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Dark Patches Face 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
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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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
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
Immune attack: An autoimmune disease is when the body's immune system mistakenly makes antibodies which are directed towards one's own healthy tissues. In terms of thyroid, antibodies are targeted against the thyroid - very similar in principle to rejecting one's own thryoid. That is, the body is rejecting it's own tissue. ...Read more
It depends: On what kind of thyroid problem you have. Please see your doctor to help determine if you have hypothyroid or hyperthyroid. Thyroid disease is very nonspecific and makes it difficult to answer your question in this setting. ...Read more
Yes, sort of: Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, as are hashimotos thyroiditis and graves disease. People with 1 autoimmune disease have a higher likelihood of having another. But, both diabetes and thyroid disease are common, so they can occur by chance, too. Type 2 diabetes is not autoimmune, but is very common also. ...Read more
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Overactive metabolism produces more heat, but the body usually adapts.
Underactive thyroid can slow metabolism enough to slightly decrease body core temperature. ...Read more
No: There is no form of communicable thyroid disease. ...Read more
Treat Anyway?: If hypothyroid symptoms, treating as hypothyroid, and if hyperthyroid symptoms, treating as hyperthyroid, is what I would do. Not many would agree but that's what I would do. ...Read more
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
Not common but posbl: Early detection programs will pick up most early thyroid disease in the newborn period. Latter childhood;preadolescence and adolescence tends to have more new issues than mid childhood. But some thyroid disease is possible at any point in life. ...Read more
Maybe not: You don't say what is wrong with your thyroid, and what medications you are on. If the sx in your neck are from an enlarged thyroid (goiter), the medications may or may not help. It would be important to figure out exactly what is causing your symptoms. Usually a modest size goiter does not cause symptoms. ...Read more
Taking medicine for thyroid disease for the past 6 months and have skin discoloraion. Is it discoloration cureable?
What's worse hypo or hyper thyroid disease? And how to distinguish difference between the 2 in terms of symptoms n presentations? Thanks drs.
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?
Thyroid disease has many symptoms and while bad breath can occur in hypothyroid disease, don't think just because you have bad breathe, this means you have thyroid disease. There would be many other symptoms.
The most common cause of bad breath is poor oral hygiene. Work with your dentist first. ...Read more