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How Will Thyroid Treatment Affect My Singing Voice
Singing is my passion since i was a kid.But, right now, i don't know how to use my voice.Think there's somehing in my thyroid gland.What will i do?
See your doctor: See you doctor. He/she will listen to you, do an examination, perhaps orders some tests, and guide you in the right direction. ...Read more
After I have had vocal therapy for my bowed vocal cords will i loose the raspy tone in my singing voice?
Maybe: There are a number if treatments for bowed vocal cords including speech therapy, injectable implant, etc. This may however change different characteristics to your speaking and singing voice. See a laryngologist/ent/voice specialist for treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Voice coach: You will need to work with a voice coach. The neck mm do not directly impact vocal cords. ...Read more
I can really tie together when i started having upper back and neck tension, but could it be the reason for me losing my singing voice?
Feeling tired, weak spells, voice loss when singing or cheering, neck pain in the muscles to the touch . Normal chest xray and blood work. Cancer?
Symptoms without dx.: Someone has ordered limited lab testing which is normal, but sounds like either a vocal nodule, or perhaps a viral disease like mono may be the cause. While cancer is not likely, because this is condition worries you, a thorough evaluation to examine your whole person (physical and mental) is needed to fully diagnose or reassure you. ...Read more
I sweat when im not doing anything. I've got my thyroid checked twice and didn't need any treatment. What could be wrong with me?
Sweating out toxins: Fyi: admittedly, hyperhidrosis can really be a drag. On the other hand, it is better to sweat "too much" than "not enough, " because sweating (because it allows for the excretion of lipophilic, i.e., fat-loving, toxins) is one of the best ways to rid the body of toxins (detoxify). In addition to the skin, other organs of excretion include the gastrointestinal system, the kidneys, and the lungs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have hyper thyroid . My weight is 42 kgs and I am 26 years old. I used to take neomercazole but my weight didn't increase.Plz suggest treatment?
See Dr. first, then:: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, ... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, .... ...Read more
Cause?: The cause is important to know because it is necessary to have a diagnosis before considering treatment options. Some causes of thyroid enlargement include: under or over active thyroid gland, multinodular goiter, lymphoma, thyroid cancer, etc. Each of these diagnoses may cause thyroid enlargement, but whether or not to treat, and how to treat depends on the cause. ...Read more
Treat the condition: The thyroid gland is a hormone producing gland that is very active (hyper) or underactive (hypo). If hyper this may require suppression with radioactivty. If hypo this may require thyroid medication. If not controlled and a goiter develops or a mass, this may require surgery. ...Read more
It is with pill only: Radioactive pill contains i-131 isotope containing radioactive iodine. Iodine is only needed by thyroid gland no other organs uses iodine.So once you swallow i-131 pill radioactive isotope labelled iodine absorbed from stomach and intestine and from blood it is trapped by thyroid gland to its maximum capacity and res is excreted by kidney into urine., and that is reason pt. Has to flush toilet ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Why are you taking thyroid? If it is for hypothyroidism ask your doctor the cause of the hypothyroidism. Most are permanent and you need to take thyroid replacement as levothyroxine forever. Occasionally hypothyroidism is transient, as following pregnancy or after an inflammation in the thyroid. See a thyroidologist if you are not sure what you have. ...Read more
If a person has radioactive treatment of the thyroid, how long are they radioactive for, can it affect other people?
It depends: It depends on the dose and the people you want to protect and the duration of proximity with the people. Higher the dose, recent the dose and younger the people and too close the proximity and longer the contact will affect proportionately. The biological half life I-131 is only couple of days to one week. So use your judgement. There is no need to worry unless you are breast feeding an infant . ...Read more
I'm scared that if I do not get treatment i will end up getting thyroid storm. Please can someone help me and tell me what I should do.
See endocrinologist: I assume that you have been diagnosed with an overactive thyroid. You wrote down thyroiditis as a condition. If you have "subacute thyroiditis", this is a self limited inflammation of the thyroid that will eventually resolve. Although thyroid levels can temporarily be high and give you symptoms, it would be extremely unlikely to cause thyroid storm. You should followup with your doctor or endo. ...Read more
Dr. Christine northrup mentions that women in perimenopause benefit from thyroid treatment regardless of test results, why do others disagree?
Need real evidence: Dr. Northrup, like dr. Oz, and others, tend to stay in the public eye because of media, sensationalism, self promotion. Some of the things they promote are good and based on sound scientific evidence, many things however, have no scientific proof. There are no legitimate studies that demonstrate a benefit to taking thyroid hormone in people who have no thyroid problem. Any med has side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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