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Melanin Deficiency Thyroid
This is the normal dark pigment of the body which gives it its color and sunprotection as well. Albinos may lack this pigment and have significant health consequences due to that. Some internal organs or color with melanin such as the choroid of the eye and the meninges of the brain. Melanin producing cells can cause ...Read more
Albinism: Most forms of albinism are autosomal recessive. One must inherit one dose of the same form of albinism from each parent. If there's a question of genetic disease, get with a focused geneticist who can tell you exactly what the odds are and what you might be able to do ...Read more
Can vit d supplementation for chronic deficiency that's caused 2ndry hyperparathyroidism end up shrinking one side of thyroid aprox 7mm in 10 months?
Yes: Iodine deficiency will cause hypothyroidism and enlargement (goiter) of the thyroid. Do not take more than about 1000 mcg of iodine because high doses can cause problems if you have hashimoto's thyroiditis. Also, 2 recents reports from china and japan have suggested that high doses of iodine may increase the risk of thyroid cancer. Too much of a good thing is then not good. ...Read more
I have b12 deficiency. I get injections every 3 months. I'm due my ijection in 2 week the bottom of my neck feels uncomfortable is that a thyroid problem?
Hard to say: As it's possibly thyroid related but just as likely that it's non-thyroid related too. Without more information about the exact nature of the problem and likely at least an examination it may be difficult to better guide you. This may be an issue that is best addressed with your doctor in person. ...Read more
Gland needs iodine: Iodine deficiency can be seen in underdeveloped countries in the world, it is rare in developed countries such as the us. In us there is too much iodine and a higher incidence of autoimmune thyroid disease. Goiters in the us are familial or autoimmune related. Iodine deficiency causes goiter because the thyroid requires iodine to make thyroid hormone. Without it, thyroid enlarges due to high tsh. ...Read more
I don't understand: Please provide more detail in your question. I don't understand your question. Thanks! ...Read more
Yes: Most endocrinologists are capable of taking care of both problems. ...Read more
Iodine: Is the deficient nutrient that causes low thyroid state. However, low thyroid generally causes weight gain not weight loss. On the other hand high thyroid hormone level which is caused by immunological process mainly not due to shortage of food or nutrient causes weight loss. It your want to lose weight by taking thyroid hormone, it is a very bad idea, you may die of heart condition. ...Read more
Severe joint pain only on activity RA factor thyroid ANA profile normal had severe vit d deficiency for two years which is normal now hvnt tookcalcium
Joint pain: If you have not seen a Rheumatologist please have your doctor to refer you. ...Read more
Please tell me if there is any effect of vitamin d deficiency on the risk of developing thyroid eye disease?
None.: Hi. No, none that we know of. Make sure you see an experienced ophthalmologist if you have Graves' eye disease. ...Read more
Help! Need to know if there's any effect of vitamin d deficiency on the risk of developing thyroid eye disease?
Got pale skin and vit d deficiency, my blood test/liver function test/thyroid test result were normal. So what would be posible cause of pale?
Genetics and sun: Pale skin is not a disease. The color of skin is determined by genetics and sun exposure. If your genes give you pale skin and you don't get a lot of sun, you'll be pale. Vitamin d deficiency doesn't make you pale. Lack of sun, however, will make you pale and give you vitamin d deficiency. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Hii sir does iodine deficiency or over intake of iodine a reason behind abnormalities of thyroid. Thanksf for ur answer?
How similar are symptoms of B12 deficiency and hypothyroidism? I have B12 deficiency still having problems now dr is testing my thyroid.
B12/thyroid: They are different but may share some symptoms. Both have more than 1 cause for dysfunction, both can be due to autoimmune disease, hashimoto's thyroiditis and pernicious anemia. Antibodies cause problems for each condition. B12 def can give numbness in feet and legs, later causing dementia if untreated. Hypothyroidism has many symptoms: fatigue, depression, poor reflexes, skin changes, etc. ...Read more
Can b12 cause thyroid problem or can thyroid problem cause b12 deficiency. I'm b12 deficiency since December 2014. Today I feel weak, lightheaded etc?
No: B12 deficiency is often seen in vegetarians as well as those with low stomach acid levels. Taking over the counter Methylated. B12 helps. If you feel lightheadedness, you should see your physician right away to get checked for possible anemia from B12 or iron deficiency. You can also get your thyroid hormone levels checked as well. Drink lots of water and take B complex vitamins with breakfast ...Read more
Except deficiencies of vitamins, iron, thyroid, Are there blood values that need to be explored in the case of a diagnosis of chronic telogen effluvium?
Chronic telogen: By definition telogen effluvium is hair loss after significant stress to the body (ie pregnancy, bad infection). I would be looking for the cause of the stress on the body that is leading to the hair loss. The blood tests you described are appropriate. Is the diagnosis appropriate? Link below from webMD with good info. Hope this helps. Http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/effluviums ...Read more