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Can you tell me how hypothyroidism affect the endocrine and nervous system?

Can you tell me how hypothyroidism affect the endocrine and nervous system?

Hypothyroidism: This tends to slow you down and that may contribute to your nervous system. Your thyroid gland, when working properly should have no adverse effects. Under-dosing or over-dosing with thyroid medicines is not a good idea. If you haven't had your thyroid levels measured for the last 3-6 months please do so soon. ...Read more

Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

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


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How can Parkinson's disease affect your life?

How can Parkinson's disease affect your life?

Progressive dz: Parkinsons is a progressive dz. Its initially controlled with medications like levodopaand Dopamine agonists. Eventually they lose their effectiveness.And can cause invoulentary movements called dyskensia.Rehab diet and execise can alleviate some symptoms early on. Research to a cure is ongoing. ...Read more

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How can hypothyroidism negatively affect the heart and circulatory system?

How can hypothyroidism  negatively affect the heart and circulatory system?

Slows metabolism: The thyroid hormone is essential for proper functioning of most if not all organs in the body. Low thyroid levels can lead to slowing and/or weakness of the heart muscle because of poor utilization of the energy supply to the heart in the setting of low thyroid hormone levels. ...Read more

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How can having a respiratory disease affect your life?

How can having a respiratory disease affect your life?

Many things: Having a chronic respiratory condition affects overall daily functioning. One cannot do much exertion or be outdoors in any extreme of weather, or in polluted air. Medication can help, but many patients still have some problems at least occasionally. ...Read more

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Can thyroid disease affect your throat?

Can thyroid disease affect your throat?

Maybe: Inflammation of the thyroid can give some patients significant neck/throat symptoms. But generally most thyroid nodules are without symptoms. And most thyroid dysfunction results in general symptoms rather than local symptoms (throat issues). ...Read more

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Can Lyme disease change the way substances and medications affect your body and brain?

Can Lyme disease change the way substances and medications affect your body and brain?

Yes-it's complicated: Lyme is a complex illness. Lyme often causes liver inflammation (hepatitis) which can affect how the liver metabolizes medications ; herbs. Lyme also causes encephalopathy (brain dysfunction) related to infection, inflammation ; microbial toxins and an inflamed brain will likely react to medicines/herbs differently than a healthy brain. ...Read more

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How long can hyperthyroidism last before it starts affecting your heart and body?

How long can hyperthyroidism last before it starts affecting your heart and body?

Right away: Hyperthyroidism can cause cardiac arrhythmia or irregular heart rhythm so it can affect your heart right away. It can also cause tremor, shaking, weight loss, sweating, fatigue, exhaustion...Most of these symptoms can occur right when you become hyperthyroid. ...Read more

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Describe how caffeine can affect your stress level. How does it affect your cardiorespiratory system?

Describe how caffeine can affect your stress level. How does it affect your cardiorespiratory system?

Caffeine = stimulant: So it adds to physiological arousal that stress can produce. It will increase heart rate, alertness, and insomnia in some people. It can decrease fatigue and improve concentration. If you have high stress or anxiety, caffeine would not be recommended. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the behavioural and psychiatric changes manifested in thyroid disease?

Can you tell me the behavioural and psychiatric changes manifested in thyroid disease?

Thyroid disease: Psychiatric changes associated with thyroid disease depend on the type of thyroid problem. In hypothyroidism, the thyroid is underactive and the person may be depressed, lethargic, and have poor memory and concentration. May progress to suicidal ideation. In hyperthyroidism, the thyroid is overactive and the person can be restless, anxious, agitated, with racing thoughts, and insomnia. ...Read more

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Congestive heart failure from thyorid disease? How can your thyroid affect your heart?

Congestive heart failure from thyorid disease? How can your thyroid affect your heart?

Thyroid and CHF: The thyroid regulates the metabolism increasing the heart rate over the course of the time - like whipping a horse - can produce heart issues as the heart is in overdrive with a high thyroid hormone level. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how graves' disease affect the nervous system?

Can you tell me how graves' disease affect the nervous system?

Adversely: Hi. Hyperthyroidism in the long term runs down a lot of tissues, including the nervous system. Nerves and other cells in the nervous system have receptors for thyroid hormone, and by binding to them, thyroid hormone affects their function. You see tremors, brisk reflexes, and a host of behavioral effects due to too much thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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Can your diet affect how much acne you have or is it all hormones?

Can your diet affect how much acne you have or is it all hormones?

Diet does little: Despite "pop" ideas, diet has little or no impact on acne. I was surprised, too, but the scientific work is consistent. All acne is manageable with today's medications. If you have asked here, it's time you get treated effectively. Please get with your physician. ...Read more

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How does hormone replacement therapy to treat menopause symptoms affect the risk of cancer?

How does hormone replacement therapy to treat menopause symptoms affect the risk of cancer?

Not likely: Hormone replacement therapy remains one of the most effective means of controlling and sometimes eliminating these symptoms. Our current thinking is that for healthy women in their 50s -- women who have not had breast cancer or a history of blood clots -- and have been experiencing the symptoms of menopause for less than 10 years, hormone therapy can be very effective for symptom relief. ...Read more

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How will treatment for thyroid cancer affect my normal activities?

How will treatment for thyroid cancer affect my normal activities?

Depends on treatment: Thyroidectomy is the first treatment. There can be low calcium levels and thyroid level that have symptoms but can be replaced by pills. If the cancer is small then no other therapy. Others may need radioactive iodine and there will be radiation rules to follow and avoid exposure to others. ...Read more

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How can hormones, health and nutrition affect your skin pigmentation?

How can hormones, health and nutrition affect your skin pigmentation?

Yes: Addison disease, hemochromatosis, argyria, increase skin tone. Phenylketonuria causes lighter skin and hair. Poor health often increases pigmentation, e.g. Under the eyes. Pregnancy may also cause increase in facial pigmentation. Lack of niacin, riboflavin, thymine cause skin rashes. ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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


Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The natural decline in reproductive hormones when a woman reaches her 40s or 50s and ...Read more