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(thī'roy-dizm), Obsolete designation for:
1. Synonym(s): hyperthyroidism
2. Poisoning by overdoses of a thyroid extract.
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A disease caused by hyperactivity of the thyroid gland.
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Q. Anyone know if there is a connection between Fibromyalgia and your Thyroid gland? I have Fibromyalgia and I read that if your diagnosed with this you can have Thyroid problems also. If anyone knows out there please inform me. Many thanks.

A. Below is an interesting article on the subject. A significant percentage of the estimated 20 million people with hypothyroidism end up also being diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Some experts believe that like most cases of hypothyroidism, fibromyalgia is also autoimmune in nature. Others believe that fibromyalgia may be one manifestation of an under active metabolism – hypometabolism – and is therefore one variation on thyroid dysfunction.

Q. Is there any natural herb for a sluggish thyroid My uncle is suffering with thyroid for the past 8 months and the treatment he underwent is not successful. Is there any natural herb for a sluggish thyroid?

A. first of all the thyroid gland is situated in the front of the neck, just below the larynx(voice box)it consist of two lobes,one one each side of the trachea(windpipe)joined by a narrower portion of tissue called the isthmus---the thyroid grand produces hormones that regulate metabolism(the chemical activitie in cells that release energy from nutrients or uses energy to create other substances,such as proteins)the thyroid gland regulates the level of calcium in the body.insufficient thyroid hormones prduction is known as hypothyroidism(sluggish thyroid)symtoms include tirednes/dry skin/hair loss/weight gain/constipation/and sensitivity to cold.--because iodine is necessary for the production of thyroid hormones/calcium-ASk your DR before trying natural meds-because they ma interfere with what your uncle is taking now?--and you need to find out from your DR WHY is his thyroid sluggish--mrfoot56--peace

Q. I was told to have my thyroid test and now after the result they have told me to go for MRI I am 23 years old lady……I was told to have my thyroid test and now after the result they have told me to go for MRI……..and I know one of my friend had same type of symptoms and after thyroid test she was on her medicines and now she is well…they say it may be fibromyalgia or sclerosis …why they want me to go for MRI…..there seems to be something serious?

A. i think the MRI is to detect any signs of sclerosis. they try to get a differential diagnosis so they look for sclerosis or any other pathological sign. they didn't find anything in the Thyroid?

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(a) T-PTH assay Non-(1-84)PTH PTH(1-84) Group n % pmol/L % pmol/L Controls 7 17 (7) 0.55 (0.24) 83 (7) 2.58 (0.31) Primary 5 24 (14) (c) 7.0 (9.9) (d) 76 (14) 18.7 (19.6) hyperpara- (c) thyroidism Renal 8 39 (7) (e) 18.1 (14.7)(c) 61 (7) (c) 28.9 (20.7) failure (e) CA-PTH assay Amino-PTH PTH(1-84) Group % pmol/L % pmol/L Controls 8 (2) 0.19 (0.07) 92 (2) 2.10 (0.28) (b) Primary 25 (23) (d) 8.8 (15.8) (c) 75 (23) 14.4 (13.5) (c) hyperpara- thyroidism Renal 22 (7) (c) 8.5 (9.3) (e) 78 (8) 25.0 (17.8) (e) failure (a) Results are means (SD).
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creatinine vs TSH 0.479 <0.001 ** Table 3: Incidence of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism Hypo/Hyper Thyroidism Cases Controls Normal 27(90.0%) 30(100.0%) Hypothyroidism 3(10.0%) 0 Hyperthyroidism 0 0 Total 30(100.0%) 30(100.0%) Table 4: Incidence of hypothyroidism in relation to severity of renal failure in cases Serum creatinine Hypothyroidism No Yes <5.50 mg/dl 12(44.4%) 0 5.50-6.0 13(48.1%) 0 >6.0 2(7.4%) 3(100.0%) Total 27(100.0%) 3(100.0%)