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I have hashimoto disease my tsh is <.006 t3 (liothyronine) uptake and free t4 are normal my thyroglobulin ab was 1.9 but my dr said no meds till it burns itself out?

I have hashimoto disease my tsh is <.006 t3 (liothyronine) uptake and free t4 are normal my thyroglobulin ab was 1.9 but my dr said no meds till it burns itself out?

Your doctor is right: Your thyroid is withering and the pituitary is secreting a lot of TSH to kick start it. Since your free T4 is normal, there is no reason to add thyroid replacement until the thyroid ceases to produce T4. However be sure to follow up on your appointments and contact your doctor if you have symptoms pointing to low thyroid (fatigue, constipation, intolerance to cold , weight gain etc) ...Read more

Thyroid Scan (Definition)

The patient ingests radioactive iodine or has intravenous injection of radiotracer technetium to define structure, size, and function of thyroid gland. Overactive ( hyperthyroid) normal, and underactive thyroid glands are determined. Sometimes autoimmune conditions and tumors of the gland can be suspected. Correlative imaging ultrasound, mr imaging, and blood tests ...Read more


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What are some of the side affects of hashimoto disease. I have had the right side of my thyroid removed and take synthroid (thyroxine).

What  are some of the side affects of hashimoto disease. I have had the right side of my thyroid removed and take synthroid (thyroxine).

No : No "side effects" or symptoms of hashimoto's are proven outside the possible thyroid enlargement and symptoms of underactive thyroid, some of which dr. Fowler has listed. Once your thyroid levels are normal on your supplement (synthroid) in your case, you should have no symptoms of the hashimotos. By the way, we use the term "side effects" for undesired effects of a drug. Symptoms are what we experience from an illness or disease. See the links below to learn more. ...Read more

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Is there any medicine for hashimoto disease my thyroid peroxidase ab 279.5iu/ml lab normal range 0-9 thyroglobulin ab 42.8 TSH 1.81tt3 1.07 ft4 0.77?

Is there any medicine for hashimoto disease my thyroid peroxidase ab 279.5iu/ml lab normal range 0-9 thyroglobulin ab 42.8 TSH 1.81tt3 1.07 ft4 0.77?

Don't need any: Medication unless your TSH goes up, indicating the development of hypothyroidism. Some endo's will use asa, nsaids or even cortisone to treat thyroiditis, but only if very symptomatic. ...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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Can hashimoto disease cause my periods to be irregular?

Can hashimoto disease cause my periods to be irregular?

Possible: Thyroid dysfunction can cause menstrual irregularities, but other causes should be ruled out too if periods don't be come regular after correction of thyroid function c ...Read more

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Can hashimoto disease cause my body hair to fall out?

Can hashimoto disease cause my body hair to fall out?

Yes: hair loss is a typical result of active hashimoto thyroiditis. it occurs as a result of antibody targeting the hair follicle and targeting it for destruction by other immune cells ...Read more

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Can untreated hashimoto disease weaken immune system and cause several bacterial / viral infections the past several months?

Can untreated hashimoto disease weaken immune system and cause several bacterial / viral infections the past several months?

Thyroid function?: If your thyroid function is normal , then there should be no problem with your immune system. Even if the thyroid function were low, the immune function is not usually impaired. ...Read more

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I have just been diagnosed with hashimoto disease. Is there any special diet?

I have just been diagnosed with hashimoto disease. Is there any special diet?

Avoid toxic foods: Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to take a small dosage of mdma if i have hashimoto disease .

No.: MDMA is ecstasy, it is never safe to take ecstasy even if you're healthy. Your dealer has no conscience, you cannot trust what else is in it. It's unsafe for people with no medical problems and even riskier with people with medical problems. "Just say no" is not an old wives' tale or a myth. It is excellent accurate advice. ...Read more

Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (Definition)

Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system makes antibodies against the 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 ...Read more


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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more