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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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I've gained ~20lbs w/in a month w/o change to diet/exercise. Thyroid panel wnl. I'd taken 100mg dhea short term for weight loss. Could this have caused this? Besides diet & exercise, anything to help?

I've gained ~20lbs w/in a month w/o change to diet/exercise. Thyroid panel wnl. I'd taken 100mg dhea short term for weight loss. Could this have caused this? Besides diet & exercise, anything to help?

Unusual: Defying physics is remarkable. You have created energy without a source. Most people cannot possibly gain weight without a change in diet or exercise. You need to sit down and think about this, and then formulate a plan so that you expend more calories than you consume. Good luck and have a great weekend. ...Read more

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Neg cervical culture, neg urine culture, dheas hemaglobinaic proclatin FSH LH thyroid all normal. I have few follicles, no cycle in 1yr after pill bad?

Neg cervical culture, neg urine culture, dheas hemaglobinaic proclatin FSH LH thyroid all normal. I have few follicles, no cycle in 1yr after pill bad?

No diagnosis yet: You have had part of a work up. Speak with your doctor about what the cause is then you can think about what to do for long term treatment. ...Read more

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Noticing hair loss. 40 F. Thyroid, dhea-s, testosterone, zinc, b12 normal. Miscarriage last yr, but derm. says not cause. Puzzled- Can it be stress?

Noticing hair loss. 40 F. Thyroid, dhea-s, testosterone, zinc, b12 normal. Miscarriage last yr, but derm. says not cause. Puzzled- Can it be stress?

Look Simple First: Stress can cause hair loss. You listed a lot of tests, but few basic ones. Iron def is an often overlooked cause and may be one the most common. You don't have to have anemia but low iron, simp blood test. Preg or early preg loss. OCPs. Menopause. Thyroid dz. Other B vit def. (biotin). Sig wt loss. PCOS. Meds. Low estrogen. In male pat levels not always high. consid bx. Basic w/u 1st. PCP 1st. ...Read more

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Sore throat near chin under jaw? Could this be a thyroid problem? Blood test shows high dhea sulfate (elevated adrenal hormone)?

Sore throat near chin under jaw? Could this be a thyroid problem? Blood test shows high dhea sulfate (elevated adrenal hormone)?

You will need Exam: This problem outlined by your question will need to undergo asap examination by your local internal medical physician. The "sore throat near chin" may be due to a number of diagnoses, and thus does not lend itself to 'diagnostic conjecture' within this forum. (it could be due to inflammed lymph node, inflammed salivary gland, skin infection proper, just to name a few possiblities.). ...Read more

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How many mgs of dhea would you recommend for a 50 year old, 5'3", 112 lb female? I took 25 mg once and felt awesome, yet didn't take amymore. Help..

How many mgs of dhea would you recommend for a 50 year old, 5'3", 112 lb female?  I took 25 mg once and felt awesome, yet didn't take amymore.  Help..

None: There is no recommended dosage for women. It is one of the steroids in the family with testosterone and can potentially increase the risk of heart attacks. It should only be used under the supervision of a physician. ...Read more

Dhea (Definition)

Dhea= dihydroepiandrosterone ...Read more