The butterfly-shaped gland in your throat pumps out a hormone that regulates your metabolism and body temperature. If it’s producing too little , metabolic changes can cause your subcutaneous ( underneath the skin) tissues to get bigger. “Everything fills out a little,” says Stewart. “The effect is often described as looking a bit like a toad.” You’ll probably also feel chilly and weak, and may notice that you have dry skin or that your periods have become irregular. Your doctor can run a simple blood test and prescribe medication if necessary.
Hello Dr. Chris Two weeks ago I broke my fall with my right hand. Immediately after, I felt pain and within a hour my hand started to swell. The pain was unbearable, but I stuck with the stay home method of RICE. I also used A wrist splint as well to keep it stable. And after the first three days, I began using the heating method. Two weeks has passed, and my hand is still swollen (not as much as when it first occurred). But, there is still pain where my middle and ring finger knuckles are, and when I press into the palm of my hand towards the location of my ring and middle fingers, there is pain there as well. I took the splint off due to discomfort after the first 9 days or so. I am able to bend my wrist with no pain, but when I bend my fingers, there is a clicking in my middle finger. I am unaware if this is normal or not during the healing process.