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It is possible to be depresed because I have hypotyroid? The doctor interruped my tratament for 2 month to make another ths test. Is ok to do that?
I guess, yes:
U can have hypothyroidism and depression that are unrelated or a low thyroid can cause a depression like condition (which should slowly go away after a one is on the proper dose of daily thyroid rx.
After being off your thyroid rx for 2 months, u and your doc will know exactly how much thyroid your body is making, and if u require a daily rx of thyroid. ...Read more
I have autoimmune hepatitis. I just had a ths blood test and it is at. 61 do you think that I am starting to get autoimmune in my throid?
Possibly: Autoimmune diseases tend to co-occur, but are not necessarily major problems. ...Read more
All my symptoms on here are currant, throid blood test THS was 1.39 is this normal!! And what could be wrong with me!! What other tests are needed??
Thyroid: I'm wondering which symptoms you are referring to. The TSH you list is considered normal. There are other medical conditions that can cause symptoms similar to thyroid symptoms. Adrenal issues, nutritional deficiencies, certain viral illnesses, and more should be considered. I recommend you discuss your symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more
In my thyroid test my THS level is 6.56 so does that mean I have tyroid or it can be cured with vitamins?
This means you have hypothyroidism. In some cases this may be cured by taking iodine and trace minerals like selenium. Many who are hypothyroid have thyroiditis so get tested; if you have that see the book Thyroiditis Protocol by Isabella Wentz.
It would help to work with a doctor knowledgeable about natural medicine, homeopathy and/or Ayurveda. ...Read more
Hi dr, my wife id 20 week pregnancy and on 18th week dr, asked for TSH test and ths level is 3.6. She put some extra weight approx 7-8 kg with in 18?
I had my thyroid removed in 1991 due to thyroid cancer, have been on Synthroid until approx 9 months ago. . I was really sick before Christmas this year and thought it was the flu. . . dr. Did a thyroid blood test and ths level is 477. . . he said t
Must take thyroid: I don't know what your question is, but it appears that you were not taking Synthroid (thyroxine) for many months. This is very dangerous. Your body requires thyroid hormone to function correctly. Since you had your thyroid removed, there is no alternative to taking thyroid hormone. Having had thyroid cancer, it is essential that the TSH be normal. ...Read more
Special antibody: Anti-phosphlipid antibody test. It detects a person's blood to see if that person has developed antibodies to specific blood clotting proteins. These can lead to clotting and pregnancy loss. The following url gives a good description: http://circ. Ahajournals. Org/content/112/3/e39.Full. ...Read more
Certification test: The usmle is a 3 part test which is required to practice medicine in the us. The first part is taken after the 2nd yr of medical school. The second part is during the 4th yr of medical school and the third is taken usually after the intern year of residency. ...Read more
Regarding breast CA: There is a new technology called aqua technology that is said to more accurately determine estrogen/progesterone receptor status on tumor cells in cases of breast cancer. Technically, this should lead to more accurate treatment decision making. You will need to discuss this in detail with your cancer specialist or gynecologist. ...Read more
New Cancer Test: The prostate cancer antigen-3 (pca3) test (awaiting approval by the food and drug administration) measures urine levels of the genetic material mrna. High levels of pca3 indicate an increased risk of cancer, and the results of a pca3 test can add reliability to those of a psa test to reduce false positives. Pca3 is available through some labs and can be done if the psa is elevated. ...Read more
Boby-building nonsen: Htpa stands for hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal-axis, which is the body's normal pathway for the brain to stimulate the pituitary to stimulate the adrenal glands when cortisol production is necessary. Any other use, for instance by body-builders, is nonsense and attempt by them to utilize medical terminology and testing to further alter and harm their bodes to build artificial, fictitious muscle. ...Read more
There is no test that makes the diagnosis of a TIA, but if someone comes to the hospital with a TIA, they should have these tests:
head CT without contrast
blood tests (CBC and electrolytes, blood sugar, cholesterol)
carotid artery ultrasound
Sometimes other tests are important too. This is just a guide. ...Read more
Yes: The tests for colorblindness are straightforward. All are based on the idea of having patients distinguish colored items or shapes from a background of a different color, which would be indistiguishable for a person with a specific color blindness. The simplest are printed sheets or cards, but many ophthalmolgists and the dmv often use computer based tests based on the same principle. ...Read more
Alzheimer's: There is no specific test today that confirms you have alzheimer's disease. Your doctor will make a judgement about whether alzheimer's is the most likely cause of your symptoms based on the information you provide and testing like mental status testing, neuropsychological testing, brain imaging, physical exam and lab blood work to rule out other causes of memory loss and symptoms. ...Read more
More Info needed!:
i must have missed the rest of the question. Can you re-ask it?
What test for what problem? ...Read more
Glycosylated hemoglobin A1c is a type of protein in your blood that is formed in the presence of sugar. Non-enzymatic glycation of the hemoglobin protien, thus higher sugar/glucose over time will cause higher level of hemoglobina1c. Docs order this test to assess the average/approximate level of sugar in blood over several months (3 or so), thus level of diabetes control.
Good luck. ...Read more
EGFR: Egfr stands for estimated glomerular filtration rate. It is calculated by a formula that takes into account your sex, age, race, weight and serum creatinine level. As it is an estimate, it is not actual. To get your real gfr, you need to have a 24 hour urine collection for a creatinine clearance. As your doctor to refer you to a nephrologist for the urine collection to see if you have a problem. ...Read more