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diagnosing hashimoto thyroiditis

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Young
8 years experience in Internal Medicine
Autoimmune: For reasons we don't fully understand, the body makes antibodies against the thyroid. This causes a very low grade inflammation which over time can di ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Likely: There is generally thought to be a genetic hereditary component to Hashimoto's thyroiditis. However, there are likely other causes to include a hormo ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zouhair Bibi
Specializes in Endocrinology
Autoimmune disease: Hashimoto thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease which affects the thyroid gland and can cause either hypo- or hypethyroidism.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Auto ImmuneCondition: Hashimoto Thyroiditis is an auto immune condition of Thyroid Gland.Your immine sustem attacks your thyroid gland with antibody mediated immune respons ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
19 years experience in Endocrinology
Hashimoto: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is chronic autoimmune thyroiditis. This is the most common form of thyroiditis. Other forms of thyroiditis include drug-indu ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Common : It is a common autoimmune disorder and we see it a lot. It can overlap with other autoimmune disorders and is a common cause of a positive ana. It is ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Treated not cured. Very easy to treat. This is an autoimmune disease of unknown cause. Body makes antibodies against the thyroid and kills it. Mus ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Pierce
35 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: The initial stages of hashimoto's is an over active thyroid which over stimulates the heart leading to atrial fibrillation.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
52 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
10---15 days: You have autoimmune hypothyroidism and need to to be seen by an endocrinologist , who want to be sure cold or hot nodules and ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Thyroid antibodies: This is an autoimmune disease where the body makes thyroid antibodies which may ultimately (painlessly) destroy gland function, rendering the person h ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
No.: Treated not cured. Very easy to treat. This is an autoimmune disease of unknown cause. Body makes antibodies against the thyroid and kills it. Mus ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Young
8 years experience in Internal Medicine
Most PCPs and endo: Most internists and endocrinologists are familiar with the disorder. It is an autoimmune disorder that often leads to an under active thyroid. It is t ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
No: It is an autoimmune disease where the body makes antibodies directed against the thyroid gland. Ultimately, people with hashimoto's thyroiditis may en ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience in Endocrinology
Thyroid Levels: Hashimoto's and and graves' disease are both caused by autoimmunity (where antibodies attack one's own proteins). Hashimoto's more often results in l ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Generally not: Rarely. Make sure you're receiving brand name T4 replacement, as generics are generally unreliable.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Basically thyroid parenchymal disease is the technical name for a goiter.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Possibly: Thyroiditis (which can be immune based) is the most common cause of a multinodular goiter. Have you doctor test for tpo antibodies if you're concerned ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience in Pediatrics
Thyroid: Thyroid antibodies can appear in otherwise healthy individuals. They can be more common in people with autoimmune diseases. You and your parents wi ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Could be: It is difficult to reliably sonographically differentiate hashimoto thyroiditis from other thyroid pathology. Ultrasound features can be variable depe ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
52 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
connective tissue : Connective tissue disease: test for sjogren's (blood & sialogram) autoimmune thyroid, explore with your doctor : omeoprazole & Erythromycin & dom ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
Elevated: TPO levels are associated with autoimmune thryroid disease/thryoiditis, for example Hashimoto disease. The thyroid US findings are also consistent wit ... Read More
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