Florence Morning News Newspaper Archives May 29 1970, Page 16

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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - May 29, 1970, Florence, South CarolinaFriday May 29, 1970 Wiott Tutt flaming by or. George c. Thosteson m. D. Dear or. Thosteson woul you explain Hashimoto disease my doctor has Bee treating me for about a year asked about an o p e r a t i o because it feels like a obstruction in my Throat m voice gets husky and there i a cough. The doctor said ther was not enough known Abou the disease to attempt a operation but i have heard o others having an operation of this. . D e a r doctor w h a medications Are used f o Hashimoto s disease o thyroiditis what Abou recovery chances mrs. S p. There Are various disorder of the thyroid gland. One is inflammation or thyroiditis. I May be acute with fever am soreness. Or it May be chronic in which Case it is caller Hashimoto s occurs mainly in Middle aged women but the cause i not definite it is thought to be a form of Auto immune disorder. That is antibodies Are formed which attack the thyroid hormone. Hashimoto s is a slow not a spectacular disease As an some other thyroid disorders the thyroid gland May however become somewhat enlarged in time. The efficiency of the declines gland s hence the gland enlarges to compensate enlargement May pro Duce pressure symptoms trouble swallowing or Clearing of the Throat cough or voice changes. As to treatment giving thyroid extract is usually effective. This Perks up the gland s function and in turn tends to make smaller. If this the gland does nol succeed x Ray treatment of the gland May be tried. 1 the size cannot be 1 i m i t e c sufficiently for the patient s Comfort then surgery can be done but surgery unnecessary unless pressure symptoms Are annoying enough to warrant it. The disease tends to level of in Lime treatment with thyroid or surgery is aimed at keeping the patient comfortable i there Are pressure sum plots which Are suggested by the sense of obstruction and cough Dine and dance Friday saturday nights music for everybody for the Young and Young at heart featuring Cecil James and the plaids Golden Angus Steak House opposite Florence mall dear or. Thosteson after recently giving birth to twins i have been asked by Many ignorant and Nosy people if i had been taking birth control pills. After explaining in vain that birth control pills do just that control births and it is Fertility pills that produce abnormal number of babies i decided to write you. Will you please explain this in one of your columns mrs. . No i won t. What s the use of trying to explain to anybody who does t know the difference Between birth control and Fertility twins occur about once in every 80 births pills or no pills. Dear or. Thosteson How old should a person be to donate blood i am 15. My Mother donates blood often and we both feel it s for a Good cause. . An Orchid to your Mother. And to you too but later. The general minimum age for donating is 18. Dear or. Thosteson Tell me Why my Ankles Are swollen. They do not leave a Dent when pressed with the fingers. . The dents occur chiefly when the swelling is due t o accumulation of fluid in t h e issues. Swelling that does not Dent suggests an inflammation however or thickening of the underlying tissues from some past infection or even Ai accumulation of fat. Don t take chances wit kidney it May be Only minor but it can be dangerous. Read or Thosteson s Booklet your kidneys facts you need to now about write to or. Thost Soti in care of this newspaper enclosing a Long Belf addressed stamped envelope and 25 cents in Coin to cover Cost of printing am handling. Or. Thost Soti welcomes1 Al Reader mail but regrets that due to the tremendous volume received daily he is unable b answer individual letters hot line not used aide says Washington a Thi White House said thursday the hot line Between Washington and Moscow has not been use during the year and a Lial resident Nixon has been in of ice. Donald l. Ziegler the residential press Secretary Nade his comment in reply to i question on whether Nixon lad informed the soviets via be hot line that he was sen ing troops into Cambodia. He St said Nixon had not used be hot line a direct teletype circuit Between the White House and the Kremlin. He Len added that neither Side and used it since january 1969. Ziegler did not preclude however the use of other diplomatic sources in relation the cambodian affair. He merely said he would not discuss diplomatic exchanges tween the United states and Russia or any other country. 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