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Thyroid Disease Sensitivity To Smell
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
Possibly: Photophobia could occur as one of a constellation of symptoms in a person with thyroid ophthalmopathy (i.e. Graves Disease). ...Read more
Which Disorder?: For an underactive thyroid, levothyroxine pills are prescribed to take daily for thyroid hormone replacement. Overactive thyroid: graves disease - there are other treatments which include certain medications to block your thyroid from over working and medication to lower heart rate and blood pressure if necessary until thyroid under better control. Also, radioablation to rid overactive gland. ...Read more
Thyroid: Can't answer that till I know if your thyroid level is high, low, or normal. Check with your doctor. ...Read more
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
Function with lab te: The function of the gland can be tested with blood tests of thyroid hormone (t4 and T3 (liothyronine) and the pituitary response to function (tsh). The structure of the gland can be assessed with an ultrasound. Sometimes a radioisotope uptake (rai) and a radioiodide scan can test activity/structure. ...Read more
The most common test to screen for thyoid problems is to get blood work. The usual test would include TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone),
t4, free t3 (liothyronine). Tsh comes from your brain and tells your throid gland to secrete t4. T4 is activated to T3 (liothyronine) in your liver (80%) and other tissue in your body.
T3 (liothyronine) is what gets into your cells and tells your cells to "speed up". ...Read more
YOUR PRIMARY CARE: Start with your primary care doc. Most of the thyroid problems can be diagnosed and treated by your pcp. If you have a condition he/she can not handle will refer you to an endocrinologist who are the specialists dealing with thyroid problems. ...Read more
Both hypo and hyperthyroidism, if not controlled, can harm a fetus.
After delivery babies may have antibodies from mother that affect their thyroids. If you think you are pregnant have your doctor do blood tests now. After delivery all babies in the us are tested for thyroid problems. ...Read more
Thyroid: You have to test specifically for the thyroid hormones. ...Read more
Soy: Probably not but it is still in discussion. If your thyroid levels are within normal limits is there any real need to take soy? If so, take your soy and keep check on your thyroid levels. Nothing will go wrong overnight. ...Read more
No: No, it's not true. Anyone's hypothyroidism can be treated and controlled with l-thyroxine, which is atom-for-atom identical to normal human thyroid hormone. Having said that, some people want to take desiccated porcine thyroid (for pig thyroids from slaughterhouse) or add a small amount of the active hormone, triiodothyronine, and as long as I don't cause hyperthyroidism, I'm happy to oblige. ...Read more
It depends: Blood tests tell many things about the thyroid, including whether it's overactive (hyperthyroid) or underactive (hypothyroid). They detect anti-thyroid antibodies as well. These things cannot be confirmed without blood tests. Other thyroid diseases, such as nodular disease and cancer cannot be identified alone by blood test but require physical exam, possibly ultrasound, and possibly biopsy. ...Read more
Thyroid disease: Psychiatric changes associated with thyroid disease depend on the type of thyroid problem. In hypothyroidism, the thyroid is underactive and the person may be depressed, lethargic, and have poor memory and concentration. May progress to suicidal ideation. In hyperthyroidism, the thyroid is overactive and the person can be restless, anxious, agitated, with racing thoughts, and insomnia. ...Read more
Autoimmune thyroid disease will not be detected in a basic thyroid screen which refers to T4 and a TSH and not thyroid antibodies. Autoimmune thyroid disease is detected by specific antibodies. Tpoab (peroxidase antibodies), tgab (thyroglobulin antibodies) and trab (thyroid stimulating receptor ab).
Autoimmune thyroiditis is diagnosed by careful exam in conjunction with thyroid ab. ...Read more
Sometimes for example
low thyroid can present as tiredness, fatigue, weakness, dry hair, constipation, depression etc
insomnia could indicate psychiatric illness up to 40 % of the time
any physical or psychiatric symptoms causing distress need a medical and psychiatric evaluation. ...Read more
If your thyroid tests come out normal except T4 was a tad high. Can you still have thyroid disease?
Possible, not likely: Total T4 tests can be affected by many things that change binding protein levels. Free T4 is usually a better reflection of thyroid status than total t4, but may be inaccurate in certain individuals. Tsh level is typically the best indicator of whether the T4 level you have is right for you. But some TSH ranges may be too wide, and TSH tests can miss pituitary problems. See your doc for more info. ...Read more
What can be used to help thyroid disease? I've tried all sorts of fish and it doesn't help. It is hypo not hyper.
Thyroid testing: The TSH is the most commonly ordered thyroid blood test, but additional tests are required to determine if the thyroid is functioning optimally. The two thyroid hormones are T4 and T3 (liothyronine). Reverse T3 (liothyronine) is also a hormone, but block action of T3 (liothyronine). See your doctor or endocrinologist for a complete evaluation and exam if concerned about thyroid function. ...Read more