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Unspecified Acquired Hypothyroidism
Wat cud be the cause of hypothyroid for babies? Is this hereditary or acquired? Any preventive measure to take for the baby?
Mostly congenital: Hypothyroidism in the newborn may be caused by:missing or poorly developed thyroid gland (sometimes absent or in wrong place or ectopic)pituitary gland not stimulating thyroid gland or thyroid hormones incorrectly formed and not working correctly. Usually detected at birth with blood testing. If infant receives thyroid hormone supplements, baby develops normally neurologically and physically. ...Read more
What is the percentage that you will acquire hypothyroidism using radioactive iodine therapy for patient with hyperthyroidism?
Common: Many of my patients who received rai therapy for hyperthyroidism developed hypothyroidism within months or years after their treatment and had to take thyroid replacement therapy. Up to 50% of treated patients develop hypothyroidism within 1 year. The good news is that most patients do well on replacement therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Big spectrum: Thyroid hormones are some of the most important hormones in the body. People with low thyroid cane experience symptoms of: fatigue, sensitive to cold, dry skin, constipation, hoarse voice, weight gain, high cholesterol, muscle ache/weakness, joint pain, heavy periods, brittle nails/hair, depression... In severe cases, especially in the older population, hypothyroidism can lead to a coma/death. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unclear: There is medical literature that supports development of hypothyroid after significant trauma. The current thought is that this is due to injury to the head rather than the thyroid itself, however, that has not been proven conclusively. Thus, transient direct trauma to the thyroid is not yet conclusively associated with an increased in thyroid disease. ...Read more
Type 2???: Not sure what you mean by type 2 hypothyroidism. Generally, hypothyroidism is diagnosed when TSH is high, indicating that the pituitary gland thinks the thyroid levels are too low. If you mean secondary hypothyroidism, then the pituitary gland can't make high levels of tsh. In severe cases, both TSH & T4 levels are low. Milder cases where TSH is normal/t4 is low or vice versa are more difficult. ...Read more
Many factors in our diets affect thyroid health. Certain foods can inhibit thyroid function, esp. Cruciferous vegetables (like broccoli and cauliflower), soy, millet and flax, while foods rich in iodine and selenium support thyroid function. They don't give us enough room to elaborate so please see http://draxe. Com/hypothyroidism-diet-natural-treatment/
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