How to treat thyroid problems
Drs. Siegel and Samadi weigh in
- Duration 2:56
- Date Sep 16, 2012
Drs. Siegel and Samadi weigh in
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New statistics coming up -- -- about people diagnosed with thyroid disease and others say about 27 million Americans.
Have thyroid disease and thirteen million.
Are undiagnosed doctors -- had to find out whether you have viral disease or not how about your system.
You you you may have some subtle.
You may have a cough that doesn't go away you may be horse you may have some pain around your neck you go to the doctor they examine you marry.
And they find that there there's some -- about half a million.
Thyroid modules are being diagnosed in America so what happens they end up putting -- though it's called fine needle aspiration and that -- themselves.
If it happens to be cancer.
You go straight to the surgeon and they take -- fire that if it's negative they send you home and they -- come back next here for ultrasound.
But 30% of those -- aspirations are either inconclusive.
Or indeterminate and that's what we're talking today what happens to those patients.
Today did we send them for surgery.
And the whole point is that we're doing -- many surgeries for thyroid -- -- And a lot of those surgeries aren't necessary because there's no chasm that now the Italian researchers which is a -- of this artery -- we're talking about.
They came with a genetic markers remember yesterday we talk about genetic -- -- autism.
This is the future of medicine.
Now that a -- -- things such as BR AF -- scientific or KIT what they're saying is that let's say -- -- KIT's low.
-- -- BR AF is normal.
That patient most like he has cancer so now we know one person that should go for surgery another person that's gonna go home.
We're -- down the number of surgeries I'm picking the ones that have can.
That's good news doctor -- what is viral disease and then what does it do to you and you know how dangerous is it.
Thyroid diseases based on something called the butterfly -- in the -- -- thyroid going.
And it makes something called thyroid hormone which is basically a metabolic -- it gives you your energy it revs you up if you don't have enough of it it slows you down.
Over fifty million Americans.
Eric have thyroid disease and the vast majority have a low thyroid they're not making enough you might be constipated you might be depressed.
You might not have enough energy might have an intolerance to cold.
The -- might be losing your -- like me these -- the classic symptoms of low thyroid 80% are women earn 80% are women.
So women especially have to be on the lookout to this there is a genetic predisposition.
It -- does tend to run in families if you have a low thyroid you can get thyroid replacement hormone.
If you have a hi -- -- which is about twenty or 30% it's a little more problematic.
In that case you could have anxiety you can have a rapid heart rate you could feel excess warmth and sweating you go to your physician in May give you a medication.
To slow your third and even -- and you know check this generally you know when you gonna get a checkup I absolutely believe that I check in on every single patient walks in the door okay well -- the -- make sure they don't ask.
You ask your doctor -- you guys are big on the questions for.