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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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


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Been told I have a full thyroid. Blood work fine. Would an MRI with contrast detect thyroid cancer? Had a recent one for an MS checkup.

Been told I have a full thyroid. Blood work fine. Would an MRI with contrast detect thyroid cancer? Had a recent one for an MS checkup.

no MRI: You don't need an MRI of the thyroid. I am not sure you need anything. What is a "full thyroid"? You have to ask your doctor what is meant by that. It may mean it is slightly enlarged. Most of the causes of that are benign. You may want to see an endocrinologist.... Rather than get an unnecessary test. Also, be careful not to overreact to things your doctor may say/write. ...Read more

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I was to the doctor today for my monthly checkup due to low thyroid and sleep apnea well I've had back problems in the past.. no reflexes why?

I was to the doctor today for my monthly checkup due to low thyroid and sleep apnea well I've had back problems in the past.. no reflexes why?

HYPOREFLEXIA: HYPOREFLEXIA IS SYMETRIC CAN BE SEEN WITH HYPOTHYROIDISM. CHECK TFTS!! Start a gluten free diet WEIGHT LOSS IS CRITICAL .Wholeapproach.com gutblisscom. If CPAP or BIPAP is poorly tolerated seek ENT CONSULT for UPP/ vs Hyoid suspension. Limit use of sedatives/hypnotics like ambien/lunesta/rozerem. D/W your doctor all options if RLS is present neurontin/Topamax may help. Provigil&Nuvigil 4 FATIGUE! ...Read more

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Eye checkup Dr said eyes dry. Asked about Thyroid. My mother hypo. My GM was goiters. Is it Hypothyroidism or Hyperthyroidism that would give dry eyes?

Eye checkup Dr said eyes dry. Asked about Thyroid. My mother hypo. My GM was goiters. Is it Hypothyroidism or Hyperthyroidism that would give dry eyes?

Both: Both conditions can have dry eyes as a symptom, as can numerous other conditions such as aging, environmental exposures (wind, dust, excessive sunlight), medications like antihistamines, decongestants, sleep aides, antidepressants, diuretics, etc. ...Read more

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I have done my blood check up and found thyroid problem tcs 7.67. And starts thyronorm 25mcg. After three days on taking the medicine the problem sta?

I  have done my blood check up and found thyroid problem tcs 7.67. And starts thyronorm 25mcg. After three days on taking the medicine the problem sta?

Keep taking it: Hi. You must take thyroid hormone (levothyroxine) for about 6 weeks for it to get to a stable level in your body. 3 days is not long enough to see any effect. Keep taking it. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I tell I have thyroid? What are the symptoms? When should I go for a check up? My periods are also late for past 2months.

How can I tell I have thyroid? What are the symptoms? When should I go for a check up? My periods are also late for past 2months.

Get tested: Too active or not active enough thyroid problems can be manifest with symptoms like weight loss, sweating, hair loss(hyper) and loss of mentation, dry skin, and sluggishness(hypo). However the best way is to do a Thyroid Stimulation Hormone (TSH) blood test. ...Read more

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Does eating rice daily makes a person fat? The person is 50-year-old woman, is obese and has got thyroid reported in check-up. Food tips?

Does eating rice daily makes a person fat? The person is 50-year-old woman, is obese and has got thyroid reported in check-up. Food tips?

Not really: Eating rice daily doesnt make you fat necessarily. Rice does have a lot of calories and carbohydrates so eating a lot of it could lead to weight gain. Also for patients with diabetes it makes it difficult to control the blood sugars when people eat lots of rice. Bottom line is that everything should be done in moderation. ...Read more

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I have diebetis and has thyroid cancer when should I have a cardiology check up?

I have diebetis and has thyroid cancer when should I have a cardiology check up?

DiabetesCardiologist: Patients with diabetes are at high risk for heart disease and therefore should see a cardiologist regularly. At a minimum once a year to check lipids , a1c and get t least once a stress test. Thyroid supplements also can impact the heart and make it even more important to see both an endocrinologist and cardiologist. ...Read more

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