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The thyroid is responsible for controlling your metabolism, blood calcium levels, energy, excess fats, hormones, oxygen, weight loss. Blood tests can determine your TSH levels to see if you thyroid gland is functioning properly. If you have an under-active thyroid, you are said to have hypothyroidism. If you have an overactive thyroid, you are said to have hyperthyroidism. The thyroid can also be related to several other conditions such as Grave's Disease and heart problems.
Can you drink coffee before a thyroid test?
If you are only being tested for thyroid function, and your doctor has not asked you to do otherwise, you do not need to fast. If you are undergoing a physical exam for your hyperthyroidism, it is allowed, although unwise to indulge in coffee before the exam, as caffeine can make your hyperthyroid symptoms seem much worse. This would potentially lead the physician to get an unclear impression of the impact of the dysfunction to your system. With an altered impression, it is...
Asked in Laboratory Testing, Blood, Thyroid
Do you have to fast for an A1C blood test?
No. The A1C test measures the amount of glucose bound to hemoglobin in the red blood cells. This binding process is related to the concentration of glucose present and the time of exposure. New cells are constantly created to replace old cells that are removed. Thus, the test meaures an average value of the glucose exposure over the life of the red blood cell (about 4 months). So, a one-day change, due to fasting for example, represents only a small change (one...
Thyroid supplements to lose weight side effects?
The thyroid requires specific nutritional support for optimal health and function, so a healthy diet is an important factor in thyroid health. Proper thyroid function requires adequate amounts of B-Vitamin Compounds, Zinc, Iodine, Copper, Manganese and Molybdenum. The amino acid L-tyrosine is also required for the production of neurotransmitters that are associated with normal hormone production. If you feel your diet may lack proper amounts of these vitamins, supplementation may be helpful. Thyroid Essentials natural supplement is a great alternative to any prescribed medications...
Asked in ADD-ADHD, Endocrine System, Thyroid
Can thyroid problems be mistaken for ADHD?
According to Frank Barnhill, M.D., author of Mistaken for ADHD, thyroid and 50 other conditions can be mistaken for ADHD. An underactive thyroid or overactive thyroid can have symptoms like inattentiveness, poor memory or sleepiness, also symptoms of ADHD. ...
Do you need to fast before a thyroid test?
The thyroid is a gland located in the neck. It's job is to take iodine from the blood and combine it with an amino acid (one of the building blocks of protein) to form thyroid hormones. One of the hormones, thyroxine, is responsible for your metabolism. Thyroid function tests help to determine if your thyroid is not working correctly: * hyperthyroid - an over-working thyroid * hypothyroid - poor thyroid function Abnormal thyroid function is common. It is seen in two to...
What is thyroid fever?
You may be referring to thyrotoxicosis, thyroid storm. In this case, thyroid hormone is quickly dumped by the gland into the body causing severe hyperthyroid symptoms which may be fatal. One of the hallmark symptoms is increased body temperature. I have never heard of that. Perhaps you mean Typhoid Fever. It is an illness transmitted by eating food or drink contaminated with salmonella typhi. If treated promptly, most infected people will recover. If left untreated, about 20% will die from it. ...
Asked in Medical Terminology, Endocrine System, Thyroid
What is a heterogeneous thyroid nodule?
it means: nodule-a rounded lump or knot; heterogeneous means "composed of unlike parts. Therefore a rounded lump composed of dissimilar tissues on the thyroid (gland) located in the base of throat region. may or may not require medical attention. ...
Do you get skinny on thyroid pills?
It all depends on your hormones. Some people lose weight when they get thyroids, while some people gain. My sister lost a lot of weight before she found out she had a hormone imbalance, but once she started taking medication she gained all of it back. ...
Asked in Endocrine System, Thyroid
What does solid heterogeneous thyroid nodule mean?
It means that your nodule is solid, rather than fluid-filled. Heterogeneous means that it appears abnormal. You should follow up to get a thyroid scan/and or a biopsy to rule out cancer. ...
How are onions good for us?
GOOD Onions are known as a medicine. They not only block cancer dramatically, lower cholesterol, thin the blood and warn off blood clots but they also fight chronic bronchitis, infections, hay fever and asthma. It is also known that onions calms animals down. An owner of a large group of old world primates said that she relies on onions to keep her primates healthy during the winter. Especially when primates have been exposed to viruses or when your monkey is in a...
Asked in Medication and Drugs, Depakote, Migraine Headaches, Endocrine System, Thyroid, Hypothyroidism
Could taking Depakote long term cause under-active thyroid?
There are reported incidents of abnormal thyroid lab results in patients taking valproate sodium (Depakote). Physicians often do frequent thyroid testing on patients taking valproate sodium. For appropriate diagnosis, treatment and prevention of headache disorders, seek the help of a board certified headache specialist. --------- Answer Most likely. I have been on Depakote and Dilantin for over 30 years. I have no thyroid activity. I have to take a daily supplement....
Asked in Back Neck and Spine, Endangered, Vulnerable, and Threatened Species, Skeletal System, Thyroid
Your mother has a serious neck back problem related to her bones after a minor accident the doctors say her bones are weak at the age of 54 what help can you offer?
Answer In your position, I would offer her some calcium supplements to help her bones. Make sure that you buy calcium in capsules which are combined with magnesium, as this helps in the absorption. Keep her away from Fluoride, including in the tap water, as this damages the bones. The best place that you can go for the calcium supplement is a health food store, as that should ensure that you do not get a synthetic version which is not easily absorbed...
What slows the growth of anaplastic thyroid cancer?
You need an alkaline body, full of oxygen, and nutrients, which is also low in toxins. Combine the Budwig Diet with hydrogen peroxide, and work to get the body's PH to 8.5 (It really is possible). Do these things and there will be no trace of cancer. Now it is time to begin your research. Expect to spend a couple of weeks reading. Be sure to include the term 'holistic' in your searches. Think of this as a test. If you are...
Why might the MPG not be as high as expected?
Just a few notes: A '92 & it's now 2003 how many miles does it have? My '92 Toyota has over 200,000 so I don't expect it to match listed sources on anything. Is the air filter clean? Dirty or damaged air filters will hurt your gas mileage. With all the new stuff listed, that means you got a tune-up right? If not you should. Those tests to determine gas mileage are PROBABLY 1) with no added weight 2) minimal or no wind resistance...
Asked in Endocrine System, Thyroid
Can a thyroid problem cause false positive pregnancy tests?
No. There is almost nothing that can cause a false positive pregnancy test, and all of the causes require an urgent visit to a health care provider. _______________________________________________________________ Malfunctioning thyroids can't; they don't produce the correct hormones to trigger a pregnancy test. But to swear nothing can cause a false positive is irresponsible and false in it's own right. I've been the victim of a false positive test. Always be sure to test in the morning when urine is more concentrated. It's also best...