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Can thyroid noudules cause swallowing problems?

Can thyroid noudules cause swallowing problems?

Yes: Depending on the location on the gland and the size, they can press on the muscles of the throat or the esophagus itself. ...Read more

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Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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Could heart problems mean trouble breathing?

Could heart problems mean trouble breathing?

Yes: Very commonly i work with cardiologists to determine if certain patients have heart or lung problems. The symtoms are very similar. ...Read more

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Thyroid problems cause dizziness?

Thyroid problems cause dizziness?

Possibly: There are a large number of things that can cause dizziness, and if that is your only symptom, other problems are more likely. Dizziness means different things to different people, do you actually see the room spinning or is it just unsteadiness or feeling faint? Thyroid problems may cause shaking (tremors), palpitations, racing heart, flushing, diarrhea, weight loss, leg swelling, thinning hair. ...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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Can having Parathyroidectomy cause thyroid problems?

Can having Parathyroidectomy cause thyroid problems?

It should not: The parathyroid glands or near or sometimes embedded in the thyroid lobes. Removing them should not remove any or enough thyroid tissue to cause a problem with the thyroid. ...Read more

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Can thyroid problems cause panic attacks?

Can thyroid problems cause panic attacks?

Anxiety and thyroid: Hyperthyroidism can cause anxiety and heart palpitations. Be aware the if you have an over active thyroid, symptoms of a panic attack may represent a heart arrhythmia. ...Read more

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Can irregular thyroid function cause headaches?

Yes: Yes it can, particularly elevated thyroid hormone levels. Luckily, it's very easy to check by a simple blood test. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Can thyroid problems cause weightloss?

Can thyroid problems cause weightloss?

High thyroid can: Excess thyroid hormone, or hyperthyroidism can lead to many body changes, including increased metabolism/heat production, tremors, fast heart rate and diarrhea. These effects may then lead to the weight loss that is commonly seen in hyperthyroidism. Most common causes of hyperthyroidism are graves' disease, over-active thyroid nodule(s), subacute thyroiditis and excessive thyroid pill intake. ...Read more

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Can thyroid disorders cause problems with sleeping?

Can thyroid disorders cause problems with sleeping?

Yes: Hyperthyroidism can cause insomnia. Hypothyroidism can cause fatigue and daytime sleepiness. The real question is whether your thyroid condition is affecting your sleep as there are many factors which can goof up sleep. A sleep specialist could help sort that out. ...Read more

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Thyroid disease causes bad breath?

Thyroid disease causes bad breath?

Can happen: Thyroid disease has many symptoms and while bad breath can occur in hypothyroid disease, don't think just because you have bad breathe, this means you have thyroid disease. There would be many other symptoms. The most common cause of bad breath is poor oral hygiene. Work with your dentist first. ...Read more

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Are there lung or breathing problems associated with graves disease?

Are there lung or breathing problems associated with graves disease?

Lung and Graves: With hyperthyroidism such as in graves' disease, people can experience shortness of breath. However this is usually resolved with treatment of the hyperthyroidism. Graves' disease in itself, does not cause lung disease. ...Read more

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Does thyroid problems cause fatigue and concentration problems?

Does thyroid problems cause fatigue and concentration problems?

Yes: These are symptoms consistent with hypothyroidism although other non-thyroid conditions can also cause the same things. Get a blood draw to tease it out. ...Read more

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Asthma breathing problem?

Asthma breathing problem?

Asthma: First off, quit the cigs. Then you need to have pulmonary function testing. Afterwards, your asthma doctor (if you have asthma) will prescribe daily controller therapy in the form, most likely, of an inhaler medication(s). ...Read more

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Dragging, confusion, problems concentrating, memory problems. Could it be thyroid?

Among many things: It could be thyroid related... Or sleep apnea, anemia, copd, heart failure, "mini strokes", kidney disease, liver disease, medications and others i fail to mention. ...Read more

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Could my thyroid pressing on trachea, giving me breathing problems?

Could my thyroid pressing on trachea, giving me breathing problems?

Yes: If it's big enough, it can press on the trachea and cause breathing or swallowing problems. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Difficulty Breathing (Definition)

If you are having difficulty breathing, you feel as though you are able to get enough air in, or get air out. Your oxygen ...Read more


Dr. Govind Sharma
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Breathing Difficulty (Definition)

= alteration of the normal perception of the ease of breathing, e.g. increased labor of breathing, pain when ...Read more