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Doctor insights on: Dhea Hashimotos Disease

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Can the vitamin dhea reduce the likelihood of subclinical hashimoto hypo becoming worse later on?

Can the vitamin dhea reduce the likelihood of subclinical hashimoto hypo becoming worse later on?

No: There are a lot of claims for dhea and like many others, this one is silly. Hashimoto's is serious and compliance is very important. You're free to try dhea if it really makes you feel better, but all the nonsense about "a powerful effect improving the immune system" is misapplied. ...Read more

Dhea (Definition)

Dhea= dihydroepiandrosterone ...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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How can I lose weight if I have hashimotos disease?

How can I lose weight if I have hashimotos disease?

There is no magic: If you are on an appropriate dose then you have the same problem all of us have. Increasing the thyroid dose to above normal will only result in muscle mass loss. ...Read more

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What are the complications involving the thyroid condition- hashimotos disease?

What are the complications involving the thyroid condition- hashimotos disease?

Direct and indirect: Hashimoto's disease is a common cause of underactive thyroid. Complications would include the often experienced symptoms & signs, such as low body temperature, weight gain or inability to lose weight, dry brittle nails and hair, constipation, depression, elevated lipids, fatigue, and lethargy. Since Hashimoto's is an auto-immune disorder, other auto-immune conditions may co-exist in same patient. ...Read more

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What is hashimoto's disease?

What is hashimoto's disease?

Autoimmune thyroid : Autoimmune thyroid disease can cause hypothyroidism. The body produces antibodies to thyroid hormones. Some theorize that gluten sensitivity or heavy metal toxicity can trigger it. ...Read more

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What is hashimoto's disease like?

What is hashimoto's disease like?

Thyroid antibodies: Hashimoto's disease is a condition in which antibodies are directed toward the thyroid. This often results in underactivity of the thyroid. Untreated, this can cause fatigue, modest weight gain, dry skin, constipation, and other symptoms associated with a slowing of the metabolism. These symptoms all resolve with replacement of thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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What are all of the effects of hashimoto's disease?

What are all of the effects of hashimoto's disease?

Varies: Having the antibody in a nonpregnant woman means an increased risk of hypothyroidism in the future. If you are hypothyroid due to hashimotos (the cause of hypothyroidism in 85% of women in the us) the effects are no different from hypothyroidism from whatever cause. ...Read more

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Hashimotos disease. Is there a virus that triggers / causes it?

We do not know: People inherit the ability to make antibodies against their thyroid. Whether virus or bacteria or stress brings out this epigenetic possibility is speculation. ...Read more

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What is hashimotos disease?

What is hashimotos disease?

Hashimoto's disease: Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune condition in which your body makes antibiodies against your thyroid gland. This often produces inflammation, sometimes tenderness, and an overactive gland initially, but eventually the chronic inflammation leads to thyroid failure and the need to take thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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What does hashimotos disease do to you?

What does hashimotos disease do to you?

Research: I can get you started. Most folks have the signs and symptoms of anyone with hyperthyroidism at the beginning. At some point these folks usually develope hypothyroidism and the signs and sympotms of that. Research the signs and symptoms of both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. Hope that helps. ...Read more