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What can I do about my thyroid and adrenal gland swelling?

What can I do about my thyroid and adrenal gland swelling?

See your doctor: You are likely to get some blood work, maybe an ultrasound. You will be asked a lot of questions like, have you gained or lost weight... ...Read more

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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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I'm on Euthyrox for life cz if i stop i get nodules in my thyroid gland.That's all i know.Would you please explain more about my condition? Thank you

Probably not related: If you require thyroid hormone for life, then stopping it may result in an increase in the overall size of your gland (a goiter) which should shrink when you restart the hormone, but nodules are generally not caused by stopping thyroid hormone. You should check with an endocrinologist about this. ...Read more

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What can I do about palpating thyroid?

Goiter: It is unclear what you mean by "palpating thyroid". Presumably this means an enlarged thyroid, one that your doctor can feel. There are many causes, mostly benign. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have problems with my adrenal gland?

How to tell if I have problems with my adrenal gland?

See endocrinologist: Hi. Many types of adrenal problems are possible, including under-production and over-production of various hormones, tumors (benign or malignant), hemorrhage, infection, etc, etc. See an endocrinologist if your doctor thinks you have an adrenal problem. ...Read more

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What can I do about adrenal gland tumor and what are the symptoms?

What can I do about adrenal gland tumor and what are the symptoms?

Adrenal tumor: Most adrenal tumors are benign and have no symptoms. Symptoms depends on type of tumor, some can cause high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, loss of potassium with weakness, changes in genitalia, increased hair, etc. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high cortisol and wondering why it's like that?

What to do if I have high cortisol and wondering why it's like that?

See endocrinologist: Hi. Hi cortisol may be Cushing's syndrome (notice I said MAY, not is). The appropriate tests must be done, which include 24-hour urine cortisol, midnight salivary cortisol (several values), maybe a dexamethasone suppression test. If Cushing's, can be pituitary disease, adrenal disease or paraneoplastic (associated with a cancer-rare overall). Get properly evaluated. Good luck! ...Read more

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) so that i can boost my testosterone levels and get rid of gynecomastia. What should I do?

) so that i can boost my testosterone levels and get rid of gynecomastia. What should I do?

Not testosterone pbm: If you have gynecomastia at a listed age of 48, you need to first have an evaluation by your doc. There are some meds or health problems that have this as a side effect and medical treatment may be indicated. If this is ruled out, you need to consult a cosmetic surgeon with experience in the area to have this treated. ...Read more

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I had my thyroid ultrasound done and I have a goiter and some nodules. What do I need to do now?

I had my thyroid ultrasound done and I have a goiter and some nodules. What do I need to do now?

Thyroid function?: You need to know your thyroid function level (free t4, tsh). If these are normal, the nodules are small (<1 cm), and you have no neck compressive symptoms from the goiter, usually observation is recommended. If a nodule is > 1cm and/or has suspicious characteristics on ultrasound, a fine needle biopsy may be needed. ...Read more

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After my thyroidectomy, my surgeon couldn't tell me for sure if he left the parathyroid glands, how can I know it? I am afraid of not taking ca daily.

After my thyroidectomy, my surgeon couldn't tell me for sure if he left the parathyroid glands, how can I know it? I am afraid of not taking ca daily.

check calcium level: All you need to do is check your labs. If calcium and parathyroid level is ok, then, no worries about parathyroid issues. If not, work with your doctor to see if the damage is temporary or permanent and how to wean calcium appropriately. ...Read more

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I fill like I have mucus in my throat. What can I do to get rid of it . And I am on thyroid medicine too. Please help me fine something i can take.

I fill like I have mucus in my throat. What can I do to get rid of it . And I am on thyroid medicine too. Please help me fine something i can take.

Mucus throat: Secretions in throat are present normallywhen you find them incresed is due to irritation of the upper nasal passages t his can be due to irritation such as dust allergies or infection commonly it is due to allergies or smoking and requires constant.Clearing of throat measures like nasal saline allergy pills or prescribed nasal cortisone spray can help if these symptoms persist good to see ENT spe. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism. I take 112 of tirosint and 90 of armor thyroid daily. I have pitting edema in my legs. Why and how can I fix this?

I have hypothyroidism.  I take  112 of tirosint and 90 of armor thyroid daily. I have pitting edema in my legs. Why and how can I fix this?

