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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

When did testing for thyroid diseases begin? Mom had symptoms but the doctors couldn't figure what was wrong.

Almost a century

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The old "protein bound iodine" assay dates to the early 1900's. I've seen both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism missed for years even when they were obvious. Patients typically got sent to the psychologist or social worker who mistakenly thought they'd been properly screened. Hopefully today's physicians are getting smarter. I trust your mom was finally diagnosed appropriately.
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Dr. Yash K. Khanna answered:

How can you get treatment for thyroid diseases?

YOUR PRIMARY CARE

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Start with your primary care doc.Most of the thyroid problems can be diagnosed and treated by your PCP.If you have a condition HE/SHE can not handle will refer you to an endocrinologist who are the specialists dealing with thyroid problems
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Dr. David Geffner answered:

Is there anything I can do to avoid thyroid diseases?

No

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In this country most functional thyroid diseases are inherited. Lumps and goiters are also not preventable by any environmental or dietary changes. Avoid radiation if possible. Some drugs affect thyroid function causing hyper or hypothyroidism.
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Dr. Pradeep Singh answered:

Should all older people get tested for thyroid diseases?

Yes

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Hypothyroidism is very common among elderly people.
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Dr. David Sneid answered:

What is the definition or description of: Thyroid Diseases?

Various

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You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated by a qualified doctor.
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Are diabetes, thyroid diseases, child births common causes of obesity?

Obesity

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Obesity is the main cause of diabetes type 2. Thyroid disease can cause weight gain or weight loss, depending on what it's doing. Obesity does not cause child births.
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Can Thyroid Diseases cause Dysfuntional Uterine Bleeding? TSH is 0.10 Free T4 0.93. Started BC not working well.

Yes

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both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism can cause irregular menstrual bleeding. treat the thyroid to normal and see if the symptoms still persist. your tsh is low suggestive of hyperthyroidism. You should see your doc to get this workup.
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Are there carrier testing available for thyroid diseases? Curious as to whether I'll get thyroid disease sometime.

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There is no genetic test per se, but the existence of thyroid antibodies forebodes development of thyroid dysfunction eventually. Kinda like the red light going on in your car.
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Dr. Fred P. Gallo answered:

What are the symptoms of thyroidism?

2 different ways

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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.
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Dr. Yash K. Khanna answered:

What are the symptoms for thyroidism?

Fatige/dry skin/cons

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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
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