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Doctor insights on: The Effect Of Stress On Thyroid Problems

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Can u reverse thyroid problems?

Can u reverse thyroid problems?

Yes: If your thyroid is hyperactive, you can take medications to suppress its activity and if it is not producing enough hormones then you can take thyroid hormones replacement pills. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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How can I get thyroid problems?

How can I get thyroid problems?

Various: While most thyroid conditions are chance happenings, we do know that exposure to radiation and deficiencies of iodine can both lead to trouble with this organ. If you are worried that you are at risk, consult with your primary care provider for an in-depth conversation and examination. ...Read more

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What can mimic thyroid problems?

What can mimic thyroid problems?

It depends: Upon what thyroid problem you mean. There are a wide variety of potential problems that can arise with the thyroid. Which one are you referring to? ...Read more

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How do you acquire thyroid problems?

How do you acquire thyroid problems?

Many different ways: It is difficult to answer in400 spaces but i will try hyperthyroidism is caused by too much hormone produced like in graves disease where your bodies immune system attacks the gland and it overproduces the hormone hypothroidism is also caused most of the time by auto immune disorder which cause thyroid to produce less hormones goiter caused by iodine deficiency cancer caused by radiation/unknown. ...Read more

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Hereditary thyroid problems, what to do?

Have regular checkup: If family members have thyroid problems, it is not automatic that you will. Also, of all the hereditary diseases that you could have, thyroid problems (hypo or hyper) are not all that bad and they should be readily treatable. See your doctor for regular checkups, including feeling your thyroid and thyroid blood tests, to catch anything early. ...Read more

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Can I exercise if I have thyroid problems?

Can I exercise if I have thyroid problems?

Depends: It depends on the severity of your thyroid disease. If you have thyroid disease that's properly treated, then there is no restriction to how much you can exercise. If your thyroid disease is not treated yet, see your doc to get it treated before engaging in vigorous exercise. ...Read more

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What kinds of thyroid problems affect women?

What kinds of thyroid problems affect women?

Women's thyroid: Same as men. 7 times more likely to develop autoimmune thyroid disease. Especially common if first-degree relative gas it. Hashimotos and graves disease. These can cause hypo and hyper thyroidism or just goiter. ...Read more

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What test is used to diagnose thyroid problems?

What test is used to diagnose thyroid problems?

Tests: Thyroid tests include two kinds -- function and physical appearance. One does not exclude the other. Lab testing can tell the function and antibody lab tests can tell inflammation. There are also lab tests for certain tumors. Radiology tests can tell the appearance ie nodules, inflammation, cysts, enlargement. ...Read more

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How common is thyroid problems in your twenties?

Fairly common: Particularly if it runs in the women of your family. If you have questions or concerns, contact your doctor. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Corey Clay
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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