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Can You Die From Thyroid Disease
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
Hello I have a concern of what are symptoms for thyroid disease? Can you die from it? It is possible itbhas no effect in your weight?
It depends: Usually people don't die acutely from thyroid disease and if it a cancer, it will cause problems for long time before one dies. If you have high or low thyroid hormone levels, the symptoms will be there for long time before you experience serious symptoms. High or low heart beats, constipation or diarrhea, skin changes and heat /cold intolerance are common symptoms. Weight gain/loss as well. ...Read more
Many types.: Thyroid disease is a nonspecific term which indicates there is an abnormality of thyroid function. These include excess secretion of thyroid hormones, decreased secretion, nodules including cancer, and inflammation. A variety of tests help determine the specific type of disease. ...Read more
Various: Types and causes of thyroid disease, some are a genetic cause or predisposition, others are induced by the environment such as viruses, some are immune based and many we don't know the true cause (s). There are disorders of function (high or low) and also of structure. Many run in families. There are too many different thyroid diseases to explain in 400 characters. See your doctor for more info. ...Read more
Which Disorder?: For an underactive thyroid, levothyroxine pills are prescribed to take daily for thyroid hormone replacement. Overactive thyroid: graves disease - there are other treatments which include certain medications to block your thyroid from over working and medication to lower heart rate and blood pressure if necessary until thyroid under better control. Also, radioablation to rid overactive gland. ...Read more
Many: Hyper (overactive)thyroid causes heat intolerance, sweating, weight loss, tremors, heart racing/palpitations, hair loss and muscle weakness to name a few. Hypo (underactive)thyroid causes weight gain, cold intolerance, dry skin, hair loss, fatigue among other symptoms. Thyroid nodules are usualy asymptomatic unless big and pushing on nearby structures. ...Read more
Variety of symptoms: Those with an underactive thyroid may experience: fatigue, constipation, dry skin/hair, cold intolerance, puffiness (some examples). Overactive thyroid symptoms include: difficulty sleeping, heat intolerance, frequent stooling, rapid heart beat/palpitations, tremors, nervousness, etc. ...Read more
Various: Most common causes of thyroid diseases are autoimmune, the immune system, recognizes the thyroid as foreign to the body, in the process, the thyroid can be damaged or stimulated. Other causes are iodine deficiency, problems with development of the thyroid or with parts of the thyroid cell important ti make thyroid hormones. Some medications or infections can also cause thyroid problems. ...Read more
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
For any basic health concern, start with your primary care doctor. You'll get a blood test for the hormones: tsh, t4, t3 (liothyronine), (liothyronine) free t4, free t3 (liothyronine). They will also be able to get hints from the physical examination of your neck and body.
Thyroid overactivity: high heart rate, palpitations/heart flutter, weight loss, heat intolerance
thyroid underactivity: poor memory, weight gain, cold intolerance. ...Read more
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
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
Depends on type: . Symptoms that could occur with hypothyroidism include: depressed & irritable mood, decreased sex drive, problems with memory, weight gain, cold sensitivity, hair loss or dryness, dry skin, constipation, change in periods, feeling weak & tired with muscle aches & pains. Symptoms of hyperthyroidism may include: rapid, pounding heart beat, weight loss, feeling anxious, tremor, ^ sweating, heat >. ...Read more
Thyroid: It depends on the age and how severe the hypothyroidism is. In children under 3 yrs old developmental problems or even retardation could occur. Growth failure could be a symptom in older kids. Others include forgetfulness, depression, mood swings, dry skin, coarse hair, constipation, lethargy, cold intolerance, exercise intolerance, irregular or heavy periods, and weight gain. ...Read more
Various: 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 by a qualified doctor. ...Read more
Dx Low Thyroid: You need to know the basis for the diagnosis and correlate any of your symptoms with tests. What is your TSH and free T4 level? Rate your level of fatigue on a scale of 0 [no fatigue] to 10 [max fatigue]. Read pages 554-5 from my book endocrine and metabolic tesing manual, 4th ed 2009 r.F. Dons/f. Wians available at crcpress. Com. Get to know an endocrinologist. ...Read more
Thyroid: Can't answer that till I know if your thyroid level is high, low, or normal. Check with your doctor. ...Read more
There are many different kinds of "thyroid disease".
If you think you have one find a thyroidologist through the american thyroid association or ask your doctor to see you to determine if you need tests. ...Read more