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Doctor insights on: Distended Jugular Vein Hypothyroidism

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What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

Iodine good.: foods from the sea have iodine good. ones that bind up iodine bad (these are all the healthy broccoli family foods like broccoli, kale, cabbage). Just have more good than bad and don't do silly amounts of either ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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I have distended jugular vein that comes and goes with movement. Is that ok?

I have distended jugular vein that comes and goes with movement. Is that ok?

Is it : On one side or both sides? However since this is not a constant finding, and as long the veins is soft and collapsible i would not be concerned. However, would not be a bed idea to see a physician if ur concerned. ...Read more

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Could a distended jugular vein be possible right sided heart failure? Either primary or secondary to left sided heart failure.

Could a distended jugular vein be possible right sided heart failure?  Either primary or secondary to left sided heart failure.

Jugular vein: Yes it is a classical sign but tricky to assess. So your Dr needs to have you at about 45 degrees and observe it carefully as you breath and then check it as he lowers the angle of your lying. ...Read more

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When jugular vein is in pain?

One can feel: Pain in any given vein, jugular vein included, only if the vein is abnormal, i.e. Something happened around or in the vein. Specifically regarding the jugular vein excluding trauma to the vein, the vein can bee clotted even inflamed/infected from infections in the area such as in the throat or neck. So if your feel pain, i would suggest see your physician. ...Read more

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What causes an enlarged jugular vein?

I have : To know is enlargement unilateral or bilateral, is also some puffiness of the face exists too.I t is is highly recommended to see a physician if the face is puffy too. ...Read more

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I had ultra sound of neck. Jugular vein is enlarged. Is this problematic? What could be cause?

I had ultra sound of neck. Jugular vein is enlarged. Is this problematic? What could be cause?

Not: Just enlarged vein is not a problem so long it does not have a clot in it. Also the flow pattern needs to be defined. If the flow is slow that could imply blockage somewhere else. Consult with your physician. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your jugular vein to pop out when lying flat or bending over? It looks like a worm is on my neck.

Is it normal for your jugular vein to pop out when lying flat or bending over? It looks like a worm is on my neck.

Yes: Depending of your hydration status, you are going to see the veins of your neck while lying flat and disappear when your body is around 30 degrees from horizontal. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more