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Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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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.

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.

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


Dr. Sue Ferranti Dr. Ferranti
Internal Medicine
25 years in practice
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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?

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.

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Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau Dr. Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine
20 years in practice
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
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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?

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.

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Dr. Ellen Altenburg Dr. Altenburg
Pediatrics
27 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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Dr. James Burns Dr. Burns
Emergency Medicine
33 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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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.

Dr. Marc Hirsch Dr. Hirsch
Family Medicine
48 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Chest congestion & lots throat clearing, many choking episods specialy during sleep. Had pap thyroid cancer & didn't follow for rai. Is it lung cancer?

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.

Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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What are the most common causes of thyroid problems?

What are the most common causes of thyroid problems?

AUTOIMMUNITY/IODINE&: The most common causes of Thyroid Problems are Iodine Deficiency which causes Goiter and Hypothyroiism Autoimmunity may cause Hypothyroidism like in Graves Disease causing Hyperthyroidism and Hashimoto Disease cauing Hypothyroidism Cancer of Thyroid

Dr. Brian Affleck Dr. Affleck
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
26 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Can amberen cause thyroid problems?

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.

Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss Dr. Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
24 years in practice
New York Medical College
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Can thyroid problems cause sleep issues?

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.

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Dr. Lonnie Smith Dr. Smith
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
35 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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Can having Parathyroidectomy cause thyroid problems?

Can having Parathyroidectomy cause thyroid problems?

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.

Dr. Aaron Milstone Dr. Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
23 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Is it possible that sinus and chest congestion can travel to the back of the neck?

Is it possible that sinus and chest congestion can travel to the back of the neck?

Maybe: Coughing can affect the strap muscles of the neck and cause pain in the back and sides of the neck.

Dr. A. tarig Ahmed Dr. Ahmed
Internal Medicine
11 years in practice
Florida International University College of Medicine
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Thyroid problems cause dizziness?

Thyroid problems cause dizziness?

Hypothyroid: It is not a common symptom but hypothyroid may cause it.

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Dr. Quang Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
years in practice
Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What do thyroid problems in men cause?

What do thyroid problems in men cause?

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...

Dr. David Sneid Dr. Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Can thyroid problems cause your ministration to stop?

Yes: Hyperthyroidism can decrease and even eliminate menses. Hypothyroidism can as well, but more often leads to heavier than normal (although irregular) menses.

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Dr. K. Mujib Haque Dr. Haque
Internal Medicine
20 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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If not chewing food up good, can that cause under active thyroid problems?

If not chewing food up good, can that cause under active thyroid problems?

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.

Dr. Dan Fisher Dr. Fisher
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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If I have thyroid problems, could another organ or system be malfunctioning to cause it?

Yes, but not common: The pituitary gland secretes TSH under the control of hypothalamic trh. Dysfunction of either organ can cause thyroid dysfunction.

Dr. Cayce Jehaimi Dr. Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
17 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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If my grandma has thyroid problems could I and what causes bad thyroid or what makes it bad?

If my grandma has thyroid problems could I and what causes bad thyroid or what makes it bad?

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.

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Dr. Dan Fisher Dr. Fisher
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. James Chu Dr. Chu
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
21 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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Can thyroid problems cause weightloss?

Can thyroid problems cause weightloss?

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.

Dr. Chad Levitt
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