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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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


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What kind of doctors treat thyroid disorders?

What kind of doctors treat thyroid disorders?

Most physicians: Any physicians can treat thyroid disease but an endocrinologist is one who specializes in this disorder. ...Read more

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Why do thyroid disorders cause metabolic problmes?

Why do thyroid disorders cause metabolic problmes?

Control metabolism: Thyroid is a gland that is major controller of metabolism in a body. ...Read more

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Is there any connection between the vitiligo and thyroid disorders?

Is there any connection between the vitiligo and thyroid disorders?

Can be: Many thyroid problems are due to automimunity, and vitiligo is also caused by autoimmunity. Autoimmunity means that one's immune system is making abnormal antibodies that target one's own proteins. So it is not true that thyroid problems cause vitiligo, or vitiligo causes thyroid problems, it is true that autoimmunity (hereditary) causes both. ...Read more

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Are thyroid disorders genetic?

Are thyroid disorders genetic?

Most are: Hashimoto's and graves disease are classic hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism respectfully and are autoimmune in nature. You inherit and hla antigen which predisposes you to their development from your parents. You may never develop disorder. Of course if you remove your thyroid, you would have a low thyroid condition, in addition there are multiple drugs that can contribute to thyroid dysfunction. ...Read more

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Can thyroid disorders cause problems with sleeping?

Can thyroid disorders cause problems with sleeping?

Yes: Hyperthyroidism can cause insomnia. Hypothyroidism can cause fatigue and daytime sleepiness. The real question is whether your thyroid condition is affecting your sleep as there are many factors which can goof up sleep. A sleep specialist could help sort that out. ...Read more

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In what ways do thyroid disorders affect homeostasis?

In what ways do thyroid disorders affect homeostasis?

Broadly speaking...: An under active thyroid slows metabolism. An overactive thyroid increases metabolic rate. However, other subtle or not subtle issues can occur. Low thyroid is associated with mild depression in early disease, and the hormone "prolactin, " may elevate. Heavy menstrual bleeding is common. In overactive thyroid states, menstrual bleeding may become scant, hair may become fine and brittle. ...Read more