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How Is Exophthalmos Related To Thyroid Dysfunction
Thyroid synthesis: Thyroglobulin is a protein in the thyroid. It contains many copies of the amino acid tyrosine. Iodine gets added to the tyrosine, and then this tyrosine gets liberated from the thyroglobulin, released into blood, and this iodinated tyrosine is thyroid hormone. But don't think you can cure hypothyroid by eating tyrosine because the body synthesizes tyrosine quite well. ...Read more
Multifactorial: Adrenal fatigue is a multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositions and dietary and environmental insults. These factors stress your adrenal glands beyond their ability to respond and dysfunction occurs poor diet, suboptimal sleep, food and other allergies contribute. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Too Much/Too Little: While the adrenal gland makes several hormones, too little or too much cortisol is usually the problem for adrenals that are under- or overactive. Adrenal insufficiency, or failure, causes weight loss, muscle weakness, low blood pressure, and can be fatal. In cushing's syndrome (too much cortisol) weight gain, the face may be round, and there is increased risk for diabetes and high bp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What type of thyroid disease would cause an individual to toggle between Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism symptoms?
What is hypothyroidism or hashimoto’s thyroiditis? Is it related RA as well ? And how can we avoid having it ?
Graves': Exophthalmos. You need a skillful ophthalmologist to handle it. Maggie smith, who played in the harry potter movies, is affected. ...Read more
HPA axis: Untreated anxiety, over time, leads to hyper-activation of the hpa (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal) axis, resulting in chronically elevated glucocorticoid (stress hormone) levels, which has been implicated in contributing to numerous disease processes, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, as well as weakening the immune system, increasing susceptibility to infectious diseases. ...Read more
Cause of T2DM: It starts with Insulin resistance , esp in muscle and liver. Ir is in part genetic, but worsened by obesity and sedentary lifestyle. Initially, you make more Insulin to compensate for the ir. But in time, your pancreatic b-cells can no longer keep pace with the ir, and your glucose elevates. So the dysfunction is Insulin resistance plus b-cell dysfunction. ...Read more
Yes: Hyperthyroidism can cause elevated liver enzymes. Drugs used to treat hyperthyroidism can also cause liver enzyme elevation. Discuss with your doctor what is causing what. Sometimes the simplest thing you can do is to treat the hyperthyroidism (curative) and see what happens to the liver enzymes. In all cases, you must follow the enzymes for trends. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eczema and adrenals: The answer is no, they are not related. Adrenal failure (addison's) can include some hyperpigmentation and/or vitiligo, but not eczema. I wondered why you asked; i see that the "adrenal fatigue" blogs are full of this nonsense. "adrenal fatigue" is a fake diagnosis. The people who are pushing "adrenal fatigue" are trying to link all the ills of mankind together. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
No: Thyroid cancer is fairly common, the most common endocrine malignancy, and therefore, it can be seen in the setting of thyroid dysfunction (most commonly, hashimoto thyroiditis), but thyroid dysfunction has never been shown, to my knowledge, to cause thyroid cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety & fear: Trigger the fight/flight reaction to a perceived threat. The brain signals the adrenal glands to release Adrenalin as part of that reaction. Fight/flight includes muscle tension, cold hands & feet, increased heart rate, rapid & shallow breathing, stomach upset, headaches, dry mouth, increased sweating, mind racing, & insomnia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Various causes: Most common cause is the body's own immune system attacks it and destroys it (or at least enough of it so that normal levels of thyroid hormone can't be made & secreted). This is called autoimmune hypothyroidism (aka Hashimoto's). Other causes: a surgeon removes the thyroid, the thyroid is destroyed by a dose of radioactive iodine used to treat hyperthyroidism. ...Read more
Yes: An underactive thyroid can cause low blood pressure. But there are a multitude of causes for hypotension such as dehydration, adrenal insufficiency (sometimes seen in association with hypothyroidism), severe anemia etc. The best advice if having symptoms is to havel a complete physical including laboratory or blood work. ...Read more
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