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What Happens If Your Thyroid Is Not Treated
Thyroid: It depends on the age and how severe the hypothyroidism is. In children under 3 yrs old developmental problems or even retardation could occur. Growth failure could be a symptom in older kids. Others include forgetfulness, depression, mood swings, dry skin, coarse hair, constipation, lethargy, cold intolerance, exercise intolerance, irregular or heavy periods, and weight gain. ...Read more
Fatigue, tired: Initially the symptoms are feeling tired, doing regular chores drains one; dizziness on standing; the distance of walking decreases and shortness of breath can occur; in advanced stages (meaning much lower hemoglobin levels) especially in patients with atherosclerosis of blood vessels (plaques) there is risk of heart strain or decrease in blood supply to vital organs which include brain, kidney. ...Read more
It varies: In some cases, the hyperthyroidism will get progressively worse and cause severe damage to the heart and other organs, and can even be fatal. Fortunately this is rare. More common are subtle effects on the brain causing irritability, poor concentration, poor judgment, and poor impulse control leading to trouble at work, and in getting along with others, including spouses and family members. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic neck pain: Acceleration/deceleration injuries, such as seen in mvas, frequently cause inflammation to the cervical facet joints (joints of neck), which is the classic "whiplash" phenomenon. Conservative care as previous mentioned should work for most, but when the pain persists, facet joint injections are extremely helpful as well as ligamentous trigger point injections into the areas of muscle spasms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fatigue and worse...: Hair loss, fatigue, and a swollen tongue can all be symptoms of low iron levels. While this would be unusual most people just get real tired from subsequent low blood counts. You should see your doctor and get tested if you have any of these symptoms. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/iron-deficiency-anemia-topic-overview ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How do you know if your clitoris is hooded? Should it be corrected? And does it cause complications?
Normal: Clitoral hood is a normal anatomical feature. It does not need any treatment. ...Read more
It depends: It depends what you mean by Depression. Depression is a symptom and a description of one's mood. There are Depressive Disorders, like Major Depressive Disorder and there are others as well. A person with. Major Depression may have a decline in functioning at home or at work, a change in their weight and in severe cases, may even become suicidal. An evaluation is first, then a treatment plan. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hyper- or hypo-: It could be underactive or overactive. There are specific tests that help determine that. Contact your provider if you have concern about your thyroid and he/she will order blood work as indicated. ...Read more
Treat the cause: The most certain way to test for alkalosis (or acidosis) is with an arterial blood gas test. If the arterial ph is abnormally high, there is alkalosis. M. A. Typically shows an elevated serum co2 level, because of increased bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). The treatment depends on the cause of m.A. Repeated vomiting causes m.A. Because of loss of hcl (acid) from the stomach. You treat the cause of vomiting. ...Read more
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