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What is hashimoto's disease? Symptoms? Treatment?

What is hashimoto's disease? Symptoms? Treatment?

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

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The capacity to "grow up" or differentiate to produce mature cellular elements. In blood production rbc, WBC and platelets. Fundamentally, stem cells can also self-replicate and thus provide a pool of ...Read more


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I have hypothyroidism and don't feel like my treatment is working. At what point might a doctor suspect Hashimoto's disease?

I have hypothyroidism and don't feel like my treatment is working. At what point might a doctor suspect Hashimoto's disease?

Hypothyroid: You MUST tell your doctor that you are concerned about thyroid hormone, particularly because it does not seem strong enough.
The doctor will order thyroid hormones in the lab and make decisions after the results are in.
More than likely you will need more thyroid medicine.

Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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I have hashimoto's disease and can't lose weight, even with treatment. Is there anything that i can try to help with weight loss?

I have hashimoto's disease and can't lose weight, even with treatment. Is there anything that i can try to help with weight loss?

Weight loss: Increasing your dose of thyroid medication can have very serious consequences. The easiest approach if you are already exercising is to seek advice and guidance from a dietitian. ...Read more

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Can you please explain hashimotos and graves diease.. and the symptoms and treatment.. how are they diagnosed..

Can you please explain hashimotos and graves diease.. and the symptoms and treatment.. how are they diagnosed..

Complex question: Do an internet search as each are complex topics but in brief::Hashimoto's thyroiditis occurs when the immune system attacks the thyroid and often causes it to be underactive (fatigue is a common symptom if it is severe), Treatment is taking thyroid hormone. Graves' disease occurs when the immune system stimulates the thyroid to overproduce thyroid hormone causing many symptoms and Rx is complex ...Read more

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How are cord blood stem cells used in treatment of diseases?

How are cord blood stem cells used in treatment of diseases?

Still evolving: Cord blood stem cells are generally used in lieu of bone marrow for blood disorders requiring bone marrow transplant. It is hoped that these cells may be used to create other organs. ...Read more

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What diseases can stem cell therapy cure?

What diseases can stem cell therapy cure?

Stem cell therapy: To learn about stem cells see this comprehensive article:
http://stemcells.nih.gov/info/basics/Pages/Default.aspx ...Read more

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Stem cell therapy for scheuremann's disease?

Stem cell therapy for scheuremann's disease?

Consider: Stem Cell Therapy or Platelet procedures to help with healing and strengthen ligaments. While it will not cure Schuermann's Disease it can help decrease pain and strengthen ligaments in the surrounding muscles and facet joints. Check out Regenexx.Com for more info. ...Read more

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One of my family member 33yrs male has suffered from lung disease.can my babies stem cell helps to cure this disease..he is on O2 therapy at d moment.

One of my family member 33yrs male has suffered from lung disease.can my babies stem cell helps to cure this disease..he is on O2 therapy at d moment.

Not at the moment: Thanks for your good heart, the technology isn't ready yet, for whatever pathology your relative suffers from, probably lung transplant would be the treatment for his case, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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Which chromosome defect leads to maple syrup urine disease and can stem cell therapy help?

Which chromosome defect leads to maple syrup urine disease and can stem cell therapy help?

No single chromosome: Mutations in any of the genes that make the enzyme complex needed for normal breakdown of the Amino Acids leucine, isoleucine & valine can be involved. The bckdhb gene on chr. 6 has > 40 possible mutations, as does the bckdha gene on chr.19. The dbt gene on chr 1 has > 30 possible mutations. The dld gene on chr 7 has > 10 mutations that can cause a variant with Lactic Acid build-up. ...Read more

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Anyone know of a treatment for hashimoto thyroiditis?

Anyone know of a treatment for hashimoto thyroiditis?

Meds.: It depends on the actual function of the thyroid gland. If you are euthyroid than no treatment is needed, if you are hypothyroid than you will be treated with thyroid hormones and if you are hyperthyroid than you will be treated with anti-thyroid drugs. ...Read more

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Anyone familiar w/ hashimoto thyroiditis treatment?

