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Autoimmune thyroid disease is what?

Autoimmune thyroid disease is what?

Antibodies: Your body generates antibodies against the thyroid tissue. This can stimulate the thyroid and lead to graves' disease which is a form of hyperthyroidism. Other antibodies can attack the thyroid (hashimoto's thyroiditis) and destroy the cells, leading to hypothyroidism. Check w/ your doctor. ...Read more

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Genetic Disease (Definition)

A genetic disease is a disease that is caused by a defect in the genetic (dna) material in a gene(s). It can be inherited and mosy pose a risk to other family members and/or to future children. For many genetic diseases there are molecular tests that allow detection of a change(s) called mutations, we can also detect deltions or other changes to the gene's dna that can also result ...Read more


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Can celiac disease cause thyroid goiter?

Can celiac disease cause thyroid goiter?

Not at all: In CD your body makes antibodies that attack the gut tissue. These antibodies do attack the thyroid & do not cause goiter. The fact that you have CD makes you more prone to quirks in your immune system such as an immune attack on your thyroid gland. People should never self label as CD, but have the tests done and medical follow up because of the added risk of other autoimmune diseases or cancer. ...Read more

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What causes Lyme disease?

What causes Lyme disease?

Borrelia burgdorferi: This spirochete bacterium is transmitted by the bite of an ixodes tick. ...Read more

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What causes Parkinson's disease?

What causes Parkinson's disease?

Unknown: The cause of parkinson disease is unknown. It appears that the cause of parkinson disease leads to the depletion of Dopamine in the subtantia nigra in the brain that is responsible for the symptoms of the disease. ...Read more

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What causes wilson's disease?

What causes wilson's disease?

Genes: Wilson's disease is due to mutations in the wilson disease protein (atp7b) gene. Wilson's - konovalov's disease or hepatolenticular degeneration is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder in which copper accumulates in tissues like the liver and cornea; this manifests as neurological or psychiatric symptoms and liver disease. It is treated with medication and sometimes liver transplant. ...Read more

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What causes graves' disease to occur?

What causes graves' disease to occur?

Autoimmune disease: Grave's is a disease in which antibodies against the thyroid stimulating receptors are formed. The initiating event is unknown. These antibodies lock on to and continuously stimulate the receptor so the thyroid kicks out thyroid hormone without regulation producing the classic symptoms of insomnia, anxiety, wt loss, increased appetite, dysthermia, hyperdefecation, bulging eyes / stare. ...Read more

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Is grave's disease hereditary?

Is grave's disease hereditary?

Graves' disease: Because a family history of graves' disease is a known risk factor, there is likely a gene or genes that can make a person more susceptible to the disorder. ...Read more

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What causes Alzheimer's disease?

What causes Alzheimer's disease?

Unknown at present: Alzheimer's disease is one type of dementia, conditions marked by of decline in cognitive status & because of problems functioning.In spite of continuing research at this time exact cause is not known but greatest risk factor is old age & some forms run in families. Sometimes other conditions such as depression or low sodium can mimic symptom or worsen QOL so a careful diagnosis is first step. ...Read more

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What causes creutzfeldt-jakob disease?

What causes creutzfeldt-jakob disease?

Prion disease: Creutzfeld jakob is a disease caused by what are referred to as prions. These are small 'virus-like"(but not actual viruses) segments of genetic material that can be transmitted by eating raw flesh infected with the disease(occurs in cannibals) or transmitted via poorly decontaminated surgical equipment that had been exposed to such. ...Read more

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Causes of chrons disease?

Causes of chrons disease?

Not known yet: The cause seems to be a combination of genetics (different immune defects) and environmental triggers. The subtypes of crohn's disease may also have different immune defects, and for this reason people may respond differently to treatments. Though much more is known now about cd, we still don't know the cause. But stress and some foods can make it worse. Decreasing stressors can help a lot. ...Read more

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What causes Hodgkin disease?

What causes Hodgkin disease?

