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Palpitations can be caused by chronic tonsillitis, hypothyroidism or gastroesophageal reflux?

Palpitations can be caused by chronic tonsillitis, hypothyroidism or gastroesophageal reflux?

None: None of the above. Any association with them is coincidental. However, you list panic attacks under "conditions" and there IS an association between that entity and palpitations. Trial of low dose beta blockade (like propranolol) help many with this condition - if they bother you enough to warrant use of a daily medication. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Knox
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Tonsillitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the tonsil tissue, which can be either an acute or chronic process. Most of the time, it is caused by infection. In the acute phase, most cases of tonsillitis are viral. Once the problem extends beyond 10 days, it typically ...Read more


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What can cause hypothyroidism?

What can cause hypothyroidism?

Autoimmune, surgery: The most common cause is autoimmune thyroid disease, that is, the body makes antibodies against the thyroid. Thyroid surgery can cause it too. So can radiation therapy to the neck. Meds like amiodarone and some chemo can, too. ...Read more

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Did smoking caused tonsillitis?

Did smoking caused tonsillitis?

It can: Smoking cigarettes or other substances weakens your body defenses and can lead to throat and sinus infections. ...Read more

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What's the primary cause of hypothyroidism?

What's the primary cause of hypothyroidism?

Several: But the most common is thyroid inflammation which damages the thyroid's ability to make sufficient hormone. Luckily, it's easy to diagnose and treat with brand name T4 replacement and it's like you never had a problem in the first place. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes allergic tonsillitis? Which are specific allergens?

What causes allergic tonsillitis? Which are specific allergens?

Tonsils not allergic: Tonsillar tissue is lymphatic in origin and function covered by mucosa. As such the mucosal lining could swell with any acute allergic reaction involving the mouth. However, I am unaware of any allergic reaction that would cause isolated acute tonsillar inflammation (tonsilliitis). ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause migraines?

Can hypothyroidism cause migraines?

Probably not: I can't think of any relationship between the two. ...Read more

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How does hypothyroidism cause siadh?

How does hypothyroidism cause siadh?

Likely complex...: Thyroid hormones have complex interactions with many parts of the whole body. Hypothyroidism can lead to hyponatremia or to both SIADH + hyponatremia. Being low in thyroid hormone can somehow lead to the release of anti-diuretic hormone from the pituitary gland, so one gets SIADH and the accompanying excess water in the body. ...Read more

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Does hypothyroid cause anemia?

Does hypothyroid cause anemia?

It can cause: Or worsen anemia, but it's easy to treat with brand name T4 replacement. Check w/your doctor and get your levels normal and then see about your anemia which may still need treatment but at least has a chance to be normalized. ...Read more

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Can tonsillitis cause nasal odor?

Can tonsillitis cause nasal odor?

Maybe: Chronic tonsil stones can harbor bacteria and generate odor. Acute tonsillitis probably would not. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause dizziness?

Can hypothyroidism cause dizziness?

It can, but rarely: Luckily, hypothyroidism is easily treated with the correct dose of brand name T4 replacement. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Can tonsillitis be caused by the flu?

Can tonsillitis be caused by the flu?

See below: Tonsillitis is by definition, inflammation of the tonsils. Therefore, flu could cause the tonsils to become inflamed. ...Read more

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Can slight hypothyroidism cause eczema?

Can slight hypothyroidism cause eczema?

No but...: Theoretically, hypothyroidism can lead to less stomach acid which can lead to poor gastric digestion which can lead to increased food sensitivity which can lead to eczema. ...Read more

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Can swallowing semen cause tonsillitis?

Can swallowing semen cause tonsillitis?

No...: ...But if your partner has a sexually transmitted disease, you can get a sore throat, which needs to be diagnosed and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause a swollen neck?

Can hypothyroidism cause a swollen neck?

Yes: If there is a goiter due to subacute or chronic thyroiditis you can develop a goiter - a fancy name for big thyroid.
However, a "swollen neck" may not be due to a goiter. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroid cause frequent urination?

Can hypothyroid cause frequent urination?

Urinary Frequency: It is unlikely that frequent urination has anything to do with your thyroid. This is most commonly an infectious problem or a blood sugar issue. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism can cause esophagus to close?

Not known: It would not cause your esophagus to close. However since most thyroid diseases are autoimmune in nature, you are at risk to develop another autoimmune disease which may affect the esophagus. See a gastroenterologist soon. ...Read more

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Is hypothyroidism caused by years of anorexia?

Is hypothyroidism caused by years of anorexia?

Perhaps: Low intake of iodide and other nutrients may block thyroid hormone production. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause high uric acid levels?

Uric acid levels: Yes it can. It is due to decreased renal plasma flow and decreased irate excretion in hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Are missed heartbeats caused by hypothyroidism?

Are missed heartbeats caused by hypothyroidism?

Usually not: Unless it's very severe. Besides, hypothyroidism is very easy to treat with a daily dose of brand name T4 replacement. Check w/your doctor, don't leave it untreated. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause heavy and long periods?

Can hypothyroidism cause heavy and long periods?

Yes: Hypothyroidism slows down your metabolism and can prolong your period making it lasts longer and heavier. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause you to become infertile?

Can hypothyroidism cause you to become infertile?

Yes and no: On full replacement - which you must do before you are ready for pregnancy - you can become pregnant. Women with hashimoto's who are hypothyroid may have an increased risk of miscarriage or preterm delivery. Rarely, this autoimmune thyroid disease may be associated with premature ovarian failure. ...Read more

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What might cause treatment-resistant hypothyroidism?

Please define: Hi. By what do you mean "treatment-resistant"? Is your dose too low? That's not treatment resistant, that's just being under treated. Has your thyroid function been normalized on thyroid hormone replacement but you still feel symptoms? That's not "treatment-resistant", that's just assigning symptoms to the wrong thing. We need more information. I doubt you have a thyroid hormone receptor defect. ...Read more

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Can over correcting hypothyroidism cause a severe migraine?

Can over correcting hypothyroidism cause a severe migraine?

Yes: Increased levels can give a severe headache. Contact your doctor and get levels drawn to see if that is the cause asap. ...Read more

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Can decreased peripheral vision be caused by hypothyroidism?

Can decreased peripheral vision be caused by hypothyroidism?

Not usually: I would look for other potential causes and see a good eye doctor first before attributing it to hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause problems during gallbladder removal?

Can hypothyroidism cause problems during gallbladder removal?

No: Unless there is a severe illness such as myxedema from neglected and untreated hypothyroid condition. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more