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Doctor insights on: Melanin Deficiency Thyroid

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Melanin (Definition)

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


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Is melanin deficiency gentically transferred to the successive generations?

Is melanin deficiency gentically transferred to the successive generations?

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

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Can thyroid deficiency cause pain?

Can thyroid deficiency cause pain?

Yes: Definitely. Upper back and neck muscle tightness and spasm can be from hypothyroidism. Other factors can contribute. Magnesium and zinc are helpful. And best to properly diagnose and treat the thyroid. ...Read more

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A deficiency in which mineral leads to thyroid deficiency?

A deficiency in which mineral leads to thyroid deficiency?

Iodine, but....: The thyroid needs iodine. However, it is almost impossible to become iodine deficient if you live in the us or other western countries because iodine is in salt, and normal foods. ...Read more

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Can vit d supplementation for chronic deficiency that's caused 2ndry hyperparathyroidism end up shrinking one side of thyroid aprox 7mm in 10 months?

Can vit d supplementation for chronic deficiency that's caused 2ndry hyperparathyroidism end up shrinking one side of thyroid aprox 7mm in 10 months?

Vit D & thyroid: 35 F from US asks can Vit D meds for deficiency thats caused 2nd hyperparathyroidism end up shrinking one side of thyroid 7 mm in 1o months. ANS: I cannot figure out how this would happen due to Vit D. What does your health care team who knows you better think? ...Read more

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Iodine deficiency thyroid; will taking iodine correct it?

Iodine deficiency thyroid; will taking iodine correct it?

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

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Why does iodine deficiency causes the thyroid to swell and goiter?

Why does iodine deficiency causes the thyroid to swell and goiter?

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

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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