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Does thyroiditis have anything to do with loss of vocal range?

Does thyroiditis have anything to do with loss of vocal range?

It can: Anything that causes the thyroid to grow rapidly can put too much pressure on the nerves that control the vocal cords, and make the voice sound hoarse, or weak. Inflammation from the thyroiditis can cause the thyroid to swell, and put pressure on these nerves, and cause hoarseness. However, there are several other, more common causes of hoarseness to consider as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Inflammation Of The Thyroid (Definition)

Several common forms of thyroiditis. Subacute thyroidits is from a virus. Your thyroid is tender, transient hyperthyroidism, but then resolution. Hashimotos thyroiditis is usually without pain, eventually causes hypothyroidism, but can coexist with graves hyperthyroidism. Two other forms are post partum thyroiditis and "painless" thyroiditis; transient hyper followed by ...Read more


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Does thyroiditis have anything to do with loss of vocal range and singing ability?

Does thyroiditis have anything to do with loss of vocal range and singing ability?

If hypothyroid: If the form of thyroiditis you have causes your thyroid to be under active, that could cause changes in your voice that would be expected to resolve when your levels return to normal on thyroid hormone replacement. ...Read more

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Can the thyroid gland have anything to do with depression?

Can the thyroid gland have anything to do with depression?

Yes: Hypothyroidism mirrors the symptoms of major depression from a physiological stance. Fatigue, lethargy, weight gain without increasing calories, slower metabolism etc. ...Read more

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Does plexus slim have anything to do with changing thyroid function to lose weight? I have hyper thyroid disease. Is plexus safe to use.

Does plexus slim have anything to do with changing thyroid function to lose weight? I have hyper thyroid disease. Is plexus safe to use.

No effect on thyroid: Plexus slim has a bunch of herbs, green tea, and other stuff which is basically harmless (probably will not do much good either). It should not interact with your thyroid. You should get your hyperthyroidism under control before attempting any significant weight loss. ...Read more

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Why and how can a person have high thyroid antibodies (hashimotos), hypothyroid symptoms but normal tsh, T3 (liothyronine) and t4? How does the body pull this off?

Why  and how can a person have high thyroid antibodies (hashimotos), hypothyroid symptoms but normal tsh, T3 (liothyronine) and t4? How does the body pull this off?

Thyroiditis: Antithyroid antibodies only suggest that there is an autoimmune reaction towards the thyroid. It takes a fair amount of destruction of the thyroid gland to affect its function. ...Read more

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I have hashimoto's disease and can't lose weight, even with treatment. Is there anything that i can try to help with weight loss?

I have hashimoto's disease and can't lose weight, even with treatment. Is there anything that i can try to help with weight loss?

Weight loss: Increasing your dose of thyroid medication can have very serious consequences. The easiest approach if you are already exercising is to seek advice and guidance from a dietitian. ...Read more

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I have all the signs of anemia, but i'm worried about my heart palpitations.I do have gastritis, how does that make anemia more likely to be present?

I have all the signs of anemia, but i'm worried about my heart palpitations.I do have gastritis, how does that make anemia more likely to be present?

Stressor: Gastritis , menstruation , hemorrhoids etc can cause blood loss and chronic anemia . This is a stressor on the heart. The heart senses the blood loss with not only volume loss but blood carries oxygen too. So the heart try's to circulate the blood it does have as quickly as possible .This can precipitate an arrhythmia ...Read more

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Is it possible to feel symptoms of hypothyroid with a TSH of 3.2 ? I see that recommendations in usa i to not go above 3 with tsh

Is it possible to feel symptoms of hypothyroid with a TSH of 3.2 ? I see that recommendations in usa i to not go above 3 with tsh

May not be thyroid: The symptoms of hypothyroid are not unique to hypothyroid, and could be caused by many other things. That is probably the case with you. On the other hand, I have a few patients taking levothyroxine for hypo who claim they feel better on a dose of drug that makes their TSH less than 2, as opposed to more than 2. But that is not the norm. ...Read more

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Can you explain how does practising improves vocals,, I mean do the vocals change in some way or does it become more clear ?

Can you explain how does practising improves vocals,, I mean do the vocals change in some way or does it become more clear ?

