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Thyroid Disease And Cough Medicine
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
Poss-Unlikely-Yes: Thyroid disease is easily treated WITH medicine. There is definitely a genetic component. Some can be cured, most need tx, there are many thyroid dz's. Please do not rely only on alternative (medicines) cures, if there is a real documented thyroid problem. As I said they are easily tx'd, unfortunately yes people do die from untreated thyroid disease, which is something that should not happen! ...Read more
I have thyroid disease since my birth. And I have a lot of spasms through the whole body. I drink European medicine from Ukraine every morning. can I keep drink this medicine? what can I do to make spasms less painful?
Spasms: You MUST see your primary doctor about this as soon as possible. You are likely to be referred to a thyroid specialist, and there may be a need for a thyroid surgeon. Hope all goes well. Please let me know how you are responding to treatment. ...Read more
Taking medicine for thyroid disease for the past 6 months and have skin discoloraion . Is it discoloration cureable?
Why can not use antihistamines and decongestants in patient with thyroid disease ? What is the machanism of action? What medicine can use to relief ?
Decongestants may: Decongestants may complicate and exacerbate hyperthyroid states. In general I do not recommend oral decongestants to any age group as there is a higher risk of cardiovascular disease with decongestant use. Antihistamines alone may be used in thyroid disease in general. ...Read more
Allergy meds: Typically, the warning is there for patients who have hyperthyroidism. Many allergy remedies have stimulants, like pseudoephedrine. In the face of hyperthyroidism, this could raise blood pressure and heart rate. The jury is still out on whether or not there are issues with hypothyroid problems and allergy meds. Hyperthyroidism is much less common than hypothyroidism. ...Read more
My 11yr.Old is on valproic acid for seizure disorder, she is also on i'm amoxacillin. She has a bad cough can I give her cough medicine?
See below: Professionally, I do not recommend cough suppressants except as a last resort for cough that has persisted to the point of not sleeping for multiple nights. Cough is protective and keeps your airways open as well as clearing mucous and other fluid from your lungs. Keeping the cough reflex is important. However, if the trigger of the cough is mucous drainage, using Mucinex (guaifenesin) and a sudafed can help. ...Read more
Summary: The thyroid is located on the lower front neck by the clavicle in the center. Any abnormality of the thyroid can be called a disease. Examples: thyroiditis, tumors, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, grave's disease. The thyroid hormone is a rate regulator. Too much speeds everything in the body up. Too little slows it down. ...Read more
What u want to know: Thyroid disease information is too vast and it can not be told in 400 words Thyroid gland is located in the neck anteriorly and produces a hormone called Thyroxin which controls how your body uses food for energy and metabolism.It can produce too much Thyroxin and causes Huperthyroidism.And if it produces less hormone it is called Hypothyroidism Enlarged gland called GOITER Can get Cancer too ...Read more
More than 2 types: There can be problem with thyroid function were it is either overactive or underactive. The thyroid can be enlarged and cause symptoms like trouble swallowing or breathing due to compression or thyroid function can be normal but pt may have nodule in the thyroid which can sometimes be cancerous and different medicines can affect the size or function of the thyroid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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