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Dr. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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I have graves disease'how will it take for my hair to grow back?

I have graves disease'how will it take for my hair to grow back?

Up to one year: Once your thyroid level is back to normal, it can take 6-12 months for your hair to grow out fully, depending upon the length. The hair contains defective protein that can still break off until it grows out fully. Make sure you are receiving brand name replacement and your levels are normal. ...Read more

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I've noticed that i'm losing my hair, is it a symptom of graves' disease? I'm getting worried

I've noticed that i'm losing my hair, is it a symptom of graves' disease? I'm getting worried

See a doctor: Thereā€˜s many causes for hair loss and thyroid problem is one of the causes. Your doctor can run test to find out the cause. ...Read more

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My mom had graves disease...what are some symptoms of it because I've had a 100 lb weight loss in the past year?

My mom had graves disease...what are some symptoms of it because I've had a 100 lb weight loss in the past year?

Grave's disease: Symptoms are variable, but hyperthyroidism often causes weight loss despite normal or increased appetite, heat intolerance, increased perspiration, feeling jittery, fast heart rate, palpitations, and other. If the weight loss was unintentional then you definitely need a thorough medical evaluation. In any case, it might be reasonable to check your thryoid function tests now. See your doctor! ...Read more

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Could memory loss be a symptom of hypothyroidism? I have Graves Disease and I've noticed my memory has been deteriorating a lot lately.

Could memory loss be a symptom of hypothyroidism? I have Graves Disease and I've noticed my memory has been deteriorating a lot lately.

It could: This can occur but your physician knows your clinical picture and knowing about your thyroid, the thyroid tests he or she can make a better assessment. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and treatment for neuroendocrine tumors in the lung? After testing for four months, i was diagnosed with graves disease last week. Tachycardia that averages 144, tremors, confusion/forgetfullness, weight loss, blurry vision, goiter,

Neuroendocrine tumor: Symptoms are of two manners. First is the tumor mass itself tends to cause pulmonary symptoms whereas the hormones released by the tumor can cause symptoms including diarrhea, flushing, and wheezing, may occur when the tumors produce excess amounts of serotonin. ...Read more

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I have severe pain in right temple (not migraine) everyday. Painful to touch/press. I am in my 30's. Is it Temporal Artiritis? I have Graves Disease.

I have severe pain in right temple (not migraine) everyday. Painful to touch/press. I am in my 30's. Is it Temporal Artiritis? I have Graves Disease.

See your PCP: for examination and tests to rule out temporal arteritis. Initially the temple pain may be the only presenting symptom with the temporal and occipital regions being the most common locations. Tender spots or nodules may be present in the scalp, especially over inflamed arteries. See your PCP for evaluation, tests and diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can be done about graves disease?

Usually medication: Graves diease is the most common cause of hyperthyriodism, it is an autoimmune disease.The majority of patients can be treated with medications to control the amount of thyriod hormone is made or secreted and others that can control the hypermetabolic effects of the hormone on the body and heart. Some patients may require thyriod gland destruction using radioactive iodine and /or surgery. ...Read more

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How can I help someone with graves disease?

Endocrinology!: Hi. Get the person to an endocrinologist! ...Read more

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How does graves' disease affect the system?

Increases metabolism: Thyriod hormone affects the whole body.It helps the normal processes function at optimal speeds. It functions like "sparkplugs". When you have a condition like graves disease(hyper functioning thyriod gland) your metabolism can be increased dangerously high . It can be fatal (cardiovascular effects esp). ...Read more

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How can I find out if I have graves' disease?

See physician: The physician will examine you and get your history and symptoms from you. Blood tests for free thyroid hormone and thyroid stimulating hormone would be tested for abnormal levels. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of graves' disease?

There are many: Common symptoms include feeling very hot when others are comfortable, a fullness at the base of the neck, heart pounding and racing, shakiness, shortness of breath with effort, more frequent bowel movements, poor concentration, poor sleep, and irritability. While some people lose weight, others may actually gain some weight. Eye bulging and double vision may also occur. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is graves disease diagnosed?

Graves': Hi. Graves' disease is an autoimmune disease in which the thyroid gland is stimulated by particular (measurable) antibodies. What triggers the production of these antibodies is not known. First, diagnose hyperthyroidism with TSH, free T4, & T3 (liothyronine). Clinical suspicion & exam is often all we need to know it's Graves'. Radioactive iodine thyroid scan will show hi uptake of Iodine diffusely in gland. ...Read more

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Could you give me information about graves disease?

Could you give me information about graves disease?

Many symptoms: Losing weight, increased appetite, arrhytmias, palpiattions, changes in menstrual patterns, increased sensitivity to heat, changes in bowel patterns,more frequent bowel movements, enlarged thyroid gland, muscle weakness, difficulty sleeping, brittle hair are symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Hypothyroidism is opposite, different sxs, Rx can be medications, radioactive ablation of gland,or thyroidectomy ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to treat graves disease?

What are some natural ways to treat graves disease?

None: This condition requires medications and sometimes radioactive ablation/surgery depending on response to therapy. ...Read more

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Why not take melatonin with graves disease?

Not indicated: Garves disease should treated to improve sleep, melatonine only indicated for jet lags and blind without sense of light to stimulate to scm to initiate sleep. ...Read more

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I think I have graves disease, what will it do to my fetus?

I think I have graves disease, what will it do to my fetus?

Diagnose/treat.: One can't make a DX on their own. Especially don't try if your talking about the affects on two beings. Tell your generalist and/or ob-gyn exactly what symptoms you are experiencing, it will be worked up, and diagnosed. If you have grave's disease, or any other disease found during pregnancy, you will be referred to the proper specialist and it will be treated. That is only way to protect fetus. ...Read more

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