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Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
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Chills (Definition)

Chills may occur at the beginning of an infection and are usually associated with a fever. Chills are caused by rapid muscle contraction and relaxation, and are the body's way of generating heat when it feels that it is cold. Chills often predict the coming of a fever, or an increase in ...Read more


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Hashimoto thyroidism, HGH bld pressure vitamin d sufficient, excess weight gain, feel tired all the time, would amphetamine boost my energy?

Hashimoto thyroidism, HGH bld pressure vitamin d sufficient, excess weight gain, feel tired all the time, would amphetamine boost my energy?

Yes, but: It would be potentially dangerous and possibly illegal depending upon the source of the amphetamines. Why put something in your body that is harmful and can potentially kill you? Also get off the armour thyroid, which is ground up pig tissue and have your doctor put you on brand name T4 replacement, which is better and safer. ...Read more

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My husband 30yo/m . Been having night sweats for a few weeks. He had recent 10 lb weight gain. I'm worried it could be related to cancer. ?

My husband 30yo/m . Been having night sweats for a few weeks. He had recent 10 lb weight gain. I'm worried it could be related to cancer. ?

Night sweats: Certainly derserves a comprehensive physical exam and blood testing: multiple medical problems are possible. Please call for examination today. ...Read more

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184/ 86 BP COPD/night sweats/petechia on upper body and weight gain/left collarboan swelling with a small palpable lymoh node on top of collarbob e?

184/ 86 BP COPD/night sweats/petechia on upper body and weight gain/left collarboan swelling with a small palpable lymoh node on top of collarbob e?

Lump on collar bone: 47 F from US with COPD and HTN 184/ weight gain but does not ask any question or give medical Hx. I would show to your Dr. next visit. Any edema? What meds are u taking? Trust you have stopped smoking. If not stop tonight. ...Read more

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43 years old with hypothyroidism. My FSH was normal. I am having hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, irregular periods and mood swing? What?

 43 years old with hypothyroidism.  My  FSH was normal. I am having hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, irregular periods and mood swing? What?

Check labs: need not only fsh , but estrogen levels , lh , , need tsh. all these check for hormone levels , you are probably getting menapause espec. if sputtering menses and irregular. estrogen in low dose like 0.5 mg daily would be pretty safe , never smoke or 10x the risk of blood clots on this , a baby apsirin 81 mg would help prevent a stroke or heart attack , other antidepressants can help a little ...Read more

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I was on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 9 months and had multiple health changes like night sweats, hair loss, mod weight gain and puffy face. Can a gyn address all issues?

I was on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 9 months and had multiple health changes like night sweats, hair loss, mod weight gain and puffy face. Can a gyn address all issues?

Yes: If your physical changes emerged after you started taking Yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) it may be linked. You should see your Ob-Gyn doctor to select a contraceptive option best suited for your needs. Additionally, you may have underlying medical conditions that may be emerging and may not be linked to your birth control pills. Either way, see a doctor to get a full assessment. ...Read more

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Iv been diagnosed with adrenal fatigue, anxiety/depression. I have bloated hard tummy, rapid weight gain, infertility, night sweats and more. Help!?

Iv been diagnosed with adrenal fatigue, anxiety/depression. I have bloated hard tummy, rapid weight gain, infertility, night sweats and more. Help!?

Hormonal Imbalance: You clearly have some hormonal problems. I would not be surprised if you have thyroid problems, estrogen and Progesterone problems and adrenal problems as these types of hormonal imbalances are interelated. You need to see an md who is highly experienced in the management of functional hormonal and metabolic imbalances. In the meantime, aovid sugars and fried foods to reduce your edible stress. ...Read more

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Armpit,neck nodes tender, not swollen. Xtreme fatigue, short of breath (esp w/ exertion), cough,chest pain night sweats.Edema & weight gain 2 days ago?

Armpit,neck nodes tender, not swollen. Xtreme fatigue, short of breath (esp w/ exertion), cough,chest pain night sweats.Edema & weight gain 2 days ago?

Time to visit doctor: It sounds like you need to visit your medical provider very soon for a full physical exam and labs. A physician needs to see you in person and evaluate your medical history, labs, vital signs, and physical exam findings. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take iodine plus 2 due to weight gain from thyroid problems?

Is it okay to take iodine plus 2 due to weight gain from thyroid problems?

Iodine and thyroid: It is most important to get your thyroid straightened out. Presumably you were hypothyroid and are now on levothyroxine. There is lots of iodine in the normal western diet, and more will not help you, although it will probably not hurt, you will just have a lot of iodine in the urine. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more


Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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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