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What to do if i might have dyslexia or some type of learning disability?

What to do if i might have dyslexia or some type of learning disability?

Time for consultatn: Educational psychologists can administer various tests that are appropriate for age that can help define a learning issue or dyslexia. ...Read more

Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Learning Disability (Definition)

process information at a level commensurate with intellectual ability. For example, a person with normal intelligence reading well below grade level or unable to perform age and grade appropriate math problems. There are many forms of LEARNING DISABILITIES . Federal law requires that every child with a learning disability receive educational services that will ...Read more


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What can be done if you have dyslexia problems like adhd, learning disabilities, phobia, add?

What can be done if you have dyslexia problems like adhd, learning disabilities, phobia, add?

Get evaluated: Speak with a psychologist. They can evaluate your symptoms and help choose a corse of treatment. You can then decide whether to consider a trial on medication. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have dyslexia or some other form of a learning disability?

I need help! How do I know if I have dyslexia or some other form of a learning disability?

Time for consultatn: Educational psychologists can administer various tests that are appropriate for age that can help define a learning issue or dyslexia. ...Read more

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What's best treatment for autoimmune thyroid disease and how is the treatment different than typical hypothyroidism?

What's best treatment for autoimmune thyroid disease and how is the treatment different than typical hypothyroidism?

Most often none: Most often the autoimmune process is not treated. We treat hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism as those are the important consequences of the process. Treating the process itself with immune suppression is theoretically possible, but not done as such treatments can have serious consequences and in thyroid disease do not offer advantages. The only exception is graves' disease with ocular complication. ...Read more

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If I have an autoimmune thyroid disease would it not be detected in a basic thyroid screen?

Autoimmune thyroid: Autoimmune thyroid disease will not be detected in a basic thyroid screen which refers to T4 and a TSH and not thyroid antibodies. Autoimmune thyroid disease is detected by specific antibodies. Tpoab ( peroxidase antibodies) , tgab ( thyroglobulin antibodies) and trab ( thyroid stimulating receptor ab). Autoimmune thyroiditis is diagnosed by careful exam in conjunction with thyroid ab. ...Read more

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Does multinodular goiter with slightly elevated thyroid antibodies possibly mean an autoimmune thyroid disease?

Does multinodular goiter with slightly elevated thyroid antibodies possibly mean an autoimmune thyroid disease?

Possibly: Thyroiditis (which can be immune based) is the most common cause of a multinodular goiter. Have you doctor test for tpo antibodies if you're concerned. ...Read more

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Is thyroid disease an autoimmune disease or not?

Is thyroid disease an autoimmune disease or not?

Yes: The most common cause of hyperthyroidism is graves' disease. The most common cause of hypothyroidism is hashimoto's thyroid disease. Both of these are autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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Autoimmune thyroid disease is what?

Immune attack: An autoimmune disease is when the body's immune system mistakenly makes antibodies which are directed towards one's own healthy tissues. In terms of thyroid, antibodies are targeted against the thyroid - very similar in principle to rejecting one's own thryoid. That is, the body is rejecting it's own tissue. ...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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Is dyslexia the same thing as a learning disorder?

Is dyslexia the same thing as a learning disorder?

One Type: Learning disorders are broken down into multiple categories that involve many fields. Dyslexia is one specific learning disorder. So to be technical, they are not the "same thing". Dyslexia is a form of learning disorder, but not all learning disorders are dyslexia. ...Read more

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U/s confirmed thyroid nodules requires bx. More than a few&a couple over 1.5cm. Thyroid disease is that addison's?Highwbc, plate?On chance its cancer

U/s confirmed thyroid nodules requires bx. More than a few&a couple over 1.5cm. Thyroid disease is that addison's?Highwbc, plate?On chance its cancer

Thyroid nodules are: Common. Many people get thyroid nodules and people tend to get more as they get older. The majority (90-95%) are not cancer. Addison's is a problem with adrenal insufficiency and low cortisol levels and unrelated to thyroid nodules. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do to avoid thyroid diseases?

Is there anything i can do to avoid thyroid diseases?

No: In this country most functional thyroid diseases are inherited. Lumps and goiters are also not preventable by any environmental or dietary changes. Avoid radiation if possible. Some drugs affect thyroid function causing hyper or hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Can a person with thyroid disease use the diet that dr. Oz recommend?

Take medication: You may use the diet recommended by dr. Oz, but do not go off your medication. Diet is not going to be substitute for thyroid medication. ...Read more

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What tests are required to get an accurate diagnosis of thyroid disease?

What tests are required to get an accurate diagnosis of thyroid disease?

Thyroid Disease: Depending on the type of thyroid disease, the first lab test may be a TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) which can help diagnose both high and low thyroid function. Possible nodular thyroid disease may require an ultrasound. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight with thyroid disease?

How can I lose weight with thyroid disease?

It depends: On what kind of thyroid problem you have. Please see your doctor to help determine if you have hypothyroid or hyperthyroid. Thyroid disease is very nonspecific and makes it difficult to answer your question in this setting. ...Read more

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Anyone with thyroid disease experience sensitivity to thyroid medications?

Anyone with thyroid disease experience sensitivity to thyroid medications?

Yes: You can develop an allergy to thyroid supplements or to components of the tablets. You may need to try other alternatives. ...Read more

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Why is thyroid disease common in a population which takes enough iodine in diet?

Why is thyroid disease common in a population which takes enough iodine in diet?

Other causes.: Iodine deficiency may disturb thyroid function but there are many other reasons for thyroid disease. Genetic abnormalities may produce hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism amongst other factors. ...Read more

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What can be used to help thyroid disease? I've tried all sorts of fish and it doesn't help. it is hypo not hyper.

Thyroid testing: The TSH is the most commonly ordered thyroid blood test, but additional tests are required to determine if the thyroid is functioning optimally. The two thyroid hormones are T4 and T3 (liothyronine). Reverse T3 (liothyronine) is also a hormone, but block action of T3 (liothyronine). See your doctor or endocrinologist for a complete evaluation and exam if concerned about thyroid function. ...Read more

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Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


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