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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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


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Why don't i feel better when i take my thyroid medicine?

Need right dose!: Right medicine, wrong dose doesn't help, regardless of condition. Of course, wrong medicine, regardless of dose, is bad. So how do we find right dose for thyroid medicine? Check your tsh. Many docs now recommend aiming for 1-2, not just 4.49 (if "normal" range is 0.45-4.5). However, recent study suggests that a few patients may respond better to desiccated thyroid. Check out http://goo.Gl/h93xxf. ...Read more

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What would happen if you don't take your thyroid medicine on a regular basis?

You will: Feel poorly, be unhealthy, have preventable medical problems, and probably die earlier than you need to, is that enough reason to take your medication properly, it is totally irrational not to do so. ...Read more

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Can thyroid medicine cause your lymph nodes to swell?

Can thyroid medicine cause your lymph nodes to swell?

no: But the most common cause of hypothyroidism is hashimoto's thyroid disease which can have swollen lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Does thyroid medicine cause your lymph nodes to swell?

Does thyroid medicine cause your lymph nodes to swell?

Thyroid.: The simple answer is no! if your lymph nodes swell your doctor will tell you what needs to be done. ...Read more

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Can headache come from not taken your thyroid medicine?

Can headache come from not taken your thyroid medicine?

If you have: An overactive thyroid and don't take your antithyroid meds, you can get a headache. Also, if you have been treated for hyperthyroidism and now have hypothyroidism, failure to take the proper dose of brand name T4 replacement can also lead the headaches, but it is less likely. ...Read more

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Do I need to take my thyroid medicine with a full glass of water?

Do I need to take my thyroid  medicine with a full glass of water?

No but..: It always pays to drink a lot of water as we age to keep your skin and kidneys healthy. But to answer your question you only need enough water to be able to swallow the thyroid tablet. ...Read more

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I need thyroid medicine to help. How does it affect homeostasis. Anyone know?

I need thyroid medicine to help. How does it affect homeostasis. Anyone know?

Restore balance : Homeostasis means balance, a steady state, "normalcy" in a way. If your thyroid hormone levels are abnormal, taking medication will restore homeostasis from that perspective. ...Read more

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What's the use of taking thyroid medicines when your hair gonna fall out, way too many side effects, terrible i guess i'll be fat forever, smh?

What's the use of taking thyroid medicines when your hair gonna fall out, way too many side effects, terrible i guess i'll be fat forever, smh?

Thyroid hormone : If you are overweight, taking thyroid hormone for weight loss is a very wrong approach. If you have hypothyroidism, taking thyroid hormone supplement won't cause hair loss. You should discuss it in details with your local physician to find the best way and safe way to treat your medical needs. ...Read more