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Doctor insights on: Does Antithyroid Medication Cause Toxic Exposure

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How dangerous is exposure to cytotoxic drugs?

How dangerous is exposure to cytotoxic drugs?

Potential problem: Exposure related to nurses, pharmacists over a prolonged period can be a problem. A very short exposure (spill of drug or brief contact with skin can not be a problem. Be careful to protect yourself when cytotoxic drugs may be involved. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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If I have medication induced elevated liver failure. Will stopping the medication reverse the effects?

If I have medication induced elevated liver failure. Will stopping the medication reverse the effects?

Depends: Depending on the drug and the type of failure, the liver can bouce back. Cant make any predictions without much more data. ...Read more

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Can thyroid antbodies (tpoab>1000 & tgab = 80.3) ever be treated? Can dexamethesone be used for antibodies treatment and its possible side effects?

Can thyroid antbodies (tpoab>1000 & tgab = 80.3) ever be treated? Can dexamethesone be used  for antibodies treatment and its possible side effects?

TPO ab's: Are the result of thyroid inflammation. They are not a disease by themselves and don't need to be treated. They generally slower lower over time. The antibodies are the result, not the cause. ...Read more

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Shouldnt we avoid pharmacological treatment of drug induced liver disease?

Shouldnt we avoid pharmacological treatment of drug induced liver disease?

How ?????: Liver is a complex organ, most of the time protects itself by detoxifying chemicals rarely fails, . Remarkable progress has been made in control of infections, b.P. Stroke, cancer, vas dis meta.Diseases etc by use of medications, prolonging life and virtually every drug could be hepato toxic and unavoidable. Watchful fda withdrawn several ( duracet, ruzulin, pemolin etc ) may be more to go. ...Read more

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Does warming food in microwave destroy the vitamins or minerals? secondly does it causes any other harmful impact ie; cause cancer?thanks

Does warming food in microwave destroy the vitamins or minerals? secondly does it causes any other harmful impact ie; cause cancer?thanks

It's fine: Minerals -- not at all. They can only be destroyed in a nuclear reactor. Vitamins -- maybe a little, notably vitamin C, but you probably get plenty. Causing cancer? That's internet scare hoax stuff. Taking proper care of your food is key to avoid food-borne illness. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is acute exposure to diacetyl (in popcorn butter) harmful, or only long-term, cumulative exposure?

Possibly...: Any "chemical" runs the risk of being potentially dangerous. Now i would never deprive you of your popcorn; but i cannot foresee the future; I am not aware of any studies to date on this topic...But just follow my standard advice; 'anything in moderation' and we'll see what the future holds(besides; i can't skip to the end of this movie and ruin it for ya) cheers! ...Read more

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Does toxic goiter can kill you?

Possible: Without being alarmist, taken to extremes it is possible. Unlikely with appropriate treatment. ...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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How does increased ambient heat affect side effects of long term psychotropic drugs like zoloft (sertraline)?

How does increased ambient heat affect side effects of long term psychotropic drugs like zoloft (sertraline)?

Doesn't matter: Long term use of medications shouldn't be affected by ambient temperature unless you're referring to its storage in which case usually cool dark cabinet should be fine. Ambient temperature is more a matter of comfort. What's warm for you might be cool for someone else. But temperature shouldn't affect effectiveness nor side effect profile of medications. ...Read more

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What damages illegal drugs can cause for people under 18 !

What damages illegal drugs can cause for people under 18 !

Illegal drugs: It's easier to ask what damage do illegal drugs cause than what they do not. The list is long and just about any bodily system can be damaged. Consider going to NA or AA meetings. Catch this as early as possible in life. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hyper-eosinophilic syndrome; cause unknown. Probably immune related. Alternatives to indefinite steroid treatment?

Hyper-eosinophilic syndrome; cause unknown. Probably immune related. Alternatives to indefinite steroid treatment?

HES treatment: Standard hes treatment includes steroid medications such as prednisone, and chemotherapeutic agents such as hydroxyurea, Chlorambucil and vincristine. Interferon-alpha may also be used as a treatment. The more promising medication is gleevac (imatinib). ...Read more

Dr. Patrick Sweet III
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Toxic Exposure (Definition)

Being in contact with a substance at concentration, quantity, and situation known to cause disturbances in a ...Read more