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Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


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What are the birth defects caused by birth control hormones?

What are the birth defects caused by birth control hormones?

None: The hormones in birth control pills, or Progesterone shots ("depo provera") are not thought to cause birth defects. Many women inadvertently take birth control after they have already conceived and their children do not seem to have any increased risk of birth defects. ...Read more

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What are the problems caused by hyperkalaemia?

What are the problems caused by hyperkalaemia?

Depends on level : Slightly high potassium may not be symptomatic. Critically high potassium can be dangerous- can cause fatal heart rhythm problems, muscle weakness. ...Read more

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What are the causes of birth defects that are preventable?

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What are the causes of birth defects that are preventable?

Pretty limited: Some birth defects such as fetal alcohol syndrome, defects associated with use of Accutane during pregnancy, and neural tube defect associated with Folic Acid deficiency are some examples whose occurrence can be minimized at least if not totally preventable. ...Read more

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What specific birth defects could be caused by valsartan (diovan)?

What specific birth defects could be caused by valsartan (diovan)?

Renal failure.: Oligohydramnios, due to decreased fetal renal function, may lead to fetal lung hypoplasia and skeletal malformations. Use is associated with anuria, hypotension, renal failure, skull hypoplasia, and death in the fetus/neonate. The exposed fetus should be monitored for fetal growth, amniotic fluid volume, and organ formation. Infants exposed should be checked for hyperkalemia, hypotension, oliguria. ...Read more

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What are the causes of heart birth defects?

What are the causes of heart birth defects?

Genes, environ, luck: A mix of genetics, exposure & chance. The formation of the heart is a very complex process as a simple vascular tube transforms into a specialized pump intertwining 2 separate circulations. Sometimes cells fail to migrate or grow-->may lead to septal defects. Structures may not form, and if they interfere with bloodflow (e.g., valve not opening), then downstream structures don't grow or develop. ...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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What diseases are caused by zinc deficiency in pregnancy?

What diseases are caused by zinc deficiency in pregnancy?

Interesting question: Zinc supplementation during pregnancy for women with mild zinc deficiency appears to promote fetal growth and reduce the risk of premature birth and infant diarrhea. Acrodermatitis enteropathica can be seen in pregnant women with severe zinc deficiency. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of liver damage caused by rezulin?

What are common symptoms of liver damage caused by rezulin?

Nothing specifc: Drug induced liver injury from Rezulin would appear similar to injury from other drugs and it would include abnormal liver tests and possibly jaundice. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for heart-related birth defects?

What are the treatments for heart-related birth defects?

If a treatment is...: ...Needed at all, it is usually, sooner or later, surgical. An interim treatment with medication such as diuretics may be needed before surgery. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of hypopituitarism and when to be concerned? Hx of dwarfism caused by deficient pituitary.

What are symptoms of hypopituitarism and when to be concerned? Hx of dwarfism caused by deficient pituitary.

Hypopituitarism: If entire pituitary affected, not just growth hormone, other hormones such as gonadotropins, TSH and ACTH will be low as well. Symptoms are those of target gland dysfunction - absent or diminished secondary sex characteristics or menses, thyroid or adrenal insufficiency. ...Read more

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What are issues caused by low phenytoin levels?

What are issues caused by low phenytoin levels?

Recurrent seizures: If Phenytoin is being used for the treatment of epilepsy, low levels ie. Less than 10, put you at increased risk of seizure recurrence. If your seizures have been well controlled on phenytoin, purposefully decreasing the level may endanger your driving privileges etc. Low Phenytoin levels may be due to low albumin, a poor diet, dialysis or competing drugs. This can be checked(free Phenytoin level). ...Read more

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If kayotyping is done, wht kind of birth defects can be diagnosed and prevented? If chance of birth defects is found, can that be avoided by treatment

If kayotyping is done, wht kind of birth defects can be diagnosed and prevented? If chance of birth defects is found, can that be avoided by treatment

Limited benefit: Karyotyping will certainly pick up the main abnormalities in number of chromosomes.With an extended level of profaze banding some lesser anomalies can be detected.However, normal chromosome studies does not eliminate all possible birth defect.When detected, the study permits awareness of the expected problems.No treatment can fix a chromosome defect. ...Read more

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What are eye diseases caused by lack of vitamins?

What are eye diseases caused by lack of vitamins?

Extreme Dryness: Complete lack of vitamin a will cause the surface of the eye to dry out. However, eating one carrot a year will prevent this. ...Read more

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Congenital Abnormalities (Definition)

Abnormalites that are present at birth. Also known as birth defects. For example- cleft palate is a congenital abnormalities. Another example congenital heart disease is the presence of a ...Read more


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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A condition in which the thyroid gland produces too much of the hormone thyroxine, accelerating the body's metabolism, causing weight loss, a rapid or irregular heartbeat, sweating, ...Read more