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Dr. Rajiva Goyal
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Syncope (Definition)

Loss of consciousness and postural tone caused by diminished cerebral blood flow. Syncope may indicate a particular medical condition, however often it may occur in an otherwise healthy individual. It is a common problem, accounting for 3% ...Read more


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I've been having panic attacks. I always feel slight chest pain , tingling in arms or legs. Like I'm going to faint or be sick. Could it be thyroid ?

I've been having panic attacks. I always feel slight chest pain , tingling in arms or legs. Like I'm going to faint or be sick. Could it be thyroid ?

Get Blood Work: The first question is,whether or not you are being treated for your panic attacks. If,so, your meds may need adjusting. Thyroid problems can present with symptoms that feel psychological, usually closer to depression. However, your Doc can easily do a blood work up to check this out. You can take both of these steps at the same time. ...Read more

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Dear sir, my wife has thyroid and low BP problems...She faints sometimes and doesn't remember how it happened but feel quite week for couple of days.

Dear sir, my wife has thyroid and low BP problems...She faints sometimes and doesn't remember how it happened but feel quite week for couple of days.

Complicated: She should see her doctor. If not possible, and if she is otherwise healthy, she should try to raise her blood pressure by eating salt and drinking plenty of fluids, especially if you are in a place that is warm (india?) she can wear support stockings to further support her bp. She must always arise slowly. Her thyroid can be easily corrected by checking blood samples and taking replacement. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have thyroidism?

How do I know if I have thyroidism?

TFT's: Thyroid disorders are usually diagnosed via blood test and clinical symptoms. Thyroid function tests include measuring blood levels of TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) and thyroid hormone levels (t3 (liothyronine) and t4). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of thyroidism?

What are the symptoms of thyroidism?

2 different ways: Hypothyroid includes weight gain, slower mental processes, fatigue, constipation, reduced menstruation... Hyperthyroid includes weight loss, shakiness, elevated blood pressure, rapid heart rate, feeling hot.... See your doctor or endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for thyroidism?

What are the symptoms for thyroidism?

Fatige/dry skin/cons: The following symptoms fatigue dry skin constipation unexplained weight gain depression slow heart rate thinning hair heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods muscle weakness hoarseness puffy face constipation thinning hair increase sensitivity to cold impaired memory elevated blood cholesterol level muscle ache and joint pains syptoms get worse if not treated with thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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How to get the correct diagnosis for thyroidism?

How to get the correct diagnosis for thyroidism?

Scan and biopsy: If the patient is sweaty and losing weight hyperthyroidism may be present. If putting on weight and swelling present pretibially, myxedema may be developing. Thyroxin levels in the system will indicate hyper or hypothyroidism. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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


Dr. John Landi
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Fainting (Definition)

Faintness is a clinical finding similar to a loss of consciousness and collapse. This can include ...Read more