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Niacin Thyroid Disease
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
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
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
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
Thyroid: It depends on the age and how severe the hypothyroidism is. In children under 3 yrs old developmental problems or even retardation could occur. Growth failure could be a symptom in older kids. Others include forgetfulness, depression, mood swings, dry skin, coarse hair, constipation, lethargy, cold intolerance, exercise intolerance, irregular or heavy periods, and weight gain. ...Read more
There are many different kinds of "thyroid disease".
If you think you have one find a thyroidologist through the american thyroid association or ask your doctor to see you to determine if you need tests. ...Read more
Immune attack: An autoimmune disease is when the body's immune system mistakenly makes antibodies which are directed towards one's own healthy tissues. In terms of thyroid, antibodies are targeted against the thyroid - very similar in principle to rejecting one's own thryoid. That is, the body is rejecting it's own tissue. ...Read more
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.
Hypothyroidism is only one form of thyroid disorder. ...Read more
Least of worries: Hyperparathyroidism is quite common (one person in 1000 will get it during a lifetime) and makes a person quite ill. About 1% of these cases are caused by a tumor that's already cancer -- usually not super-aggressive -- and this is one reason to operate sooner rather than later. If you are hyperparathyroid, know all your options -- some folks do choose observation. ...Read more
No: Most thyroid disease is due to excessive secretion of thyroid stimulating hormone by the brain. This does not affect the eyes. A small number of cases also secrete a product which stimulates the production of material deposited behind the eye cause protrusion of the eye (s). This is termed exophthalmos. When the two occur together it is graves disease - about 10% of the total. ...Read more
Possibly: Photophobia could occur as one of a constellation of symptoms in a person with thyroid ophthalmopathy (i.e. Graves Disease). ...Read more
Dangerous: Do not stop thyroid replacement unless advised by a doctor, it can be life threatening. Please get to doctor for thyroid levels to be checked urgently! ...Read more
I'm only a teenager and I have hashimotos thyroid disease. My big concern is that im loosing a lot of hair.
I'm 35 with hypothyroidism. What other diseases, conditions will/can I encounter after having thyroid disease for 10 years now?
I have kidney and thyroid disease, I am so sleepy durning the day but I can't sleep at night. Is there any thing I can do to help me.
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
Stopped my period for 1 wk out of 6wk on contestantly it started back would that have anything to do with having thyroid disease. Ty?
See a doctor: There is no reason to think this is related to thyroid disease, but there is reason to think it is not a good thing. So, see your doctor or obgyn or go to urgent care. If you know that you have thyroid disease, let them know that along w/ all other health issues and meds you take. Good luck - I hope it's nothing big, but do find out. ...Read more