Anyone familiar w/ hashimoto thyroiditis treatment?

Most PCPs and endo: Most internists and endocrinologists are familiar with the disorder. It is an autoimmune disorder that often leads to an under active thyroid. It is the most common cause of low thyroid hormone levels. There is no treatment for hashimotos per se, but the thyroid hormone levels can be kept normal with medication. ...Read more

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Other than a virus what causes low lymphocytes? Low for 8 months. Have hashimotos still feel unwell despite treatment.

Other than a virus what causes low lymphocytes? Low for 8 months. Have hashimotos still feel unwell despite treatment.

See below: Other conditions include toxins, metabolic disorders, cancers, metastatic cancers. These need to be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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Any success stories when adding T3 (liothyronine) to Levothyroxine treatment for Hashimotos?

Any success stories when adding T3 (liothyronine) to Levothyroxine treatment for Hashimotos?

Some yes, some no: Hi. Good question. A lot of subjective influence and personal preference. We all know it's not necessary, but some people swear they feel better, and that's part of my goal in treating patients. Of paramount importance: don't CAUSE hyperthyroidism in the process. If I add T3 (liothyronine) to l-thyroxine, I add 5 mcg in the morning. It can be adjusted, of course, depending on response and thyroid labs. Cheers! ...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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I have been diagnosed with autoimmune thyroiditis 3 weeks ago, not treated yet blood test again in 2weeks, and determine treatment.Is this the norm?

I have been diagnosed with autoimmune thyroiditis 3 weeks ago, not treated yet blood test again in 2weeks, and determine treatment.Is this the norm?

Immune throiditis: Autoimmune thyroiditis initially may not require treatment. Only once normal thyroid function is affected is thyroid replacement medication appropriate. ...Read more

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Can P.O.T.S. Be a 'side effect' of Thyroid issues such as hashimoto? Would treatment be the same? Modified lifestyle and meds? Of diff cause diff fix?

Can P.O.T.S. Be a 'side effect' of Thyroid issues such as hashimoto? Would treatment be the same? Modified lifestyle and meds? Of diff cause diff fix?

Many issues: You offer so many unrelated issues (not your fault) but your doctor(s) don't seem to care. Ask around your friends who might have better doctors to look after you.

Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Is it possible for thyroid nodules, associated with Hashimoto's, to completely disappear without any treatment?

Hashimoto's: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disorder in which your bodies immune system attacks your thyroid. The thyroid usually shrinks over time in this disease. I would be surprised if thyroid nodules also disappear with this disease. If they grow they should be evaluated at some point. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for hyperthyroidism, particularly for autoimmune thyroiditis unresponsive to drug therapy?

What is the best treatment for hyperthyroidism, particularly for autoimmune thyroiditis unresponsive to drug therapy?

Furhter eval: Hashi and most autoimmune illnesses stem from undiagnosed food allergens or environmental toxins stored in the body. Go to a4m.Com and use doctor locator function to find a local functional medicine doc to help you order specialized testing for gut like genova cdsa as well as metametrix igg food allergen testing to discover real cause. If not "fixed" other autoimmune illnesses will be in upcoming! ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with biliary dyskinesia and also have hashimoto's thyroiditis. Is there any connection and what are my treatment options. ?

I was diagnosed with biliary dyskinesia and also have hashimoto's thyroiditis. Is there any connection and what are my treatment options. ?

I know of: No correlation between gallbladder dysfunction and hashimoto's thyroiditis. If your gallbladder is dysfunctional (and believed to be causing symptoms) the treatment is cholecystectomy. ...Read more

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Detected with hashimotos hypothyroidism ,TSH4.67.Doc see small nodules.Is Levothyroxine treatment enough? or need further evaluation/therapy?Any Risks

Evaluate nodules: I recommend that the "nodules" be evaluated by real-time ultrasonography performed by a thyroid specialist skilled in risk-stratification of nodules based on current American Thyroid Association guidelines. A fine-needle aspiration biopsy is recommended for any that would be regarded as suspicious. ...Read more

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Can whole body itching (without a rash) be caused by hashimoto's/adrenal insufficiency? and would this indicate under-treatment?

