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Does thyroiditis have anything to do with loss of vocal range and singing ability?

Does thyroiditis have anything to do with loss of vocal range and singing ability?

If hypothyroid: If the form of thyroiditis you have causes your thyroid to be under active, that could cause changes in your voice that would be expected to resolve when your levels return to normal on thyroid hormone replacement. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

A condition in which the thyroid gland can't make enough thyroid hormone to keep ...Read more


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How to cope with total hearing loss?

How to cope with total hearing loss?

Coclear implant: If both ears are severely deafened, a cochlear implant can restore your hearing. If one ear is totally lost and the contra lateral ear is within normal limits, a BAHA (bone anchored hearing aid) can also be considered. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight with a underactive thyroid?

How can I lose weight with a underactive thyroid?

May be difficult: The focus should be on optimizing your thyroid function. The thyroid gland is involved with several body functions in addition to regulating metabolism. Once your thyroid is functioning optimally, you will have greater success reaching your bodyweight goal. ...Read more

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How to help patients with sensory loss?

Need more info: What kind of sensory loss, where on the body, what is thought to be cause? We need details to answer your question. ...Read more

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How to deal with this voice change after tonsillitis?

How to deal with this voice change after tonsillitis?

Voice change: If the tonsils stay large after tonsillitis it may cause "hot potato" speech. If the adenoids are big then speech is hyponasal. Either conditions may respond to oral steroids. If permanent then removal may help. If there is hoarseness then hydrate, voice rest. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can lose weight with a underactive thyroid?

Can you tell me how i can lose weight with a underactive thyroid?

See your physician: To have your thyroid issues addressed. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. Running, swimming, nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.). ...Read more

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How can a married couple with 3 children stay committed to weight loss?

How can a married couple with 3 children stay committed to weight loss?

Work as a family: Commit your home to becoming a healthy food and exercise home for all that live in it. This should not feel like punishment, it should be a decision to improve the lives and health of the family as a whole. Clear the house out of all excess junk foods and high calorie snacks. Give yourselves a guilt free cheat day once every 2-4 weeks too. You will have earned it! ...Read more

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How can I lose weight with hypothyroidism?

How can I lose weight with hypothyroidism?

Get hypothyroidism: corrected. Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Be physically active with both cardio & weight ...Read more

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Can low thyroid function cause muscle stiffness in walking? Any suggestions on how to deal with it until I get to doctor?

Can low thyroid function cause muscle stiffness in walking? Any suggestions on how to deal with it until I get to doctor?

Low thyroid Stiffnes: 39 F US asks if low thyroid can cause muscle stiffness. Asks how to deal with it till sees Dr. ANS: Not clear what you are talking about, usually think of joints being stiff not muscles. Anyway low T can cause muscle fatigue tiredness but usually advanced state. Only way to deal with it is to take thyroid-if low T is indeed the cause. Give more details and reconsult. ...Read more

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How to lose weight safely and effectively with fibromyalgia and thyroid cysts?

How to lose weight safely and effectively with fibromyalgia and thyroid cysts?

Hard not impossible: Work with your doctor on this a slowly progressive walking program while carefully disciplining your calorie intake will help the fibro and the weight don't just sit around worrying about your pain if cleared by your doctor get up and do and increase your activity very slowly. ...Read more

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Can a polypoid on the vocal cords diminish in size with proper voice rest and speech therapy? I would prefer to avoid surgery, if i know that my singing voice can improve with proper voice rest and speech therapy. I am a professional singer.

Can a polypoid on the vocal cords diminish in size with proper voice rest and speech therapy? I would prefer to avoid surgery, if i know that my singing voice can improve with proper voice rest and speech therapy. I am a professional singer.

Vocal cord polyp: Vocal cord polyps have been observed to resolve with conservative care. Laryngologists with the best microscopes and lasers usually can accomplish excellent clinical results if resection proves necessary. A good speech pathologist should coach you in strategies for voice rest - it's quite difficult! ...Read more

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Please describe ways to lose weight with hypothyroidism?

Please describe ways to lose weight with hypothyroidism?

See details: Normalize your thyroid function with replacement meds and you will lose weight. That is especially true if you also adopt a low carbohydrate diet. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long to notice weight loss with dieting and exercise?

Can you tell me how long to notice weight loss with dieting and exercise?

Depends on how hard : It depends on how hard you work, .You have to create a negative energy balance in order to lose weight. If you cut out lots of calories fromn your daily food consumption, that gets you the best results as it is much harder to burn fat than puttingon ...You have to exercise for an hour to burn 300-400 calories and.It takes burnin 3500 to 4, 000 calories to lose one pound of fat.So you can do the mat. ...Read more

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What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

Iodine good.: foods from the sea have iodine good. ones that bind up iodine bad (these are all the healthy broccoli family foods like broccoli, kale, cabbage). Just have more good than bad and don't do silly amounts of either ...Read more

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Have struggled with my weight for so long. Does anyone know if the Atkins diet will work with an underactive thyroid?

Have struggled with my weight for so long. Does anyone know if the Atkins diet will work with an underactive thyroid?

Yes: First of all you need to take thyroid med to normalize thyroid function. Then you have no worries about an underactive thyroid. The atkins diet should work as long as thyroid function has been normalized first. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause depression? and how long can it take for your thyroid meds to work ?

Can hypothyroidism cause depression? and how long can it take for your thyroid meds to work ?

Hypothyroidism: is one of the leading medical causes of a depressed mood. You have obviously checked with your MD and on meds to boost thyroid function, so now you wait. Your MD will adjust the dose upwards or change the Rx is you do not respond within a reasonable time, but the MD and you will decide how long to wait., because it varies. ...Read more

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How to deal with issues with mens hair loss?

How to deal with issues with mens hair loss?

See doctor: We need to do labs, examine you and your scalp. There are so many ways to prevent hair loss and regrow hair. If your pcp is not familiar with management for hair loss or prevention, look up for a doctor or clinic that do (plenty of them). ...Read more

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How long does it take to regain your voice after laryngitis?

How long does it take to regain your voice after laryngitis?

Possibly 1-2 weeks.: Many things, like throat infections/viral infections can cause laryngitis. It takes time to recover the voice, like 1+ weeks, and it recovers usually when the illness subsides/resolves. You might benefit from a visit to an otolaryngologist (an ear, nose, and throat doctor) for vocal cord/speech therapy, or see your regular doctor for correct direction. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight with thyroid disease?

How can I lose weight with thyroid disease?

It depends: On what kind of thyroid problem you have. Please see your doctor to help determine if you have hypothyroid or hyperthyroid. Thyroid disease is very nonspecific and makes it difficult to answer your question in this setting. ...Read more

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Does a thyroid problem effect weight loss, if so what are some ways to lose weight with thyroid problems?

Yes: Go see your doctor and get your thyroid levels in the normal range. This, with exercise, should allow you to get back to your ideal weight. ...Read more