Vocal cords: Your vocal cords don't really change when you train your voice to sing. Singers learn techniques to control their vocal cords very precisely, and support their breath with their diaphragm. Improper singing technique, though, can damage vocal cords, leading to polyps which can affect a singer's career (Julie Andrews, Steven Tyler -Aerosmith, and Adele have all had polyp surgeries). ...Read more

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I'm hypothyroid and also have pcos. I know about the difficulty in weight loss but is it as hard to build muscle? Age 42

I'm hypothyroid and also have pcos. I know about the difficulty in weight loss but is it as hard to build muscle? Age 42

Together: If your thyroid has been normalized, weight loss through diet and exercise will not only lead to less fat, but more muscle, and may also improve your menses and fertility. Metformin can help as well. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Why would a hypothyroid person with Grave's Disease have a TSH levels go from .42 to 19.018 without any changes in medication or any other changes.

Why would a hypothyroid person with Grave's Disease have a TSH levels go from .42 to 19.018 without any changes in medication or any other changes.

ELEVATED TSH: Elevated TSH without medication changes . 1. LAB ERROR , first recheck labs. 2. Pharmacy change to generic, generic thyroid Meds can be harder to absorb. Always request brand . 3. Error In prescription , look at the pills and compare with photos to Insure you have the right med and dose. ...Read more

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What to do if I have heard some people say that child birth can cause hair loss. will the hair loss be serious?

What to do if I have heard some people say that child birth can cause hair loss. will the hair loss be serious?

Mostly no: there is postpartum alopecia (telogen effluvium), lasting 4-6 weeks. Hair will spontaneously return after that time. ...Read more

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Does hashimoto thyroiditis have anything to do with discoid lupus or sle?

Does hashimoto thyroiditis have anything to do with discoid lupus or sle?

In a way: Lupus and Hashimoto's thyroiditis are both autoimmune diseases. Often the presence of one autoimmune disease makes a second one more likely to occur. These two conditions are treated separately. ...Read more

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How serious or dangerous to have iron deficiency with a range of 2. What treatment will follow in my case? I feel ok apart of tiredness

How serious or dangerous to have iron deficiency with a range of 2. What treatment will follow in my case? I feel ok apart of tiredness

Could be serious: Get blood for ferritin, iron, iron binding capacity, % saturation, red blood count, hemoglobin. Review with doctor. Doctor will usually look via colonoscopy and gastroscopy for bleeding in the GI tract. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high T3 (liothyronine) and T4 thyroid results but no thyroid disorder?

What to do if I have high T3 (liothyronine) and T4 thyroid results but no thyroid disorder?

Consult Endocrinolog: If your T4&T3 is high that means you have either problem with your Anterior Pituatary or Thyroid gland Consult an Endocrilogist ...Read more

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Can low thyroid function cause muscle stiffness in walking? Any suggestions on how to deal with it until I get to doctor?

Can low thyroid function cause muscle stiffness in walking? Any suggestions on how to deal with it until I get to doctor?

Low thyroid Stiffnes: 39 F US asks if low thyroid can cause muscle stiffness. Asks how to deal with it till sees Dr. ANS: Not clear what you are talking about, usually think of joints being stiff not muscles. Anyway low T can cause muscle fatigue tiredness but usually advanced state. Only way to deal with it is to take thyroid-if low T is indeed the cause. Give more details and reconsult. ...Read more

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Does acid reflux have anything to do with thyroid cancer?

Does acid reflux have anything to do with thyroid cancer?

No relationship: These are not connected issues. Acid reflux should be treated as it can relate to esophageal cancer. Check with your gastroenterologist about this. ...Read more

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Would TSH 5.4 and T4 7.6 be considered mild or severe? What test would my doctor have to do to know what caused my thyroid to be low?

Would TSH 5.4 and T4 7.6 be considered mild or severe? What test would my doctor have to do to know what caused my thyroid to be low?

Mild; repeat test: In most assays, the T4 is normal, and TSH slightly elevated. This could be nothing; sometimes a repeat test will come back normal. The question to ask: is your thyroid gland starting to fail? If so, it is early. Family history? Do you have symptoms? Positive anti-tpo antibodies? If you have symptoms and if there is evidence that your thyroid is failing, you should start on levothyroxine. ...Read more