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Hormone Testing For Panic Disorder And Thyroid Disorder
A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more
Do you have to "fast" for a thyroid exam? If so how long? I may ask for one tomorrow..Pulse high, but dunno if due to anxiety?
Thyroid Testing: Nope. You do not need to fast for thyroid function testing. ...Read more
Blood tests : Have blood tests done to measure thyroid function. ...Read more
GP: Start with your gp. If more specialized help is needed, your gp will make the referral for you. ...Read more
Consult your doctor: You need to have thorough history/physycal examination and if indicated blood test to find out what is wrong with you. ...Read more
It sounds like you: don't know what you may have. Please go to your family doctor who can begin a process of diagnosis and treatment. It may require referral to a specialist for continued progress. Peace and good health. ...Read more
If hyperthyroid then hypothyroid then normal thyroid lasts, what tests needed to see why sleepiness cont. If no addiction or emotional problems?
Waxing - waning: Thyroid disease can often take a waxing and waning course, with thyroid function fluctuating between hyper and hypo, becoming normal for brief periods between. Eventually the thyroid "burns out" and stops functioning, leading to persistent hypothyroidism. Go back to your doc and see if this might be happening in your case. If nothing else, the chat should start you in the right direction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have hyperthyroid/graves, after a lobectomy is my thyroid function likely to change to hypothyroid or remission? Or won't make a difference?
Can change: To hypothyroid. Your doctor should periodically monitor your thyroid with blood work. ...Read more
Hypothyroid: The ultrasound does not test for function. Blood-work is needed. ...Read more
How does a doctor test for depression or anxiety? I think I may have depression and want to know how it'll be determined.
Yes: Yes start with you primary doctorGet a more detailed answer ›
What specialty dr should I go to for seeing if my adrenal is lacking or underactive? What meds can be prescribed for this? Also have hypoglycemia
Endocrinologist: Would be the best starting spot for you. ...Read more
Doc said I have an underactive thyroid reading of 20, can a lifestyle change fix this, or do I need medication. Will I need to take med forever?
Will any endocrinologist be skilled
enough to resolve a thyroid isssue
or do you need to see one that
specializes in that?
Seek psychiatric : Evaluation. Depressive sx's may include low mood, irritability, anger, ^ or v sleep, change in appetite, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, v energy, v self-esteem, feelings of guilt. V motivation, absence of joy, v concentration, v memory ; suicidal thoughts. Anxiety symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders ; back), poor quality or >. ...Read more
Yes: The 'normal' TSH level is determined statistically, not clinically. Some people in the upper part of the 'normal' range will have symptoms and will benefit from treatment. This is similar to people on thyroid hormone treatment who have an increase in tsh, due to further failure of the thyroid, report recurence of symptoms and improvement with adjustment of their treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Panic is a psychological and somatic state of anxiety usually involving extreme fear, characterized by symptoms such as shortness of breath, rapid pounding heartbeat, sometimes dizziness or light-headedness, tunnel vision, a sense of unreality, and a feeling of needing to escape from ...Read more
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