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Enlarged Thyroid Snoring
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
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.
How can I clean my throat? It's like there is something clogging up, each time m y neck is not well positioned I find it difficult to breath& snoring
See a doctor: You need to be examined for source of your symptoms and have some tests done. ...Read more
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
I have a really dry throat which always snores and I feel like coughs but the throat remains dry and I also have a bad neck pain what will I do?
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
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
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
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
Big thyroid: That just means the whole thyroid is bigger than normal. ...Read more
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
Thyroidomegaly: Possibly. Get your doctor to examine your thyroid and get an ultrasound done. ...Read more
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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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
See details: Most people with enlarged thyroids have normal thyroid function. Have an ultrasound of the thyroid done as a first step. ...Read more
Exam and ultrasound: First see your doctor who will examine the gland. He can then oder thyroid bllod test and order an ultrasound if he thinks it is indicated. ...Read more
Yes, its possible: As a matter of fact, most goiter presentations here in the US occur in the absence of thyroid symptoms! The enlargement usually is due to multi-nodular goiter (MNG), early stages of Hashimoto's or Graves' disease (the latter is the most likely to present with symptoms). ...Read more
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