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Dr. Scott Keith
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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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What causes thyroid disorders?

What causes thyroid disorders?

Three main causes: Hi. The three main causes of thyroid disorders are: 1) autoimmunity, 2) neoplasia, and 3) trivially, thyroid surgery (usually done because of #2). Autoimmunity can cause hypo- or hyperthyroidism. Neoplasia can be benign, malignant, or can cause hyperthyroidism (hyperthyroid nodules are always benign; reportable otherwise). Surgery to remove the thyroid (usually for cancer) is trivial. ...Read more

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Best foods for thyroid disorders?

Best foods for thyroid disorders?

Doesn't matter: There are no foods that are good or bad for your thyroid. I don't know what kind of thyroid disorder you have, but as long as you receive adequate iodine in your food, your diet won't affect thyroid status. ...Read more

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Is garlic good for thyroid disorders?

Is garlic good for thyroid disorders?

It depends: Garlic and onions are both goitrogens, meaning they can cause an enlarged thyroid gland and low function of it. So for a normal functioning or low functioning, it could make the function worse but for hyperthyroidism, it will have more of a controlling event. ...Read more

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What are the symtoms of thyroid disorders?

What are the symtoms of thyroid disorders?

Depends on Disorder: An overactive thyroid may make you feel like you just drank a pot of coffee: jittery, anxious, rapid/irregular heart beat, headache, insomnia, more frequent trips to the bathroom, weight loss, weak. Underactive thyroid may feel like you're tired all the time, constipated, dry skin/hair, maybe a little weight gain. There may be other symptoms but these are the most common. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of thyroid disorders?

What is the symptoms of thyroid disorders?

Symptoms of Thyroid: You ask a question that is too broad to answer here in only 400 characters. There are a large number of thyroid disorders and they have many symptoms. Overactive: lose weight, buggy eyes Underactive: gain weight, feel cold, high BP I recommend you google thyroid disorders and symptoms and read. The best detailed source I use is uptodate.com ...Read more

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How are thyroid disorders usually diagnosed?

How are thyroid disorders usually diagnosed?

Lab tests: Early thyroid hypo- or hyper-activity may be asymptomatic. Thyroid function tests are among the commonest lab tests and most functional thyroid disorders are picked up with these tests. If thyroid tumor is suspected due to mass, fine needle aspirate is usually done for diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are some good foods that help with thyroid disorders?

What are some good foods that help with thyroid disorders?

Balanced diet: Overall, the thyroid needs iodine to make thyroid hormone. However, excessive amount of iodine can affect thyroid function. Eating a balanced diet with iodized salt and considering a multivitamin with 150 mcg potassium iodide is a sensible approach. ...Read more

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What kind of doctors treat thyroid disorders?

Most physicians: Any physicians can treat thyroid disease but an endocrinologist is one who specializes in this disorder. ...Read more

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Can thyroid disorders be related to fibromialgia?

Thyroid/fibromyalgia: Many patients with hypothyroidism also have symptoms of fibromyalgia. Some of the symptms are overlapping like depression, muscle and joint pain.Many people believe that both are auto immune diseases, so we always check thyroid enzymes and antibodies in patients with fibromyalgia. ...Read more