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Can Pollution From A Paper Mill Cause 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
Are there any kind of thyroid disorders that can cause muscl pain and stiffness? What would be the best test to request for thyroid function?
Hypothyroidism: Common symptoms for low thyroid. Begin with thyroid function testing (tsh, t4). ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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