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Can Thyroid Problems Cause Congestion
Is sleep apnea caused by not getting enough oxygen through my nose or is the problem sourced in my neck? I have chronic nasal congestion.
Not your nose: People with complete nasal blockade will simply begin to breathe through their mouth while asleep. This is not sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is closure of the airway due to obstruction of tissue in the back of the throat (posterior pharynx) and it requires surgery or continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) to open it.
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
I have chest congestion that I can feel up to my neck. When I cough, I get a very sharp pain. What could be the cause of this?
Possibilities...: If it has been present for less than 3 weeks, it is likely acute bronchitis which is usually of viral or bacterial origin. It will likely resolve on its own in a few days to week. If present for 3 weeks or more, it could be chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. This would need a doctor evaluation so treatment could be given.See 1 more doctor answer
Could cough and congestion in 5 year old cause enlarged nodes in neck. Would they be sore? Or could I headache at back of neck be from cold?
Lymph nodes: Lymph nodes on neck area can get enlarged due to different reasons, among the most common are upper respiratory tract infections. They can be sore and persist for several days. Most of the time they resolve on their own. If they don't and still present after 2-3 wks they should be evaluated. If that is the case the should visit pcp.See 1 more doctor answer
What could cause 5 days of laryngitis w/new onset (today) of tender+swollen lymph nodes in both neck and armpit (only on right side?) Temp slightly up but no fever, congestion or tonsil symptoms
Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) when I have a thyroid condition and am on synthroid? I have mucus and congestion in my throat.
I have 9mm nodule on thyroid. Is it normal to have sore throat, ear ache, headaches and congestion.?
If you are: Trying to relate this to a 9mm thyroid nodule then you are somewhat off track. A thyroid nodule and what sounds like a self limited upper respiratory tract infection are unrelated conditions.
Chest congestion & lots throat clearing, many choking episods specialy during sleep. Had pap thyroid cancer & didn't follow for rai. Is it lung cancer?
Conclusions: Don't jump to conclusions. Don't feel guilty about the rai, just get it checked out so you can stop guessing what's happening.
Amberen: Is a unique vitamin supplement. It is all natural and animal studies, toxicology and clinical trials with amberen did not reveal any significant adverse reaction or side effects. The vitamins in it would not be considered harmful in any way to the thyroid gland.
Yes: If you're hypothyroid (underactive) you may well be tired all the time because you will feel like you're "out of gas". If you are hyperthyroid, you may suffer from insomnia which will also make you feel tired. Additionally, being on "overdrive" all the time with an over active thyroid will also leave you feeling tired.See 1 more doctor answer
It should not: The parathyroid glands or near or sometimes embedded in the thyroid lobes. Removing them should not remove any or enough thyroid tissue to cause a problem with the thyroid.
Maybe: Coughing can affect the strap muscles of the neck and cause pain in the back and sides of the neck.
Same as others: We are not that special. Thyroid problem in men will cause the same symptoms as in women (minus the menstruation symptoms, of course). Hypothyroid: fatigue, hair loss, hoarse voice, slower speech, depressed, brittle nails, dry skin, feeling cold, constipation, weight gain...Hyperthyroid: nervousness, fast heartbeat, weight loss, feeling hot, trouble sleeping, tremot, pooping too much...
Very unlikely: Doesn't matter how much you chew it will not activate your thyroid. You need thyroid supplement. Please stay with your levothyroxine. It is a good habit to chew your food well but nothing to do with your thyroid function.
Yes, but not common: The pituitary gland secretes TSH under the control of hypothalamic trh. Dysfunction of either organ can cause thyroid dysfunction.
Possible: Autoimmune thyroiditis, the commonest being hashimoto's disease, does indeed have a strong genetic predisposition, more from the mom's side. Of course it will still depend on what type of thyroid problem your gm has. If you think you are experiencing symptoms of low thyroid such as hair loss, excessive fatigue, memory loss or cold intolerance, then please have your pcp check your thyroid levels.See 1 more doctor answer
High thyroid can: Excess thyroid hormone, or hyperthyroidism can lead to many body changes, including increased metabolism/heat production, tremors, fast heart rate and diarrhea. These effects may then lead to the weight loss that is commonly seen in hyperthyroidism. Most common causes of hyperthyroidism are graves' disease, over-active thyroid nodule (s), subacute thyroiditis and excessive thyroid pill intake.
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