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Autoimmune thyroiditis is caused by what?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Have adrenal insufficiency, autoimmune thyroiditis and low t. Holistic doc has me on 25mg dhea. Now testosterone is high. Any thoughts or concerns?

Have adrenal insufficiency, autoimmune thyroiditis and low t. Holistic doc has me on 25mg dhea. Now testosterone is high. Any thoughts or concerns?

Complex Issue: It appears likely that the symptoms mentioned are very interconnected and the treatment (meds) are commonly used safely in combination. Optimal results will require a delicate hormonal balance that may that time to find - and then maintain. There is a informative site from a dr in nyc that might explain some issues. http://raphaelkellmanmd.com/hypothyroidism-low-thyroid-and-associated-conditions/. ...Read more

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Autoimmune deseas hashimoto's thyroiditis can it be cured?

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. Must generally take replacement hormone for life. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hashimoto thyroid and thyroiditis? Are they autoimmune diseases?

What is the difference between hashimoto thyroid and thyroiditis? Are they autoimmune diseases?

Often same: 'thyroiditis' is an inflammatory process of the thyroid gland. Can be caused by virus, usually responds to anti-inflammatory medication and is self-limited. Hashimoto's thyroiditis similar, but is an autoimmune disorder where the antibodies attack the thyroid tissue, as though it was foreign. Over or underactive function could occur, but often becomes chronic and may need thyroid rx for life. ...Read more

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Is drinking green tea or taking green tea supplements risky for autoimmune disease? I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis.

No: Green tea is high in some antioxidants and likely beneficial if consumed in moderate amount. It will not lead to autoimmune disorder. ...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