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Inflammation of an artery left temple? How is this related to epstein barr hashimotos?

Inflammation of an artery left temple? How is this related to epstein barr hashimotos?

Temporal artery: Giant cell arteritis, aka temporal arteritis, is an autoimmune disorder in which your body attacks the larger sized arteries in your body. Hashimoto is also autoimmune. Ebv is a virus not auto-immune. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Epstein Barr Virus (Definition)

The epstein–barr virus (ebv) is a virus in the herpesvirus family and is one of the most common viruses in humans. Ebv is best known as the cause of infectious mononucleosis, and infection with ebv occurs by the oral transfer of saliva and/or genital secretions, hence the moniker "the kissing disease". In the us, about 90 to 95 percent of all adults have ...Read more


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Should i be concerned w/swollen lymph nodes at elbow and side of neck? Have hashimoto and extremely fatigued. + to epstein barr in past.

Should i be concerned w/swollen lymph nodes at elbow and side of neck?  Have hashimoto and extremely fatigued. + to epstein barr in past.

Maybe: I would definitely see a doctor to find out if they think these lymph nodes are increasing in size or could be infected. ...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 is hashimotos disease and how is it treated?

What is hashimotos disease and how is it treated?

Thyroid: I will try to be non-technical. Hashimotos is a type of thyroid condtition where the thryoid builds up anti-bodies and sort of attacks itself. Usually it starts out with the thyroid being very overactive. Tests are usually done to prove or disprove this and tumor. If this is the case, a thyroid blocker is used to reduce the production of thyroid hormone. Low thyroid usually follows later..... ...Read more

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What causes hashimoto's?

What causes hashimoto's?

Autoimmune: With hashimoto's, the body makes antibodies that attack the thyroid. It tends to run in families and can be triggered by anything that can weaken the immune system such as poor nutrition especially vitamin d deficiency. It is common in celiac disease and gluten has been suggested as a trigger for hashimoto's in some people.Good sleep hygiene and exercise strengthen the immune system. ...Read more

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Iodine for hashimoto's, is this okay?

Iodine for hashimoto's, is this okay?

Not good idea: There is a lot of iodine in a normal diet. Extra iodine will not help your hashimotos thyroid. Hashimotos is an autoimmune disorder, and iodine will not affect the anti thyroid antibodies. In fact, iodine can make you either hyper- or hypothyroid, paradoxically. ...Read more

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Is Hashimotos the same as Hypothyroidism?

Is Hashimotos the same as Hypothyroidism?

Hashi's is a form: Hashimotos is a form of hypothyroidism. Auto immune and occurs in about 80% of American women with hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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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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What can be done about hashimoto's thyroditis?

Treatment options: Usually hashimoto's burns out and you become hypothyroid, and then need lifelong levothyroxine. In the interim, your thyroid levels may be normal and there is nothing much you can do except pay attention to your symptoms. Sometimes, hashi overlaps with graves and you can be hyperthyroid and the hyperthyroidism should be treated. Sometimes the goiter can be very large, and this may cause symptoms. ...Read more

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Will hashimoto's shorten a person's life span?

Hashimoto's: When managed properly - may or may not need medication - Hashimoto's should not effect your life span. ...Read more

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What happens with iodine in cases of hashimoto's?

Kind of: Hushimotto is auto immune afeecting thyroid gland and is hypothyroid . One can have hypo thyroid with iodine deficiency and have no hushimotto( japanese M.D. ...Read more

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Is hashimotos an endocrine or autoimmune disorder?

Is hashimotos an endocrine or autoimmune disorder?

Both: Hashimoto's thyroiditis occurs when the body produces antibodies directed against the thyroid gland, which could eventually render it unable to produce thyroid hormones. When that happens, a patient becomes hypothyroid. ...Read more

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Could a 16 year old be diagnosed with hashimoto's?

Could a 16 year old be diagnosed with hashimoto's?

Yes: It is a common cause of thyroid disease in adolescents. ...Read more

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Is hashimotos still present after thyroid removed?

Is hashimotos still present after thyroid removed?

Hashimotos: The anti-tpo antibodies may still be there, but there is nothing for them to do, absent thyroid. Hashi is an autoimmune disease, and such people are susceptible to other autoimmune diseases, so the overall immune phenomena does not completely go away. Hashi and graves can overlap, and eye disease of graves can occur later, but rarely, so don't worry about it. ...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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Anyone know anything about hashimoto's thyroidism symptoms?

Anyone know anything about hashimoto's thyroidism symptoms?

Hashimoto's symptoms: Some common symptoms are: fatigue, hair loss, hoarse voice, slower speech, depressed, brittle nails, dry skin, feeling cold, constipation, weight gain... ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the symptoms of hashimoto's thyroidistis?

Doctors, what are the symptoms of hashimoto's thyroidistis?

Rollercoaster: Hashimoto's is a rollercoaster, with periods of high energy followed by times of extreme fatigue..increasingly tired or sluggish, anxiety, lump in your throat that you can’t swallow, hoarse voice, a tight feeling in your throat, panic attacks, insomnia, depression, unexplained weight changes, diarrhea/constipation, can't tolerate heat or cold, muscle/joint aches and pains, and more. ...Read more

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What is Hashimotos and how does it relate to Hypothyroidism?

What is Hashimotos and how does it relate to Hypothyroidism?

Hashimoto's: is an autoimmune disease which affects the thyroid, causing inflammation. Initially in the disease, you will release extra thyroid hormone, being hypothyroid, but then the thyroid cells start to die, causing hypothyroidism. The hypothyroidism can easily be remedied by prescription medicine. Hope this helps! ...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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Can you still lose hair from hashimotos if your levels are normal?

Yes, if..: You can lose (actually it breaks off rather than actual loss) hair months after an episode of either too much or too little thyroid hormone in your system. Don't worry, if you keep your level normal everything will return to normal, although it may take months. ...Read more

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