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Can hashimoto's encephalopathy cause hyperosmia?

Can hashimoto's encephalopathy cause hyperosmia?

Hyperosmia: Hyperosmia is a hightened sense of smell. Most people with encephalitis have a decrease in smell (hypo-osmia). You need to have the radiologist check the last imaging study to ensure there are no masses in the olfactory tracts. PDT of the time this information in on the readings. Check with you ENT and they can look at the CT or MRI as well. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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Encephalopathy (Definition)

Encephalon means brain, pathy means abnormal, so the full term means abnormal brain. I see the statement used by many of my colleagues, but it is not a diagnosis, ...Read more


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What are some symptoms of hashimoto's encephalopathy?

What are some symptoms of  hashimoto's encephalopathy?

Dementia + thyroid : Hashimoto's encephalopathy is a rapidly progressive, sometimes steroid-responsive, dementing illness, that accompanies evidence for hashimoto's autoimmune thyroiditis. Steroid-responsive encephalopathy is often used as an equivalent to hashimoto's. Disorientation, confusing, and other generic features of dementia would be typical. ...Read more

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Symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Several: Fatigue, abnormal weight gain, dry skin, cold intolerance, constipation, hair loss, mental and physical lack of stamina, sluggishness, brittle nails. ...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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Does hashimoto's thyroiditis cause panic attacks ?

Does hashimoto's thyroiditis cause panic attacks ?

Not to that extent: But the initial phase can be associated with mood swings and anxiety. With treatment and stability of thyroxine levels, you should expect gradual improvement (can take up to several months). ...Read more

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Is chronic thyroiditis considered hashimoto disease?

Is chronic thyroiditis considered hashimoto disease?

Maybe: Hashimoto's is a form of chronic thyroiditis, but not all thyroiditis is hashimoto's. ...Read more

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Can hashimoto's thyroiditis cause panic attacks?

Can hashimoto's thyroiditis cause panic attacks?

Typically not direct: Hashimoto's will have a brief high thyroid state before the patient becomes low thyroid; when this brief period of too much thyroid hormone happens, the patient may be more agitated.Also if the patient's thyroid medication is appropriate replaced, panic attacks would not be associated with the disease directly; however any one with a chronic disease is more prone to anxiety including panic attacks. ...Read more

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What autoimmune disorder has celiacs, gastroparesis, hypothyroidism?

What autoimmune disorder has celiacs, gastroparesis, hypothyroidism?

connective tissue : Connective tissue disease: test for sjogren's (blood & sialogram) autoimmune thyroid, explore with your doctor : omeoprazole & Erythromycin & domperidone. Botox injections into pylorus muscle for stomach pain and nausea. Avoid raw veggies, grind food up when things are very bad. There does not need to be one primary autoimmune disorder. ...Read more

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How is hashimoto's thyroiditis different from grave's disease?

How is hashimoto's thyroiditis different from grave's disease?

Thyroid Levels: Hashimoto's and and graves' disease are both caused by autoimmunity (where antibodies attack one's own proteins). Hashimoto's more often results in low thyroid hormone levels. Where graves' disease almost always results in high thyroid hormone levels. ...Read more

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Autoimmune hypothyroidism (autoimmune thyroiditis) - how common is this disorder?

Autoimmune hypothyroidism (autoimmune thyroiditis) - how common is this disorder?

Common : It is a common autoimmune disorder and we see it a lot. It can overlap with other autoimmune disorders and is a common cause of a positive ana. It is also known as hashimotos thyroiditis. ...Read more

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What symptoms of hypothyroidism appear in subclinical hypothyroidism ?

What symptoms of hypothyroidism appear in subclinical hypothyroidism ?

None: True subclinical hypothyroidism should have no symptoms because the free hormone levels are normal. It is only the TSH that is elevated. I think of this as the body is having to work a little harder to produce appropriate amounts of thyroid hormone (thus needing more TSH to meet those needs). ...Read more

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Can Hashimoto thyroiditis be hereditary?

Likely: There is generally thought to be a genetic hereditary component to Hashimoto's thyroiditis. However, there are likely other causes to include a hormonal component, exposure to radiation, and iodine intake. ...Read more

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Can symptoms of hashimoto thyroiditis return even after treatment?

Not really: the most common symptoms of hashimotos are hypothyroid symptoms. These are fatigue, cold intolerance, weight gain, hair loss, constipation, depression, puffy skin...As long as you are on the right thyroid replacement dose (levothyroxine or synthroid) and you dont forget your pills then the symptoms should not be an issue. ...Read more

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Is lymphedema related to hashimoto's thyroiditis, fibromyalgia, or compartment syndrome?

Is lymphedema related to hashimoto's thyroiditis, fibromyalgia, or compartment syndrome?

No relation: There is no relation although all of these problems can occur in the same patient. ...Read more

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Are Parkinson's symptoms & post-polio syndrome symptoms similar?

Are Parkinson's symptoms & post-polio syndrome symptoms similar?

They are different!: Post-polio symptoms emanate from neural changes in the spine, while Dopamine depletion in the substantia nigra is the cause for parkinson's. Stumbling and awkward motion can be common to both, but in the end they are distinctly different. ...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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