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Hashimotos Disease And Hives
Broke out in hives on my back after being in the sun. Can it lead to anaphylaxis? And can my hashimotos make my body more sensitive to sun?
How long can a chronic urticaria last? Apparentely it is related with hashimoto thyroiditis. Any idea? Its been 1year of hives and angioedemas.
Can be a long time: The association with hashimoto's thyroiditis is generally just thought to be that people who make antibodies to one thing inappropriately (thyroid) are more likely to make antibodies to other things inappropriately (mast cell receptors which can be a cause for urticaria). Most chronic urticarias last 2 weeks to 2 months, but 10-20% can last more than 2 years. ...Read more
I have Chronic Urticaria and my anti thyroglobulin is 4670, I'm low vitamin d and have fatigue. Dr said its Hashimoto, other dr said CU cancels it.???
Hi, Thank you for your question.
Start treatment for everything including Hashimotos, Vitamin D deficiency and hopefully those will improve your fatigue. You can take second generation anti-histamines for the chronic urticaria.
Hope that helps. Contact me if you have any other questions :-)
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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
Hashimoto's: Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune disease of the thyroid, the most common cause for low thyroid. Antibodies that diagnose it (thyroglobulin and thyroid peroxidase), are surrogate markers and are not resonsible for the damage that occurs in the thyroid. It is a lymphocyctic infiltrate that causes thyroid damage. You can have markers for this and not be hypothyroid now, or indefinite years. ...Read more
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
Asymptomatic to: Thyroid failure: hashimoto disease is an autoimmune disorder of the thyroid and in its early phases may be asymptotic. It can cause transient symptoms of thyroid hyper-function, e.g., rapid pulse, weight loss, heat intolerance; followed by thyroid deficiency, e.g., cold intolerance, weakness, constipation, coarse skin etc. There may also be a goiter. ...Read more
Treat the thyroid: The symptoms from the thyroid are treated to help control the symptoms. ...Read more
Avoid excess iodine: A common misunderstanding about autoimmune thyroid disease such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis or Graves disease is that excess iodine tends to make it worse, not better. You should avoid foods that contain excess iodine, such as kelp or seaweed (sushi wrap). There are no dietary restrictions otherwise. ...Read more
Thyroid hormone/life: Hypothyroidism caused by hashimoto's thyroiditis is treated with thyroid hormone replacement agents like levothyroxine or desiccated thyroid extract. In most cases, the treatment needs to be taken for the rest of the patient's life. This is an autuoimmune disease, so as long as the patient's thyroid is active, the body will continue to attack it, sot treatment is ongoing. ...Read more
Lymph nodes can be related to your thyroid or it could be caused by something else.
Please see your doctor about this. ...Read more
If caught in time: Hypothyroidism only affects weight when it is poorly treated because of not complying with instructions or has been ongoing for a long time before diagnosis (inital symptoms are very vague). Weight issues are over- attributed to thyroid dysfunction that it has become an urban legend. ...Read more
Quickly: If treated properly by OPTIMIZING tissue thyroid levels (ignore TSH....focus on free T3 (liothyronine)/Reverse T3 (liothyronine) ratio), and optimize Selenium, Iodine, and inflammatory triggers; it can be managed quite well and quickly. The hard part is when you are in the transition phase from HYPER to HYPO thyroid as the gland is under attack. ...Read more
Unrelated: Hi. People with Hashimoto's hypothyroidism, treated with the correct dose of thyroid hormone replacement to normalize TSH and free T4 can eat whatever they want! I ALWAYS recommend healthy diet and regular exercise, but that's because it's GOOD for them, not because of any influence on their thyroid hormone replacement! Live healthily because it's GOOD for you!!! Holy cow! ...Read more
Unlikely: Left untreated, hashimoto's disease can be life-threatening. ...Read more
Basically the same thing hypothyroidism. The simple primary hypothyroidism is failure of the thyroid gland
Hashimotos is an autoimmune condition where the thyroid is being attacked by your immune system. Its a more severe condition because it is auto immune but the treatment is almost the same ...Read more
Depends: Depending on what stage of Hashimoto's you are experiencing...HYPER or HYPO thyroidism. Your free T4, free T3, (liothyronine) Reverse T3, (liothyronine) TPO and thyroid peroxidase antibodies must all be evaluated, and your adrenals should also be assessed along with Selenium, Iodine, SHBG, Ferritin, and dietary triggers. As you can see, there is a lot involved. Https://www. Facebook. Com/groups/95847031171/ ...Read more
I have symptoms of hashimotos disease but blood test showed normal levels. I've hade high levels before. What other test should be done?
Thyroid antibodie: Check thyroid antibodies (especially thyroid peroxidase antibodies). If this is positive, then you have autoimmune thyroid disease and should be treated adequately. If it is negative, then I would open up the work up and look at other causes for your complaints. ...Read more
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