Can whole body itching (without a rash) be caused by hashimoto's/adrenal insufficiency? and would this indicate under-treatment?

Depends: When you thyroid is underactive, your metabolism is operating at an abnormally slow rate. Your skin is unable to grow and replace itself as it should. Additionally, your sweat and oil-producing glands are unable to function as efficiently as they could otherwise.
Dry itchy skin is most often associated with hypothyroidism, but your lab values are better indicators of disease control. ...Read more

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Symptomatic hashimoto's. No treatment yet. Tsh was 3.8. Eight weeks later TSH 1.8 and free T4 is 1.0. Treat or not?

Symptomatic hashimoto's.  No treatment yet.  Tsh was 3.8.  Eight weeks later TSH 1.8 and free T4 is 1.0.  Treat or not?

Normal TFTs: The thyroid blood levels are normal. The hashi will eventually burn out the thyroid, but the thyroid is still working at this point. ...Read more

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My TSH levels are 4.67.I am on 25mcg levothyroxin.Doc said its hashimoto's.Should I ask to check my thyroid antibodies too?or the treatment is same?

My TSH levels are 4.67.I am on 25mcg levothyroxin.Doc said its hashimoto's.Should I ask to check my thyroid antibodies too?or the treatment is same?

Same treatment: If you are/were hypothyroid and are doing well on replacement medication, knowing the status of your auto-antibodies is not going to change the course of treatment. ...Read more

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How does treatment involved embryonic stem cells work?

How does treatment involved embryonic stem cells work?

Complex science: These are more primitive cells which can divide and produce needed cells in the right situation. They are for instance now being used in bone marrow transplantation for cancer. This work has to carefully controlled and the work is complex. Many phony outfits advertise the "use" of stem cells to treat a variety of illness. These are all fake, dangerous and there has been blindness in one clinic ...Read more

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Can you tell me about leukemia and treatment with stem cells?

Can you tell me about leukemia and treatment with stem cells?

Serious probelm: Leukemias are of several different types, some are acute, others are chronic leukemias. What kind do you have? Stem cells are used to treat difficult cases and this involves high doses of chemotherapy to eradicate cancer and then use of stem cells to rescue the blood formation, so that the body is able to regenerate good blood cells once the bad cells have been eliminated..it is a complex treatemn ...Read more

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Does anyone know about treatment for testicular failure through stem cells please let me know in detail and how much successful it is?

Does anyone know about treatment  for testicular failure through stem cells please let me know in detail and how much successful it is?

Haven't heard of...: Haven't heard of any success in that area. There are reports that stem cells have been taken from the testes, and reports that some researchers are attempting to make sperm from stem cells. But, and real-life treatments are likely many decades away. ...Read more

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What are some of the limitations of stem cells in terms of medical treatment?

What are some of the limitations of stem cells in terms of medical treatment?

New field: Embryonic stem cells have been spectacularly effective in treating wet macular degeneration in new studies and even most social conservative have stopped opposing them. Other stem cells can repopulate marrow after curative cancer therapy, repopulate a heart attack to improve survival, and much else. This is no longer "controversial" and much more will probably emerge soon. ...Read more

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Is there any current research showing successful treatment of CME with stem cells?

Is there any current research showing successful treatment of CME with stem cells?

Stem Cell for CML: Go to Cancer.org American Cancer Society's
website.
Here is what I found on that website.
It states about Allogenic Stem Cell transplant treatment for CML, "Allogeneic stem cell transplants (ASCT) are the main type of transplant done for patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). They are the only known cure for this disease". Please speak with a qualified HematologistLOncologist to verify. ...Read more