See doc.: Edema of the extremities is only very rarely related to hypothyroid. When it does occur it is usually with marked and protracted hypothyroid ( very high tsh) and it is non pitting. If your TSH is normal the edema is due to something else. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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What to do if I have tyroid and I got carbimazole 20mg pills, is it enough to cure my thyroid?

What to do if I have tyroid and I got carbimazole 20mg pills, is it enough to cure my thyroid?

Hyperthyroidism: Hi. Carbimazole (or its active metabolite, methimazole) can be used to treat hyperthyroidism (Graves' or hyper nodule(s)). It will NEVER cure hyper nodules, although it can control them indefinitely. There is a chance of curing Graves' disease, although the cure rate is only on the order of 50% after 2 years of treatment. As long as thee no adverse side effects, the drug can be used indefinitely. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i had a tumor on my pituitary gland and it shrunk.?

Can you tell me if i had a tumor on my pituitary gland and it shrunk.?

Possibly: The only way to diagnose a tumor on the pituitary gland is to obtain an MRI of the brain. There can also be suggestive signs if certain hormone levels in the body are outside of the normal range. I would advise consultation with your regular doctor to discuss your symptoms and to arrange for a possible mri. ...Read more

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Ok with adrenal glands i heard they make u feel tired i just wondering what can you do for that?

Ok with adrenal glands i heard they make u feel tired i just wondering what can you do for that?

No assumptions: In medicine you do not start with the diagnosis. You start with the symptoms. Fatigue is a common complaint in our world where we eat too much sugar, do not get enough good sleep and do not exercise. Energy drinks are often causing more fatigue by wearing out the heart muscle by causing the heart to beat too fast tricking the brain that this is energy. You need a thorough blood and medical test. ...Read more

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What should I have to do after my thyroid scan?

What should I have to do after my thyroid scan?

Resume daily life: If thyroid scan was performed with iodine 123 or technetium 99m pertechnetate involves a low amount of radiation. The half lives are short enough (13 and 6 hours) that most irradiation will have dissipated by 24-48 hours. Whatever i123 does not accumulate in thyroid gland are excreted via kidneys, saliva, and sweat. Tc 99m usually exits via kidneys, GI tract, and saliva. I131 involves higher dose. ...Read more

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What to do if I have two fibroid tumors, and weigh 107, should I also get my thyroid cheked?

What to do if I have two fibroid tumors, and weigh 107, should I also get my thyroid cheked?

Only if symptomatic: If hyperthyroidism is being considered because of wt. then there should be symptoms like excess sweating etc. Get blood test to check. No relationship to fibroid tumors which represent degeneration of the smooth muscle of the uterus. ...Read more

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What should you eat when you have hyper thyroidism?

What should you eat when you have hyper thyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: There are no food that reverse hyperthyroidism or make it worse. ...Read more

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What can I do about my thyroid and adrenal gland swelling?

See your doctor: You are likely to get some blood work, maybe an ultrasound. You will be asked a lot of questions like, have you gained or lost weight... ...Read more

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How are the adrenal gland and the thyroid connected?

How are the adrenal gland and the thyroid connected?

MEN II or Graves dis: In multiple endocrine neoplasia type ii patients can have medullary thyroid cancer and adrenaline secreting tumors. This is a rare familial syndrome. Thyroid hormone excess (graves or hyperthyroidism) makes patients more responsive to their own adrenaline. This why hyperthyroid patients are started on inderal, (propranolol) a beta blocker. ...Read more

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What is the best supplement to cover adrenal and thyroid support?

What is the best supplement to cover adrenal and thyroid support?

No supplements: You do not need supplements to support normal glands. Eat a healthy diet, exercise, and let your glands respond normally to the stresses of life. ...Read more

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What supplement/s to cover adrenal and thyroid support is the best?

Why supplements?: Your thyroid and adrenals are precisely regulated by the pituitary and other factors. If your thyroid and adrenal are functioning normally, then you don't need supplements, and they will not help you. If your thyroid or adrenals are underactive, then you need to take hormone replacement. Best done by a doctor who knows about this (eg. An endocrinologist). Not someone who sells his own supplement. ...Read more

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Does the adrenal gland affect the thyroid gland?

Does the adrenal gland affect the thyroid gland?

No: Both are stimulated by the anterior pituitary (tsh and acth), but don't necessarily affect each other;. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have adrenal fatigue without thyroid issues?

Is it possible to have adrenal fatigue without thyroid issues?

