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Does Thyroid Cause Meniere S
Autoimmune: Hi. Hashimoto's (Hash) is the most common cause of non-surgical hypothyroidism, and is an autoimmune disease. It is commonly diagnosed by serum thyroid autoantibodies (TPO and thyroglobulin), and much less commonly by fine needle aspiration biopsy. Hash only causes disease when it destroys thyroid function. Hash antibodies do NOT cause disease, and are only a marker for thyroid autoimmunity. ...Read more
Many, including: Sudden weight loss, rapid heartbeat and/or irregular heartbeat or pounding of your heart, increased appetite, nervousness, anxiety and irritability, tremors, sweating, changes in menstrual patterns, increased sensitivity to heat, hanges in bowel patterns, especially more frequent bowel movements, anenlarged thyroid gland, fatigue, muscle weakness, difficulty sleeping, fine, brittle hair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not directly : Depression is not caused by menieres disease but it may cause you to become depressed. There is a difference. Most patients with menieres disease don't suffer from depression. Some patients, however, are so bothered by their menieres symptoms that it makes them sad and ultimately depressed. Any chronic illness can lead to depression even though it may not directly cause it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does Auto Immune Inner Ear Disease always cause major hearing loss or can it just cause dizziness? How do you test for AIED?
AIED: causes sensorineural hearing loss. In addition to complaints of hearing loss, nearly half of autoimmune sensorineural hearing loss patients report other vestibuloauditory symptoms including aural fullness, tinnitus, lightheadedness, and vertigo. There is no single diagnostic examination or laboratory study. History and physical with an audiogram and some lab studies can be very useful. ...Read more
Yes! To both!!: Both may be autoimmune diseases and frequently are hereditary! Both are very easily diagnosed by lab tests! See your physician if you think you have either of these illnesses! ...Read more
Unlikely: I cannot identify any cases implicating rhodiola as a causative factor for autoimmune attack of the thyroid. Long-term safety data is not available. Rhodiola is used in Eastern medicine to treat symptoms of hypothyroidism (fatigue, depressed mood, concentration). I cannot form an opinion as to its effect. ...Read more
Various: Types and causes of thyroid disease, some are a genetic cause or predisposition, others are induced by the environment such as viruses, some are immune based and many we don't know the true cause(s). There are disorders of function (high or low) and also of structure. Many run in families. There are too many different thyroid diseases to explain in 400 characters. See your doctor for more info. ...Read more
What does the pituitary gland affect and can it cause bleeding nipples seizures and cause low thyroid?
A whole lot: The pituitary gland secrets many different hormones that affect the adrenal glands, thyroid gland, ovaries/testes, milk production in the breast, growth, and thirst. It shouldn't cause bloody breast discharge. However, it can cause milky or clear breast/nipple discharge, hypothyroidism and seizures. You should see your doctor immediately if you having these symptoms. ...Read more
Thyroid peroxidase (TPO), an enzyme normally found in the thyroid gland, plays an important role in the production of thyroid hormones: A TPO test detects antibodies against TPO in the blood. If you've been diagnosed with thyroid disease, your doctor may recommend a TPO antibody test — in addition to other thyroid tests — to help determine the cause. The presence of TPO antibodies in your blood suggests that the cause of thyroid disease is an autoimmune disorder, such as Hashimoto's disease or Graves' disease. In autoimmune disorders, your immune system makes antibodies that mistakenly attack normal tissue. Antibodies that attack the thyroid gland cause inflammation and impaired function of the thyroid. Your doctor may also order a TPO antibody test if you are pregnant and have an autoimmune disease, especially one that involves the thyroid, such as Hashimoto's disease or Graves' disease. Some people with TPO antibodies may not have thyroid disease. However, the presence of TPO antibodies may increase the risk of future thyroid disorders. If you have normal thyroid function with TPO antibodies, your doctor may recommend periodic checkups to watch for future thyroid problems. ...Read more
How exactly does gluten afflict a person with celiac? How does it manifest neurologically? Can it affect other organs like liver and heart?
Gut inflammation: The gluten ramps up the immune system in the gut which actually creates conditions that make it hard to absorb nutrients. Systemic symptoms would be due to nutrient malabsorption and include weak bones and anemia. Effects on the liver and heart would be rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true that hashimotos can cause brain fog memory problems and severe headaches? Treated with levothyroxine but endo suggesting steroids.
Yes : Symptoms of hashimoto's thyroiditis include weight gain, depression, mania, sensitivity to heat and cold, paresthesia, chronic fatigue, panic attacks, bradycardia, tachycardia, congestive heart failure, high cholesterol, reactive hypoglycemia, constipation, migraines, muscle weakness, joint stiffness, menorrhagia, myxedematous psychosis, cramps, memory loss, vision problems, infertility and hair loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Graves eye disease: Graves eye disease tends to run a separate course from the hyperthyroidism. Fixing the hyperthyroidism will improve the lid lag, which gives the appearance of a "stare". But the proptosis ("bugging out"), inflammation, swelling, double vision, may not improve. You should see a specialist, starting with an endocrinologist, to see if you should be on steroids, have surgery, or other treatments. ...Read more