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Is there a cure for dark eye circles due to thyroid disease?

Is there a cure for dark eye circles due to thyroid disease?

No: Dark circles are more a genetic pattern than anything else. Allergy is the next common cause. Thyroid disease usually does not cause dark circles. It can cause lid edema that may be perceived as dark circles. See your family doctor. ...Read more

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


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Anyone know what is a thyroid disease?

Anyone know what is a thyroid disease?

Summary: 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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What can you tell me about thyroid disease?

What can you tell me about thyroid disease?

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

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What are common symptoms of thyroid disease?

What are common symptoms of thyroid disease?

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

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What is the definition or description of: thyroid diseases?

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

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Autoimmune thyroid disease is what?

Autoimmune thyroid disease is what?

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

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Can a teenager have thyroid disease?

Can a teenager have thyroid disease?

Yes: Both hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) and hyperthyroidism (excess thyroid production) can occur in infants, children, adolescents and adults. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight with thyroid disease?

How can I lose weight with thyroid disease?

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

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Do thyroid disease, and diabetes go together?

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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Body temperature is how related to thyroid disease?

Body temperature is how related to thyroid disease?

Temp varies l: Overactive metabolism produces more heat, but the body usually adapts.

Underactive thyroid can slow metabolism enough to slightly decrease body core temperature. ...Read more

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Is there a link between anxiety and thyroid disease?

Is there a link between anxiety and thyroid disease?

Thyroid: The presence of thyroid disease is associated with the onset of a number of mental health disorders. Anxiety is one of those. There is no evidence that anxiety causes thyroid disease. ...Read more

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What is the solution for hashimotos thyroid disease?

What is the solution for hashimotos thyroid disease?

No cure: There is no treatment to stop or cure hashimoto's thyroiditis, but fortunately, we can replace the thyroid hormone if patients become hypothyroid. Close monitoring is needed. ...Read more

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How dangerous is having a baby if I have thyroid disease?

Pregnant: Not "dangerous" at all as long as your levels are well controlled. In rare instances the antibodies causing your thyroid problem can cross the placenta and affect baby once born. See an endocrinologist for yourself and a pediatric endo for baby. ...Read more

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What samples are taken for thyroid disease, prolactin and pocs test?

Several: Thyroid antibody panel would be required. For pcos and fsh and lh would be done, a a prolactin is a simple test in an ov itself that is used to test to see if it is being produced in proper amounts or too much that could indicate a pituitary problem. ...Read more

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Can thyroid disease be passed on to my child, as if it were contagious?

Can thyroid disease be passed on to my child, as if it were contagious?

Pass on: Certain thyroid disease can increase your children risk of getting the disease but it is not contagious. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child has thyroid disease, she has 2 children.?

What do you suggest if my child has thyroid disease, she has 2 children.?

Many flavors: Hi. "Thyroid disease" comes in many flavors: hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, benign tumors, cancers, autoimmunity, etc. She should have her "thyroid disease" treated. ...Read more

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Anyone with thyroid disease experience sensitivity to thyroid medications?

Yes: You can develop an allergy to thyroid supplements or to components of the tablets. You may need to try other alternatives. ...Read more

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Can thyroid disease causes side affect for a person in his 30 year old man?

Yes: Thyroid disease, such as underactive or overactive thyroid can certainly cause symptoms in either sex at any age. They're easy to diagnose with simple h/p and blood tests. ...Read more

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Why do I have multiple symptoms of thyroid disease but all test were normal?

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

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Do people ever get a thyroid disease and that does not show up in the blood?

Do people ever get a thyroid disease and that does not show up in the blood?

Yes: Patients can have normal function of the thyroid which is measured by blood test but have an enlarged thyroid or thyroid nodules which are seen with imaging. ...Read more

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Why is thyroid disease common in a population which takes enough iodine in diet?

Why is thyroid disease common in a population which takes enough iodine in diet?

Other causes.: Iodine deficiency may disturb thyroid function but there are many other reasons for thyroid disease. Genetic abnormalities may produce hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism amongst other factors. ...Read more

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What is the possibility of getting thyroid disease in a normal 4 year old child?

What is the possibility of getting thyroid disease in a normal 4 year old child?

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

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Is it possible to have thyroid disease in childen around one year to two years old?

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

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Can medications for thyroid disease cure the weird uncomfortable feeling you get in your neck?

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

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Taking medicine for thyroid disease for the past 6 months and have skin discoloraion. Is it discoloration cureable?

Taking medicine for thyroid disease for the past 6 months and have skin discoloraion. Is it discoloration cureable?

Thyroid med: Skin discoloration is not a documented side effect of synthroid (thyroxine) - one of the most common thyroid medicines... At least from what I can tell. I'd ask your doctor about any other causes for the discoloration. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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What's worse hypo or hyper thyroid disease? And how to distinguish difference between the 2 in terms of symptoms n presentations? Thanks drs.

Thyroid Symptoms: Hypothyroidism causes cold intolerance, weight gain, dry skin, hair loss and fatigue.

Hyperthyroidism causes heat intolerance, weight loss, heart irregularities, tremor, sleep disturbance, hair loss and fatigue. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Hypothyroidism: If your eyebrow issue is related to hypothyroidism, see an endocrinologist to correct the condition. However, it could be a hereditary condition if you are euthyroid! ...Read more

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Thyroid disease causes bad breath?

Thyroid disease causes bad breath?

Can happen: 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

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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