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What can cause a substernal goiter?

What can cause a substernal 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

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Thyroid Enlargement (Definition)

Thyroid enlargement refers to a thyroid gland that is larger than normal. The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck, below the Adam's apple, and may become enlarged due to hyper or hypo-thyroidism. An enlarged thyroid is also ...Read more


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Can microangiopathic disease be dangerous and what can it cause?

Can microangiopathic disease be dangerous and what can it cause?

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 more

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What causes polycystic ovarian disease and what can be done to treat the cause?

What causes polycystic ovarian disease and what can be done to treat the cause?

Obesity: The majority of cases of pcos occur in overweight women. Weight loss is very effective for restoration of the normal menstral cycle. However, many women are unable to lose weight and require other treatments such as ocp's or surgery. ...Read more

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What can cause an autoimmune disease?

What can cause an autoimmune disease?

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 more

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What is Crohn's disease? Can you explain the cause?

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What is Crohn's disease? Can you explain the cause?

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 more

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What can cause a fibroadenoma?

What can cause a  fibroadenoma?

Non cancerous: Fibroadenomas are common, noncancerous masses seen in teenage girls and young women. We do not know their exact cause. A great resource: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/fibroadenoma/ds01069. ...Read more

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What conditions can cause goiter?

What conditions can cause goiter?

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

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What is stenosis disease ? Can it cause seizures?

What is stenosis disease ? Can it cause seizures?

Stenosis of what?: "stenosis" just means "narrowing." renal artery stenosis can cause seizures by way of extreme hypertension, and aqueductal stenosis by causing hydrocephalus; can't off hand think of any other type of stenosis that could cause seizures directly. ...Read more

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What can cause huntington disease to happen?

What can cause huntington disease to happen?

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

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What may be the cause of hypokalemia disease and how is it treated?

What may be the cause of hypokalemia disease and how is it treated?

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 more

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Docs can you explain what is a disease or a medical condition that can affect nerve cells?

Docs can you explain what is a disease or a medical condition that can affect nerve cells?

Too many to list: This question is impossible to answer in 400 characters because a slew of neurological and medical conditions can affect nerve cells in many different ways. Being more specific with a doctor when asking questions is sometimes helpful. ...Read more

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What can cause celiac's disease?

What can cause celiac's disease?

Nothing: Nothing causes celiac, you are born with mutated genes which lead you to develop celiac. Go to celiac.Org for more info. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a disease that can be caused by a vitamin deficiency?

Docs can you explain what is a disease that can be caused by a vitamin deficiency?

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

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What can the disease meningitis cause like can it cause respitory faliure?

What can the disease meningitis cause like can it cause respitory faliure?

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

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What could cause a person to die from Crohn's disease?

What could cause a person to die from Crohn's disease?

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

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Can a putitiary cyst cause hyperthyroidism?

Can a putitiary cyst cause hyperthyroidism?

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

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What sort of disease or condition might cause blindness in a child?

What sort of disease or condition might cause blindness in a child?

A multitude: Blindness can result from congenital issues, structural, metabolic, or traumatic damage. ...Read more

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What disease can the adenovirus cause?

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 more

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