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My husband told me I snore sometimes never have before. Not overweight and my b. pressure is 112/78. Take Thyroid meds for 20 yrs.-I am 60. Normal?

My husband told me I snore sometimes never have before. Not overweight and my b. pressure is 112/78. Take Thyroid meds for 20 yrs.-I am 60. Normal?

Sound ok: snoring is very prevalent, especially as we age. I treat patients for snoring and the results can be life-changing. Get a tape recorder and run it while you sleep. Set it to voice activation. If no luck with this, get a sleep study done - many hospitals have this available. If you snore heavily, you may be at risk for sleep apnea which can be life threatening. Good luck. ...Read more

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Thyroid Enlargement (Definition)

Thyroid enlargement refers to a thyroid gland that is larger than normal. The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck, below the Adam's apple, and may become enlarged due to hyper or hypo-thyroidism. An enlarged thyroid is also ...Read more


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Very tired all the time. Get plenty of sleep. Thyroid blood work done. 26yo. Don't exercise. 116 lbs. Is sleep study necessary? Don't snore.

Very tired all the time. Get plenty of sleep. Thyroid blood work done. 26yo. Don't exercise. 116 lbs. Is sleep study necessary? Don't snore.

Maybe: There may a problem with the quality of your sleep. PLMD (periodic limb movement disorder of sleep), narcolepsy, alcohol and poor sleep habits (esp erratic schedule) can all cause excessive daytime sleepiness even in a person who sleeps long enough. ...Read more

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I have a short neck compared to my length but I don't snore. Can I have sleep apnea without snorig. Suffering from drowsiness and morning headaches?

I have a short neck compared to my length but I don't snore. Can I have sleep apnea without snorig. Suffering from drowsiness and morning headaches?

See below: You may not realize you snore at night. Additionally, it is not so much snoring that makes up sleep apnea, but the gasping or choking for breath at night periodically. With those other symptoms you have as well, it is recommended you see a sleep medicine doctor for evaluation. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Can pinched nerves, bulg. Discs in neck cause myasthenia gravis? I have one eye lower than other, feel like choking couple days and snoring for months..

Can pinched nerves, bulg. Discs in neck cause myasthenia gravis? I have one eye lower than other, feel like choking couple days and snoring for months..

Maybe the opposite?: Myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease. In myasthenia gravis, your immune system produces antibodies that block your muscles' receptor sites for an acetylcholine, causing muscle weakness. The condition may cause weakness in your neck, arms and legs, but this usually happens along with muscle weakness and not the other way around. ...Read more

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What causes an enlarged thyroid and how is it taken care of?

What causes an enlarged thyroid and how is it taken care of?

Multiple causes: Most are benign goiters, but sometimes thyroid enlargement is caused by cancer or hyperthyroidism. Treatment varies related to symptoms and cause. Most goiters do not need any treatment, but you need to see a doc to have it checked. You don't want to miss a curable cancer or suffer unnneccessarily if you have hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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What are the potential risks of a pronounced (enlarged) thyroid?

What are the potential risks of a pronounced (enlarged) thyroid?

Usually none!: Usually a sign of both hypothyroidism, or grave's disease, which causes overactivity. However, both thyroid nodules and malignacy can do this. You need some blood tests, and ultrasound of your thyroid, and perhaps a thyroid biopsy, if indicated. Women are more prone to goiters, usually caused by autoimmune issues! ...Read more

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Possible thyroid enlargement / who do I tell?

Possible thyroid enlargement / who do I tell?

Your PCP!: Most doctors can adequately assess your thyroid concerns, and make an appointment with an endocrinologist if needed.
The tests I recommend are free t3, (liothyronine) tsh, antithyroid antibodies. If you have a goiter, you may need an ultrasound. If thyroid disease is common in family members, it increases your likelyhood of having issues. ...Read more

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What is a diffusely enlarged thyroid on a scan report?

Big thyroid: That just means the whole thyroid is bigger than normal. ...Read more

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Possible thyroid enlargement I think. Dr says no. What now?

Possible thyroid enlargement I think. Dr says no. What now?

Thyroid: Its called goiter. Ask for a thyroid ultrasound. Minimally ask for an antibody test that can detect inflammatory agents causing the enlargement. Thyroid function test as well. If you've got a family history of thyroid disease in first-degree relative, you should be screened anyway. ...Read more

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Does an enlarged thyroid feel long, wide and slightly raised?

Thyroidomegaly: Possibly. Get your doctor to examine your thyroid and get an ultrasound done. ...Read more

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What are the causes of an enlarged thyroid and how to avoid it?

What are the causes of an enlarged thyroid and how to avoid it?

Many possibilities: An enlarged thyroid (goiter) has many causes. Are thyroid blood levels (tsh, ft4) normal? If not, then one thinks about hyper/hypothyroidism, graves disease, hashimotos, etc. Is the goiter nodular or smooth? This may require an ultrasound, with biopsy of suspicious nodules. In younger people, hashimotos is very common. Low grade inflammation, eventual hypo. There's no way to avoid this. ...Read more

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All of my ultrasounds/scans came back normal but I have an enlarged thyroid, is that okay?

Probably: Unless the goiter (enlarged thyroid) is very large, it should cause few if any problems. However, something is causing the goiter. In the US, it is usually because the immune system is inappropriately making antibodies that attack a person's own proteins in the thyroid (auto-, or self-directed, immunity). This may cause abnormal thyroid levels in the future, and needs to be checked regularly. ...Read more

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Enlarged thyroid, but not hypothyroidism. What could it be?

Enlarged thyroid, but not hypothyroidism. What could it be?

See details: Most people with enlarged thyroids have normal thyroid function. Have an ultrasound of the thyroid done as a first step. ...Read more

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What's an enlarged thyroid?

What's an enlarged thyroid?

Goiter: Its usually caused by inflammation. This may be autoimmune or infectious. At times it's caused by normal pubertal changes. It does not have to be associated with dysfunction ie hyper or hypo thyroidism. ...Read more

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What causes an enlarged thyroid?

What causes an enlarged thyroid?

Different things: A very common cause of diffuse goiter in the us is autoimmune, mostly hashimoto's but also grave's disease. Multinodular goiter, congenital goiter- babies born with goiter for different reasons, iodine deficiency. ...Read more

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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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Snoring (Definition)

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