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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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I have hypo-thyroidism, i take 150mg of synthroid, (thyroxine) i have gained 30 pounds in almost 2 months. how can i safely lose the weight as fast as possible?

I have hypo-thyroidism, i take 150mg of synthroid, (thyroxine) i have gained 30 pounds in almost 2 months. how can i safely lose the weight as fast as possible?

Weight Gain: Certainly Thyroid may be causing some of your issues too. Safely, exercise and dieting with decreased carbs and fats will make you lose, if you burn more calories than you take in, you will lose weight. If you are unable to lose, discuss with your Dr. as approved weight loss meds ar available, but they need to monitored regularly by the Dr., and used with an exercise program and diet as well. ...Read more

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How high is the risk of losing sense of taste when having operation in the cribriform plate ethmoid region?

How high is the risk of losing sense of taste when having operation in the cribriform plate ethmoid region?

The components: of taste include the taste buds on your tongue and the NASAL input (smell) and both are imoportant. The operation you describe may have a very small risk of damaging the Olfactory nerve (one component!!) Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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What would cause me to lose my sense of taste and smell I have a cold.

What would cause me to lose my sense of taste and smell I have a cold.

Your cold: The common cold is caused by rhinovirus. It typically causes swelling and inflammation of your nasal passages that alters smell. A large part of taste is based on your sense of smell. ...Read more

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For what reasons do we lose our sense of taste and smell when we have severe cold?

For what reasons do we lose our sense of taste and smell when we have severe cold?

Inflammation: When one has a viral upper respiratory infection, the mucous membranes within the nasal cavities become swollen. The olfactory (smell) nerve comes from the brain and enters the nose through the cribriform plate. The nerve endings detect the odorants that are inhaled through the nose. The swelling associated with a cold prevents smells from being sensed. Taste is impaired without sense of smell. ...Read more

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What could be causing me to be losing my sense of taste?

What could be causing me to be losing my sense of taste?

Nasal issues often: Most of taste is influenced by sense of smell. Whatever decreases that, e.g. A cold, sinus infection, polyp, etc can affect taste as well. Sometimes effect after head trauma, cranial nerve issues, local problems after e.g. Radiation rx-"mouth blindness", unlikely tumors, etc. See md, check for problems that may be easily rx'd. Specialized care is available in research centers for tough cases. ...Read more

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Could a cold cause me to lose sense of taste and smell?

It could temporarily: Diminish those senses. But that should return as you improve. ...Read more

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What causes you to lose your sense of taste and smell when you're ill?

What causes you to lose your sense of taste and smell when you're ill?

Blocked Nose: Congestion of nasal passage can do that. For taste clear unblocked nose is essential. Some antibiotics can also do affect your taste and smell. ...Read more

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I've been slowly losing my sense of taste and over the last few days it's almost disappeared. No new medications... Any thoughts or concerns?

I've been slowly losing my sense of taste and over the last few days it's almost disappeared. No new medications... Any thoughts or concerns?

Give it time: Usually the loss of taste is transient and can be related to upper respiratory infections or a variant of Bell's Palsy. If any other symptoms occur, see your doctor right away. If the sense of taste doesn't resolve within a week, get it checked. ...Read more

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Do you lose sense of taste with aging?

Do you lose sense of taste with aging?

Not uncommon: Losing sense of taste with aging is quite common. Basically, the nerve endings that give us taste simply wear out. ...Read more

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Can I stop myself from losing my sense of taste?

Can I stop myself from losing my sense of taste?

Yes you can: You can help youself by not smoking, cosuming chewing tobacco, not using coccaine or other illicit drugs.Getting treated for nasal allergies and sinus infections properly, and not using long term over the counter nasal decongestants, and having regular dental check ups, brushing and flossing properly. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose my sense of taste forever?

Response: The usual cause for loss of taste is loss of sense of smell, and in some cases zinc supplements can reverse much of the problem. Yet, would be prudent for you to have a thorough evaluation by an Otolaryngologist, as sometimes, sinus issues are causing difficulties which can be readily reversed. ...Read more

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Can whooping cough cause someone to lose their sense of taste?

Can whooping cough cause someone to lose their sense of taste?

No: There is no reason that a patient with whooping cough should lose their sense of taste. The symptoms involve the chest and taste involves the tongue and the sense of smell. ...Read more

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If you smoke marijuana and temporarily lose your sense of taste and smell randomly, does that mean you're allergic to the plant?

If you smoke marijuana and temporarily lose your sense of taste and smell randomly, does that mean you're allergic to the plant?

No, it does not: However, anyone taking marijuana with depersonalization or deralization should cease and desist, sine thc worsens such symptoms as well as social anxiety symptoms. Please consider stopping pot for your mental health. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why do I lose my sense of taste and get a sore tongue when I eat fresh pineapple?

Why do I lose my sense of taste and get a sore tongue when I eat fresh pineapple?

Swelling: An allergic reaction to foods can cause swelling in the nose and tongue resulting in these symptoms.See your personal provider for further evaluation. ...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