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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Iodine deficiency thyroid; will taking iodine correct it?

Iodine deficiency thyroid; will taking iodine correct it?

Yes: Iodine deficiency will cause hypothyroidism and enlargement (goiter) of the thyroid. Do not take more than about 1000 mcg of iodine because high doses can cause problems if you have hashimoto's thyroiditis. Also, 2 recents reports from china and japan have suggested that high doses of iodine may increase the risk of thyroid cancer. Too much of a good thing is then not good. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would taking multivitamins help with iodine deficiency?

Hi docs, would taking multivitamins help with iodine deficiency?

Not necessarily: If you need iodine, best to get it first from food and if not able to, then ask your doctor for best iodine supplement. Multivitamins may or may not include minerals such as iodine. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have an iodine deficiency?

You don't: If you live in the us there is lots of i in the diet - even if people think they are avoiding iodinated salt. In the world i deficiency is the most common cause of hypothyroidism and large swarths of western china have i deficiency. In this country 85% of hypothyroidism is due to hashimoto's disease. ...Read more

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How is iodine deficiency related to weight gain?

Hypothyroisim: Low iodine ( fish, salt..etc) can lead to a low functioning thyroid gland- get routine thyroid function tests and increase seafood and small amounts of iodized salt. ...Read more

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Can iodine deficiency cause chronic clinical depression?

Can iodine deficiency cause chronic clinical depression?

Thyroid, Depression: The thyroid gland requires an adequate supply of iodine to function normally. If there is a lack of iodine (which is unusual in the us), or if there is a problem with the functioning of the thyroid, then it is not uncommon for people to have some of the symptoms of depression. Technically, this is not diagnosed as depression; instead, it is called "depression secondary to thyroid insufficiency". ...Read more

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At what rate does iodine deficiency lead to hypothyroidism?

At what rate does iodine deficiency lead to hypothyroidism?

Months: Iodine deficiency is uncommon in the USA and civilized countries given the presence of iodized salt and the relative availability of seafood. It is still a sizable problem in the developing world however. It would probably take at least a month or two (if not longer) before a low iodine diet would lead to clinical hypothyroidism. The use of iodized salt generally will prevent this problem. ...Read more

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Why does iodine deficiency causes the thyroid to swell and goiter?

Gland needs iodine: Iodine deficiency can be seen in underdeveloped countries in the world, it is rare in developed countries such as the us. In us there is too much iodine and a higher incidence of autoimmune thyroid disease. Goiters in the us are familial or autoimmune related. Iodine deficiency causes goiter because the thyroid requires iodine to make thyroid hormone. Without it, thyroid enlarges due to high tsh. ...Read more

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Effect of iodine deficiency?

Yes: Iodine deficiency will cause hypothyroidism and enlargement (goiter) of the thyroid. Do not take more than about 1000 mcg of iodine because high doses can cause problems if you have hashimoto's thyroiditis. Also, 2 recents reports from china and japan have suggested that high doses of iodine may increase the risk of thyroid cancer. Too much of a good thing is then not good. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

A growth (often balloon like) on an ovary. It is often thin walled ...Read more