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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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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In a new state. Autonomic dz is pots. Pit, liver, ovary adenomas. Thyroid has new solid nodules and nodes. Only bx'd node. ?Ask for excision?

In a new state. Autonomic dz is pots. Pit, liver, ovary adenomas. Thyroid  has new solid nodules and nodes. Only bx'd node. ?Ask for excision?

Thyroid nodules: I know more about pots than thyroid but in general if you have a node biopsied, if there is not diagnosis, they will likely biopsy nodule to determine whether to excise. If there is a diagnosis based on node biopsy, that will lead to best recommendation. Decision depends on the pathology and extent of tissue involved. If hyperthyroid, that can explain what was diagnosed as pots, as not pots. ...Read more

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Feeling cold and chills with no other symptoms especially when tired. Recent thyroid test normal hist. Pots anxiety GERD and ehlers danlos?

Feeling cold and chills with no other symptoms especially when tired. Recent thyroid test normal  hist. Pots anxiety GERD and ehlers danlos?

Discuss w/ providers: The providers who treat your known conditions should have a 1st shot at this symptom. If they find links to your existing conditions, they can update their treatment plan to address it. Also, your existing anxiety may be the prime suspect. Please consider CBT to learn skills that can help w/ all of your issues by avoiding, reducing and managing stress and anxiety. Call your provider. Best! ...Read more

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At bed time I get goosebumps everywhere and am very cold. Dr checked thyroid ,b vitamins normal. History pots and ehlers danlos. What else can cause?

At bed time I get goosebumps everywhere and am very cold. Dr checked thyroid ,b vitamins normal. History pots and ehlers danlos. What else can cause?

Muscle contraction: Goose bumps are caused by the contraction of small smooth muscles in the skin, arrector pili. The main stimulus for goose bumps is the body trying to retain heat so it goes with your sense of cold. It could be linked to Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia syndrome as these skin smooth muscle contractions are triggered by stimulation of the autonomic nervous system, the same system affected by POTS. ...Read more

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Can smoking hurt your thyroid?

Can smoking hurt your thyroid?

What does it help?: Indirectly as it damages blood vessels, nerves and other organs. What part of your body does smoking help? ...Read more

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What are the risks of smoking without a thyroid?

What are the risks of smoking without a thyroid?

All the usual risks: All the same risks of smoking with a thyroid, many cancers, heart disease, copd, etc. If you have grave's disease (hyperthyroidism) or if you ever had graves disease, smoking exacerbates the eye disease (ophthalmopathy) that can occur. ...Read more

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Does cigarette smoking effect your thyroid?

Does cigarette smoking effect your thyroid?

Possibly: Patients with graves' disease exposed to cigarette smoke, even secondhand can have worsening of their eye disease. ...Read more