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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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Can thyroid problems be treated?

Can thyroid problems be treated?

Of course: Although some may not be cured, treatment for the most part is effective. Depending on the exact problem, you may have different treatment options. ...Read more

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Are thyroid problems hereditary?

Some: Some of the rare types are, but for the most part, the autoimmune thyroid diseases are not so much inherited, but the tendency toward developing thyroiditis is. So, if you have a parent or sibling with autoimmune thyroiditis, your risk for developing autoimmune thyroid disease is higher than that of the general population, but you don't actually inherit the thyroid disease. ...Read more

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What are common thyroid problems?

Thryoid problems: The three most common thyroid problems are hypothyroid (low function), hyperthyroid (high function) and thyroid nodules. The most common cause of hypothyroidism is hashimoto's thyroid disease. The most common cause of hyperthyroidism is graves' disease. Thyroid nodules are very common and are seen more with advancement of technology. Most thyroid nodules are not cancerous. ...Read more

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How to diagnose thyroid problems.?

How to diagnose thyroid problems.?

Thyroid: Physical exam, blood work to check thyroid hormones, x-ray scans of the thyroid, biopsy. ...Read more

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What's symptoms of thyroid problems?

In addition...: Other than functional problems, the thyroid gland can enlarge (a goiter) or form benign or malignant masses without having any impairment in function. In those cases, you can be asymptomatic other than feeling like something is stuck in your throat, throat tightness, or difficulty with swallowing. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of thyroid problems?

What are the symptoms of thyroid problems?

Under or over active: Hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid may present with loss of energy, fatigue, sluggishness, poor memory, weight gain, constipation, cold intolerance, doughy skin, etc. Hyperthyroidims or overactive thyroid may present with palpitations, racing pulse, tremors, anxiety, sweats, insomnia, weight loss, bulging eyes, heat intolerance, etc. Go see your family physician for simple blood test (tsh). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of thyroid problems?

What are the symptoms of thyroid problems?

Thyroid gland: The thyroid is a endocrine gland that makes thyroid hormone. This hormone in children is necessary for growth and developing. In adults, it regulates metabolism. Low thyroid levels cause fatigue, weight gain, constipation and irregular menses. Too much thyroid hormone cause weight loss and palpitations. Thyroid nodules are cancer in about 5% of the time. Often there are no symptoms from nodules. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of thyroid problems?

What are the symptoms of thyroid problems?

Depends: Hypothyroid-cold intolerance, lethargy, weight gain, constipation, dry skin, depression, nasal congestion, doughy skin, menstrual irregularity. Elevated tsh

hyperthyroidism- fast heart rate, anxiety, heat intolerance, weight loss, diarrhea, tremor, menstrual irregularity. Depressed tsh. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you have thyroid problems?

It depends: It depends on what kind of thyroid problem you have. Too much or too little thyroid hormone can make people feel badly, and affect their work, relationships, and happiness. Nodules can grow and cause trouble swallowing, finding a comfortable position to sleep, or cause hoarseness. Cancerous nodules can grow and spread to other body parts. All of these are very treatable get checked! ...Read more

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What are reasons why thyroid problems always happen in women?

What are reasons why thyroid problems always happen in women?

Thyroid: Most thyroid disorders are caused by autoimmune processes which are more common in women. Unfortunately it is still not know why this is. ...Read more

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If my grandma has thyroid problems could I and what causes bad thyroid or what makes it bad?

Possible: Autoimmune thyroiditis, the commonest being hashimoto's disease, does indeed have a strong genetic predisposition, more from the mom's side. Of course it will still depend on what type of thyroid problem your gm has. If you think you are experiencing symptoms of low thyroid such as hair loss, excessive fatigue, memory loss or cold intolerance, then please have your pcp check your thyroid levels. ...Read more

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Could thyroid problems be easily missed?

Thyroid disease: Sometimes symptoms can be vague and it can be missed. ...Read more

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What are the signs of diabetes or thyroid problems?

See full answer: Diabetes: increased thirst and urination with or without increased urination at night time. Bedwetting is also possible in children. If chronic and severe, may have nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain - more common in children -type 1 dm)

thyroid: depends on whether thyroid is under active or overactive. Consider cehcking: american thyroid association website: http://www. Thyroid. Org/. ...Read more

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Aren't thyroid problems and gallbladder attacks related?

Aren't thyroid problems and gallbladder attacks related?

Not likely: I can't think of any conditions that would affect both organs. ...Read more

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Are thyroid problems genetic?

Are thyroid problems genetic?

They can be: Most thyroid problems in the US are caused by auto-immunity, where the immune system misclassifies one or more thyroid proteins as foreign (not belong to that person) and makes antibodies that target the thyroid protein (s). Auto-immune thyroid disease often does run in families, although family member may have different manifestations - goiter, nodules, too little or too much thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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Can amberen prevent thyroid problems?

Can amberen prevent thyroid problems?

No: Upon review of the contents of amberen, there is nothing in this supplement that will have any effect on your thyroid, whether there is a problem or not. If there is a concern about thyorid disease, which is very common among women then talk with your doctor! ...Read more

Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more


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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