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Any recent news on treatment for subacute granulomatous thyroiditis?

Any recent news on treatment for subacute granulomatous thyroiditis?

Not sure about ques: Subacute thyroiditis (often painful) is often caused by a virus, can cause transient hyper or hypothyroidism, but usually is self-limited. It does not produce granulomas. There are rare diseases of the thyroid where a systemic disease (eg sarcoidosis) can infiltrate the gland. Your terminology is unusual. Are you seeing an endocrinologist? ...Read more

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Inflammation Of The Thyroid (Definition)

Several common forms of thyroiditis. Subacute thyroidits is from a virus. Your thyroid is tender, transient hyperthyroidism, but then resolution. Hashimotos thyroiditis is usually without pain, eventually causes hypothyroidism, but can coexist with graves hyperthyroidism. Two other forms are post partum thyroiditis and "painless" thyroiditis; transient hyper followed by ...Read more


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How would I know that my thyroiditis disease needs treatment or is recovering on its own?

How would I know that my thyroiditis disease needs treatment or is recovering on its own?

Clinical pic & labs: Your endocrinologist should be able to give you a fair estimate of what will likely happen based your clinical picture (ie. Are you post-parting, getting over a cold, famiy history, tpo antibodies ect.). Then intermittent monitoring of blood work will give a pattern that can confirm the direction you're heading. ...Read more

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Silent thyroiditis, treatment advice?

See details: I have no idea what silent thyroiditis means. If you have no symptoms and your thyroid function is normal, you need no treatment. ...Read more

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Anyone know of a treatment for hashimoto thyroiditis?

Anyone know of a treatment for hashimoto thyroiditis?

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 treated with thyroid hormones and if you are hyperthyroid than you will be treated with anti-thyroid drugs. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for thyroiditis?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for thyroiditis?

Treat only if: In general, thyroiditis only requires treatment when the thryoid gland is either overactive or underactive. The treatments for the two are completely different, so it would depend on what you have. More information, please. Thanks. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with thyroiditis, but told there was not any treatment?

I was diagnosed with thyroiditis, but told there was not any treatment?

Most of the time: But all of them will not will not become hypothtroid , as it depends on the cause, like in hashimoto's, riedel's , due to radiation, due to drugs , how much functioning thyroid tissue is damaged , but if it is due to infections ( mostly virus ) mot of the thyroid will recover and will be euthyroid ( reverts to normal ). ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for hashimoto's thyroiditis?

What are the best treatments for hashimoto's thyroiditis?

Levothyroxine : If the hashimotos has caused hypothyroidism, levothyroxine is the treatment of choice. If you just have the antibodies but your thyroid hormone levels are normal, no treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Anyone familiar w/ hashimoto thyroiditis treatment?

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 the most common cause of low thyroid hormone levels. There is no treatment for hashimotos per se, but the thyroid hormone levels can be kept normal with medication. ...Read more

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Can symptoms of hashimoto thyroiditis return even after treatment?

Can symptoms of hashimoto thyroiditis return even after treatment?

Not really: the most common symptoms of hashimotos are hypothyroid symptoms. These are fatigue, cold intolerance, weight gain, hair loss, constipation, depression, puffy skin...As long as you are on the right thyroid replacement dose (levothyroxine or synthroid) and you dont forget your pills then the symptoms should not be an issue. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with autoimmune thyroiditis 3 weeks ago, not treated yet blood test again in 2weeks, and determine treatment.Is this the norm?

I have been diagnosed with autoimmune thyroiditis 3 weeks ago, not treated yet blood test again in 2weeks, and determine treatment.Is this the norm?

Immune throiditis: Autoimmune thyroiditis initially may not require treatment. Only once normal thyroid function is affected is thyroid replacement medication appropriate. ...Read more