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I have autoimmune thyroiditis. Will that make me more susceptible to other auto immune disorders?

I have autoimmune thyroiditis. Will that make me more susceptible to other auto immune disorders?

Probably yes: A person with autoimmune thyroiditis has a higher chance of getting another autoimmune disorder, such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, grave's disease, vitiligo, etc... However, having an increased risk of getting a disorder doesn't mean the person will surely get it. He might be lucky and not have anything but the thyroiditis. ...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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Do autoimmune diseases suppress your immune system?

Do autoimmune diseases suppress your immune system?

Generally yes.: Autoimmune disorders deregulate the immune system and may even compromise it. The medications used to manage these disorders suppress the immune system predictably. ...Read more

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Can immunosuppressants actually make autoimmune diseases worse?

Sometimes: Anti tnf medications (enbrel, remicade, (infliximab) etc) used to treat rheumatoid arthritis sometimes cause a lupus like syndrome. Prednisone is used to treat inflammatory muscle diseases, but sometimes prolonged treatment causes muscle weakness. ...Read more

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Can autoimmune diseases suppress the immune system?

Can autoimmune diseases suppress the immune system?

Yes: They represent any abnormal immune response and often therefore will suppress the normal immune response. ...Read more

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Autoimmune pancreatitis caused by autoimmune thyroiditis. Will taking out thyroid fix the pancreatitis?

NO: Autoimmune thyroid is caused by the immune system attacking the thyroid. Autoimmune pancreatitis is caused by the immune system attacking the pancreas. consequently, if you remove the thyroid the immune system is still present and still causing autoimmunity to the pancreas. ...Read more

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Is it true that anti-inflammatories suppress antibodies for autoimmune diseases or Lyme disease?

Is it true that anti-inflammatories suppress antibodies for autoimmune diseases or Lyme disease?

Not usually : The most common anti-inflammatories are nsaids and these are not considered immunosuppressive's. Corticosteroids may have somewhat of an immunosuppressive effect. And biologics which are used for autoimmune disease but not lyme disease can be immunosuppressive ad well as anti-inflammatory. ...Read more

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Is fibromyalgia an auto immune disease?

Is fibromyalgia an auto immune disease?

No: No fibromyalgia is not an autoimmune disease. Fibromyalgia is a syndrome and not a disease. This means it is a collection of symptoms. The hallmark of fibromyalgia is chronic widespread pain. It is felt to be the result of overactive nerves. There appears to be abnormal processing of pain in the central nervous system. (the brain and the spinal cord). ...Read more

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Can hashimoto disease cause a weakened immune system?

Can hashimoto disease cause a weakened immune system?

Hasimoto's: Hashimoto's is an autoimmune disease. Your immune system is "attacking" your thyroid. But the disease is not weakening your immune system, per se. ...Read more

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Celiacs being an auto immune disease, will the auto immune disease still affect me if i'm gluten free later in life. Like stiff mans or scleroderma?

Celiacs being an auto immune disease, will the auto immune disease still affect me if i'm gluten free later in life. Like stiff mans or scleroderma?

Celiac disease: It never goes away, but you can control the symptoms by eliminating gluten. If you start eating gluten again, you'll have the symptoms again. Good luck. ...Read more

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How are an immune disorder and an autoimmune disease different?

How are an immune disorder and an autoimmune disease different?

Immunity: Autoimmunity is when your own immune system decides to attack itself whereas an immune disorder is a defect or failure of your own immune system to either produce or protect from infectious invaders. ...Read more

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Are schmorles nodes linked to auto immune diseases?

Are schmorles nodes linked to auto immune diseases?

Not typically and : They can be seen in various scenarios. ...Read more

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Can you build up your immune system, make it stronger with an autoimmune disease such as sjogrens?

No: An autoimmune disease is actually from losing control of the immune system allowing the body to attack your own tissue. This does not improve your immune system since autoimmune disease is more like a rogue police force. ...Read more

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Does multinodular goiter with slightly elevated thyroid antibodies possibly mean an autoimmune thyroid disease?

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

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Does autoimmune disease cause cytokine storm or calm it down due to immune dysfunction?

CytoKine storm: When our body detects foreign microorganisms indicating an infection, our body might respond by over-protecting the site of infection. The body may race so many antibodies to the infection site that they collect in a cytokine storm. When the infection is in the lungs, for example, a cytokine storm can potentially block airways and result in suffocation. Medical researchers have identified the caus. ...Read more

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Does Crohn's cause an overactive immune system or does an overactive immune system cause Crohn's? Stay away from foods that boost the immune system?

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Does Crohn's cause an overactive immune system or does an overactive immune system cause Crohn's? Stay away from foods that boost the immune system?

