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Hypothyroidism Peripheral Polyneuropathy
The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more
Generic: A variety of nerve pathology. Etiologies include alcohol/nutritional, diabetes, solvent or chemical exposure, porphyria, amyloid, causations. Since this is a unique category, should be relatively easy to pin down and design a specific therapy. Medical foods, metanx, could improve a small fibre component, and Lyrica (pregabalin) or Cymbalta could help symptoms. ...Read more
S-1 bilat radiculopathy- superimposed peripheral sensory polyneuropathy. What does this mean? All i know is pain. Help please
Nerve test: Presumably you are referring to a report from a recent nerve test. It is important to see a neurologist or neurosurgeon who can order imaging and blood work to determine the cause of your pain and then begin a course of treatment to relieve the pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been diagnosed with perpheral polyneuropathy, as well as over active thyroid, with positive for lupus.I seem to get cramps in my feet, ect.Painful?
Confusing: Not sure of your question. From your description, your peripheral neuropathy is likely the culprit for your pain and cramps in your feet, and i cannot exclude superimposed tarsal tunnel syndrome. However, nerve pathology is likely the cause of your symptoms. Other than baclofen, you are not taking the usual nerve pain suppressant meds, and I am unclear re the cause of your nerve problem. ...Read more
Yes, if deficient: Our bodies produce thyroid hormone by combining tyrosine with iodine. Thus, if one is deficient in tyrosine it might cause hypothyroidism. Our body synthesizes tyrosine from phenylalanine, so that deficiency (which is not unusual) can also cause hypothyroidism. If low in tyrosine then supplementing should help: http://ezinearticles.Com/?The-importance-of-l-tyrosine-in-thyroid-function;id=4717866. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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