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Which Radioisotope Is Used In Medicine To Treat Thyroid Disorders
Depends on Disorder: An overactive thyroid may make you feel like you just drank a pot of coffee: jittery, anxious, rapid/irregular heart beat, headache, insomnia, more frequent trips to the bathroom, weight loss, weak. Underactive thyroid may feel like you're tired all the time, constipated, dry skin/hair, maybe a little weight gain. There may be other symptoms but these are the most common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lab tests: Early thyroid hypo- or hyper-activity may be asymptomatic. Thyroid function tests are among the commonest lab tests and most functional thyroid disorders are picked up with these tests. If thyroid tumor is suspected due to mass, fine needle aspirate is usually done for diagnosis. ...Read more
Symptoms of Thyroid: You ask a question that is too broad to answer here in only 400 characters. There are a large number of thyroid disorders and they have many symptoms. Overactive: lose weight, buggy eyes Underactive: gain weight, feel cold, high BP I recommend you google thyroid disorders and symptoms and read. The best detailed source I use is uptodate.com ...Read more
Three main causes: Hi. The three main causes of thyroid disorders are: 1) autoimmunity, 2) neoplasia, and 3) trivially, thyroid surgery (usually done because of #2). Autoimmunity can cause hypo- or hyperthyroidism. Neoplasia can be benign, malignant, or can cause hyperthyroidism (hyperthyroid nodules are always benign; reportable otherwise). Surgery to remove the thyroid (usually for cancer) is trivial. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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