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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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Can you explain if it's possible to be hallucinating from lack of sleep?

Can you explain if it's possible to be hallucinating from lack of sleep?

Sleep: Very severe sleep deprivation over a prolonged period of time can absolutely result in one experiencing hallucinations. But we are not talking about not getting the 6-9 hrs most of us are use to, jet lag , studying all night, or working the night shift :) ...Read more

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Will lack of thyroid med, levothyroxine cause itching?

Will lack of thyroid med, levothyroxine cause itching?

Dry skin or hives : Low thyroid hormone levels can cause dry skin that can lead to itching. There is some data that the presence of thyroid antibodies (which caused the hypothyroidism) can cause hives. ...Read more

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Which thyroid disease causes a female to lack a menstrual cycle and have miscarriages?

Which thyroid disease causes a female to lack a menstrual cycle and have miscarriages?

All: Thyroid disease in general can affect the menstrual cycle and increase the risk of miscarriage. Hyperthyroidism more commonly does this than hypothyroidism but both can. The easy solution is to get the thyroid problem addressed and treated. ...Read more

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Should a person with hyper thyroidism take typical thyroid medication like Synthroid (thyroxine)?

 Should a person with hyper thyroidism take typical thyroid  medication  like Synthroid (thyroxine)?

Usually not: Usually, a person with hyperthyroidism has too much thyroid hormone in her body. One would take Synthroid (thyroxine) (synthetic hormone) to make up for a lack of enough thyroid hormone due to HYPOthyroidism. A person with HYPOthyroidism who becomes hyperthyroid due to taking too high of a dose of Synthroid (thyroxine) might be asked to take Synthroid (thyroxine) (at a lower dose) even though she is temporarily hyperthyroid. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your hyper thyroidism symptoms start to go away while on medication?

What does it mean when your hyper thyroidism symptoms start to go away while on medication?

Hyperthyroid: Hopefully, it means that the medication is controlling the overactive thyroid. Follow closely with your physician for blood tests to make sure that it doesn't go too far the other direction and you end up with an underactive thyroid. ...Read more

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What causes antibodies to suddenly attack the thyroid? Could it be a lack of vitamin d or too much gluten in the body?

What causes antibodies to suddenly attack the thyroid?  Could it be a lack of vitamin d or too much gluten in the body?

Thyroiditis: This is an autoimmune condition that attacks the thyroid and is not related to diet or vitamin levels, but can be associated with other autoimmune conditions. We do not really know what triggers autoimmune conditions in the body in general. ...Read more

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How do docs check your thyroid? What do thyroids do? I lack energy. Tired all the time. Could sleep all day. Feel bit weak

How do docs check your thyroid? What do thyroids do? I lack energy. Tired all the time. Could sleep all day. Feel bit weak

Thyroid : Thyroid is your energy and metabolism gland in your neck. It is checked by your doctor feeling the front part of your neck. S/he will be feeling for nodules or a goiter. Lab tests ( simple blood draw) is followed by an ultrasound of your thyroid if any nodules are found. Best wishes. You can read more at:www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hypothyroidism/ds00353 hypothyroidism — comprehensive overview cover. ...Read more

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