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Hyperthyroidism And Addisons Disease
Chronic adrenal insufficiency. You may consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/addisons-disease/home/ovc-20155636 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any ...Read more
Not at all: In CD your body makes antibodies that attack the gut tissue. These antibodies do attack the thyroid & do not cause goiter. The fact that you have CD makes you more prone to quirks in your immune system such as an immune attack on your thyroid gland. People should never self label as CD, but have the tests done and medical follow up because of the added risk of other autoimmune diseases or cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adrenal cortex: The adrenal cortex makes lots of hormones. Very important are cortisol and aldosterone which help maintain life and salt balance. Addison's disease is caused by adrenal cortex damage rendering it unable to make these hormones anymore, mostly autoimmune cause in us. Patients often have a bronzed look. Hydrocortisone replacement is a lifesaving necessity. Fludrocortisone may also become necessary. ...Read more
Tremors,: Parkinson disease: tremors at rest, decreased speed of motor action, cogwheel rigidity, small step shuffled gait, dysphonia, depression, sleep disturbance. Grave disease:anxiety irritability difficulty sleeping fatigue a rapid or irregular heartbeat a fine tremor of your hands or fingers an increase in perspiration or warm, moist skin sensitivity to heat weight loss, despite normal eating habits. ...Read more
Can you have both underlying adrenal insufficiency and thyroid disease, while treated with levoxyl (thyroxine)?
Not usually: The leading causes of Addison' disease in the US are: autoimmune; metastatic cancer; bleeding into adrenal glands; infectious infiltration (such as tuberculosis). Only the autoimmune type may possibly run in families, whose members typically have other autoimmune disorders such as type 1 diabetes, hypothyroidism, vitiligo, pernicious anemia, or myasthenia gravis, to name a few. ...Read more
What is the significance of radioactive iodine scan in various throid diseases like myxedema, hashimoto's thyroiditis and graves disease?
Hot vs. cold nodule: Iodine uptake by thyroid tissue depends on functioning cells. The most common use for thyroid scan is to assess if a nodule is functional or not. A functional/hot nodule may cause hyperthyroidism but is not likely to be malignant. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003829.htm. ...Read more
Yes, they CAN, but: Addison's disease has been associated with other autoimmune glandular disorders, including malabsorption and type i diabetes. But cf, although having pancreatic (including diabetes i) & GI deficiencies (malabsorption), is a chromosomal not autoimmune disorder. Their association would be purely coincidental. See: neufeld, m, et al. Medicine: september 1981 - volume 60 - issue 5 - ppg 355-362. ...Read more
Immune attack: An autoimmune disease is when the body's immune system mistakenly makes antibodies which are directed towards one's own healthy tissues. In terms of thyroid, antibodies are targeted against the thyroid - very similar in principle to rejecting one's own thryoid. That is, the body is rejecting it's own tissue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lyme disease: There is much speculation, primarily in the lay press about "adrenal exhaustion" due to lyme disease. This seems to be purely theoretical and not based on any firm scientific evidence. The problem is that there is much we do not understand about lyme disease, and it has been the speculative cause of many unexplained illnesses. Stick to "proven" facts, and adrenal insufficiency is not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Various: You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated by a qualified doctor. Hypothyroidism is only one form of thyroid disorder. ...Read more
SEPERATE CONDITIONS: These are two separate conditions and can happen to some patients together There is no concvincing evidence that there is any relationship for these two conditions ...Read more
What hormone imbalances can cause excessive face/head sweating? I have underactive thyroid, kidney disease, & low cortisol levels. Can these diseases?
Addisons and mood: Yes in the form of apoptosis( a form of cell death in which a programmed sequence of events leads to the elimination of cells without releasing harmful substances into the surrounding area).Stress and depression shows possible link to cell death in a study by printha et al in 2009. It demonstrated that cell death can be accelarated by low levels of cortisol (addisons) and high levels (stress). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Define supplement: If you are talking about the OTC stuff people get at the vitamin shop,buy a coffin first and write your eulogy, you would need them sooner. Both addison's and hypothyroidism are treated by supplementing the bodies lost ability to make the hormones with synthetics that mimic the natural hormone. You just don't use these supplements without close monitoring by a doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer