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What is thyroid disease?

What is thyroid disease?

Many types.: Thyroid disease is a nonspecific term which indicates there is an abnormality of thyroid function. These include excess secretion of thyroid hormones, decreased secretion, nodules including cancer, and inflammation. A variety of tests help determine the specific type of disease. ...Read more

Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more


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What is parenchymal disease for thyroid?

What is parenchymal disease for thyroid?

Thyroid: Parenchyma means "the functional tissue of an organ as distinguished from the connective and supporting tissue." so when you say you have "parenchymal disease of the thyroid" it does NOT mean much. There are several different types of thyroid diseases, to name some: Graves disease, thyroiditis, thyroid nodule, etc. Have your doctor give you more details or see an endocrinologist ...Read more

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What is a thyroid nodual?

What is a thyroid nodual?

Thyroid nodule: A thyroid nodule is a lump in an otherwise normal thyroid gland . Most patients with thyroid nodules are asymptomatic and most nodules are found on clinical examination or self-palpation. ...Read more

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What is a thyroid adenoma?

A benign tumor: Adeno- is a medical prefix indicating glandular tissue. A benign tumor arising within a gland is called an adenoma; a malignant, or cancerous, tumor would be an adenocarcinoma. So a thyroid adenoma would be a benign tumor arising in the thyroid gland. Even though it's considered benign, it can cause problems by making it hard to swallow, or making too much thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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What kind of disease is leukemia? Is it a non-communicable disease?

What kind of disease is leukemia? Is it a non-communicable disease?

Its a Blood Cancer: It is not communicable. It begins in the bone marrow and mostly affects White blood cells(WBC). There are 4 different types of Leukemia which are often classified as Acute or Chronic. ...Read more

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What is a hypertrophic thyroid?

What is a hypertrophic thyroid?

Goiter: Hypertrophic means "enlarged". Presumably you are reading an ultrasound report or some kind of imaging. Sounds like you have an enlarged thyroid (goiter). Did they see "nodules"? You should have thyroid blood tests to determine thyroid activity. In a 26 yo woman, high likelihood of Graves or Hashimotos. You may need to see an Endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What is a thyroid storm?

What is a thyroid storm?

Thyroid: Thyroid storm is a rare condition when the body cannot compensate for extremely high thyroid hormone levels. This condition is associated with high fever, diarrhea, dehydration and hypotension. When it occurs there is a 50% risk of death.T ...Read more

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What is the solution for hashimotos thyroid disease?

What is the solution for hashimotos thyroid disease?

No cure: There is no treatment to stop or cure hashimoto's thyroiditis, but fortunately, we can replace the thyroid hormone if patients become hypothyroid. Close monitoring is needed. ...Read more

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What makes hypothyroidism a serious disease?

What makes hypothyroidism a serious disease?

Hypothyroidism: Impaired mental activity, including problems with concentration & memory. Depression. Chronic fatigue. Difficulty concentrating.Sensitivity to cold headache.Muscle&joint aches. Weight gain, despite diminished appetite.Constipation. Early puberty. Menstrual irregularities. Hearing loss. Husky voice.Skin & hair changes (pale, rough, dry skin, less sweat, hair coarsens, brittle nails). Serious enough. ...Read more

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What is a thyroparathyroidectomy?

What is a thyroparathyroidectomy?

Thyroparathyroidecto: That is an operative procedure during which both your thyroid and parathyroid glands are surgically removed. Immediately after surgery you will be treated with meds that restore normal thyroid and parathyroid levels. You will need long-term laboratory evaluation as you recover from the surgery and hopefully for many decades later! ...Read more

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What is hashimoto's disease like?

What is hashimoto's disease like?

Thyroid antibodies: Hashimoto's disease is a condition in which antibodies are directed toward the thyroid. This often results in underactivity of the thyroid. Untreated, this can cause fatigue, modest weight gain, dry skin, constipation, and other symptoms associated with a slowing of the metabolism. These symptoms all resolve with replacement of thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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What is hashimoto's disease?

What is hashimoto's disease?

Autoimmune thyroid : Autoimmune thyroid disease can cause hypothyroidism. The body produces antibodies to thyroid hormones. Some theorize that gluten sensitivity or heavy metal toxicity can trigger it. ...Read more

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What is fabry disease? Is it a genetic problem?

What is fabry disease? Is it a genetic problem?

Yes.: Yes, it is inherited on the x chromosome, which means that it is usually (but not always) worse in males. It causes a variety of symptoms, which can be very severe. Fortunately, it is quite rare. ...Read more

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What is hashimotos disease?

What is hashimotos disease?

Hashimoto's disease: Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune condition in which your body makes antibiodies against your thyroid gland. This often produces inflammation, sometimes tenderness, and an overactive gland initially, but eventually the chronic inflammation leads to thyroid failure and the need to take thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a thyroid disease ?

Anyone know what is a thyroid disease ?

Summary: The thyroid is located on the lower front neck by the clavicle in the center. Any abnormality of the thyroid can be called a disease. Examples: thyroiditis, tumors, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, grave's disease. The thyroid hormone is a rate regulator. Too much speeds everything in the body up. Too little slows it down. ...Read more

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What is a prion disease?

What is a prion disease?

Prions: Prions are a protein that is misfolded and accumulates and deposits in the body. ...Read more

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What kind of a disease is Huntington's disease?

What kind of a disease is Huntington's disease?

Huntingtons disease: HD is an inherited (genetic), neurodegenerative condition. It has an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance. The genetic alteration is referred to as a trinucleotide repeat. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is addison's disease?

What sort of problem is addison's disease?

Needs Treatment: Addison's disease, which is rare, is failure of the adrenal glands - 2 glands adjacent to the kidneys that produce hormones: especially cortisol, aldosterone, adrenalin, and small amounts of sex hormones. Symptoms include low blood pressure, weight loss, weakness, and dizziness. Replacement therapy is mandatory once the DX is confirmed by lab tests as these hormones are necessary for life. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a bipolar disease and is it a rare disease?

Docs can you explain what is a bipolar disease and is it a rare disease?

Bipolar: Manic depression is a mood disorder that presents with extreme highs & lows, with at least few weeks of manic phases (abnormally elevated mood & energy level) alternating with few or more weeks of depressed phases (sad, guilty, hopeless/helpless, changes in sleep/appetite/energy level). Any phase can be severe enough to experience delusions or hallucinations. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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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