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Liver enzymes elevated w/3 weeks methimazole; don't drink; hair loss; 95.9f temp; lab norm except slightly high t4; want 2 reduce med; dr said no; why?

Liver enzymes elevated w/3 weeks methimazole; don't drink; hair loss; 95.9f temp; lab norm except slightly high t4; want 2 reduce med; dr said no; why?

Ask your doctor!: I really can't speak for your doctor. Obviously he/she feels the benefits of Methimazole for you at this time outweighs the stress it is placing on your liver. Other doctors might have a different opinion- this is a judgement call. Ask your doc & if not satisfied seek a second opinion. There are other treatments available but mild elevations tend to be temporary. Herbs like milk thistle may help. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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Extreme weakness and fatigue muscle achy shortness of breath pressure in chest and neck digestive issues skin problems hair loss migraine dbl vision?

Extreme weakness and fatigue muscle achy shortness of breath pressure in chest and neck digestive issues skin problems hair loss migraine dbl vision?

See a physician.: Just the double vision is of such a concern that if that was your only symptom, I would advise you to see a physician. shortness of breath and chest pressure is another indication to see a doc. Perhaps all this is anxiety, but you must have this evaluated medically. ...Read more

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Can taking digestive enzymes cause weight loss?

Can taking digestive enzymes cause weight loss?

No: If anything, they would increase caloric absorption and weight, but probably woun't do either. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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4m pp, thyroid levels normal, thyroid enlarged, u/s today. How long until normal pp hair loss and exhaustion level out? I am bf'ing

4m pp, thyroid levels normal, thyroid enlarged, u/s today. How long until normal pp hair loss and exhaustion level out? I am bf'ing

Could be months: Your hair is not lost, just breaking off. It should grow out normally, but may take several months since hair grows intermittently not continuously. Give it time, and avoid chemical treatments. Continue the iron to build your blood count back toward normal. ...Read more

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What food can I eat that has digestive enzymes?

What food can I eat that has digestive enzymes?

Papaya and Pineapple: If you can find fresh, not canned or dried, papaya and pineapple, these fruits have active enzymes that help to break down protein until they are themselves digested. Also, active yogurt cultures can assist in the digestion of small amounts of lactose. Patients with cystic fibrosis take specially made tablets called viokase (pancrelipase) with active digestive enzymes. ...Read more

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What kind of digestive enzymes and vitamins do you need to treat steatorhea?

What kind of digestive enzymes and vitamins do you need to treat steatorhea?

Depends: Depends on cause. Consider pancreatic ultrasound to make sure structure is ok. Then consider lipase and/ or betaine hcl and bile supplements. ...Read more

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Are probiotics or digestive enzymes effective for gerd?

Are probiotics or digestive enzymes effective for gerd?

Possibly: Probiotics can generate new "good" bacteria in your gut and digest foods more e3ffectively and may decrease incidence of gerds. It depends what is causing gerds. If you have h. Pylori bacteria inyour stomach, you are more suceptible to gerds and probiotics will not wor. If you have a hiatal hernia, you are more susceptible to gerds and probiotics will not work. ...Read more

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I have a garlic intolerance. I have tried probiotics, gas-x, digestive enzymes, and beano. No success. What can I do to eat garlic without issues?

I have a garlic intolerance. I have tried probiotics, gas-x, digestive enzymes, and beano. No success. What can I do to eat garlic without issues?

Depends: ...on what your symptoms of your intolerance are. Garlic causes acid reflux in many people, and without reflux medication, this cannot be controlled well. However, you might consider trying to roast the garlic before using it. Some people are able to tolerate roasted garlic but not fresh garlic. Good luck. ...Read more

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Digestive enzymes, medication Pepcid (famotidine) and anything related cause me to be very hungry even on a a full stomach. What could cause this? Normal? Abnormal

Digestive enzymes, medication Pepcid (famotidine) and anything related cause me to be very hungry even on a a full stomach. What could cause this? Normal? Abnormal

Large range of possibilities: There are a large range of possibilities that could cause that to be occurring. First, some ulcers can make people feel a hunger type of pain. You should make sure your doctor has checked for this. Also, depending on what you are eating, some people have postprandial hypoglycemia, which just means that sugar levels fall after eating, causing the hunger. ...Read more

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Can I reverse hair loss?