Cause of Hodgkin's: Hodgkin's disease is of unclear etiology. A clone of B lymphocytes undergoes a genetic mutation(possibly caused by a virus) and begins to proliferate without control. The body's immune system reacts to these abnormal cells in the lymph nodes and causes the nodes to swell. The disease can also involve the spleen, liver, bone marrow, and other organs when advanced. The treatment is usually curative. ...Read more

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What distinguishes hypothyroidism from thyroid disease?

What distinguishes hypothyroidism from thyroid disease?

Various: You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated by a qualified doctor. Hypothyroidism is only one form of thyroid disorder. ...Read more

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Can hashimoto's disease cause brain demyelinations ?

Can hashimoto's disease cause brain demyelinations ?

No: No, Hashimoto's does not cause brain demyelinations. Hashimoto's is an autoimmune thyroid dysfunction which will eventually cause hypothyroidism. During initial stage of Hashimoto's, thyroid function may remain normal or transiently elevated with self resolution. But in long term, most patient with Hashimoto's will develop hypothyroidism requiring thyroid hormone replacement ...Read more

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What is graves disease?

Over active thyroid: Graves' disease is an autoimmune disorder, meaning it is caused by antibodies against the thyroid. These antibodies "trick" the thyroid into making more thyroid hormone than it is supposed to. That leads to symptoms such as excess sweating, palpitations, tremors, frequent bowel movements and weight loss. ...Read more

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What causes hodgkin's disease?

What causes hodgkin's disease?

Hypothesis: Hodgkins cells are likely derived from germinal center b cells that have undergone mutations in the immunoglobulin variable chain. ...Read more

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What causes legionnaires disease?

What causes legionnaires disease?

Legionella sp.: Legionella pneumophilia is the bacteria that causes legionaires' disease. It was first recognized when it caused an epidemic of pneumonia at a pennsylvania state american legion convention in philadelphia in 1976. Thus the name. ...Read more

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What causes raynaud's disease?

What causes raynaud's disease?

Not known: Typically a prolonged small blood vessel spasm in response to stress or cold exposure. May improve with medication, but, generally is treated conservatively with rare problems arising. ...Read more

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Is there an autoimmune disease that mimic's meniere's disease?

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Yes.: It's possible for autoimmune disease of the inner ear to mimic the symptoms of meniere's. There are various other diseases that can mimic meniere's symptoms too. ...Read more

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What causes graves' disease to occur?

Autoimmune disease: Grave's is a disease in which antibodies against the thyroid stimulating receptors are formed. The initiating event is unknown. These antibodies lock on to and continuously stimulate the receptor so the thyroid kicks out thyroid hormone without regulation producing the classic symptoms of insomnia, anxiety, wt loss, increased appetite, dysthermia, hyperdefecation, bulging eyes / stare. ...Read more

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Can Extended Use Of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) Cause Graves Disease?

Can Extended Use Of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) Cause Graves Disease?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): There is no proven causal relationship between Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and Grave's disease. There is some hypothesized association between amphetamine use and thyroid/ autoimmune disorders. However, that has not been definitively demonstrated in the literature as of yet. ...Read more

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Does a thyroid ultrasound know that I smoked weed and cigarettes? Does weed causes Graves' disease? Will they find out I do drugs?

Does a thyroid ultrasound know that I smoked weed and cigarettes? Does weed causes Graves' disease? Will they find out I do drugs?

No: no and no unless they can smell it on your body or you are acting under the influence. By the way if you are that concerned good reason to stop! ...Read more

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What causes grave's disease to happen?

Autoimmune: Hyperthyroidism is most common feature of Graves' disease, affecting nearly all patients, and caused by autoantibodies to thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH, thyrotropin) receptor (TSHR-Ab) that activate receptor, stimulating thyroid hormone synthesis and secretion as well as thyroid gland enlargement (causing a diffuse goiter). ...Read more

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What are the causes of graves' disease?

