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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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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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What does it mean if a patient has been completely thyroidectomized for the treatment of thyroid disease and is given oral thyroxin?

What does it mean if a patient has been completely thyroidectomized for the treatment of thyroid disease and is given oral thyroxin?

Thyroid: It means all of the thyroid gland has been removed. When the thyroid gland is removed, thyroid pills should be taken as there would be no other source to prevent thyroid hormones. ...Read more

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Does the treatment of a thyroid disease lead to weight gain, or overweight gain? Or it just stabilize

Does the treatment of a thyroid disease lead to weight gain, or overweight gain? Or it just stabilize

Depends: On treating under active or overactive thyroid. Under active thyroid causes weight gain and treating it will stabilize or have weight loss. Overactive thyroid can have weight loss and treating will stabilize weight loss and may go back to baseline. ...Read more

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Are there cases of rai treatment of thyroid disease where thyroid supplement has not been needed? If so, what percentage?

Are there cases of rai treatment of thyroid disease where thyroid supplement has not been needed? If so, what percentage?

Rare: This treatment almost always eliminates production of thyroid hormone so replacement is ultimately required. If no replacement was needed it raises some concern that the treatment was incomplete. The percentage would be very low - certainly less than one in a thousand. ...Read more

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If you get radioactive treatment for thyroid disease, then is your pee and poop radioactive waste? For how long?

If you get radioactive treatment for thyroid disease, then is your pee and poop radioactive waste? For how long?

Radioactive poop: The minimum is 24-48 hours as your fecal material goes down the toilet, as well as urine, who really cares? The fish? Pee and poop away! ...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 causes you gain weight if you have thyroid disease?

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 more

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What systems does thyroid disease attack? How is this treated?

Thyroid: Can't answer that till I know if your thyroid level is high, low, or normal. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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How dangerous is having a baby if I have thyroid disease?

Pregnant: Not "dangerous" at all as long as your levels are well controlled. In rare instances the antibodies causing your thyroid problem can cross the placenta and affect baby once born. See an endocrinologist for yourself and a pediatric endo for baby. ...Read more

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What samples are taken for thyroid disease, prolactin and pocs test?

What samples are taken for thyroid disease, prolactin and pocs test?

Several: Thyroid antibody panel would be required. For pcos and fsh and lh would be done, a a prolactin is a simple test in an ov itself that is used to test to see if it is being produced in proper amounts or too much that could indicate a pituitary problem. ...Read more

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Thyroid disease causes bad breath?

Thyroid disease causes bad breath?

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 more

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How do they test for thyroid disease?

How do they test for thyroid disease?

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 more

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How can one test for thyroid disease?

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

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Is thyroid disease caused infertility for men?

Is thyroid disease caused infertility for men?

It can: Low likelihood, but it's possible that thyroid disease, untreated, can potentially have an adverse effect on sperm. ...Read more

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Can babies suffer if their mothers have thyroid disease?

Can babies suffer if their mothers have thyroid disease?

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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Is it common to have dental issues if you have thyroid disease?

Is it common to have dental issues if you have thyroid disease?

Not really: The only link between the two could be in possible dietary changes that increase sugar intake while trying to boost your energy levels. Be certain to maintain good oral hygiene practices. ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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