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Hashimoto S Disease Vs Lupus
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
Seek treatment: When your immune system attacks the thyroid, it can "rollercoaster" from HYPER to HYPO thyroid and cause severe swings in energy, mood, pain, etc. A full workup is warranted and treatment will significantly improve your quality of life. Finding the right physician to treat you is the tricky part. For more info, check https://www. Facebook. Com/groups/95847031171/ ...Read more
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
Only if untreated.: It would be rare to pass away from graves disease or hashimoto disease, as these diseases are easy to diagnose and treat in this era. Very rarely, if a patient was avoiding medical care, the thyroid condition could, in time, become severe enough to be fatal. ...Read more
Check thyroid: Make sure your thyroid function does not become abnormal (blood tests) and if you feel unusually tired or cold, be sure to tell your gyn. ...Read more
Maybe: Hashimoto's is a form of chronic thyroiditis, but not all thyroiditis is hashimoto's. ...Read more
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I have hashimoto disease, been taking syntroid 50 mg every morn. What happens if I forget to take it for few days?
Not a whole lot.: Synthroid (thyroxine) has a long half-life so that short breaks in medication will not lower your levels a whole lot. However, if you keep missing doses your thyroid hormone levels will be too low and you will have symptoms of hypothyroidism such as fatigue and weight gain. ...Read more
Hi Dr! I have Hashimoto disease and would really like to build lean muscle, is that possible? How many days a week should I work out-lifting n cardio
See details: Lift 3-4 days a week. If you thyroid function tests are normal, the Hashimoto's will have no effect on the results of your lifting. ...Read more
Possible: Thyroid dysfunction can cause menstrual irregularities, but other causes should be ruled out too if periods don't become regular after correction of thyroid function c ...Read more
Test: You need to make sure that your thyroid function test are within normal limits. ...Read more
No: Hashimotos will not directly lower your B12 level or elevate your white count. ...Read more
I do have Hashimoto disease I eat very healthy was forced to leave work due to arthritis in my hips so I am limited on certain exercise. I have put o?
Question cut off: Please resubmit, so that we can help you. ...Read more
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 "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
My 11 year old daughter has been diagnosed with hashimoto disease, with 2 solid nodules each side (13mm), should we do the biopsy to check for cancer?
Probably: 1.3 cm is big enough to biopsy depending on the appearance of the nodules. At the very least, she will need to have these nodules followed yearly to make sure there is no changes in the size of the nodules. ...Read more
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
My mother 42yrs is taking throxine sodium since 4 yrs. Tsh is normal but symptoms of hashimoto disease still appear. Should she switch 2 levothroxine?
Your mother must have regular blood work. Interval vary and depend on her clinical status. It may be from every 1-3 month to every year. Her thyroid medication dose has to be regulated according to b/w results and clinical re-evaluations.
As far as which medication to take, let your mom's doctor to give your mom options to chose from. ...Read more
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
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?
I had a thyroglobulin antibody test taken and the results were 320. What does this mean? Should I be concerned about lupus, hashimoto's disease or thyroid cancer? I have been diagnosed with hypothyroid and the medicine I have been taking in addition to ve
Hashimoto's you have: You had become hypothyroid because you have hashimoto's thyroiditis, which was confirmed by the elevated thyroglobulin activity. You should not worry about lupus, or other conditions such as cancer. The strongest association with hashimoto's and another autoimmune problem is psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. ...Read more
Both are autoimmune: Both conditions are autoimmune disorders. Hashimoto thyroditis can be easily manageable, lupus is not... ...Read more
Very small: Hashimoto's is not that uncommon and lupus is much more rare. ...Read more
Can hashimoto make you feel going pain and fatigue and headache? Or it must be somerhing elde (lupus, Ra, etc)?
Depends: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is the most common cause for developing a low thyroid in the us. It is an autoimmune disorder directed against your thyroid. There is no treatment for the autoimmune part, but if you have hypothyroidism, this would be treated with thyroid hormone. One can also have an enlarged thyroid related to hashimoto's. You should have an ultrasound to look at your thyroid. ...Read more
Hashimoto's ds…: Is an auto-immune disorder that affects the thyroid gland, causing inflammation, that usually leads to underactivity of the gland. Sx develop slowly as thyroid fnx drops: fatigue, constipation, high cholesterol, weight gain, muscle aches/weakness, depression, etc. If thyroid hormone level is low, your doc will give medicine to restore normal fnx. See link in comment for more info —>. ...Read more
Hypothyroidism: Needing replacement therapy later in the course of the disease. ...Read more
T4 not supplements: If your thyroid hormone level is low, use brand name T4 thyroid "replacement", which replaces what your thyroid can't make properly. It is not a supplements. Supplements don't work and should be avoided. Check w/your doctor and make sure he tests you to get the proper dose. ...Read more
Can immunomodulators be helpful to slow the progression of hashimoto's disease? If so, which ones?
No: There is no such treatment available. The only treatment is to normalize thyroid function if it is needed. ...Read more
What to do if I'm just curious if there is a difference between hypothyroid and hashimoto's disease?
The cause/trigger: Hypothyroidism is the term used for low thyroid function leading to fatigue, poor metabolism, weight gain, depression, pain, and more. Hashimoto's refers to an attack of the thyroid by your immune system, which may initially cause HYPER symptoms and then HYPO symptoms thus often causing a "rollercoaster' of symptoms. Have your thyroglobulin and thyroid peroxidase antibodies checked to find out. ...Read more
Is hashimoto's a common disease or does it occur only in very few ppl? Do all ppl who have hypothyroid develop hashimoto's?
I have been experiencing increasingly frequent bouts of diarrhea over the past 8 weeks. Should I be concerned? I have hashimoto's disease.
Short answer: yes: Diarrhea lasting more than 3 weeks usually requires a medical workup. Increased thyroid levels (from medications) could be a cause of diarrhea. I suggest you see your doctor. ...Read more
Depends: Every person who needs thyroid medication, has to have their dose individualized, based on both their clinical symptoms and their labs. So one person might be on 150 mcg and another similarly sized and affected person might only be on 75 mcg and yet, based on their symptoms and labs, they are on the correct dose. So, truly the answer depends on a trained physician's skill and recommendations. ...Read more