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Hello, Welcome to Just answer! I would like to get more information so that I can address your concern appropriately.
okay, ask me whqt you want
How is you wt. and appetite?
Do you have dry skin and constipation?
Weight I think is okay. I weigh 210 lbs, 6' 3" height, 71 years old but most think I am in my early 60's
I am in pretty good shape physically. Walk at least 2 miles a day. But concentration problems are serious and something I never had before coming to CHile
Do you have mood changes and thinning hair?
A little constipation has been chronic for several years but not since I moved here 18 months ago. My hair is thinning but not sevier.
When was your last evaluation by your doctor?
I do believe that sleep apnea could have caused brain damage.
But I hope not! I prefer to hope that my condition is treatable
Well, I have seen a doctor about every 6 months until July of 2010 when accepting a charity assignment here.
The most attention of the Docs as been for high colesterol
I do not know what SMS is!
I would appreciate an answer via email, with some subbestions re I could do to differntiate between possible causes
Thank you for the information, you are showing symptoms of hypothyroidism which is quite common at older age. I think you need to have blood test for thyroid function and act accordingly. In the mean time there is no harm in taking iodine, iodized salt is one of the most convenient way.
Perdon the type. Subbgestions should be suggestions
Pardon the typos!
There are many good food which has high iodine such as egg, meat, fish
I would like to know if thyroid problems are a common cause of concentration problems
If you want to read more about Hypothyroidism you can visit this link.
Another possibility is a complication from prostate surgery I had last February.
yes, they can cause concentration and memory issues
Visit what link?
Can you think of some things to do to confirm or eliminate the thyroid as a cause in this case?
I think we are loosing connection....
Well, I don't think you should charge my credit card. You have not given my anything in the way of sold suggestions. P.S. I think you should know that I 12 years of medical research in my history. My name is XXXXX XXXXX least a dozen published papers re pioneer work in the application of computers for patient monitoring, effect of smoking on pulmonary function, diagnosis of some types of diseases.
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