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Can thyroid disease be passed on to my child, as if it were contagious?

Can thyroid disease be passed on to my child, as if it were contagious?

Pass on: Certain thyroid disease can increase your children risk of getting the disease but it is not contagious. ...Read more

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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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What is the possibility of getting thyroid disease in a normal 4 year old child ?

What is the possibility of getting thyroid disease in a normal 4 year old child ?

Low: Unless there is a family history of thyroid disease . Most states screen for thyroid disease at birth, ask your pediatrician to check your birth screening records at the state lab. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child has thyroid disease, she has 2 children.?

What do you suggest if my child has thyroid disease, she has 2 children.?

Many flavors: Hi. "Thyroid disease" comes in many flavors: hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, benign tumors, cancers, autoimmunity, etc. She should have her "thyroid disease" treated. ...Read more

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Are diabetes, thyroid diseases, child births common causes of obesity?

Are diabetes, thyroid diseases, child births  common causes of obesity?

Obesity: Obesity is the main cause of diabetes type 2. Thyroid disease can cause weight gain or weight loss, depending on what it's doing. Obesity does not cause child births. ...Read more

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If i only have one symptom of having a thyroid disease which is that my eyebrows have thinned out and don't grow back can I still have the thyroid ?

If i only have one symptom of having a thyroid disease which is that my eyebrows have thinned out and don't grow back can I still have the thyroid ?

Hypothyroidism: If your eyebrow issue is related to hypothyroidism, see an endocrinologist to correct the condition. However, it could be a hereditary condition if you are euthyroid! ...Read more

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What can be used to help thyroid disease? I've tried all sorts of fish and it doesn't help. it is hypo not hyper.

Thyroid testing: The TSH is the most commonly ordered thyroid blood test, but additional tests are required to determine if the thyroid is functioning optimally. The two thyroid hormones are T4 and T3 (liothyronine). Reverse T3 (liothyronine) is also a hormone, but block action of T3 (liothyronine). See your doctor or endocrinologist for a complete evaluation and exam if concerned about thyroid function. ...Read more

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My skin itches so much lately I can make myself bleed. My family has a history of thyroid disease. I haven't been tested though. Should I be worried?

My skin itches so much lately I can make myself bleed. My family has a history of thyroid disease. I haven't been tested though. Should I be worried?

No but: get labs ; tsh[thyoid stimulating hormone],cbc,cmp, hepatitis panel. try diphenhydramine[benadryl] 25-50 mg 2-3x/day , might make you sleepy or lesssedating one in daytime like claritin, zyrtec,allegra. skin creams or petroleum jelly for dry skin and hydrocortisone cream 10% for itchy arease up to 2 weeks/month.see allergist if persist , be sure not allergic to something ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a thyroid disease ?

Anyone know what is a thyroid disease ?

Summary: The thyroid is located on the lower front neck by the clavicle in the center. Any abnormality of the thyroid can be called a disease. Examples: thyroiditis, tumors, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, grave's disease. The thyroid hormone is a rate regulator. Too much speeds everything in the body up. Too little slows it down. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about thyroid disease?

What u want to know: Thyroid disease information is too vast and it can not be told in 400 words Thyroid gland is located in the neck anteriorly and produces a hormone called Thyroxin which controls how your body uses food for energy and metabolism.It can produce too much Thyroxin and causes Huperthyroidism.And if it produces less hormone it is called Hypothyroidism Enlarged gland called GOITER Can get Cancer too ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of thyroid disease?

What are common symptoms of thyroid disease?

More than 2 types: There can be problem with thyroid function were it is either overactive or underactive. The thyroid can be enlarged and cause symptoms like trouble swallowing or breathing due to compression or thyroid function can be normal but pt may have nodule in the thyroid which can sometimes be cancerous and different medicines can affect the size or function of the thyroid. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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