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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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 are signs/symptoms of a thyroid problem or disorder?

What are signs/symptoms of a thyroid problem or disorder?

Nonspecific: The s+s of thyroid disease are nonspecific. Hypothyroidism typically causes fatigue, weight gain, feeling cold, constipation, heavy periods, sleepiness. Hyperthyroidism causes weight loss, anxiety, tremors, fast heart beating, feeling hot, frequent bms, light periods, muscle weakness. However, most people with any one or combination of these symptoms have no thyroid problem at all. Get tested. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are all the symptoms of a thyroid problem?

Could you tell me what are all the symptoms of a thyroid problem?

Too hot or cold: Hypothyroidism is characterized by sensitivity to cold temperatures, low energy, and sometimes hair loss. Hyperthyroidism is heat intolerance, sweating, hair loss, hyperactivity and in late stages "bulging eyes." a simple TSH blood test can clarify which of the two is the issue. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are signs or symptoms of a thyroid problem or disorder?

Could you tell me what are signs or symptoms of a thyroid problem or disorder?

Multiple: Thyroid problems can involve function: too much or too little hormone. They can also involve structure: too large a size, presence of nodules, etc. There can also be thyroid cancers, but while they can occur, they represent a small percentage of the total human cancers (<1%). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a excess thyroid problem?

What are the symptoms of a excess thyroid problem?

Increased/nervousnes: Increased nervousnes and irritability ANS weight loss even with a good appetite. Increased warmth, tremor, and palpitations are common. Some will have bulging eyes, hair loss and loss of strength. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of thyroid problems?

What are the symptoms of thyroid problems?

Under or over active: Hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid may present with loss of energy, fatigue, sluggishness, poor memory, weight gain, constipation, cold intolerance, doughy skin, etc. Hyperthyroidims or overactive thyroid may present with palpitations, racing pulse, tremors, anxiety, sweats, insomnia, weight loss, bulging eyes, heat intolerance, etc. Go see your family physician for simple blood test (tsh). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of thyroid problems?

What are the symptoms of thyroid problems?

Thyroid gland: The thyroid is a endocrine gland that makes thyroid hormone. This hormone in children is necessary for growth and developing. In adults, it regulates metabolism. Low thyroid levels cause fatigue, weight gain, constipation and irregular menses. Too much thyroid hormone cause weight loss and palpitations. Thyroid nodules are cancer in about 5% of the time. Often there are no symptoms from nodules. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of thyroid problems?

What are the symptoms of thyroid problems?

Depends: Hypothyroid-cold intolerance, lethargy, weight gain, constipation, dry skin, depression, nasal congestion, doughy skin, menstrual irregularity. Elevated tsh hyperthyroidism- fast heart rate, anxiety, heat intolerance, weight loss, diarrhea, tremor, menstrual irregularity. Depressed tsh. ...Read more