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Dr. Richard Bebb

Dr. Richard Bebb

MD, ABIM, FRCPC
Endocrinologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What causes hyperthyroidism?

A:

There are several conditions that can cause the thyroid gland to become overactive (hyperthyroidism). Aside from Graves' Disease, an overactive thyroid can be caused by an inflammation of the thyroid (which is usually temporary) or a growth or nodule on the thyroid gland. 

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What Causes Graves' Disease and Hyperthyroidism

Dr. Bassam Masri

Dr. Bassam Masri

MD, FRCSC
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How can I tell if my hip pain is osteoarthritis or referred pain?

A:

If you know the cause of your hip pain, it can help guide the treatment plan for managing your pain. While difficult to figure out what is causing your hip pain by yourself, your doctor can review your symptoms and examine you to help identify the root cause. Depending on your symptoms, you may be referred to a specialist or for additional tests (i.e., x-ray) to further investigate your hip pain.

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Causes of Hip Pain and Referred Pain

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

MD
Dermatologist
Bellingham, WA
Q:

How do I prevent my acne from causing scars?

A:

The best way to prevent scarring caused by acne is to treat the acne before it has the chance to leave any permanent marks. The scars are more easily caused by the deeper cysts so you should consider seeing your family doctor to make sure your acne is being controlled.

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Treatment for Acne Scarring