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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


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Can thyroid disorders cause premature hair graying?

Can thyroid disorders cause premature hair graying?

Not directly: Thyroid disease is usually caused by autoimmunity, where the immune system make abnormal antibodies that target someone's own proteins. People with one autoimmune condition may have others, including a situation where antibodies target melanin-proding cells in hair follicles leading to hairs without pigment (white or gray). ...Read more

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I had cure autoimune disease I am of 17years can my thyroidism and brain fog due to med can cure.How long i need to take med further?

Thyroiditis?: If you are referring to autoimmune thyroiditis ( hashimoto's disease)- this at first can cause an overactive thyroid ( hyperthyroidism) followed by decreased thyoid function ( hypothyroidism). You need to have your thyroid hormone levels balance to achieve balance. The medication may be need for a lifetime or the disease can resolve. ...Read more

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Helo.I m 23 yr.I hv thyroid .N i hv hair fall.But now i could c i hv gray hair.Not 1 or 2 its more.Pls help.I don't want to do hair color.Proper treatmt?

Autoimmunity: Most thyroid problems are due to autoimmunity, where your immune system makes antibodies that target your own proteins & tissues. Some people w/ autoimmune thyroid disease have other autoimmune conditions as well. One such condition is premature graying. Unfortunate not much can be done to stop this. ...Read more

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I have two pimple like gray bumps on my chin and neck. What are they? They don't pop when pinched.

I have two pimple like gray bumps on my chin and neck. What are they? They don't pop when pinched.

Cyst: Deeper "pimple" like lesion in this area, that you are not able to express can be either deeper cysts or the opening of one that has formed a hard discolored plug. ...Read more

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Hi Doctor I have many spots on my body (legs,arms,neck) in different shapes and colors and there is grey line on my nail what is this mean? Thanks

Hi Doctor 
I have many spots on my body (legs,arms,neck) in different shapes and colors and there is grey line on my nail what is this mean?
Thanks

Needs examination: It is impossible to offer any assessment with such a cursory description. I suggest you consult with a clinician who can examine the spots and the line on the nail. ...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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Can thyroidism affect my monthly period?

Can thyroidism affect my monthly period?

Yes: Thyroid disease is one of the first things we check for when a woman has any abnormal bleeding pattern. ...Read more

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Anyone know anything about hashimoto's thyroidism symptoms?

Anyone know anything about hashimoto's thyroidism symptoms?

Hashimoto's symptoms: Some common symptoms are: fatigue, hair loss, hoarse voice, slower speech, depressed, brittle nails, dry skin, feeling cold, constipation, weight gain... ...Read more

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I have been dxd with subclinical hypo thyroidism. I am very tired.. How is this treated?

I have been dxd with subclinical hypo thyroidism.  I am very tired.. How is this treated?

Not subclinical now: Subclinical means not clinical which means you are not having symptoms from the hypothyroidism, but you do have symptoms (tired). Thus, this is not subclincal. If you have the lab result to support hypothyroidism, along with your being tired, treating it is a reasonable course of action. Thyroid hormone replacement is quite easy and with correct dosing, side effect is rare. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Taking food suplement placenta white .How safe it is when you have hypertension and thyroidism?

Taking food suplement placenta white .How safe it is when you have hypertension and thyroidism?

Placental white: This compound derives from horse placenta and contains a variety of herbs; it seems safe in context of hypertension and thyroid disease, although not studied to be completely sure. ...Read more

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