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What kind of doctor treats para and thyroid disease?

What kind of doctor treats para and thyroid disease?

Endocrinologist: An endocrinologist specializes in these disorders. Other physicians include: general surgeons, ENT (ear, nose and throat), primary care physicians. ...Read more

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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 kind of doctor treats sjögren’s?

What kind of doctor treats sjögren’s?

Rheumatologist: This falls under the category of connective tissue disease, or autoimmune disorder, and is usually treated by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor treats auto immune problems?

What kind of doctor treats auto immune problems?

Autoimmune : Start with your internist. Other specialists that deal with autoimmunity are endocrinologists, rheumatologists, and specialists in allergy and immunology. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor treats kidney problems?

What kind of doctor treats kidney problems?

Nephrology/urology: In addition to primary care providers, nephrologists and urologists specialize in kidney disorders. Nephrologists are the medical specialists, urologists are surgical specialists. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor treats parotitis?

What kind of doctor treats parotitis?

PCPs and ENTs: While a primary care doctor or internist may treat uncomplicated parotitis, otolaryngologists (ents) treat severe cases or recurrent cases. In chronic or recurrent cases it is important to rule out a blockage due to salivary stones or tumors. Ents may also perform parotid surgery (gland removal or sialendoscopy). ...Read more

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What kind of doctor treats globus?

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What kind of doctor treats globus?

Globus: Sensation of lump in the throat. If related to anxiety or hysteria, a Mental Health Professional can provide treatment. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor treats hypertension?

What kind of doctor treats hypertension?

Many: Doctors who routinely treat hypertension include family doctors, internists, and cardiologists. Other specialists may also treat hypertension, depending on their training and comfort level. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should treat metabolic syndrome?

What kind of doctor should treat metabolic syndrome?

Most!: I believe that all physicians should know how to recognize the possibility and confirm this with tests. However, as a specialist, i find my internal medicine and fp colleagues miss it frequently, even with family history. So an astute fp, im should do it regularly. If not, see a cardiologist or sports physician, or physician nutritionist to both diagnose and treat! ...Read more

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What kind of doctor diagnoses and treats favism?

What kind of doctor diagnoses and treats favism?

Hematology: You should be referred to hematology to be tested and to be advise to avoid some food , like fava bean and some medication to prevent hemalysis. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor treats lipomas?

What kind of doctor treats lipomas?

General surgeon: Not all lipomas need to be removed. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor specializes in infectious diseases?

What kind of doctor specializes in infectious diseases?

InternalMedicineDocs: These are internal medicine trained doctors who have completed 3 years of internal medicine residency.And following that they do a fellowship in Infectious disease and most of them are Certified by American Board of Internal Medicine and SubSpeciality Board in Infectious Disease ...Read more

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What kind of medicine treats autoimmune disorders?

What kind of medicine treats autoimmune disorders?

Immunosuppresents: Since autoimmune diseases are a diverse group of diseases which have in common activation of the immune system which leads to different complications (depending upon the disease) the best way to treat is to use medications which suppress the immune system (such as steroids and sometimes chemotherapy). ...Read more

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What type of doctor specializes in hypothyroidism and tests for other autoimmune diseases?

What type of doctor specializes in hypothyroidism and tests for other autoimmune diseases?

Endocrinologist: Endocrinologist and they are capable to order the test necessary to make the correct diagnosis including the test for autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor treats eating disorders?

What kind of doctor treats eating disorders?

ClinicalPsychologist: There are also Social workers and other licensed mental health professionals who specialize in ED treatment. If the condition is advanced enough tht the patient is physically damaged, they'd also have an MD appropriately trained for that part of care. A major element is targeted psychotherapy. Seek referrals from GP or local hospital. Dallas will have many good programs. Best! ...Read more

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What kind of doctor treats liver and kidney problems?

What kind of doctor treats liver and kidney problems?

See below: A general internist may treat both. Gastroenterologists specialize in problems of the GI tract, including the liver. Nephrologists specialize in kidney problems. Infectious disease experts treat infections of both organs. Oncologists treat tumors/cancers of both organs. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor treats para and thyroid disease?

Endocrinologist: An endocrinologist specializes in these disorders. Other physicians include: general surgeons, ENT (ear, nose and throat), primary care physicians. ...Read more

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When did testing for thyroid diseases begin? Mom had symptoms but the doctors couldn't figure what was wrong.

When did testing for thyroid diseases begin? Mom had symptoms  but the doctors couldn't figure what was wrong.

Almost a century: The old "protein bound iodine" assay dates to the early 1900's. I've seen both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism missed for years even when they were obvious. Patients typically got sent to the psychologist or social worker who mistakenly thought they'd been properly screened. Hopefully today's physicians are getting smarter. I trust your mom was finally diagnosed appropriately. ...Read more

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What doctor knows about thyroid disease?

