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Difference Between Thymus And Thyroid
Clinically: If cellular immune system is normal the thymus has functioned. Thymus is seen radiographically in young children. After puberty can involute.The thymus is replaced by fibrofatty tissue.The thymus sometimes interacts with thymus by causing enlargement of medullary portion of thymus when in children hyperthyroidism is present. The exact mechanism is not known. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can opiates or a thyroid condition cause your thymus gland to be slightly large? And is a 0.8cm-1.7cm an alarmingly large thymus gland?
Not simultaneously: Hi. Yes, you can, but not simultaneously. For example, treatment of Graves' disease often renders the patients hypothyroid. Hypothyroidism can sequentially follow hyperthyroidism. Same for a self limited process called a subacute thyroiditis - hyperthyroidism followed by hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism can be over treated causing hyperthyroidism. Hyper and hypo cannot be present at the same time. ...Read more
Hypothyroidism...: Hypothyroidism is easier to correct. In hypothyroidism, supplemental thyroid hormone can be taken to reach an adequate normal level. Hyperthyroid states are usually more difficult to control. Depending on the hyperthyroid illness, radioactive iodine, surgery, or anti-thyroid medications may be used. Often hypothyroidism results after treating hyperthyroid patients, but is easy to deal with. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
?: No established direct effect, but such deleterious drug isn't expected to be of any benefit in any condition, including psychiatric illness claimed by some to be of value, do yourself, or the person you're asking on his/her behalf, a favor, and get treated right in a detox program, good luck ...Read more
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