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Doctor insights on: Congenital Lack Of Thyroid Secretion

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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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


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How does one get an overactive thyroid? Is it congenital?

How does one get an overactive thyroid? Is it congenital?

Hyperthyroid: Not usually. It's "acquired", by an autoimmune disorder ie graves or hashimotos. These can be genetically based. ...Read more

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I have congenital hypothyroidism and an enlarged thyroid, any suggestions?

I have congenital hypothyroidism and an enlarged thyroid, any suggestions?

Suggests: You are taking too low a dose of thyroid replacement therapy, but don't change dose yourself; have md check free T4 and TSH to decide and help find right dose for you. ...Read more

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Can you replace a thyroid if a child has congenital hypothyroidism?

Can you replace a thyroid if a child has congenital hypothyroidism?

No: You can replace the thyroid hormone missing but you can't replace the gland. The medication is cheap, effective and nearly identical to the body's version. Check with your doctor if thyroxine therapy is indeed warranted. ...Read more

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Will lack of thyroid med, levothyroxine cause itching?

Dry skin or hives : Low thyroid hormone levels can cause dry skin that can lead to itching. There is some data that the presence of thyroid antibodies (which caused the hypothyroidism) can cause hives. ...Read more

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Which thyroid disease causes a female to lack a menstrual cycle and have miscarriages?

Which thyroid disease causes a female to lack a menstrual cycle and have miscarriages?

All: Thyroid disease in general can affect the menstrual cycle and increase the risk of miscarriage. Hyperthyroidism more commonly does this than hypothyroidism but both can. The easy solution is to get the thyroid problem addressed and treated. ...Read more

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What causes antibodies to suddenly attack the thyroid? Could it be a lack of vitamin d or too much gluten in the body?

What causes antibodies to suddenly attack the thyroid?  Could it be a lack of vitamin d or too much gluten in the body?

Thyroiditis: This is an autoimmune condition that attacks the thyroid and is not related to diet or vitamin levels, but can be associated with other autoimmune conditions. We do not really know what triggers autoimmune conditions in the body in general. ...Read more