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Inflammation Of The Thyroid Endocrine System
Why am I never Hungry? Loss of appetite. Is it my endocrine system? Endoscopy came back normal and no GI issues or thyroid problems.
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
Life isn't so simple: There are many types of blood tests. Nobody does all the tests on each patient (that would consume all the world's medical resources). Screening tests for the more common problems or the more common blood test abnormalities are often done... and can rule out organ disorders that cause blood test abnormalities. Realize that a problem in an organ may or may not cause blood test changes. ...Read more
Have joint pain. All rheum tests negative! thinking outside the box...What else can I consider? Neurological? Endocrine? Thyroid ok too.
I have had appendix cancer that spread & thyroid cancer. My dad had pancreatic cancer. I am curious about men1/2 & endocrine cancers. I'm only 37...?
Probably not: Appendix cancer is not part of any men syndrome. Pancreatic cancer can be, but it is a specific type called a neuroendocrine tumor. Likewise, the thyroid cancer in men syndromes is called meduallry carcinoma, which make up only about 10% of all thyroid cancers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Since childhood, always too hot, always thirsty, overheat easily. Endocrine & thyroid checked and ok, & no diabetes. Normal temp 98.1. Why feel hot?
DI or adrenals: Check on renal urinary concentrating ability. Also check on adrenals functioning. ...Read more
What causes hypotension during exercise or during exposure to heat? Not dehydration, thyroid, cardiac, pulmonary, or endocrine. BP normal otherwise.
Vasodilation: Hypotension is by definition low BP and while BP may be normal you may experience lower BP relative to your normal when your vessels dilate in response to a rise in internal temperature. Cardiopulmonary, endocrine, anemia, dehydration and infection are potential causes, as are medication side effects. Note that you can be volume depleted -- with these symptoms -- and not technically dehydrated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid testing results. Free T4 1.10, Free T3 (liothyronine) 2.7, TSH 0.313, TSI 49. Normal or not? See endocrine dr Wednsday.
Taking fasting gluc tomorrow. Should I eat carbs 12 hrs before the test to better "test" my endocrine system? Is test meaningful w/out carb intake?
Doesn't matter: just don't take in any calories of any kind for 12 hours before test, as directed. ...Read more
I was taking fluoxetine 20 mg from 15 to 20 years. I want to know what can do this to me, if it could affect my growth, my endocrine system.
No: No known effects on growth or endocrine function that I am aware of. If you have concerns, please discuss with your treating doctor. ...Read more