Autoimmune disorder: Graves disease is caused by antibodies which stimulate the thyroid gland to proliferate and hypersecrete thyroid hormone. There are aother causes of hyperthyroidism such as nodules or inflamation in the thyroid gland. Rarely excess iodine ingestion can also cause hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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What are the usual causes of Graves' disease? And can Mccune Albright syndrome cause it?

Yes: 30% of kids with McCune Albright can get hyperthyroidism. Main problems are with bobes, precocious puberty. Needs special lab work to diagnos Graves disease; it is treatable ...Read more

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Thought my condition of a high pulse caused by graves' disease was over, but i went for a jog and nearly collapsed, my pulse was 152, what should I do?

Probably from Graves: At your age, if you are otherwise healthy, the most plausible explanation is that your graves' is not under control. You need to go see your doctor, preferably an endocrinologist if you have one. ...Read more

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What is the cause of graves diseases?

What is the cause of graves diseases?

Autoimmunity: Wbcs make an antigen that slips into the receptor for the bodies natural TSH causing the production of too much thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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If you are overmedicated on Synthroid (thyroxine) can it cause symptoms of graves disease?

Potentially yes.: Being on too high of a dose of synthroid (thyroxine) would share some similarities with the symptoms of graves' disease. ...Read more

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I am having symptoms similar to hyperthyroid. Could overmedication also cause symptoms of graves disease particularily the puffy eyelids?

No: Once diagnosed with any thyroid condition, the condition known as "thyroid eye disease" can occur at any time, independent of the thyroid status of the body. So in your case, the puffy eyelids is due to the thyroid condition, not the over-treating or under-treating of the thyroid in the body. ...Read more

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Can Graves Disease cause autonomic dysfunction ?

Can Graves Disease cause autonomic dysfunction ?

Not DIRECTLY: but the two co-exist a bit more often than "coincidence" can explain!


Hope this is helpful to you....It may also be helpful for you to know that the treatment of Graves cannot AGGRAVATE the autonomic dysfunction but may in fact help treat it!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Can graves disease cause false positive pregnancy test?

NO: While thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and a portionof the pregnancy hormone (beta hcg) share some common components, graves disease wil lnot cause a fasle positive pregnancy test. It works in the revers fashion- bhcg can stimulate the thyroid. ...Read more

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Can SVT be caused by being hyperthyroid; graves disease? N can u die from svt?

Yes: Fast heart beats can be associated with hyperthyroidism, and this can be fatal in certain cases. If your heart is frail due to prior heart attacks or heart failure, a fast heart rate may be too much stress for your heart. This could potentially lead to more dangerous heart rhythms or a heart attack. See your doctor to help you control your hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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Can graves disease cause temporary blindess in one eye?

Yes, URGENT: If you have temporary blindness from graves disease, you may have compressive optic neuropathy. This is a very urgent problem, seek evaluation immediately, otherwise the eye may go blind permanently. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing chest pain on the left side along with dizziness. Both come and go. Echocardiogram perfect. Have Graves' disease. Causes???

Could be graves: If your Graves' disease is not being treated, it could be the Graves' disease. Would see your doctor, and medications like propranolol may help your symptoms if your blood pressure is not too low. Good luck ...Read more

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If i don't have graves' disease or hot nodules on my thyroid, yet it's producing 2x what is normal, what is the cause?

Hyperthyroidis/BT: This can be primary hyperthyriodism, hashimoto's thyroiditis or brain tumor. This needs urgent eval by gland specialist, because it can lead to hypertension or heart attack if not treated. ...Read more

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Interstial Lung Disease (Definition)

Interstitial lung disease is a group of various conditions that affect the thin tissue between the airspaces in the lung. These disorders lead to thickening, fibrosis & scarring of the lung over time, making it difficult for patients to breathe. They can be caused by exposure to environmental toxins, certain drugs, infections, autoimmune disorders, genetic problems ...Read more


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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 white ...Read more