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hashimoto thyroiditis vs graves disease

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Hot vs. cold nodule: Iodine uptake by thyroid tissue depends on functioning cells. The most common use for thyroid scan is to assess if a nodule is functional or not. A fu ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Gluten and thyroid: 24 F from Spain: I have hashimoto thyroiditis.I want to know if gluten has some interaction on this disease because i have seen many american articles ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zouhair Bibi
Specializes in Endocrinology
Meds.: It depends on the actual function of the thyroid gland. If you are euthyroid than no treatment is needed, if you are hypothyroid than you will be trea ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soroosh Armandi
15 years experience in Anti-Aging Medicine
Great question: I looked up pathophysiology of hashimotos and it states that its poorly understood. Maybe a pathologist can help answering this question. My guess w ... 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 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
In a way: Lupus and Hashimoto's thyroiditis are both autoimmune diseases. Often the presence of one autoimmune disease makes a second one more likely to occur. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sterner
15 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Can be a long time: The association with hashimoto's thyroiditis is generally just thought to be that people who make antibodies to one thing inappropriately (thyroid) ar ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
High triglycerides: This is a serious type of hyperlipidemia. I recommend her being evaluated and treated by a lipid clinic at a university hospital. She will also get pr ... Read More
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 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

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