Multifactorial: Adrenal fatigue is a multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositions and dietary and environmental insults. These factors stress your adrenal glands beyond their ability to respond and dysfunction occurs poor diet, suboptimal sleep, food and other allergies contribute. ...Read more

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What does this test mean? I mean it is body type score. Adrenal 67 Liver 33 Thyroid 0

What does this test mean? I mean it is body type score. Adrenal 67 Liver 33 Thyroid 0

Sorry ....: .... no idea! This doesn't seem to be reported in any units or with any reference that makes in interpretable in standard medical practice. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could my adrenals and thyroid levels being low affect my high iron but low RBC levels?

Could my adrenals and thyroid levels being low affect my high iron but low RBC levels?

High iron: Probably not. If you have been having low RBC levels you may have been given high doses of iron. If the low RBC is not iron deficiency anemia, then iron will not help. High iron in blood can cause many problems including accumulation in the liver causing hemachromatosis. ...Read more

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I heard there was a diet to calm the adrenal gland, and rev-up the thyroid gland. Does something like this exist?

No: There is no such diet and anybody that tells you different it is a scam. Besides, trying to rev-up the thyroid to loose weight is not a good idea as too much thyroid hormone can lead to serious problems. Healthy eating and exercise are best ways to loose weight. ...Read more

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I have adrenal gland/overactive thyroid problem, what to do?

I have adrenal gland/overactive thyroid problem, what to do?

Get treatment: I'm not sure what kind of adrenal problem you have, but if it is adrenal insufficiency, the overactive thyroid could make that much worse. Both conditions need treatment. Treatment options for an overactive thyroid include surgery to remove the thyroid, radioactive iodine to kill the thyroid, and pills to block the production of thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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I have issues with adrenal, pituaitary thyroid etc.. But i learn that conventional , medicine does not recognize adrenal disfunction. It is or it is working - does not matter how poorly or it is not, like addison's and you dead. I also understand that

I have issues with adrenal, pituaitary thyroid etc.. But i learn that conventional , medicine does not recognize adrenal disfunction. It is or it is working - does not matter how poorly or it is not,  like addison's and you dead. 

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Evaluated by endo: hypoadrenalism either due to a problem with pituitary gland or the adrenal gland, can be easily diagnosed with appropriate hormone testing by a trained endocrinologist. It is highly important, to establish the diagnosis before starting the treatment, as wrong diagnosis has consequences.
I would recommend referral to an endocrinologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Does adrenal fatigue interact directly with your thyroid?

Maybe: "adrenal fatigue" is not a specific medical diagnosis. Hypothyroidism can indeed produce fatigue, weight gain, etc. See a good medical doctor for a thorough workup and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Is an overactive thyroid possibly due to adrenal insufficiency?

Is an overactive thyroid possibly due to adrenal insufficiency?

Autoimmune disease: I do not know that one would cause the other. However, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency) and Graves disease (hyperthyroidism) are both autoimmune, and autoimmune endocrine issues often coexist, or occur in someone at different times in their life. Check out "Schmidt's syndrome". ...Read more

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Could an overactive thyroid possibly be due to adrenal insufficiency?

No: Adrenal insufficiency does not cause thyroid overactivity. In fact, if your thyroid is overactive while you have adrenal insufficiency it can be very dangerous and even fatal. If you have either disorder (or particularly if you have both) contact your endocrinologist immediately! ...Read more

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How can we fix adrenal insufficiency naturally?What are the typical symptoms of it?Can armor thyroid reveal adrenal insufficiency?

How can we fix adrenal insufficiency naturally?What are the typical symptoms of it?Can armor thyroid reveal adrenal insufficiency?

Depends on the cause: There are several conditions which can cause adrenal insufficiency. Treatment includes treating the cause in addition to steroid replacement. I am not aware of natural way of treating insufficiency. ...Read more

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I had my Thyroid removed 23 years ago and has adrenal fatigue. I don't have an endocrinologist nearby (George) which Thyroid medication?

I had my Thyroid removed 23 years ago and has adrenal fatigue. I don't have an endocrinologist nearby (George) which Thyroid medication?

You asked this on: the general health education site on Health Tap. We can't make any recommendations about which thyroid medication or dose you should take. Health Tap does list a number of doctors in South Africa. Health Tap Concierge may be another good choice to work with an endocrinologist. Take care. ...Read more

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