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Is There A Difference Between Cretinism And Congenital Hypothyroidism
Yes: Cretinism is an old description of children with growth stunning due to profound hypothyroidism, either congenital or acquired who go untreated. Their physical appearance is quite unique but now seldom encountered due to new born screening and early detection. I myself have not seen a case during my entire fellowship period ! it is present in other parts of the world where newborn screen is absent. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Hypothyroidism (Infant And Child) (Definition)
Congenital hypothyroidism is a medical condition in which babies have low levels of thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormone is crucial for development, especially development of the brain, and lack of thyroid hormone can lead to mental retardation. Causes of congenital hypothyroidism include the failure of the thyroid gland to form (agenesis) or immature brain to gland signaling. Treatment via thyroid hormone replacement is very effective. ...Read more
Old term vs new: Cretinism is a term used before testing helped sort out many of the causes of mental retardation that affected infants and children. It was broadly applied to many with profound retardation and developmental delay. Many were found to have congenital hypothyroidism, some down syndrome or other problems.For many it became jargon for profoundly retarded. The term cretin is rarely used today. ...Read more
Unknown: Gugulipid is an herbal supplement that has been used for thousands of years. Unfortunately, there are very few studies that show any objective benefits to the supplement. It has been used to lower cholesterol, but few studies demonstrate any true benefit. I can find no study that demonstrates any true clinical effects on thyroid or thyroid function. ...Read more
Yes: Strictly speaking thyrotoxicosis is too much thyroid hormone in the blood due to any cause (including taking too much). Hyperthyroidism is a more specific term, implying too much thyroid hormone in the blood due to an overactive thyroid. Despite this distinction, most patients, and many doctors, use these terms interchangeably. Graves' is one specific cause of hyperthyroidism. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Yes: Any chronic disease which makes you feel bad physically can influence your mood, and once you are depressed it is very difficult to get motivated to make the lifestyle changes necessary to effectively treat a disease like type 2 diabetes. So being depressed can make diabetes worse and having diabetes can trigger depression. I would recommend aggressively treating both if both are present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Failure is the end stage of liver illness. Patient tend to have bleeding, ascites (large belly), confusion, prone to infections. Dysfunction refers to alterations on liver level. The focus is to treat the condition (ie, alcoholism, hepatitis a-b-c, drug toxicity, gallstones, etc). Dysfuntion many time is reversible depending on the cause. ...Read more
Pituitary & thyroid: Hypopit patients are missing many or all of their pituitary hormones because of pituitary or hypothalamic damage. Growth hormone, lh/fsh, tsh, acth, adh, (vasopressin) etc. Hypopit patients often are hypothyroid because they can't make the thyroid stim hormone (tsh). People who are just hypothyroid can't make thyroid hormone because of thyroid damage. Tsh is high in such patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be the same: Addison's disease is primary adrenal insufficiency and implies destruction of the part of the adrenal gland which makes cortisol. Secondary adrenal insufficiency is when the pituitary gland doesn't make enough acth, a hormone which signals the adrenal gland to make cortisol. ...Read more
Sometimes: Good question but difficult to answer. Rarely, there can an autoimmune basis for having both, the adrenal gland and liver being attacked by body's own immune system (causing adrenalitis and hepatitis respectively). In infants with hypopituitraism where they are lacking adequate cortisol levels due to adrenal insufficiency, it is not uncommon to see elevated liver enzymes. Talk with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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