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What Disease Can Cause A Goiter
Not known: Decades ago iodine deficiency was a common cause. These days the cause of benign enlargement of the thyroid (goiter) is not known. A substernal goiter is an enlarged thyroid that extends from the neck into the chest. Anyone with an enlarged thyroid should have an ultrasound and most likely a needle biopsy of the gland. ...Read more
Vascular/hematologic: Depends on the source of the microangiopathy. If it is age/atherosclerosis there are progression risk reduction strategies such as blood pressure, lipid control. If you have a microangiopathic hemolysis, that requires a specialist and is an urgent matter that requires immediate evaluation and management. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Autoimmune diseases : In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells . List of auto immune disease are many and growing . End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid , pancreas or cells such as white cells , platelets etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See complete answer: Crohns disease is an autoimmune condition. We still dont understand what causes it studies indicate that the inflammation in cd involves a complex interaction of factors: the genes the person has inherited, the immune system, and something in the environment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some are caused: By iodine deficiency, which is a reason for iodinized table salt...Those lacking seafood in the midwest and near west used to be so afflicted. Taking exogenous thyroid hormone (thyrolar, synthroid) may turn off TSH stimulation and reduce/diminish growth, but that is treatment rather than prevention. Excess TSH and unregulated growth cause goiters. ...Read more
YES !!: Huntington's disease (named after the long island doctor who described it ) has dementia , chorea (a dance like involuntary movement) and family history as its main features it is transmitted by a dominant gene (50% chance of it occuring in the offspring). It is at present incurable although the movements can be modified by medication. ...Read more
Low potassium: Hypokalemia is a low blood potassium level. It can be from many reasons. Usually one sees this with vomiting and diarrhea from gastroenteritis. It is also a common side effect of medications such as diuretics (lasix (furosemide) or Furosemide or hydrochlorothiazide). It can usually be replaced by oral intake of pills or liquid potassium. Sometimes intravenous potassium is needed. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: Night blindness is one of the first signs of vitamin a deficiency. Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause permanent damage to nervous tissue if left untreated longer than 6 months.[scurvy is a disease resulting from a deficiency of vitamin c. Vitamin d deficiency has been associated with rickets, a disease in which the bone tissue doesn't properly mineralize. Sorry , there is not room for more. ...Read more
Maybe: If someone has severe meningitis the germ may also trigger total system failure, including respiratory failure. This would be more common in the Meningococcal meningitis than many others as it can produce toxic agents that effect the blood pressure and circulation early in the illness. ...Read more
Several things: Crohn's disease is an autoimmune-type disease with no cure. Management uses immune suppression, which places people at risk for infectious complications. There are also complications of the disease process that require surgery: perforation, obstruction, unresponsive to meds. Other complications include malnutrition and a higher risk of certain cancers. ...Read more
Not likely: Hyperthyroidism is almost always caused by the thyroid, usually either graves disease or a toxic multinodular goiter. It is possible for a pituitary tumor to make excessive tsh, which stimulates the thyroid, but this is very rare. Pituitary mris are very sensitive and pick up a lot of small stuff that may not be significant. See your endocrinologist to sort this out. ...Read more
A multitude: Blindness can result from congenital issues, structural, metabolic, or traumatic damage. ...Read more
A bunch of them: With over 50 different adenovirus strains, this virus can cause several different diseases such as Conjunctivitis, myocarditis, cystitis (bladder infection), rash illness, pneumonia, croup, bronchitis, gatroenteritis, neurological problems ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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