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Herbalife Thyroid Problems
Yes, but: The herbalife is a waste of your money. It won't help any medical condition you may have, it just spends your money needlessly. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. Do get your thyroid treated and regulated properly. That's much more important and helpful than junk like herbalife. ...Read more
You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more
Various: While most thyroid conditions are chance happenings, we do know that exposure to radiation and deficiencies of iodine can both lead to trouble with this organ. If you are worried that you are at risk, consult with your primary care provider for an in-depth conversation and examination. ...Read more
Some: Some of the rare types are, but for the most part, the autoimmune thyroid diseases are not so much inherited, but the tendency toward developing thyroiditis is. So, if you have a parent or sibling with autoimmune thyroiditis, your risk for developing autoimmune thyroid disease is higher than that of the general population, but you don't actually inherit the thyroid disease. ...Read more
Thryoid problems: The three most common thyroid problems are hypothyroid (low function), hyperthyroid (high function) and thyroid nodules. The most common cause of hypothyroidism is hashimoto's thyroid disease. The most common cause of hyperthyroidism is graves' disease. Thyroid nodules are very common and are seen more with advancement of technology. Most thyroid nodules are not cancerous. ...Read more
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hyperthyroidism is caused by too much hormone produced like in graves disease where your bodies immune system attacks the gland and it overproduces the hormone
hypothroidism is also caused most of the time by auto immune disorder which cause thyroid to produce less hormones
goiter caused by iodine deficiency
cancer caused by radiation/unknown. ...Read more
In addition...: Other than functional problems, the thyroid gland can enlarge (a goiter) or form benign or malignant masses without having any impairment in function. In those cases, you can be asymptomatic other than feeling like something is stuck in your throat, throat tightness, or difficulty with swallowing. ...Read more
Same as others: We are not that special. Thyroid problem in men will cause the same symptoms as in women (minus the menstruation symptoms, of course). Hypothyroid: fatigue, hair loss, hoarse voice, slower speech, depressed, brittle nails, dry skin, feeling cold, constipation, weight gain...Hyperthyroid: nervousness, fast heartbeat, weight loss, feeling hot, trouble sleeping, tremot, pooping too much... ...Read more
Thyroid: Thyroid is tricky as there is hyper or too much thyroid, which causes signs of an accelerated system. This includes increased heart rate, anxiety, palpitations and weight loss. Then there is hypothyroid or too slow. Think of everything in the body slowing down. Low body temperature, slower heart rate, brain fog, constipation, dry skin, hair loss, and weight gain are a few of the main symptoms. ...Read more
Have regular checkup: If family members have thyroid problems, it is not automatic that you will. Also, of all the hereditary diseases that you could have, thyroid problems (hypo or hyper) are not all that bad and they should be readily treatable. See your doctor for regular checkups, including feeling your thyroid and thyroid blood tests, to catch anything early. ...Read more
Under or over active: Hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid may present with loss of energy, fatigue, sluggishness, poor memory, weight gain, constipation, cold intolerance, doughy skin, etc. Hyperthyroidims or overactive thyroid may present with palpitations, racing pulse, tremors, anxiety, sweats, insomnia, weight loss, bulging eyes, heat intolerance, etc. Go see your family physician for simple blood test (tsh). ...Read more
Thyroid gland: The thyroid is a endocrine gland that makes thyroid hormone. This hormone in children is necessary for growth and developing. In adults, it regulates metabolism. Low thyroid levels cause fatigue, weight gain, constipation and irregular menses. Too much thyroid hormone cause weight loss and palpitations. Thyroid nodules are cancer in about 5% of the time. Often there are no symptoms from nodules. ...Read more
Hypothyroid-cold intolerance, lethargy, weight gain, constipation, dry skin, depression, nasal congestion, doughy skin, menstrual irregularity. Elevated tsh
hyperthyroidism- fast heart rate, anxiety, heat intolerance, weight loss, diarrhea, tremor, menstrual irregularity. Depressed tsh. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the severity of your thyroid disease. If you have thyroid disease that's properly treated, then there is no restriction to how much you can exercise. If your thyroid disease is not treated yet, see your doc to get it treated before engaging in vigorous exercise. ...Read more
Thyroid disorders: Certainly! Teenagers can be affected by a number of disorders including severe thyroid issues that range from infection, to goiter to cancer. If you think your teenager is having thyroid issues, he/she should be evaluated as the tests for thyroid disorders are quite simple to get and the results are usually available within a few short days, if that. ...Read more
Tests: Thyroid tests include two kinds -- function and physical appearance. One does not exclude the other. Lab testing can tell the function and antibody lab tests can tell inflammation. There are also lab tests for certain tumors. Radiology tests can tell the appearance ie nodules, inflammation, cysts, enlargement. ...Read more
Depends: There are two types of thyroid problems: 1.Functional- with high or low hormones, generally treated with medicine and 2.Structural - a thyroid nodule generally worked up with ultrasound and a fine needle aspiration if appropriate. So basically it depends on what type of thyroid problem you have. Good luck! ...Read more
Many: Fatigue, constipation, dry skin, losing hair, weight gain-usually water weight- are most common for underactive. Shaky, nervous, jittery, sweaty, fast heart beat, multiple bowel movements daily for overactive. But these symptoms could all be due to other causes, so see MD & get lab evaluation. ...Read more
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