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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Transplant (Definition)

In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more


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Are there thyroid transplants?

Are there thyroid transplants?

Thyroid: Sorry, there are no thyroid transplants but the thyroid hormone pill, levothyroxine, is exactly the same hormone as the gland makes. It is a "natural" replacement for a gland that does not work. ...Read more

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Why aren't thyroid transplants available for people who've had to undergo thyroidectomies due to cancer?

Why aren't thyroid transplants available for people who've had to undergo thyroidectomies due to cancer?

We Don't need them: Because we have a simple replacement medicine(thyroxine), we do not need an organ transplant; organi transplant is a major undertaking. Besides finding a donor(which is a huge probelm) patients who do receive transplants have to be kept on immune suppressive medicines for a long time. That itself is a risky preposition..But it is essential in order to keep the transplanted organ functional. ...Read more

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What are the complications of hypothyrodism? Abd what are the treatment options? Is it related to allergy? And is there thyroid transplant?

What are the complications of hypothyrodism? Abd what are the treatment options? Is it related to allergy? And is there thyroid transplant?

Replacement therapy: Hypothyroidism is not related to allergy, could be related to auto-immunity where antibodies attack the thyroid tissues, there is no thyroid transplant, as hormone replacement is available, your best bet is to find an endrocrinologist and follow up with him/her, good luck ...Read more

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I need thyroid ablation treatment after total thyroidectomy.Due to thyroid ca. How soon after can I safely get a kidney transplant.

I need thyroid ablation treatment after total thyroidectomy.Due to thyroid ca.  How soon after can I safely get a kidney transplant.

Serious questions: These are serious questions that do not lend themselves to an online q and a. You need to be talking to 1. Your endocrinologist, and 2. Your nephrologist and transplant doctors. ...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 treat hypo thyroidism permanently?

How to treat hypo thyroidism permanently?

Synthroid (thyroxine): The only way to handle hypothyroidism is to take synthroid (thyroxine) for life, which is a synthetic version the hormone that you are deficient in. ...Read more

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Taking collagen but have a hypo thyroidism is it ok?

Taking collagen but have a hypo thyroidism is it ok?

Yes: collagen supplement is not a contraindicated with hypothyroidism. The question why are you taking collagen supplement . collagen is provided amply in the diet if you eat animal protein. ...Read more

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Is there a kind of hyper thyroidism that resolves without treatment ?

Is there a kind of hyper thyroidism that resolves without treatment ?

Yes: Dequervain's thyroiditis can make you hyperthyroid for a few days or weeks then self-cure. Another cause is eating beef into which the animal's thyroid was accidentaly placed by the butcher. ...Read more

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Dr. Amy Friedman
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Transplantation (Definition)

Transplantation is the process of transplanting organs from a donor to a recipient and includes surgery ...Read more


Dr. Ravi Chand
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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