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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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I have hashimoto's thyroiditis?

I have hashimoto's thyroiditis?

Okay: This is usually easy to manage by thyroid replacement as required. A heads-up -- maybe 1% of hashimoto's folks get a vasculitis that can involve the brain and mimic multiple sclerosis; it's treatable but it needs to be suspected before the call can be made. Complications of hashimoto's are rare; you can read about them on your own, get seen fast if the goiter grows fast. ...Read more

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What is hashimoto's thyroiditis?

What is hashimoto's thyroiditis?

Auto ImmuneCondition: Hashimoto Thyroiditis is an auto immune condition of Thyroid Gland.Your immine sustem attacks your thyroid gland with antibody mediated immune response.It was first described by HakaruHashimoto. It is seven time more common in women It is diagnosed by detecting elevated levels of anti thyroidPeroxidaseAntibodies,It causes Hypothyroidism and is treated with Thyroid Hormones like levothyroxine&other ...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?

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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How does hashimoto's thyroiditis develop?

How does hashimoto's thyroiditis develop?

Variable: Hashimoto's thyroiditis develops when the immune system misclassifies one or more thyroid proteins as foreign (not belonging to that person) and begins making antibodies that target the protein(s). This can cause the thyroid to become enlarged (form a goiter), develop regional growths, or nodules, or make too little thyroid hormone. Once in a while, it can result in too much thyroid hormone. ...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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Can someone tell me about hashimoto's thyroiditis?

Can someone tell me about hashimoto's thyroiditis?

Autoimmune thyroid: Hashimoto's thyroiditis refers to autoimmune condition where immune system attacks the thyroid gland. This leads to the most common form of hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone production) as the gland becomes increasingly injured. More common in women, especially with age, and tends to run in families, especially those with other autoimmune conditions. Treat with thyroid hormone replacement. ...Read more

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Is recovery from hashimoto's thyroiditis possible?

Is recovery from hashimoto's thyroiditis possible?

Absolutely: With appropriate treatment there is no reason full recovery would not happen within a short period of time. ...Read more

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What are some of the tests for Hashimoto's thyroiditis?

What are some of the tests for Hashimoto's thyroiditis?

THYROIDITIS: n this condition, typically there is aggressive destruction of thyroid cells by various cell- and antibody-mediated immune processes (in contrast to the stimulatory effect seen in Graves' disease). It is not yet understood why this occurs.TSH levels; this is a sensitive test of thyroid function.Thyroid autoantibodies - anti-thyroid peroxidase (anti-TPO) .http://patient.info/doctor/hashimotos-thyroiditis ...Read more

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Question about hashimoto's thyroiditis. How familial is it?

Quite: There are families with multiple hyper and hypothyroid relatives, and index cases where the patient is the first (known) person in the family. ...Read more

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What body functions are affected by hashimoto's thyroiditis?

What body functions are affected by hashimoto's thyroiditis?

All of them.: While the inflammation (the -itis part of thyroiditis) affects only the thyroid, if this causes the thyroid levels to drop, every tissue in the body can be affected - simplistically this can cause a slow down of the heart, the GI tract, the liver, the muscles, and the brain. Because the cells are slower to convert food energy to heat or work energy there is less energy to get things done. ...Read more

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What are the top reasons for getting hashimoto's thyroiditis?

What are the top reasons for getting hashimoto's thyroiditis?

Autoimmune: If you have hashimoto's (and not just hypothyroidism), then it is caused by an antibody in your body attacking your thyroid gland. Overtime, the thyroid will be damaged and you get hypothyroidism. You can measure this antibody in your blood stream to make the diagnosis. As the thyroid is slowing down, you will need thyroid medication replacement. ...Read more

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How do I get an accurate diagnosis of hashimoto's thyroiditis?

How do I get an accurate diagnosis of hashimoto's thyroiditis?

Lab work: After a history and physical examination, lab work usually confirms the diagnosis. This is a common autoimmune thyroid disorder, and, when treated, has an excellent prognosis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hashimoto's thyroiditis?

What is the definition or description of: hashimoto's thyroiditis?

Autoimmune Disease: Hashimoto thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease of the thyroid in which thyroid is attacked by variety of cell and antibody mediated immune process it was first described by a japanese called hashimoto in 1912 in germany. ...Read more

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Dr. Clarence Grim
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Hypokalemia (Definition)

Most labs will define normal as 3.5 to 5. Some may increase the upper limits to 5.2 but anything above 5.5 is clearly abnormal. Level below ...Read more