Can I reverse hair loss?

Depends on the cause: Androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness) can be reversed with rogaine (minoxidil) or Propecia if it's started soon enough. To maintain the results they have to be used on an ongoing basis. Hair loss due to pregnancy, trauma or shock will grow back with time. Hair loss due to underlying medical problems (ie: anemia) can be reversed if the medical problem is treated. ...Read more

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What can cause hair loss?

What can cause hair loss?

Many...: There are many possible causes of hair loss. Hair loss can be caused by a medication, physical or emotional stress, anemia, thyroid disease, hormonal changes, autoimmune diseases or simply age/genetic. Your doctor will help you determine the reason for the loss. When it's due to aging, we can treat it with rogaine (minoxidil). ...Read more

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How do I stop my hair loss?

How do I stop my hair loss?

Determine the cause: You should visit your primary care physician or dermatologist to determine the cause of your hair loss. There are many medical conditions that can be associated with hair loss and therefore you should determine the cause so that the best treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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What to do about hair loss?

What to do about hair loss?

Female Hair Loss: The only product that has been scientifically shown to help female hair loss is rogaine (minoxidil) for men used twice a day. ...Read more

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How can I treat my hair loss?

Determine the cause: You should visit your primary care physician or dermatologist to determine the cause of your hair loss. There are many medical conditions that can be associated with hair loss and therefore you should determine the cause so that the best treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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How can I postpone hair loss?

It's mostly: Genetic, but you could try Minoxidil and propecia (finasteride). ...Read more

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What can I do for hair loss?

What can I do for hair loss?

Alopecia: In men Finasteride can be of benefit orally or topical rogaine (minoxidil) or both. ...Read more

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How do you control hair loss?

How do you control hair loss?

Hair loss? Cause: There are many causes for hair loss one needs to determine the cause before specific treatment is possible. ...Read more

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Is hair loss a result of aging?

Is hair loss a result of aging?

Sometimes: Aging related hair loss is called androgenetic alopecia. This is due to gradual minaturization of the follicles over time. Over-the-counter rogaine (generic=minoxidil) stops this process for as long as you use it. However, if you stop, the minaturization process begins again and hair loss restarts as though you've never used it before. So, for rogaine to work, you must use it for life. ...Read more

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How to grow hair and stop hair loss?

Stop hair loss: You can stop hair loss by using topical Minoxidil also known as rogaine (minoxidil). If you want to grow hair you will have to see a dermatologist for a prescription medicine. ...Read more

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Can ionic hair dryer cause hair loss?

Can ionic hair dryer cause hair loss?

Ionic hair dryer: Only if it is not used carefully.
Read all the instructions.
Better still go online and look up all you can about "Ionic Hair Dryer" and then "Potential side effects of ionic hair dryer".

Do the wrong think and you won't like the outcome. ...Read more

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Can ionic hairdryers cause hair loss?

Any trauma: To the hair can damage the hair protein and cause the hair to break off. These include heat, chemicals, physical trauma etc. The ionic hairdryer is no more or less a trauma than regular hairdryers. It's the heat that causes the damage. ...Read more

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What could be causing sudden hair loss?

What could be causing sudden hair loss?

Stress, hormones.: Acute, severe stressors (e.g. Divorce, death of a family member, being fired from your job) and/or endocrine disorders (thyroid or adrenal diseases in particular) can lead to profound and noticeable hair loss. Sometimes this is at least partly reversible. Seek medical advice as soon as possible to avoid more serious complications! ...Read more

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Could hair not growing indicate hair loss?

Could hair not growing indicate hair loss?

Potentially yes: If hair no longer grows where hair was previously present - this may well represent hair loss. ...Read more

Enzyme (Definition)

An enzyme causes the transformation of a compoond to another compound. In living structures, it is the transformation of a protein to another form. An example is from an inactive state ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

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