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Natural Treatments For Thyroid Disease
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
What does it mean if a patient has been completely thyroidectomized for the treatment of thyroid disease and is given oral thyroxin?
Does the treatment of a thyroid disease lead to weight gain, or overweight gain? Or it just stabilize
Are there cases of rai treatment of thyroid disease where thyroid supplement has not been needed? If so, what percentage?
If you get radioactive treatment for thyroid disease, then is your pee and poop radioactive waste? For how long?
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
Weight gain Thyroid: Hypothyroidism would cause a person to gain weight. This is because thyroid hormone is responsible for metabolism. Therefore, low thyroid will cause a low metabolism and hence weight gain. Hyperthyroidism increases metabolism which results in weight loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid: Can't answer that till I know if your thyroid level is high, low, or normal. Check with your doctor. ...Read more
Can happen: Thyroid disease has many symptoms and while bad breath can occur in hypothyroid disease, don't think just because you have bad breathe, this means you have thyroid disease. There would be many other symptoms. The most common cause of bad breath is poor oral hygiene. Work with your dentist first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Function with lab te: The function of the gland can be tested with blood tests of thyroid hormone (t4 and T3 (liothyronine) and the pituitary response to function (tsh). The structure of the gland can be assessed with an ultrasound. Sometimes a radioisotope uptake (rai) and a radioiodide scan can test activity/structure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Labs: The most common test to screen for thyoid problems is to get blood work. The usual test would include TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), t4, free t3 (liothyronine). Tsh comes from your brain and tells your throid gland to secrete t4. T4 is activated to T3 (liothyronine) in your liver (80%) and other tissue in your body. T3 (liothyronine) is what gets into your cells and tells your cells to "speed up". ...Read more
Yes: Both hypo and hyperthyroidism, if not controlled, can harm a fetus. After delivery babies may have antibodies from mother that affect their thyroids.If you think you are pregnant have your doctor do blood tests now. After delivery all babies in the us are tested for thyroid problems. ...Read more
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