What doctor knows about thyroid disease?

Many: Primary care doctors can manage most cases of hypothyroidism. Endocrinologists deal with hypo/hyperthyroidism, thyroid nodules and cancer. General, endocrine and ENT surgeons do thyroid biopsies and surgery. ...Read more

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Does the disaccharidase have anything to do with thyroid disease and Crohn's disease? Thank you for your help doctors I'm very anxious.

Does the disaccharidase have anything to do with thyroid disease and Crohn's disease? Thank you for your help doctors I'm very anxious.

Disaccharidse &Crohn: There is not any clear association with disaccharidase deficiency and thyroid or Chron's disease. There can be overlapping symptoms with these disease but not clear correlation. ...Read more

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Why would allergy medicine say consult a doctor before use if you have thyroid disease?

Why would allergy medicine say consult a doctor before use if you have thyroid disease?

Allergy meds: Typically, the warning is there for patients who have hyperthyroidism. Many allergy remedies have stimulants, like pseudoephedrine. In the face of hyperthyroidism, this could raise blood pressure and heart rate. The jury is still out on whether or not there are issues with hypothyroid problems and allergy meds. Hyperthyroidism is much less common than hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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On antihistamine and sinus medications it says to consult your doctor if you have thyroid disease. Why?

On antihistamine and sinus medications it says to consult your doctor if you have thyroid disease. Why?

Avoid stimulants: Many otc cold medicines have pseudophed or similar stimulant medications. If you are hyperthyroid, this would be an added stimulant. If your heart rate is already 95 from your thyroid, the added stimulant could be bad for your heart. However, if your thyroid is being treated, and your blood ft4 is normal, you are probably ok. ...Read more

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I have overactive thyroid disease and a doctor here wants to remove my thyroid. What are the risks or side affects of this procedure. ?

Get second opinion: Radio active iodine is much safer, but may need life long Thyroid replacement. The other option is anti thyroid medications life long. Surgery in the best of hands is safe & a surgeon who does only thyroid surgery will be OK. Too many vital structures close to thyroid & have seen Many complications! ...Read more

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I found out I have thyroid disease, my doctor told me my periods should regulate now that im on the meds but they have not they are still messed up an?

Irreg period causes: While thyroid disease, either high or low, can be the cause of menstrual changes, it is also likely that many other causes can be involved. Some like pituitary disease can cause changes in multiple hormones like lh, fsh, TSH and affect thyroid and hormone cycles. If your cycles do not regulate, would have your physician pursue other avenues(hormone levels, sono, etc.). ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst - I have ovarian cysts (checked by doctor) and thyroid disease (under control). Mercilon's is ok to be taken?

Birth control: If you are under 35, do not smoke and have no other problems, yes any birth control pill is ok. If you are 35 or over and smoke, you need a pill without estrogen. ...Read more

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I see a lot of antihistamine and sinus medications that says to consult your doctor if you have thyroid disease. What is the reason for this?

Thyroid disease: The concern is for those patients who have hyperthyroidism. These medications can cause hypertension and high blood pressure and hypethyroidism can too. They would each make these symptoms worse. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: thyroid diseases?

Various: 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 by a qualified doctor. ...Read more

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How can you get treatment for thyroid diseases?

How can you get treatment for thyroid diseases?

YOUR PRIMARY CARE : Start with your primary care doc.Most of the thyroid problems can be diagnosed and treated by your pcp.If you have a condition he/she can not handle will refer you to an endocrinologist who are the specialists dealing with thyroid problems. ...Read more

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Are diabetes, thyroid diseases, child births common causes of obesity?

Are diabetes, thyroid diseases, child births  common causes of obesity?

Obesity: Obesity is the main cause of diabetes type 2. Thyroid disease can cause weight gain or weight loss, depending on what it's doing. Obesity does not cause child births. ...Read more

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Is there any relationship between thyroid diseases and photo-sensitivity?

Is there any relationship between thyroid diseases and photo-sensitivity?

Possibly: Photophobia could occur as one of a constellation of symptoms in a person with thyroid ophthalmopathy (i.e. Graves Disease). ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do to avoid thyroid diseases?

Is there anything i can do to avoid thyroid diseases?

No: In this country most functional thyroid diseases are inherited. Lumps and goiters are also not preventable by any environmental or dietary changes. Avoid radiation if possible. Some drugs affect thyroid function causing hyper or hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Are there carrier testing available for thyroid diseases? Curious as to whether i'll get thyroid disease sometime.

Are there carrier testing available for thyroid diseases? Curious as to whether i'll get thyroid disease sometime.

Thyroid: There is no genetic test per se, but the existence of thyroid antibodies forebodes development of thyroid dysfunction eventually. Kinda like the red light going on in your car. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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