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How does thyroid disease occur?

How does thyroid disease occur?

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

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 are symptoms of thyroid disease?

What are symptoms of thyroid disease?

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

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What are symptoms of thyroid disease?

What are symptoms of thyroid disease?

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

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Thyroid disease considered disability?

Thyroid disease considered disability?

Thyroid: Thyroid disease is not usually qualify for disability since they can be treated with medications. There are always exceptions and your doctor can let you know if your case should be considered a disability. ...Read more

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Is there any way to cure a thyroid disease?

Is there any way to cure a thyroid disease?

Cure: There are generally no "cures" for thyroid problems. They can be managed medically most of the time. Many are due to autoimmune disorders causing inflammation and these may go into remission. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have a thyroid disease?

Is it possible for me to have a thyroid disease?

Yes: It is possible. Why do consider this a possibility? Symptoms include anxiety, palpitations, weight loss/gain, hair loss, heat/cold intolerance, fatigue, insomnia, etc. To be sure, why not see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to die from thyroid disease?

Untreated Thyroid: Storm could be lethal. A thyroid cancer like anaplastic thyroid cancer could also be lethal. Did you have a question about a particular condition? If so, please clarify and re-ask your question. ...Read more

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What will happen if thyroid disease is not treated?

What will happen if thyroid disease is not treated?

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

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What are some signs of thyroid disease and dangers of not treating?

What are some signs of thyroid disease and dangers of not treating?

Many: 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

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Autoimmune thyroid disease is what?

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

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What is the solution for hashimotos thyroid disease?

What is the solution for hashimotos thyroid disease?

No cure: There is no treatment to stop or cure hashimoto's thyroiditis, but fortunately, we can replace the thyroid hormone if patients become hypothyroid. Close monitoring is needed. ...Read more

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What distinguishes hypothyroidism from thyroid disease?

What distinguishes hypothyroidism from thyroid disease?

Various: 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

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Could hyper para thyroid disease turn into cancer?

Could hyper para thyroid disease turn into cancer?

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

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Do you always get prominent eyes with thyroid disease?

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

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Can treated thyroid disease cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

May co-exist: Abnormal thyroid function can be associated with carpal tunnel syndrome, but cts can also exist for unknown reasons. It is thus possible to continue to have symptoms of cts after thyroid function is normalized. ...Read more

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Can you take Mucinex (guaifenesin) if you have thyroid disease?

Yes: Guafenesin (plain mucinex) is safe with synthroid (most common thyroid replacement med). Beware of Mucinex (guaifenesin) with decongestant mixed in. ...Read more

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Does thyroid disease affect a woman's ability to conceive a baby?

Yes: Especially if untreated or under treated, but even when well-managed women with thyroid disease have more trouble with fertility, miscarriages and preterm labor than women without thyroid problems, although most do perfectly fine. ...Read more

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Blood test for thyroid disease always the same for hypo and hyper?

Blood test for thyroid disease always the same for hypo and hyper?

TSH screen: Tsh level, with or without free t4, is the usual test to screen for thyroid function. If both of these are normal, there is usually no need for additional tests. Both hypo and hyper thyroid disorders can be screened for by these tests. ...Read more

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Are diabetes, thyroid diseases, child births common causes of obesity?

Are diabetes, thyroid diseases, child births common causes of obesity?

Obesity: Obesity is the main cause of diabetes type 2. Thyroid disease can cause weight gain or weight loss, depending on what it's doing. Obesity does not cause child births. ...Read more

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Is there any relationship between thyroid diseases and photo-sensitivity?

Possibly: Photophobia could occur as one of a constellation of symptoms in a person with thyroid ophthalmopathy (i.e. Graves Disease). ...Read more

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I have thyroid disease and have stopped taking Synthroid (thyroxine) for 2 yrs am I in danger?

I have thyroid disease and have stopped taking Synthroid (thyroxine) for 2 yrs am I in danger?

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

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I'm only a teenager and I have hashimotos thyroid disease. My big concern is that im loosing a lot of hair.

See you doctor: If you are having alopecia it could due to your thyroid levels being increased, which are sometimes seen early on in hashimotos before signs of hypothryoidism. Also signs of hyperthyroidism are diarrhea, weight loss, and dry skin. ...Read more

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I'm 35 with hypothyroidism. What other diseases, conditions will/can I encounter after having thyroid disease for 10 years now?

Not a probem: Having hypothyroidism does not lead to other diseases or conditions as long as it is treated with thyroid hormone replacement. Make sure you take your medication regularly and get your thyroid blood tests done as recommended by your physician. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Daytime sleepiness: You have a sleep disorder. You can request an evaluation by a sleep disorder clinic in order to see why you cannot sleep well. You may have sleep apnea or some other treatable disorder. See your doctor about this. ...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?

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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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?

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

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