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Hashimotos thyroiditis and cannabis

A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Okay: This is usually easy to manage by thyroid replacement as required. A heads-up -- maybe 1% of hashimoto's folks get a vasculitis that can involve the b... Read More
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
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
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 34 years experience
Variable: Hashimoto's thyroiditis develops when the immune system misclassifies one or more thyroid proteins as foreign (not belonging to that person) and begin... Read More
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
Thyroid antibodies: The immune system makes anti-thyroperoxidase antibodies and/or anti-thyroglobulin antibodies which are both directed at different parts of the thyroid... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Young
Endocrinology 10 years experience
Antibody to thyroid: It is an autoimmune disorder - meaning, for reasons we don't fully understand, the body makes antibodies against the thyroid. This causes a low grade ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
Endocrinology 55 years experience
None to severe: Depends on whether the gland is enlarged to cause compressive symptoms or underactive to cause hypothyroid symptoms.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
Yes: Yes, it's possible that an individual be diagnosed with hashimoto's thyroiditis only to be serology negative a few months later. This is however, the ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
Endocrinology 55 years experience
Usually not: Most people have the antibodies and eventually get hypothyroid. Rarely the gland can return to normal function. Once or twice a year i see patients we... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
Endocrinology 55 years experience
Quite: There are families with multiple hyper and hypothyroid relatives, and index cases where the patient is the first (known) person in the family.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 34 years experience
All of them.: While the inflammation (the -itis part of thyroiditis) affects only the thyroid, if this causes the thyroid levels to drop, every tissue in the body c... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Autoimmune: If you have hashimoto's (and not just hypothyroidism), then it is caused by an antibody in your body attacking your thyroid gland. Overtime, the thyr... Read More
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