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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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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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

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Is garlic good for thyroid disorders?

Is garlic good for thyroid disorders?

It depends: Garlic and onions are both goitrogens, meaning they can cause an enlarged thyroid gland and low function of it. So for a normal functioning or low functioning, it could make the function worse but for hyperthyroidism, it will have more of a controlling event. ...Read more

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How are thyroid disorders usually diagnosed?

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

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What are some good foods that help with thyroid disorders?

What are some good foods that help with thyroid disorders?

Balanced diet: Overall, the thyroid needs iodine to make thyroid hormone. However, excessive amount of iodine can affect thyroid function. Eating a balanced diet with iodized salt and considering a multivitamin with 150 mcg potassium iodide is a sensible approach. ...Read more

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Can thyroid disorders be related to fibromialgia?

Can thyroid disorders be related to fibromialgia?

Thyroid/fibromyalgia: Many patients with hypothyroidism also have symptoms of fibromyalgia. Some of the symptms are overlapping like depression, muscle and joint pain.Many people believe that both are auto immune diseases, so we always check thyroid enzymes and antibodies in patients with fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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What causes thyroid disorders?

What causes thyroid disorders?

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

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Best foods for thyroid disorders?

Doesn't matter: There are no foods that are good or bad for your thyroid. I don't know what kind of thyroid disorder you have, but as long as you receive adequate iodine in your food, your diet won't affect thyroid status. ...Read more

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What are the symtoms of thyroid disorders?

What are the symtoms of 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 more

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What is the symptoms of thyroid disorders?

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

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Can thyroid disorders cause premature hair graying?

Can thyroid disorders cause premature hair graying?

Not directly: Thyroid disease is usually caused by autoimmunity, where the immune system make abnormal antibodies that target someone's own proteins. People with one autoimmune condition may have others, including a situation where antibodies target melanin-proding cells in hair follicles leading to hairs without pigment (white or gray). ...Read more

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Do thyroid disorders cause daily headaches and dizziness?

Do thyroid disorders cause daily headaches and dizziness?

Not likely: But possible. Why do you ask? Thyroid disorders, generally hypothyroidism at age 68, can cause fatigue, lethargy, weight gain and a feeling of being cold when most are warm. Headache and dizziness would be down the list a ways, but can sometimes be sort of vague symptoms of a bigger problem. If the whole story fits, discuss with your primary care doctor. Simple blood tests will generally tell. ...Read more

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Isnt a TSH of 0.99 a little bit low although it is in range?And is a burning feeling in the thyroid area a common symptom in thyroid disorders?

Doubt thyroid: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside. A tender thyroid suggests DeQuervain's but burning / paresthesias less so. Look for some other cause of your illness. I believe we've met before -- Remember Sjogren's and Hashimoto's as causes of CNS vasculitis / myelin loss. Good luck on continuing workup. ...Read more

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Hi I have a family history of thyroid disorders and thyroid cancer. I have a isoechoic nodule on my left lobe measuring 23x18x16mm and a iso slightly hypoechoic nodule on isthmus measuring 11x5x9mm. The larger has a rim of vascularity and internal vascula

Hi I have a family history of thyroid disorders and thyroid cancer. I have a isoechoic nodule on my left lobe measuring 23x18x16mm and a iso slightly hypoechoic nodule on isthmus measuring 11x5x9mm. The larger has a rim of vascularity and internal vascula

Endocrinologist can: You will benefit from seeing and being guided by a Thyroid specialist(called Endocrinologist). A fine needle aspiration(FNA) biopsy may be required to determine if the nodules in your thyroid are benign or could be cancerous. seek medical advice and obtain a second opinion if U R not satisfied and want to be sure/ want more certain guidance. ...Read more