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Hashimotos thyroiditis, how do you treat?

Hashimotos thyroiditis, how do you treat?

If thyroid: Hormone level normal, no tretment; if overactive meds or radioactive iodine to decrease production of hormone; occasionally surgery. If underactive, give thyroid hormone. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Inflammation Of The Thyroid (Definition)

Several common forms of thyroiditis. Subacute thyroidits is from a virus. Your thyroid is tender, transient hyperthyroidism, but then resolution. Hashimotos thyroiditis is usually without pain, eventually causes hypothyroidism, but can coexist with graves hyperthyroidism. Two other forms are post partum thyroiditis and "painless" thyroiditis; transient hyper followed by ...Read more


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How do you diagnose hashimotos thyroiditis?

How do you diagnose hashimotos thyroiditis?

Suspicion / lab test: Hashimoto's is often suspected by history or exam & confirmed by blood tests showing toxic auto-antibodies that have formed to the thyroid tissues. ...Read more

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Can hashimoto's thyroiditis be cures?

Can hashimoto's thyroiditis  be cures?

No.: Treated not cured. Very easy to treat. This is an autoimmune disease of unknown cause. Body makes antibodies against the thyroid and kills it. Must generally take replacement hormone for life. ...Read more

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Can hashimoto's thyroiditis be treated?

Can hashimoto's thyroiditis be treated?

Hashimotos: Yes - usually quite easily. Sometimes it causes only a goiter which does not necessitate treatment. Treatment depends on thyroid hormone levels. ...Read more

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What are the tests for hashimoto's thyroiditis?

What are the tests for hashimoto's thyroiditis?

Several: To test for hypothyroidism, regardless of cause, the best test is a TSH level to determine if the pituitary is making high levels of TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) to try to get the thyroid to make more thyroid hormone. Sometimes a thyroid hormone level is done as well. An antibody test (tpo antibody) can show if there are antibodies attacking the thyroid, as seen in hashimoto's thyroiditis. ...Read more

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What is this hashimoto's thyroiditis condition?

What is this hashimoto's thyroiditis condition?

Antibody to thyroid: It is an autoimmune disorder - meaning, for reasons we don't fully understand, the body makes antibodies against the thyroid. This causes a low grade inflammation which over time can make the thyroid underactive. It is the most common cause of hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hashimoto's thyroiditis?

None to severe: Depends on whether the gland is enlarged to cause compressive symptoms or underactive to cause hypothyroid symptoms. ...Read more

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What is hashimoto thyroiditis?

What is hashimoto thyroiditis?

Autoimmune: For reasons we don't fully understand, the body makes antibodies against the thyroid. This causes a very low grade inflammation which over time can disrupt thyroid function. ...Read more

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Can Hashimoto thyroiditis be hereditary?

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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What is the condition hashimoto thyroiditis?

Autoimmune disease: Hashimoto thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease which affects the thyroid gland and can cause either hypo- or hypethyroidism. ...Read more

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Can I die from hashimoto's (autoimmune thyroiditis)?

Yes: Worst case scenerio: if you do not take your replacement thyroid medication for a long time, you can actually go into a type of coma (myxedema coma). Patients with inadequately treated hypothyroidism can also have heart problems. Is it very important to be followed routinely and take your synthroid (thyroxine) on an empty stomach regularly. ...Read more

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Is a thyroidectomy an option for hashimoto's thyroiditis?

Is a thyroidectomy an option for hashimoto's thyroiditis?

No need: There's no need to surgically remove your thyroid for hashimoto. Just need to take correct amount of thyroid hormone (levothyroxine). ...Read more

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Autoimmune deseas hashimoto's thyroiditis can it be cured?

Autoimmune deseas hashimoto's thyroiditis can it be cured?

No: Treated not cured. Very easy to treat. This is an autoimmune disease of unknown cause. Body makes antibodies against the thyroid and kills it. Must generally take replacement hormone for life. ...Read more

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Is zyflamend safe for someone with hashimoto's thyroiditis?

Is zyflamend safe for someone with hashimoto's thyroiditis?

Yes: But why waste your money on a bunch of herbs. If you are hypothyroid due to the hashimoto's you need thyroxine! see a thyroidologist. ...Read more

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Hashimoto's thyroiditis - how soon is too soon to be diagnosed?

Hashimoto's thyroiditis - how soon is too soon to be diagnosed?

Never too soon: It can be diagnosed as soon as it becomes clinically apparent. Talk w/ your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Hashimoto's thyroiditis and fibromyalgia?

What are the symptoms of Hashimoto's thyroiditis and fibromyalgia?

FIBROMYALGIA : The SX may overlap. HASHIMOTOS WILL HAVE + THYROID ABS. PT WITH US & TENS improves blood flow to tender muscles. If it flares symptoms you may have fibromyalgia or a herniated disc stay the T2-T6 levels . You need a full exam labs. X-ray of thoracic spine and potential MRI If symptoms persist or worsen. Also stop ultrasound therapy. Start a gluten free diet WholeApproach.com and gutbliss. Com ...Read more

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Can you have both sub-acute thyroiditis and hashimoto's thyroiditis?

Yes: Sub acute simply refers to the time frame of when symptoms started. Acute usually means within a short period of time, chronic means a much longer time period, and sub acute is typically in between. ...Read more

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Is it possible for rhodiola rosea to cause hashimoto's thyroiditis in somebody?

Unlikely: I cannot identify any cases implicating rhodiola as a causative factor for autoimmune attack of the thyroid. Long-term safety data is not available. Rhodiola is used in Eastern medicine to treat symptoms of hypothyroidism (fatigue, depressed mood, concentration). I cannot form an opinion as to its effect. ...Read more

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What precautions should i take for a speedy recovery from hashimoto's thyroiditis?

Life long care: One usually does not fully recover from Hashimoto as it gradually destroys the thyroid gland and one needs to be on replacement therapy for the rest of one's life. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000371.htm ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more