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Thyroid Enlargement (Definition)

Thyroid enlargement refers to a thyroid gland that is larger than normal. The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck, below the Adam's apple, and may become enlarged due to hyper or hypo-thyroidism. An enlarged thyroid is also ...Read more


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Is there a link between non toxic mulitnodular and goiters and lack of vitamin D?

Is there a link between non toxic mulitnodular and goiters and lack of vitamin D?

Vitamin D: Probably not. Go to your local store and buy vitamin D capsules in doses of either 1000 or 2000 units. They are much less expensive than vitamin D testing. ...Read more

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Lack of many emotions/expression? What causes it?

Lack of many emotions/expression? What causes it?

Lack of emotions: Depression is one cause of disconnection from emotions. Also the numbing phase of ptsd is another. Some people with dissociative disorders experience a lack of emotions. Some psychotic people are disconnected from emotions as well. Please consider seeing a psychiatrist or psychologist about your concerns. ...Read more

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What medical condition causes lack of eyebrows?

What medical condition causes lack of eyebrows?

Alopecia: Alopecia describes a lack of hair where it should exist. Some people have a generalized alopecia with no hair on their bodies. ...Read more

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What is the cause of lack of appetite in children?

Lack of appetite: Lack of appetite in children can have several reasons. If a cild is ill his appetite can be diminished. Activity createa an appetite in children. If they are not acticve for whatever reason their appetite may suffer. ...Read more

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What are some medicines that can cause a lack of appetite?

Medications effect: AdderallRitalin • Concerta • Dexedrine • Vyvance • FocalinSSRI antidepressant Medications • Byetta • Opiates Please see your physician to discuss side effects of any of these medications which you are taking. ...Read more

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Lack of appetite for a week and a day. What could cause this?

Lack of appetite for a week and a day. What could cause this?

Please see answer: If you are feeling healthy otherwise it's very UNLIKELY anything serious is causing your symptoms. Some of the possible causes are: depression, severe stress at work or home, medication side effect, viral gastroenteritis. IF your loss of appetite persists visit your physician to look for less common causes. ...Read more

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What are all my most likely causes of my lack of appetite at 22? Least likely causes?

Too many: Too many to list here without a good history and physical exam...If this has been persistent , and you are concerned (which you seem to be)....I would strongly recommend that you see your family doc soon for a check-up... ...Read more

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What could cause lack of hunger?

What could cause lack of hunger?

Many factors: Medical, physiological, psychological, enviromental and behavioral factors could influence appettite disturbances, so could medications, excessive exercise and of course a full belly! lol. If your lost of appettite is severe, has been present for a while, accompaniedby significant weight loss or mood changes , see your md. ...Read more

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Would like to have explanation of what are the causes of lack of sleep?

Would like to have explanation of what are the causes of lack of sleep?

Insomnia: Many. Secondary insomnia can be related to stimulant use such as caffeine/alcohol/nicotine/amphetamines. Withdrawal from sedatives such as opiates, antibiotics such as fluoroquinolone, hormonal such as menopause, pain, restless leg syndrome, stress, medical such as hyperthyroidism, brain lesion, sleep disorders, poor sleep hygiene such as noise, psychiatric such as ptsd or anxiety. ...Read more

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What could cause lack of bowel urges?

What could cause lack of bowel urges?

Many : It is important to know if these are changes or something that has happened to you suddenly slowly or has been like this all along so all the way from this is just you to some this seriuos .When there is stool , feces, etc inthe colon and the simple reflex is the stretch reflex that will have the urge then there is gastro colic refle which is food in the stomach can trigger, the hormonal neurologica. ...Read more

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What causes OCD? Is it a lack of Dopamine and serotonin?

What causes OCD? Is it a lack of
Dopamine and serotonin?

Neurological: There is some evidence that OCD is a kind of glitch in brain circuitry that can be resolved with psychotherapy that include exposure, mindfulness, and compulsion response prevention. Certain medications such as SSRIs can also be helpful. ...Read more

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What are causes of infrequent or lack of eye blinking?

What are causes of infrequent or lack of eye blinking?

Uncommon: The blink rate goes down with concentrated attention such as computer work. No blinking at all is pathologic and will cause corneal opacitification due to dryness. That could be due to lid trauma with scarring or neurologic damage (rare). Blinking is automatic and not really under conscious control for more than a few moments. ...Read more

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What causes lack of eye pigment?

What causes lack of eye pigment?

Lack of eye pigment: Lack of eye pigment can be due to: genetics/inheritance; congenital condition called albinism characterized by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, eyes and hair; lack of nerve innervation to iris (congential horner's syndrome); trauma; prior eye surgery. ...Read more