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Doctor insights on: Hashimotos Thyroiditis And Sore Throats

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I have hashimoto's. I was diagnosed with it in 2009. I have started snoring more often and waking with a sore throat. Could these be related?

I have hashimoto's. I was diagnosed with it in 2009. I have started snoring more often and waking with a sore throat. Could these be related?

Hasimoto: Increased weight is one of the symptoms of hashimoto's. This can cause constriction of the airway which can contribute to snoring. Sleep apnea should be evaluated by an overnight witnessed sleep study. ...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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I have hashimotos thyroditis and have never ending mucus in my throat. My thiroat is always at fire?

I have hashimotos thyroditis and have never ending mucus in my throat. My thiroat is always at fire?

Unrelated: Hashimoto's thyroiditis wouldn't cause sore throat or post nasal discharge, chronic rhinosinusitis would, see your doctor / ENT specialist for management, good luck ...Read more

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Got hashimotos thyroiditus. Starting levotirox. Feeling weak at the moment, strong head pressure and strange eye feeling, neck pain and ears blocked?

Got hashimotos thyroiditus. Starting levotirox. Feeling weak at the moment, strong head pressure and strange eye feeling, neck pain and ears blocked?

It takes time: It takes time for the medication to build up to correct the hypothyroidism. The current symptoms however are not common in hypothyroidism. It could be a cold or something else causing them and not necessarily the hashimoto's or the pill doing it. ...Read more

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Who has hashimotos thyroiditis?

Who has hashimotos thyroiditis?

Thyroid antibodies: This is an autoimmune disease where the body makes thyroid antibodies which may ultimately (painlessly) destroy gland function, rendering the person hypothyroid. Levothyroxine is the standard treatment for hypothyroidism. We see hashimoto's disease in most age groups. It's far less common in toddlers and younger. ...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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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's thyroiditis cause alopecia?

Can hashimoto's thyroiditis cause alopecia?

Hashimoto's Thyroid: Symptoms of hashimotos:
constipation
difficulty concentrating or thinking
dry skin
enlarged neck or presence of goiter
fatigue
hair loss
heavy and irregular periods
intolerance to cold
mild weight gain
small or shrunken thyroid gland (late in the disease). ...Read more

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Can hashimoto's thyroiditis cause panic attacks?

Can hashimoto's thyroiditis cause panic attacks?

Typically not direct: Hashimoto's will have a brief high thyroid state before the patient becomes low thyroid; when this brief period of too much thyroid hormone happens, the patient may be more agitated. Also if the patient's thyroid medication is appropriate replaced, panic attacks would not be associated with the disease directly; however any one with a chronic disease is more prone to anxiety including panic attacks. ...Read more

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Does hashimoto's thyroiditis cause panic attacks?

Does hashimoto's thyroiditis cause panic attacks?

Not to that extent: But the initial phase can be associated with mood swings and anxiety. With treatment and stability of thyroxine levels, you should expect gradual improvement (can take up to several months). ...Read more

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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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Is chronic thyroiditis considered hashimoto disease?

Is chronic thyroiditis considered hashimoto disease?

Maybe: Hashimoto's is a form of chronic thyroiditis, but not all thyroiditis is hashimoto's. ...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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Can unexplained fatigue be caused by hashimoto's thyroiditis?

It can be: Yes it can be a symptom of hashimoto thyroiditis. ...Read more

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Can symptoms of hashimoto thyroiditis return even after treatment?

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 don't forget your pills then the symptoms should not be an issue. ...Read more

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Should surgery be doneof enlarged gland due to hashimoto thyroiditis?

Should surgery be doneof enlarged gland due to hashimoto thyroiditis?

Big thyroid: From your description, it appears that the underlying problem is Hashimotos, and you have already had ultrasound and biopsy of nodules. Therefore, no suspicion of cancer. You should be on adequate thyroxine to keep TSH normal. In time, your thyroid will probably shrink some. The only reason for surgery is if the gland is so big that it interferes with breathing/swallowing. ...Read more

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What can be cause of solitary nodule in hashimoto thyroiditis patient?

Hashimoto's nodule: Hashimotos thyroiditis involves inflammation of the thyroid. Often there can be patches of inflammation, and inflammation then leads to scarring (fibrosis). This scarring creates the appearance of nodules. The likelihood of cancer in these nodules is very low, and frequently these "nodules" do not require biopsy. ...Read more

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Autoimmune hypothyroidism (autoimmune thyroiditis) - how common is this disorder?

Autoimmune hypothyroidism (autoimmune thyroiditis) - how common is this disorder?

Common: It is a common autoimmune disorder and we see it a lot. It can overlap with other autoimmune disorders and is a common cause of a positive ana. It is also known as hashimotos thyroiditis. ...Read more

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Is there a new medicine for auto-immune hashimoto thyroiditis or a permanent cure?

No: There is no cure for hashimotos, but the consequence (under active thyroid) is manageable. ...Read more

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I have autoimmune thyroiditis & hypothyroidism, how tired should I be, even on medication?

I have autoimmune thyroiditis & hypothyroidism, how tired should I be, even on medication?

May occur: If you are on the appropriate thyroid replacement and still tired look for other causes of your fatigue. ...Read more

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When diagnosed with hypothyroidism, is it crucial to know if it is hashimoto's thyroiditis?

When diagnosed with hypothyroidism, is it crucial to know if it is hashimoto's thyroiditis?

Yes: It is always best to know the cause for the disease since thyroid cancer, pituitary disease, or iodine deficiency can rarely be the cause for hypothyroidism in the us. ...Read more

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Autoimmune pancreatitis caused by autoimmune thyroiditis. Will taking out thyroid fix the pancreatitis?

NO: Autoimmune thyroid is caused by the immune system attacking the thyroid. Autoimmune pancreatitis is caused by the immune system attacking the pancreas. Consequently, if you remove the thyroid the immune system is still present and still causing autoimmunity to the pancreas. ...Read more

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What multivitamins are safe to take with hashimotos thyroiditis when you are taking levothyroxine sodium.

What multivitamins are safe to take with hashimotos thyroiditis when you are taking levothyroxine sodium.

Avoid minerals: Levothyroxine interacts with minerals such as iron, calcium, and magnesium, which lower the activity of thyroid medicine. Many antacids contain magnesium and aluminum, so avoid taking them when you're on the thyroid supplement levothyroxine. If you take iron-containing products such as multivitamins with iron, make sure you do so at least two hours before or after you take your thyroid medication. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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