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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. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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Is iv saline a good treatment for POTS?

Is iv saline a good treatment for POTS?

Initially, yes: If POTS is due to dehydration, or if dehydration is contributing to blood pressure instability, then IV saline is a good starting point. However, if symptoms persist despite adequate (re-)hydration, then you have to look to medications - Florinef, (fludrocortisone) Midodrine - and other interventions (compression hose - it's actually the most effective in controlling POTS symptoms but people don't like to wear them ...Read more

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I have brown skin naturally but I have two darker spots in side of my face , skin is weird in those two pots , can you suggest me a treatment ?

I have brown skin naturally but I have two darker spots in side of my face , skin is weird in those two pots , can you suggest me a treatment 
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Hyperpigmentation: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih) is a frequently encountered problem and represents the sequelae of various cutaneous disorders as well as therapeutic interventions. This acquired excess of pigment can be attributed to various preceding disease processes that affect the skin such as infections, allergic reactions, mechanical injuries, reactions to medications, phototoxic eruptions, trauma. ...Read more

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What would you recommend to someone whos 21 yr male with resting hr 60 and standing 94? If pots what would best treatment be as symptoms noy huge?

What would you recommend to someone whos 21 yr male with resting hr 60 and standing 94? If pots what would best treatment be as symptoms noy huge?

POTS is rare: Pots is an infrequent entity whereas volume depletion is very common. Liberalize your salt intake (ie, eat salt), and drink plenty of fluids. If you exercise, drink a lot during and after exercise to replace perspiration. If you have diabetes, be sure it's very well controlled. Avoid alcohol and coffee which are diuretics (stimulate your kidneys). ...Read more

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Does Mayo, Cleveland Clinic offer higher/more comprehensive level of care than Brigham and Womens or MGH? Have POTS and migraines needs treatment.

Does Mayo, Cleveland Clinic offer higher/more comprehensive level of care than Brigham and Womens or MGH? Have POTS and migraines needs treatment.

No Difference: In my professional opinion all institutions you mentioned are outstanding. The most important aspect, again in my opinion, no matter what institution, is to find a knowledgeable, caring physician, that will partner with you, be your advocate, and identify at all costs your medical problem and make an accurate, timely diagnosis in order to treat the condition you are seeking relief from properl. ...Read more

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Cardiologist diagnosed me with Vasodepressive syncope with suspected POTS. What do I do Treatment? How do you develop these syndromes? Are they deadly

Cardiologist diagnosed me with Vasodepressive syncope with suspected POTS. What do I do Treatment? How do you develop these syndromes? Are they deadly

Syncope: they are usually not deadly, but could be very disturbing. You may need to take some meds. your doc can prescribe you some meds and usually increasing salt and fluid intake helps unless you have hypertension of kidney issues. ...Read more

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HyperAdrenergic POTS. It seems I finally have a diagnosis. What is the most effective treatment? I've read Carvedilol and Clonidine is good...

HyperAdrenergic POTS.  It seems I finally have a diagnosis.  What is the most effective treatment?  I've read Carvedilol and Clonidine is good...

POTS syndrome: POTS is a new dx and may be too broad and over diagnosed. First, get a second opinion from another cardiologist to confirm this diagnosis. Second, It seems you are on alpha-agonist (clonidine) and blocker (Carvedilol). Doesn't make sense. alpha and beta blockers are contraindicated. see http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2600095/ for more information. ...Read more

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Chronic unrelenting cough, may need a breathing treatment. I take beta blockers for pots; am prone to rapid hr. Is the treatment safe for me?

Chronic unrelenting cough, may need a breathing treatment. I take beta blockers  for pots; am prone to rapid hr. Is the treatment safe for me?

It depends on drug: Some beta blockers are selective to beta 2 and will not effect lungs. Some beta blockers are non selective. You want a beta blocker that is selective to heart only. ...Read more

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Is there a pots treatment that is safe with a solitary kidney? beta blockers and florinef (fludrocortisone) NOT viable.

Is there a pots treatment that is safe with a solitary kidney? beta blockers and florinef (fludrocortisone) NOT viable.

POTS and 1 kidney: Discuss with your doctor use of verapamil. ivabradine(Corlanor), pyridostigmine Geriatr Cardiol. 2012 Mar; 9(1): 61–67. doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1263.2012.00061 ...Read more