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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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My ESR level is 45.I have occasional stomach pain and severe lower back pain.I have hypothyroidism which is now normal.I also used to have uti.Help me?

My ESR level is 45.I have occasional stomach pain and severe lower back pain.I have hypothyroidism which is now normal.I also used to have uti.Help me?

ESR: You do not treat a sed rate, you treat a patient. Sounds like your most pressing problem at this time is your low back pain. I would have this checked out. ...Read more

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If hypothyroidism causes hypochloridia (low stomach acid) will iodine supplementation kick both into action?

If hypothyroidism causes hypochloridia (low stomach acid) will iodine supplementation kick both into action?

Maybe...: Be careful with iodine. If hypothyroidism is due to iodine deficiency, perhaps, but often thyroid problems are due to other reasons. Do not overdose on iodine. Find a good integrative medicine doctor who can help explore why your thyroid might not be functioning well. Consider betaine hcl to help digestion in the meantime. ...Read more

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I got the stomach flu including chillsthe night I received IV contrast for a CT scan. I also have hypothyroidism. Could this have caused any problems?

I got the stomach flu including chillsthe night I received IV contrast for a CT scan. I also have hypothyroidism. Could this have caused any problems?

Side effects: Side effects of IV contrast may include flushing, a feeling or warmth, and effects on the function of the kidneys. Symptoms of chills and stomach flu were probably not related to the contrast. ...Read more

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Can jalapenos cause stomach pain?>

Can jalapenos cause stomach pain?>

Sometimes: Hot peppers contain a substance which can cause GI issues. ...Read more

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What could cause unbearable stomach pain?

What could cause unbearable stomach pain?

See your doctor: You need to see your doctor to find out what's causing these pains before you can get rid of them. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of stomach pain?

What are the most common causes of stomach pain?

Many: It could be food sensitivity, allergies, lactose intolerance (dairy problem) too much food, gas, blockage of some sort, malabsorption, type of food, etc. Keep a food journal and see if you can identify if a particular type of food is the problem. Could be a gallbladder, liver, or pancreas problem as well. Best to have it evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Stomach Pain (Definition)

Most people will describe pain in any part of abdomen as stomach pain, it is what many patients say but in medical terms it is pain in the stomach which is located in middle of upper abdomen, so real stomach pain is the pain ...Read more


Dr. William Harris
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Stomach Discomfort (Definition)

Stomach discomfort or pain can be due to problems in digestion or irritation to the stomach. Some people use the term to describe discomfort ...Read more