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Dr. Ira Katz
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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


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My father keeps burping excessively after eating meals. He is 56 yrs and has hypo thyrodism on medication for it. What cud be the reason.?

My father keeps burping excessively after eating meals. He is 56 yrs and has hypo thyrodism on medication for it. What cud be the reason.?

Belching: A person belches to release excess gas trapped in the stomach. Some gas is naturally taken in with eating but some foods can produce more gas such as spicey or acidic foods and carbonated beverages. Some people may have a hiatal hernia which is a weakness at the opening to the stomach that may make more gas be expelled. Some medical conditions can cause excess acid and belching. See the doctor. ...Read more

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My father has overactive thyroid. What does this mean?

My father has overactive thyroid. What does this mean?

Overactive thyroid: It means his thyroid is making too much hormone. Causes include: graves disease, inflammed thyroid, taking too much thyroid hormone, taking too much iodine, a thyroid growth, and rarely tumors of the testes or ovaries. He needs to see his physician to get this evaluated and treated. It can cause problems if not treated adequately. Good luck. ...Read more

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My father is 59 ys old.He lost 28 kg in about 1 yr.Without making any diet..Thyroid hormone and blood sugar both are normal. .What are other invest.Can be done? And what are the possible causes ?

My father is 59 ys old.He lost 28 kg in about 1 yr.Without making any diet..Thyroid hormone and blood sugar both are normal. .What are other invest.Can be done? And what are the possible causes ?

More tests needed: Unexpected weight loss is a serious concern, and needs investigation. It is possible an undiagnosed cancer may be present. Suggest seeing a doctor for additional tests. Among the tests that may be indicated are colonoscopy, ct scan, chest x-ray. ...Read more

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Hi , my father age 49 years, I have low fever and loosing weight frequently and i was diagnosed with low level of TSH and swelling in thyroid.

Hi , my father age 49 years, I have low fever and loosing weight frequently and i was diagnosed with low level of TSH and swelling in thyroid.

What is the question: If you are really having persistent fevers and weight loss you need to be seen by your doctor and followed up in detail. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sir, my father or mother did'nt have white hair at an early age.N i did'nt have thyroid problem. Then wht is the reason for my white hair at age 19yrs?

Sir, my father or mother did'nt have white hair at an early age.N i did'nt have thyroid problem. Then wht is the reason for my white hair at age 19yrs?

Nutrient deficiency: Nutrient deficiencies like biotin and other b vits can lead to premature aging/graying as can built up environmental toxins and heavy metals. Go to a4m.Com and use doctor locator to find a functional medicine doctor near you to help evaluate with specialized testing for nutritional deficiencies like metametrix organix profile and help you correct them. ...Read more

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Would you put the appendix in this category? I have had thyroid and appendix cancer w/ ovarian involvement and my father died of pancreatic cancer.

Would you put the appendix in this category? I have had thyroid and appendix cancer w/ ovarian involvement and my father died of pancreatic cancer.

Not related: I am not familiar with any genetic syndromes that involve appendiceal, thyroid, and pancreatic cancer. Now, if the appendix was actually ovarian cancer that spread to the appendix, a mutation in the brca gene could account for the ovarian and pancreatic cancer. Talk it over with your oncologist, and stay up to date on your cancer screening. ...Read more

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