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Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Overview)

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 by a qualified doctor.


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How does thyroid disease occur?

How does thyroid disease occur?

Various: Types and causes of thyroid disease, some are a genetic cause or predisposition, others are induced by the environment such as viruses, some are immune based and many we don't know the true cause(s). There are disorders of function (high or low) and also of structure. Many run in families. There are too many different thyroid diseases to explain in 400 characters. See your doctor for more info. ...Read more

Dr. Terri Washington
447 doctors shared insights

Thyroid Diseases (Overview)

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 by a qualified doctor.


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If i only have one symptom of having a thyroid disease which is that my eyebrows have thinned out and don't grow back can I still have the thyroid ?

If i only have one symptom of having a thyroid disease which is that my eyebrows have thinned out and don't grow back can I still have the thyroid ?

Hypothyroidism: If your eyebrow issue is related to hypothyroidism, see an endocrinologist to correct the condition. However, it could be a hereditary condition if you are euthyroid! ...Read more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take meds as prescribed
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Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
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Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
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Eat whole grains only - not white bread
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What are common symptoms of thyroid disease?

What are common symptoms of thyroid disease?

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 more

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What are some signs of thyroid disease and dangers of not treating?

What are some signs of thyroid disease and dangers of not treating?

Many: There are many different kinds of "thyroid disease". If you think you have one find a thyroidologist through the american thyroid association or ask your doctor to see you to determine if you need tests. ...Read more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure risk factors are addressed (blood pressure, cholesterol)
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Inspect your feet daily -- call your MD with any wounds
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What do I need to know if diagnosed with hypo thyroid disease?

Dx Low Thyroid: You need to know the basis for the diagnosis and correlate any of your symptoms with tests. What is your TSH and free T4 level? Rate your level of fatigue on a scale of 0 [no fatigue] to 10 [max fatigue]. Read pages 554-5 from my book endocrine and metabolic tesing manual, 4th ed 2009 r.F. Dons/f. Wians available at crcpress.Com. Get to know an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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How do they test for thyroid disease?

How do they test for thyroid disease?

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

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Living with Lyme Disease (Checklist)

Consult an infectious disease doctor.
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Treat symptoms
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See a specialist to treat the area where the symptoms are worst
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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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