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Thyroid Gland (Definition)

It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body.It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is ...Read more


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3 hours into sleep II wake up with sob and abdomen swollen and right up under my ribs.After standing up for 5 minutes it goes back to normal. Cause?

3 hours into sleep II wake up with sob and abdomen swollen and right up under my ribs.After standing up for 5 minutes it goes back to normal. Cause?

You need to c ur: Primary care doc or a cardiologist.It sounds like you may be having episodes of paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea.This is a heart condition that causes s o b after lying down for a few hours.Go in today. ...Read more

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Why can't i wake up in the mornings, low energy, and feeling run down all the time?

Why can't i wake up in the mornings, low energy, and feeling run down all the time?

See below: Start with your primary care doc- there are many medical causes that can lead to these symptoms. Once those are ruled out, a psychiatry referral would evaluate which diagnosis fits and determine the treatment plan. ...Read more

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Thyroid levels up & down. Hoarse voice comes an goes 4 mths. Round lump on front of neck at thyroid gland. Dr appt fri-- concerning? No sugar coating

Thyroid levels up & down. Hoarse voice comes an goes 4 mths. Round lump on front of neck at thyroid gland.  Dr appt fri-- concerning? No sugar coating

Don't panic: There are a lot of benign thyroid growths that are totally benign, but still cause symptoms. Even if this winds up as a type of cancer, thyroid cancers are generally curable and easily treated. Can it be something bad? Yes- but not likely. Seeking out a doc to help you get this worked up and diagnosed early is your best move! ...Read more

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I've been experiencing the nodes under my jaw and neck swelling up and down. Chewing and the icy weather seems to trigger it. Ultrasound shows nothing?

I've been experiencing the nodes under my jaw and neck swelling up and down. Chewing and the icy weather seems to trigger it. Ultrasound shows nothing?

Need more info: What is your question? I need more information to offer any perspective. Have you had a recent cold? How is the health of your gums and teeth? Any throat infection? Any problems in the ears? What is your tuberculosis status? Have you had a complete blood count? Please feel free to schedule a full consult with a physician for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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symptoms: heart beats over 105 even in relax,sudden weight loss,easily get tired when going up on stairs (20 staircase) and slightly pale?

 symptoms: heart beats over 105 even in relax,sudden weight loss,easily get tired when going up on stairs (20 staircase) and slightly pale?

TSH LEVELS: I believe that the very first thing that would come to mind to any physician would be hyperthyroidism. You need lab testing to include specifically a TSH level ...Read more

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Symptoms: heart beats over 105 even in relax,sudden weight loss,easily get tired when going up on stairs (20 steps) and slightly pale?

Symptoms: heart beats over 105 even in relax,sudden weight loss,easily get tired when going up on stairs (20 steps) and slightly pale?

Need to see doctor: Fast heart rate, unintended weight loss and weakness warrant seeing a doctor for an in-person evaluation. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and may be doing some tests. ...Read more

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Feel run down, gland next to left ear swollen and gland under chin, bean sized shape swollen. Lasted 3-5 months but blood tests all normal?

Feel run down, gland next to left ear swollen and gland under chin, bean sized shape swollen. Lasted 3-5 months but blood tests all normal?

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. Since you had blood tests, you likely saw a doctor and it would be prudent to discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more

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Waking up with heart racing in the morning most times my bodi is hot and sweating heart rate comes back down after 5 to 10 minutes what can it be?

Waking up with heart racing  in the morning most times my bodi is hot and sweating heart rate comes back down after 5 to 10 minutes what can it be?

Night sweat or other: Sometimes its a 'normal' hormonal surge, sometimes its a heart issue called supraventriculat tachycardia , as well as other issues. If its new and keeps happening see a doctor. ...Read more

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Hr goes up 130-140'swalking up 1 flight of stairs.feel pounding lower neck and feel beating mid chest.out of breath,little dizzy.slowly back to norm

Hr goes up 130-140'swalking up 1 flight of stairs.feel pounding lower neck and feel beating mid chest.out of breath,little dizzy.slowly back to norm

Beta: Timing of symptoms, duration, blood pressure, BMI, cardiovascular tolerance prior to this would help. What is described in very limited way sounds like postural tachycardia and many symptoms that go along with this. ...Read more

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Neck stiffness with trouble turning head, throat pain and inability to feel food going down or burping up muscles all on one side. Pinched nerve neck?

Neck stiffness with trouble turning head, throat pain and inability to feel food going down or burping up muscles all on one side. Pinched nerve neck?

Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Hi! My heartrate goes up to 135 when climbing stairs and then drops down to 55 (slow for me) when I sit down or lay down within 2 mins. Is it normal?

Hi! My heartrate goes up to 135 when climbing stairs and then drops down to 55 (slow for me) when I sit down or lay down within 2 mins. Is it normal?

Tachycardia: Unless you're running up the stairs, that is a rather fast heart rate after stair climbing.Do you note rapid heart rates after other activities? Do you get short of breath also? I feel that you should have a heart and lung examination and also be checked for anemia and even an overactive thyroid although your heart rate at rest is not elevated which may rule out hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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Sometimes at night I will feel nervous and my heart will start beating up to 130bpm, and slow down gradually in 5 to 10 minutes. Is this SVT?

Sometimes at night I will feel nervous and my heart will start beating up to 130bpm, and slow down gradually in 5 to 10 minutes. Is this SVT?

If the nervousness: occurs BEFORE the rapid heart beat my bet would be on SINUS TACHYCARDIA (normal response of the cardiovascular system to anxiety) rather than SVT (an "arrythmia" abnomal rythm,") ...Read more

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I have pain raising arm up sideways with palm down in posterior deltoids. Sharp pain to where I can't raise up to shoulder level. palms up is fine when raising arms. raising my arms straight in front is fine as well. But raising my arms up, palms down

I have pain raising arm up sideways with palm down in posterior deltoids. Sharp pain to where I can't raise up to shoulder level.  palms up is fine when raising arms.  raising my arms straight in front is fine as well.  But raising my arms up, palms down

Supraspinatus tendon: 37y w. shoulder pain aroused by contraction of Superior spinatus, Ss, muscle. Palm-up rotates humoral tuberosity under A-C joint; elevating it + shortening draw of Ss. Palm down does opposite. Abduction of humerus in coronal plane evokes direct tug on Ss muscle, & tendon within A-C arch. Abducting arm anterior to body uses muscles absent Ss function/pain. Ss tendonitis? MRI needed. Osteopath? ...Read more

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He has trouble swallowing in the morning sometimes. feels like a blockage in esophagus. liquid goes down so far and comes back up?

He has trouble swallowing in the morning sometimes. feels like a blockage in esophagus. liquid goes down so far and comes back up?

Trouble swallowing: May be reflux, gastritis, Barretts esophagus, a stricture in the esophagus or a mass. May also be achalsia, or spasm. F/u with gastroenterologist you need an endoscopy ...Read more

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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