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Taking medicine for thyroid disease for the past 6 months and have skin discoloraion. Is it discoloration cureable?

Taking medicine for thyroid disease for the past 6 months and have skin discoloraion. Is it discoloration cureable?

Thyroid med: Skin discoloration is not a documented side effect of synthroid (thyroxine) - one of the most common thyroid medicines... At least from what I can tell. I'd ask your doctor about any other causes for the discoloration. Best of luck to you. ...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


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Is there any medicine for hashimoto disease my thyroid peroxidase ab 279.5iu/ml lab normal range 0-9 thyroglobulin ab 42.8 TSH 1.81tt3 1.07 ft4 0.77?

Is there any medicine for hashimoto disease my thyroid peroxidase ab 279.5iu/ml lab normal range 0-9 thyroglobulin ab 42.8 TSH 1.81tt3 1.07 ft4 0.77?

Don't need any: Medication unless your TSH goes up, indicating the development of hypothyroidism. Some endo's will use asa, nsaids or even cortisone to treat thyroiditis, but only if very symptomatic. ...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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What is the definition or description of: thyroid diseases?

What is the definition or description of: thyroid diseases?

Various: 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 by a qualified doctor. ...Read more

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Are there carrier testing available for thyroid diseases? Curious as to whether i'll get thyroid disease sometime.

Are there carrier testing available for thyroid diseases? Curious as to whether i'll get thyroid disease sometime.

Thyroid: There is no genetic test per se, but the existence of thyroid antibodies forebodes development of thyroid dysfunction eventually. Kinda like the red light going on in your car. ...Read more

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How can you get treatment for thyroid diseases?

How can you get treatment for thyroid diseases?

YOUR PRIMARY CARE: Start with your primary care doc. Most of the thyroid problems can be diagnosed and treated by your pcp. If you have a condition he/she can not handle will refer you to an endocrinologist who are the specialists dealing with thyroid problems. ...Read more

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Is there any relationship between thyroid diseases and photo-sensitivity?

Is there any relationship between thyroid diseases and photo-sensitivity?

Possibly: Photophobia could occur as one of a constellation of symptoms in a person with thyroid ophthalmopathy (i.e. Graves Disease). ...Read more

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When did testing for thyroid diseases begin? Mom had symptoms but the doctors couldn't figure what was wrong.

When did testing for thyroid diseases begin? Mom had symptoms but the doctors couldn't figure what was wrong.

Almost a century: The old "protein bound iodine" assay dates to the early 1900's. I've seen both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism missed for years even when they were obvious. Patients typically got sent to the psychologist or social worker who mistakenly thought they'd been properly screened. Hopefully today's physicians are getting smarter. I trust your mom was finally diagnosed appropriately. ...Read more

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Are diabetes, thyroid diseases, child births common causes of obesity?

Are diabetes, thyroid diseases, child births common causes of obesity?

Obesity: Obesity is the main cause of diabetes type 2. Thyroid disease can cause weight gain or weight loss, depending on what it's doing. Obesity does not cause child births. ...Read more

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Can thyroid diseases cause dysfuntional uterine bleeding? Tsh is 0.10 free T4 0.93. Started bc not working well.

Can thyroid diseases cause dysfuntional uterine bleeding? Tsh is 0.10 free T4 0.93. Started bc not working well.

Yes: Both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism can cause irregular menstrual bleeding. Treat the thyroid to normal and see if the symptoms still persist. Your TSH is low suggestive of hyperthyroidism. You should see your doc to get this workup. ...Read more

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Is thyroid disease life threatening? Can it be cured without medicine! Is it genetic?

Is thyroid disease life threatening? Can it be cured without medicine! Is it genetic?

Poss-Unlikely-Yes: Thyroid disease is easily treated WITH medicine. There is definitely a genetic component. Some can be cured, most need tx, there are many thyroid dz's. Please do not rely only on alternative (medicines) cures, if there is a real documented thyroid problem. As I said they are easily tx'd, unfortunately yes people do die from untreated thyroid disease, which is something that should not happen! ...Read more

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I have thyroid disease since my birth. And I have a lot of spasms through the whole body. I drink European medicine from Ukraine every morning. Can I keep drink this medicine? What can I do to make spasms less painful?

I have thyroid disease since my birth. And I have a lot of spasms through the whole body. I drink European medicine from Ukraine every morning. Can I keep drink this medicine? What can I do to make spasms less painful?

Spasms: You MUST see your primary doctor about this as soon as possible. You are likely to be referred to a thyroid specialist, and there may be a need for a thyroid surgeon. Hope all goes well.
Please let me know how you are responding to treatment. ...Read more

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Why can not use antihistamines and decongestants in patient with thyroid disease? What is the machanism of action? What medicine can use to relief?

Why can not use antihistamines and decongestants in patient with thyroid disease? What is the machanism of action? What medicine can use to relief?

Decongestants may: Decongestants may complicate and exacerbate hyperthyroid states. In general I do not recommend oral decongestants to any age group as there is a higher risk of cardiovascular disease with decongestant use.
Antihistamines alone may be used in thyroid disease in general. ...Read more

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Why would allergy medicine say consult a doctor before use if you have thyroid disease?

Why would allergy medicine say consult a doctor before use if you have thyroid disease?

Allergy meds: Typically, the warning is there for patients who have hyperthyroidism. Many allergy remedies have stimulants, like pseudoephedrine. In the face of hyperthyroidism, this could raise blood pressure and heart rate. The jury is still out on whether or not there are issues with hypothyroid problems and allergy meds. Hyperthyroidism is much less common than hypothyroidism. ...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?

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's the signs of thyroid disease?

What's the signs of thyroid disease?

Which type?: There are many different conditions that can afflict the thyroid gland. Please let us know which one so that we can provide you with some information. ...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: 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

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How can one find out if thyroid disease?

How can one find out if thyroid disease?

Basic start: For any basic health concern, start with your primary care doctor. You'll get a blood test for the hormones: tsh, t4, t3 (liothyronine), (liothyronine) free t4, free t3 (liothyronine). They will also be able to get hints from the physical examination of your neck and body.
Thyroid overactivity: high heart rate, palpitations/heart flutter, weight loss, heat intolerance
thyroid underactivity: poor memory, weight gain, cold intolerance. ...Read more

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Is there any way to cure a thyroid disease?

Is there any way to cure a thyroid disease?

Cure: There are generally no "cures" for thyroid problems. They can be managed medically most of the time. Many are due to autoimmune disorders causing inflammation and these may go into remission. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about thyroid disease?

What u want to know: Thyroid disease information is too vast and it can not be told in 400 words
Thyroid gland is located in the neck anteriorly and produces a hormone called Thyroxin which controls how your body uses food for energy and metabolism. It can produce too much Thyroxin and causes Huperthyroidism. And if it produces less hormone it is called Hypothyroidism
Enlarged gland called GOITER
Can get Cancer too ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of thyroid disease?

What are common symptoms of thyroid disease?

More than 2 types: There can be problem with thyroid function were it is either overactive or underactive. The thyroid can be enlarged and cause symptoms like trouble swallowing or breathing due to compression or thyroid function can be normal but pt may have nodule in the thyroid which can sometimes be cancerous and different medicines can affect the size or function of the thyroid. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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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