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Does hashimoto hypothyroidism is associated with inceased risks for other autoimmune diseases? Thank you.

Does hashimoto hypothyroidism is associated with inceased risks for other autoimmune diseases? Thank you.

limited risk: It is true that people with 1 autoimunne disease are somewhat more at risk than the general population to develop another, but tha absolute risk is small, & there is evedence to suggest that keeping thyroid disease controlled may reduce further risk. It's important to see your doctor regularly & take your med correctly. Also, tendency to autoimmunity runs in families, so don't hide the problem. ...Read more

Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Autoimmune Disease (Definition)

In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in. As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system. One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells. List of auto immune disease are many and growing. End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid, pancreas or cells such as ...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.

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

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Is the test for hashimoto's the same as the autoimmune disorders test?

Is the test for hashimoto's the same as the autoimmune disorders test?

Differences: Autoimmune disease is a general term to refer to multiple causes of inflammation often caused by a molecule in your body attacking some organ- such as your thyroid, pancreas, liver, or muscles. Hashimoto's disease is one form of an autoimmune disease leading to inflammation in the thyroid. In general, thyroid peroxidase antibody is a marker helpful in diagnose hashimoto's disease. ...Read more

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Can + ANA of 1:1280 speckled be solely the reslt of hving hashimotos? Or depnding on other symptms, is it likely to be from anther autoimmune disease?

Can + ANA of 1:1280 speckled be solely the reslt of hving hashimotos? Or depnding on other symptms, is it likely to be from anther autoimmune disease?

Related: ANA of 1:1280 speckled pattern could develop in relation to many autoimmune conditions including hashimoto's disease. It is not specific to a certain condition, however. Could you have another autoimmune condition in addition to hashimoto's? Possible, but this ANA does not necessarily point to that. ...Read more

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Can you have more then 3 autoimmune diseases at once? Eg: hashimotos itp, celiac? The more you have, are you at a higher risk to acquire even more?

Can you have more then 3 autoimmune diseases at once? Eg: hashimotos itp, celiac? The more you have, are you at a higher risk to acquire even more?

Yes: Yes, it is possible to have more than one autoimmune condition. Certain combinations are more common than others. Having one condition definitely makes it more likely that you could get a 2nd condition, compared to someone without autoimmunity. However the most common number of autoimmune conditions to have is one, followed by two, and progressively fewer people with 3, 4, or more conditions. ...Read more

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I've had hashimotos disease for 20yrs & recently have been diagnosed with a few other autoimmune diseases my results for tsh r 0.94 is this high/low??

TSH of 0.94: At most labs, a TSH of 0.94 is considered normal and is one of many ways to test thyroid function. Typically a level like this indicates no change in the current thyroid treatment unless the patient is having symptoms of over- or under-treatment. Palpitations and sweats are some of these symptoms. The normal levels of TSH are not changed in the presence of other autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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Should I ask my doctor to check for other autoimmune diseases if I have hashimotos disease? Meds not helping symptoms even when thyroid level normal

Yes but: If the thyroid level is normal, then your symptoms are not caused by the thyroid but something else. Although you may be at a somewhat higher risk to develop another autoimmune disease, your problem may or may not be an autoimmune one. ...Read more

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Can thyroid issues like hashimotos autoimmune disease cause swollen lymph nodes in the neck?

Can thyroid issues like hashimotos autoimmune disease cause swollen lymph nodes in the neck?

No: Almost everyone has a few palpable neck nodes. They are almost always your friends. Disease here she's as very large nodes, very hard nodes, or nodes stuck to surrounding structures. ...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 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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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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What is wrong with my immune system? Diagnosed with hashimoto's 5 years ago, now diagnosed with autoimmune thrombocytopenia!

No surprise: They actually tend to run together. Keep them both under control. There's even some articles. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1905072/ nobody knows why. ...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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C3 196 which is high. C4 is 33.7. Ana +1:320. Any autoimmune can cause C3 to be high? Rheumy is testing for hashimoto's thyroiditis. Could this be?