Roque immune system: I think one need to think more about a rogue immune reaction thereby causing autoimmune disorder instead of an overactive one. An autoimmune problem happens when the immune system malfunctions and starts attacking one's own tissue thereby leading to illnesses such as Crohn's disease, lupus etc. ...Read more

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Can tuberous sclerosis be an auto immune disease?

Can tuberous sclerosis be an auto immune disease?

No: Ts is a genetic disorder that often arises from a new mutation. There are a variety of skin findings that can point to the diagnosis.It is the finding or "tubers" that can arise in the brain and other organs that can produce the most impairment in quality of life. It can be so mild that a college grad doesn't know they have it, or disabling by late childhood. ...Read more

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I have autoimmune thyroiditis. Will that make me more susceptible to other auto immune disorders?

Probably yes: A person with autoimmune thyroiditis has a higher chance of getting another autoimmune disorder, such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, grave's disease, vitiligo, etc... However, having an increased risk of getting a disorder doesn't mean the person will surely get it. He might be lucky and not have anything but the thyroiditis. ...Read more

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I have autoimmune thyroiditis & hypothyroidism, how tired should I be, even on medication?

I have autoimmune thyroiditis & hypothyroidism, how tired should I be, even on medication?

May occur: If you are on the appropriate thyroid replacement and still tired look for other causes of your fatigue. ...Read more

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Autoimmune thyroiditis is caused by what?

Unknown : It runs in families and there are genetic associations. Often it occurs with other autoimmune disease. There may be environmental causes or viral infection. ...Read more

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Is focal chronic autoimmune thyroiditis an age-related disease?

No: Autoimmune thyroiditis can occur in young children, adolescents and adults of any age. We see it most often in children who have a family history of that condition. In many children that we have seen, it was mild but symptomatic enough that their mother recognized the condition and sought treatment. Even with mild disease in children the treatment can have profound benefits. ...Read more

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Can I die from hashimoto's (autoimmune thyroiditis)?

Can I die from hashimoto's (autoimmune thyroiditis)?

Yes: Worst case scenerio: if you do not take your replacement thyroid medication for a long time, you can actually go into a type of coma (myxedema coma). Patients with inadequately treated hypothyroidism can also have heart problems. Is it very important to be followed routinely and take your synthroid (thyroxine) on an empty stomach regularly. ...Read more

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Autoimmune hypothyroidism (autoimmune thyroiditis) - how common is this disorder?

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 also known as hashimotos thyroiditis. ...Read more

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I'm a vegan, and I have hashimoto's autoimmune thyroiditis? Is there any relationship?

I'm a vegan, and I have hashimoto's autoimmune thyroiditis?  Is there any relationship?

No: It is one many autoimmune diseases and has not had an association with diet documented in the literature. ...Read more

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Is hashimoto autoimmune thyroiditis preventable?If a mother has it and she has 4 daughters what are the chances-how many do you think will develope it

Hashimotos: A number of people carry the antibody but do not manifest the disease. It is likely that a quarter of you will inherit the antibodies. ...Read more

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Autoimmune pancreatitis caused by autoimmune thyroiditis. Will taking out thyroid fix the pancreatitis?

NO: Autoimmune thyroid is caused by the immune system attacking the thyroid. Autoimmune pancreatitis is caused by the immune system attacking the pancreas. consequently, if you remove the thyroid the immune system is still present and still causing autoimmunity to the pancreas. ...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

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Without knowing what caused my adrenal insufficiency plus autoimmune thyroiditis, low-t, low vit. D, etc, is the adrenal problems likely to reoccur?

Without knowing what caused my adrenal insufficiency plus autoimmune thyroiditis, low-t, low vit. D, etc, is the adrenal problems likely to reoccur?

Gland problems: If you have insufficiency of adrenals, thyroid, and gonads, you may have one of the autoimmune polyendocrine syndromes. The glandular failures, when they occur in this relatively rare disorder, are usually permanent. But you need to be under the care of an endocrinologist, who is best equipped to diagnose and treat this. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for hyperthyroidism, particularly for autoimmune thyroiditis unresponsive to drug therapy?

Furhter eval: Hashi and most autoimmune illnesses stem from undiagnosed food allergens or environmental toxins stored in the body. Go to a4m.Com and use doctor locator function to find a local functional medicine doc to help you order specialized testing for gut like genova cdsa as well as metametrix igg food allergen testing to discover real cause. If not "fixed" other autoimmune illnesses will be in upcoming! ...Read more

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I don't know cause of adrenal insufficiency, autoimmune thyroiditis, low-t.1yr later i feel worse, no drive, seizures etc. What's best to ask new endo?

Tell it like it is: Just tell your endo exactly what you have mentioned. If necessary, a rheumatologist's help may be needed to control your autoimmune issues which may be affecting things other than your glands. ...Read more

Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more