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Hyperthyroid Cause Vitiligo
Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more
Symptoms - Vitiligo, Heart Palpitations, Fatigue and Tiredness.
fT4 - 1.3 ng/dl - Norm
TSH - 10.1 uIU/ml - H
Hypo or Hyperthyroidism? Or...
Depends on the lab: but if the lab values are normal... then it might not be a thyroid problem. You would expect all the labs to be abnormal and quite a bit abnormal if the condition is present for a while and serious. Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health ...Read more
Vitiligo: The exact cause of vitiligo is unknown. However, genetic and autoimmune factors are likely to be involved. Some patients have no family history of vitiligo or autoimmune disease but still develop the disease. Possible extrinsic factors include stress and certain industrial chemicals. I am not sure which chemicals specifically may be responsible. Cytomegalovirus may also play a role. ...Read more
My doctor told me I have vitiligo cause its really small half of a inch and really white and round but its been there for 5 yrs never grow or spread?
Birth mark: This sounds more like a birth mark. These areas can be of darker or lighter pigmentation. They remain the same size without changing, unless other symptoms develop i would not be concerned, . ...Read more
If a doctor told me 5yrs ago i had vitiligo.Cause is white and round and flat size half of a inch never grow or spread is it vitigo or something else?
Unlikely: However this may be die to several other causes such as times versicolor. See a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
Autoimmune condition: Hi. Vitiligo is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system destroys the skin cells that make pigment (melanocytes). Vitiligo is not harmful per se, but the skin can, of course, be easily sunburned. Vitiligo can also cluster with other autoimmune diseases that can be very dangerous or worse, if not treated (e.g., type 1 diabetes, Addison's disease, others). ...Read more
Skin pigmentation: An auto-immune, inflammatory condition of the skin in which the body attacks the cells that mix the pigment of the skin. Treatment varies on the condition's progress. I usually apply the 1/3 rule: 1/3 of patients respond very well to treatment and the condition disappears; 1/3 of patients are stable after treatment; and 1/3 of patients progress instead of responding to treatment. Cause is unknown. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autoimmune disorder: Vitiligo is an autoimmune disorder. That means that your body gets confused, and the process that normally kills disease causing organisms like bacteria and viruses (your immune system) attacks the cells in your body that produce the color in your skin (called melanocytes). When those cells die, you get patches of skin that are white. ...Read more
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