C3 196 which is high. C4 is 33.7. Ana +1:320. Any autoimmune can cause C3 to be high? Rheumy is testing for hashimoto's thyroiditis. Could this be?

See below: ANA disorders such as lupus have low complement level, but nonspecific inflammation can raise complement levels such as infection or other autoimmune disorders. ...Read more

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27yo. Cholecystectomy due to vasculitis. Papillary carcinoma due to hashimoto. Diagnosed w/autoimmune suppressor inactive. Told me avoid stress. True?

27yo. Cholecystectomy due to vasculitis. Papillary carcinoma due to hashimoto. Diagnosed w/autoimmune suppressor inactive. Told me avoid stress. True?

Yes, Of course!: Stress is harmful to our health. So it is always a good idea to reduce stress as much as you can. But it takes a lot of effort to do so, you can only do that by simplifying your life and your work. ...Read more

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Could absent seizures be autoimmune? My son had toxocara and mono. And he has hashimoto thyroid with eosinophilia

Could absent seizures be autoimmune? My son had toxocara and mono. And he has hashimoto thyroid with eosinophilia

See below: Seizures can be associated with manifestations of certain autoimmune diseases, but the patients are typically gravely ill when this is occuring. Confer your neurologist about your concerns. ...Read more

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Is there a new medicine for auto-immune hashimoto thyroiditis or a permanent cure?

Is there a new medicine for auto-immune hashimoto thyroiditis or a permanent cure?

No: There is no cure for hashimotos, but the consequence (under active thyroid) is manageable. ...Read more

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I have Hashimoto's also low Igg and Iga. This seems odd, as they are usually raised with auto-immune is is this indicative of another health problem?

Depends: You can have low IgG and IgA which may increase your risk in contracting respiratory tract infections. You can have Hashimoto's too since only a small portion of your IgG may be targeted against the thyroid. Your question is valid. ...Read more

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Mom has all symptoms of addisons but blood work was negative for that and hashimoto. Any ideas what it could be? Auto Immune???

Mom has all symptoms of addisons but blood work was negative for that and hashimoto. Any ideas what it could be? Auto Immune???

I don't know: What symptoms you're referring to, but symptoms don't cause disease, it's the other way around. If the testing indicated no abnormality, you need to look for other possible causes. Talk w/her doctor. ...Read more

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My mom has all symptoms of addisons except salt cravings. Blood work came back negative for that and hashimoto. Any ideas? Could it be auto Immune?

My mom has all symptoms of addisons except salt cravings. Blood work came back negative for that and hashimoto. Any ideas? Could it be auto Immune?

Symptoms in medicine: Hi. Here's a very well time tested and proven philosophy of medicine: there is no symptom specific to any single disease, and no disease specific to any single symptom. So when you say someone has symptoms of an incredibly rare disease (e.g., Addison's) bear in mind those same symptoms can be seen WITHOUT that disease, with some other disease, or with no identifiable disease. Good luck to your Mom ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism (hashimoto`s disease) I take 150 mcg of levothyroxine, is that okj?

Depends: Every person who needs thyroid medication, has to have their dose individualized, based on both their clinical symptoms and their labs. So one person might be on 150 mcg and another similarly sized and affected person might only be on 75 mcg and yet, based on their symptoms and labs, they are on the correct dose. So, truly the answer depends on a trained physician's skill and recommendations. ...Read more

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Just diagnosed with hashimoto's disease?

Just diagnosed with hashimoto's disease?

Hashimoto's: Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune disease of the thyroid, the most common cause for low thyroid. Antibodies that diagnose it (thyroglobulin and thyroid peroxidase), are surrogate markers and are not resonsible for the damage that occurs in the thyroid. It is a lymphocyctic infiltrate that causes thyroid damage. You can have markers for this and not be hypothyroid now, or indefinite years. ...Read more

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How do I find out if I could have hashimoto's disease?

