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Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Are celiac disease, thyroid disease, and pcos related? I have all three. Am i at risk for future health problems?

Are celiac disease, thyroid disease, and pcos related? I have all three. Am i at risk for future health problems?

Some connection: Celiac and (autoimmune) thyroid disease are more likely to happen together then each is likely in the general population. PCOS is typically a metabolic condition, meaning it usually has to do with weight and insulin resistance. ...Read more

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What is thyroid disease?

What is thyroid disease?

Many types.: Thyroid disease is a nonspecific term which indicates there is an abnormality of thyroid function. These include excess secretion of thyroid hormones, decreased secretion, nodules including cancer, and inflammation. A variety of tests help determine the specific type of disease. ...Read more

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How does thyroid disease occur?

How does thyroid disease occur?

Various: Types and causes of thyroid disease, some are a genetic cause or predisposition, others are induced by the environment such as viruses, some are immune based and many we don't know the true cause(s). There are disorders of function (high or low) and also of structure. Many run in families. There are too many different thyroid diseases to explain in 400 characters. See your doctor for more info. ...Read more

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How can I manage thyroid disease?

How can I manage thyroid disease?

Which Disorder?: For an underactive thyroid, levothyroxine pills are prescribed to take daily for thyroid hormone replacement. Overactive thyroid: graves disease - there are other treatments which include certain medications to block your thyroid from over working and medication to lower heart rate and blood pressure if necessary until thyroid under better control. Also, radioablation to rid overactive gland. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of thyroid disease?

What are symptoms of thyroid disease?

Many: Hyper(overactive)thyroid causes heat intolerance, sweating, weight loss, tremors, heart racing/palpitations, hair loss and muscle weakness to name a few. Hypo(underactive)thyroid causes weight gain, cold intolerance, dry skin, hair loss, fatigue among other symptoms. Thyroid nodules are usualy asymptomatic unless big and pushing on nearby structures. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of thyroid disease?

What are symptoms of thyroid disease?

Variety of symptoms: Those with an underactive thyroid may experience: fatigue, constipation, dry skin/hair, cold intolerance, puffiness (some examples). Overactive thyroid symptoms include: difficulty sleeping, heat intolerance, frequent stooling, rapid heart beat/palpitations, tremors, nervousness, etc. ...Read more

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Thyroid disease considered disability?

Thyroid disease considered disability?

Thyroid: Thyroid disease is not usually qualify for disability since they can be treated with medications. There are always exceptions and your doctor can let you know if your case should be considered a disability. ...Read more

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What are the causes of thyroid disease?

Various: Most common causes of thyroid diseases are autoimmune, the immune system, recognizes the thyroid as foreign to the body, in the process, the thyroid can be damaged or stimulated. Other causes are iodine deficiency, problems with development of the thyroid or with parts of the thyroid cell important ti make thyroid hormones. Some medications or infections can also cause thyroid problems. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a thyroid disease ?

Summary: The thyroid is located on the lower front neck by the clavicle in the center. Any abnormality of the thyroid can be called a disease. Examples: thyroiditis, tumors, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, grave's disease. The thyroid hormone is a rate regulator. Too much speeds everything in the body up. Too little slows it down. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more