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What if I take more han the prescribed amount of synthroud to control my weight. ?

What if I take more han the prescribed amount of synthroud to control my weight. ?

Don't do it: I agree with dr. Hossain. The risks of doing this is much greater than the small benefit (if any) you will get from overdosing the synthroid (thyroxine). ...Read more

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Every morning I wake up both my Hans and fingers are swollen and hurt. I detail cars for a living. What could this be?

Every morning I wake up both my Hans and fingers are swollen and hurt. I detail cars for a living. What could this be?

Swollen hands: DustinL ~ yep! Most definitely. This sounds like bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome. You should rest, get some splints to immobilise hands for a day or 2 and have your doc evaluate this. Dont detail till it gets substantially better ! thanks :-)) (motrin for pain and REST!!) ...Read more

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Han viruses be used to cure genetic disease?

Han viruses be used to cure genetic disease?

Engineering: Viruses can be modified so as not to cause disease. Genes can be inserted in the viruses and the modified virus used as a cargo ship to deliver a specific gene to a cell to cure genetic diseases. This is the principle of gene therapy. ...Read more

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What are some reason for itching tip han fingers?

What are some reason for itching tip han fingers?

Contact allergy: There are. Imperious chemical such as nickel, preservatives etc that can cause peeling of finger tips. It can also be manifestation of dyshidrotic eczema or atopic a dermatitis. Patch testing will determine if there any chemicals which are contributing to problem. ...Read more

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Since october i would have these little episodes where part of my face gets a numb tingle feeling that eventually moves to my tongue then han.

Since october i would have these little episodes where part of my face gets a numb tingle feeling that eventually moves to my tongue then han.

Best to see neuro: It is best to see a neurologist to clarify when these are related to a neurologic issue, a migraine type issues or something else. You physician can help arrange for an evaluation ...Read more

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Is it possible to heal the thyroid so that it functions properly again after being damaged in a strangling? Regrow cartilage? I was strangled a couple of years ago and found out last week that my thyroid was damaged. The cartilage in my neck where his han

Is it possible to heal the thyroid so that it functions properly again after being damaged in a strangling? Regrow cartilage? I was strangled a couple of years ago and found out last week that my thyroid was damaged. The cartilage in my neck where his han

The : The thyroid gland should still work fine after this trauma. You can get blood tests to check it out. If your levels are off, low, you will need thyroid hormone supplement, a pill. I doubt that the strangling itself would cause hypothyroidism. You may have hashimoto thyroiditis which is not related to your trauma. Perhaps thyroid conditions run in your family. When taking a supplement use levothyroxine. See the link below regarding thyroid. ...Read more

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I'm 5,5 now and I'm 17 (just turned) when I was 15 1/2 or so my parents took me to see an endocrinologist and said I'm done growing?looked at my han

I'm 5,5  now and I'm 17 (just turned) when I was 15 1/2 or so my parents took me to see an endocrinologist and said I'm done growing?looked at my han

Growth in girls: Most girls stop their height about 2 yr after their 1st menses. Most definitive test for growth is the bone age. It seems U had one at 15y. U should go over results with yr doc so U understand it. If not get a copy and upload to me and I will explain it to U. ...Read more

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Headaches on my left side only in 3 places 2-5 daily and numbness in either my Hans or feet only one at a time 2-5 daily started about 2 1/2 weeks ago?

Headaches on my left side only in 3 places 2-5 daily and numbness in either my Hans or feet only one at a time 2-5 daily started about 2 1/2 weeks ago?

New: needs eval.: If this were chronic and in an otherwise healthy young person, most common answer would be stress. Complex biology but very common syndrome. When the syndrome is new possibilities are wider. Pay close attention to where your hands and feet feel numbness (indicates involved nerves). Also pay close attention to when you DON'T have symptoms (at this time illness self-controlled). Report to MD ...Read more