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What is the association between lymphoma and hypothyroidism? Can agent orange cause hypothyroidism?

What is the association between lymphoma and hypothyroidism? Can agent orange cause hypothyroidism?

Lymphoma and thyroid: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an immune attack on the thyroid which can over time provoke lymphoma through overstimulation of the lymph tissue in the area. Lymphoma can also be seen with other autoimmune conditions such as sjogren's syndrome, crohn's disease, common variable immunodeficiency, and rheumatoid arthritis. I couldn't find any medical reports linking agent orange and hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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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Could agent orange cause chrons disease?

Could agent orange cause chrons disease?

Unlikely: Agent orange, a defoliant used in vietnam is implicated in many disorders including diabetes, neuropathy, various cancers and heart disease. ...Read more

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Can Agent Orange cause Huntington's Disease?

NO: Agent Orange has been implicated in many disorders, but Huntington's is an autosomal dominant hereditary disorder, and NEVER secondary to chemical exposure. ...Read more

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Can agent orange cause diffuse large b cell lymphoma?

Can agent orange cause diffuse large b cell lymphoma?

No one knows: Certainly some other cancers have been linked but as far as i know there is no direct linkage. On the other hand, herbicides have had an association with lymphoma and myeloma and agent orange is a "super herbicide". It is always hard to show a direct linkage. ...Read more

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If exposed to agent orange and other toxic chemicals. later.in life cause muscular dystropy?

If exposed to agent orange and other toxic chemicals. later.in life cause muscular dystropy?

Probably not but...: Agent Orange contains dioxin, a toxic chemical proven to cause many serious illnesses. Muscular dystrophy is something people are born with. Agent Orange may cause Muscular dystrophy in the children of those exposed to it but isn't known to cause it directly in those exposed. See http://www.veteranshealth.org/Vietnam/AO.html A holistic/integrative physician can evaluate/treat illness from toxins. ...Read more

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Can or can agent orange cause muscular dystrophy, is there any research on this?

Can or can agent orange cause muscular dystrophy, is there any research on this?

It does not: The exposure of populations and our soldiers to this herbicide is regrettable, but it's pretty well established that it's not a genotoxin. The decisions about compensation of veterans are based largely on good and humane public policy rather than real science. You have my sympathy if you or someone you love has muscular dystrophy, but this is not the cause. ...Read more

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I have a hash on my bit that comes and goes. I have been told it could be caused from agent orange. Is that true?

I have a hash on my bit that comes and goes. I have been told it could be caused from agent orange. Is that true?

Don't understand: But I would check with your local VAMC. Department of Veteran's Affairs presumptive diseases for Agent Orange include: AL Amyloidosis, Chronic B-cell Leukemias, Chloracne, Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, Hodgkin's Disease,Ischemic Heart Disease, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Parkinson's Disease, Peripheral Neuropathy, Early-Onset, Porphyria Cutanea Tarda,Prostate Cancer, some Soft Tissue > ...Read more

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Can agent orange exposure cause ulnar nerve damage?

Can agent orange exposure cause ulnar nerve damage?

No: An isolated ulnar neuropathy is generally secondary to cubital tunnel compression at the elbow and is not related to agent orange exposure. Acute orange exposure is associated with numerous malignancies. ...Read more

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Can agent orange sprayed in vietnam have caused my bones to deteriate (bone density) ?

Can agent orange sprayed in vietnam have caused my bones to deteriate (bone density) ?

Unsure -here is the: list. Department of Veteran's Affairs presumptive diseases for Agent Orange include: AL Amyloidosis, Chronic B-cell Leukemias, Chloracne, Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, Hodgkin's Disease,Ischemic Heart Disease, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Parkinson's Disease, Peripheral Neuropathy, Early-Onset, Porphyria Cutanea Tarda,Prostate Cancer, some Soft Tissue Sarcomas & Respiratory Cancers. ...Read more

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Could exposure to agent orange to a child's dad or grandfather cause learning disorders in future generations?

Could exposure to agent orange to a child's dad or grandfather cause learning disorders in future generations?

No: Probably not. It is remotely possible if the father was exposed. But, more than likely, not if the grandfather. "learning disorders" in most, but not all, cases, are hard to define, and are usually not caused by one factor, but by many. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Agent Orange (Definition)

Agent Orange is the name for a chemical used during the Vietnam war to kill plants but that also killed people ...Read more