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Is there a link between orgasm and hypothyroid?

Not really: No there is no link between orgasm and hypothyroid. ...Read more

Dr. Tom Pousti
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Gynecomastia (Definition)

Gynecomastia is enlargement of the breast tissue in male patients. A common reason for it is during the puberty. Other causes are secondary to hormonal imbalnce, liver function abnormality, side effect of certain medications or other drugs, excess alcohol consumption and sometimes unknown causes. It would be best to see a breast care provider to work up its causes and ...Read more


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My 23 yo son recently diagnosis with hashis and hypothyroidism. Now they suspect cah. Is there a link and what else should they be checking?

My 23 yo son recently diagnosis with hashis and hypothyroidism. Now they suspect cah. Is there a link and what else should they be checking?

Endocrinologist: Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (cah) refers to several autosomal recessive diseases from mutations of genes for mediating biochemical cortisol production from cholesterol by the adrenal glands. Most of these involve excessive or deficient production of sex steroids and can alter development of primary or secondary sex characteristics. See an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Is there a link between masterbating and gynecomastia?

Is there a link between masterbating and gynecomastia?

No: No link between the two. Gynecomastia comes from the greek meaning "gyne" meaning woman and  "mastos"  meaning breasts.  it refers to abnormal development of large mammary glands in males. Although there may be many “causes”, most cases are idiopathic (no specific cause). The use of certain medications, drugs, organ dysfunction (kidney or liver), hormonal imbalances etc. May also be causative. ...Read more

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Can there be a link between hypothyroidism and fingernail problems?

Can there be a link between hypothyroidism and fingernail problems?

Yes: Untreated hypothyroidism can cause abnormal nail growth. Take the correct amount of brand name T4 replacement, get your levels normal, and the nails will grow out properly over time. Will takes weeks to months. ...Read more

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Can there be a link between high levels of creatinine in kidney tests and hypothyroidism?

Can there be a link between high levels of creatinine in kidney tests and hypothyroidism?

No: These two findings, elevated creatinine, and low thyroid hormone, are unrelated. High creatinine is commonly associated with high parathyroid hormone, in case there was a sound-alike error in your question. ...Read more

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Can there be a link between hypothyroidism and high potassium?

Can there be a link between hypothyroidism and high potassium?

See below: I am not aware of the relationship unless they are taking a medication for the hypothyroidism which as a side effect causes an elevation of their potassium. ...Read more

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My son is 23. He has been diagnosed with hashi and hypothyroid. They are suspecting CAD now. Is there a link?

My son is 23. He has been diagnosed with hashi and hypothyroid. They are suspecting CAD now. Is there a link?

Not CAD but: Thyroid disease can cause cardiomyopathy in young pts. But atherosclerotic dz unusual. Nothing is impossible but .... ...Read more

Dr. Tom Pousti
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Male Breast Enlargement (Definition)

Gynecomastia, or enlargement of the male breast gland, can be due to hormone, imabalances, medications, age, or genetics. It is a medically treatable condition - see a board-certified plastic surgeon for the different options. These can include liposuction, direct excision of the glandular tissue, and even excision of ...Read more


Dr. Joseph Mele
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Enlarged Male Breasts (Definition)

It is also called by some as Moobs (Man Boobs). During the puberty time many teenage boys develop breasts. But it goes away within three years in most of them. Also a few develop them due to hormone problems or overweight. The answer for that is ...Read more