials into the environment that cause harm to living ...Read more


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What causes thyroid disorders?

What causes thyroid disorders?

Three main causes: Hi. The three main causes of thyroid disorders are: 1) autoimmunity, 2) neoplasia, and 3) trivially, thyroid surgery (usually done because of #2). Autoimmunity can cause hypo- or hyperthyroidism. Neoplasia can be benign, malignant, or can cause hyperthyroidism (hyperthyroid nodules are always benign; reportable otherwise). Surgery to remove the thyroid (usually for cancer) is trivial. ...Read more

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Why do thyroid disorders cause metabolic problmes?

Why do thyroid disorders cause metabolic problmes?

Control metabolism: Thyroid is a gland that is major controller of metabolism in a body. ...Read more

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Can thyroid disorders cause problems with sleeping?

Can thyroid disorders cause problems with sleeping?

Yes: Hyperthyroidism can cause insomnia. Hypothyroidism can cause fatigue and daytime sleepiness. The real question is whether your thyroid condition is affecting your sleep as there are many factors which can goof up sleep. A sleep specialist could help sort that out. ...Read more

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Can thyroid disorders cause premature hair graying?

Can thyroid disorders cause premature hair graying?

Not directly: Thyroid disease is usually caused by autoimmunity, where the immune system make abnormal antibodies that target someone's own proteins. People with one autoimmune condition may have others, including a situation where antibodies target melanin-proding cells in hair follicles leading to hairs without pigment (white or gray). ...Read more

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Do thyroid disorders cause daily headaches and dizziness?

Do thyroid disorders cause daily headaches and dizziness?

Not likely: But possible. Why do you ask? Thyroid disorders, generally hypothyroidism at age 68, can cause fatigue, lethargy, weight gain and a feeling of being cold when most are warm. Headache and dizziness would be down the list a ways, but can sometimes be sort of vague symptoms of a bigger problem. If the whole story fits, discuss with your primary care doctor. Simple blood tests will generally tell. ...Read more

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What are some potential causes of chronic fatigue? I've been tested for anaemia, thyroid disorders, mononucleosis and haemochromatosis, but no answer.

What are some potential causes of chronic fatigue? I've been tested for anaemia, thyroid disorders, mononucleosis and haemochromatosis, but no answer.

More Leaves to Turn: Fatigue unfortunately carries a significant amount of possible causes. It sounds as if your doctors are going through the process of eliminating some of the likely players. In the small space we have here, if the above mentioned work-ups were negative....I would take a close look at your bmi or body mass index. Food choices can make a big difference in how you feel hr to hr during the day. ...Read more

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What are the symtoms of thyroid disorders?

What are the symtoms of thyroid disorders?

Depends on Disorder: An overactive thyroid may make you feel like you just drank a pot of coffee: jittery, anxious, rapid/irregular heart beat, headache, insomnia, more frequent trips to the bathroom, weight loss, weak. Underactive thyroid may feel like you're tired all the time, constipated, dry skin/hair, maybe a little weight gain. There may be other symptoms but these are the most common. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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