How do I find out if I could have hashimoto's disease?

Thyroid testing: If there is a family history of it, or you have signs of hypothyroidism, then talk with your doctor. They can do antibody testing to see if you have it. However you're thyroid hormone levels will usually be off. If those are normal, you're probably ok. ...Read more

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What diet is appropriate for someone with Hashimoto's disease?

What diet is appropriate for someone with Hashimoto's disease?

Avoid excess iodine: A common misunderstanding about autoimmune thyroid disease such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis or Graves disease is that excess iodine tends to make it worse, not better. You should avoid foods that contain excess iodine, such as kelp or seaweed (sushi wrap). There are no dietary restrictions otherwise. ...Read more

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How do complementary doctors treat hashimoto's disease?

How do complementary doctors treat hashimoto's disease?

Not at all: While complementary medicine may help with symptoms, the true management of hypothyroidism requires prescription medication. ...Read more

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With hashimoto's disease, is there any danger if I participate in athletics?

With hashimoto's disease, is there any danger if I participate in athletics?

Not if managed well: If your thyroid hormone levels are normal, having hashimotos should have no impact on performance or on your safety. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hashimoto disease. Any one else with it and what do you do for it?

What to do if I have hashimoto disease. Any one else with it and what do you do for it?

Common: Hi. Yeah, you...and about 18 million other Americans! Hashimoto's is very common. One of the most common endocrine diseases after diabetes. You treat thyroid hormone deficiency with thyroid hormone replacement. It's cheap, easy, and works perfectly! To your health! ...Read more

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Risks of hashimoto's disease & pregnancy?

Risks of hashimoto's disease & pregnancy?

Check levels: If the thyroid is under active, your dosage requirement for thyroid hormone replacement may change during pregnancy. It is important that your thyroid hormone level be monitored during pregnancy to be sure that the dose you are taking is adequate. ...Read more

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Gastroparesis related to hashimoto disease?

Gastroparesis related to hashimoto disease?

It may..: Patients with gastroparesis may usually have underlying diabetes. There are other causes for gastroparesis, including a hypoactive thyroid. It turns out that the most common kind of hypothyroidism is hashimoto's disease, which is an autoimmune disease just like some forms of diabetes! Your endocrinologist can definitely provide more info about this. Take care! ...Read more

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How is hashimoto's disease treated in pregnancy?

How is hashimoto's disease treated in pregnancy?

Thyroid pill: It's treated just like in someone without pregnancy, except at a higher dose. The treatment of choice is a pill: levothyroxine or the brand name products. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies to control hashimoto's disease?

What are some natural remedies to control hashimoto's disease?

Sorry: There are none. If you have hashimoto's, check with your doctor to see if treatment is needed. Go see your doctor, it's a natural thing to do. ...Read more

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Can I take the garcinia cambogia if I have hashimoto's disease?

Can I take the garcinia cambogia if I have hashimoto's disease?

Garcinia Cambogia: If your thyroid condition has been successfully treated and you are euthyroid, there shouldn't be a safety issue with the herb. However, wiki states this product was not found to be effective for the claims made for it, so it may not be worth taking. Http://en. M.wikipedia. Org/wiki/garcinia_gummi-gutta. ...Read more

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What is hashimoto's disease? How does it affect hypothyroidism?

Autoimmune: Hi. Hashimoto's (Hash) is the most common cause of non-surgical hypothyroidism, and is an autoimmune disease. It is commonly diagnosed by serum thyroid autoantibodies (TPO and thyroglobulin), and much less commonly by fine needle aspiration biopsy. Hash only causes disease when it destroys thyroid function. Hash antibodies do NOT cause disease, and are only a marker for thyroid autoimmunity. ...Read more

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Is metabolic acidosis a common consequence of under-treated hashimoto's disease?

Is metabolic acidosis a common consequence of under-treated hashimoto's disease?

No: Hashimoto's disease is not associated with disturbances of acid/base balance. ...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


Dr. Carol Van der Harst
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