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What is transient thyroiditis?

What is transient thyroiditis?

Thyroiditis: "Transient thyroiditis" may refer to a version called "Hashimoto's disease", which is an inflammation of the thyroid. "Transient" applies to a situation that is not permanent, and usually short lived. Such may still need treatment, so see your healthcare provider for certainty. ...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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What are the tests for thyroiditis?

What are the tests for thyroiditis?

Ultrasound: There are blood tests to rule out active infection, malfunctioning od thyroid gland, and ultrasound to assess the gland. ...Read more

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How to tackle my thyroiditis disease?

How to tackle my thyroiditis disease?

Follow doc advise: There are many causes for thyroiditis. Acute, subacute, hashimoto's, postpartum, drug-induced...Some thyroiditis recovers on its own and does not need treatment while others need definitive treatment. We now have effective options to treat these conditions. See you doctor so he/she can formulate a treatment plan for you or send you to an appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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Who has hashimotos thyroiditis?

Thyroid antibodies: This is an autoimmune disease where the body makes thyroid antibodies which may ultimately (painlessly) destroy gland function, rendering the person hypothyroid. Levothyroxine is the standard treatment for hypothyroidism. We see hashimoto's disease in most age groups. It's far less common in toddlers and younger. ...Read more

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Could thyroiditis cause low gfr?

Could thyroiditis cause low gfr?

EGFR?: No. Low egfrs are of no consequence in hyper or hypothyroid stages of thyroiditis. ...Read more

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Hashimotos thyroiditis, how do you treat?

Hashimotos thyroiditis, how do you treat?

If thyroid: Hormone level normal, no tretment; if overactive meds or radioactive iodine to decrease production of hormone; occasionally surgery. If underactive, give thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose hashimotos thyroiditis?

How do you diagnose hashimotos thyroiditis?

Suspicion / lab test: Hashimoto's is often suspected by history or exam & confirmed by blood tests showing toxic auto-antibodies that have formed to the thyroid tissues. ...Read more

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Why is it so hard to lose weight with thyroiditis?

Why is it so hard to  lose weight with thyroiditis?

Thyroid function?: If your thyroid function is under control then weight issues may not be related to your thyroid. ...Read more

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I have been diganosed with chronic thyroiditis what does that mean for me?

Autoimmune likely: Chronic thyroiditis usually refers to a chronic problem of the thyroid (also called chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, or hashimoto's thyroiditis) in which there is inflammation of the thyroid caused by the immune system attacking the thyroid (autoimmune). Many people become hypothyroid, but it can take time and initially present as an enlarged or nodular thyroid., with normal thyroid levels. ...Read more

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