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Trouble producing and understanding speech,tiredness,hands stiffness,bloating,obesity and water retention.Have Hashimoto`s,epilepsy,prolactinoma,PCOS.

Trouble producing and understanding speech,tiredness,hands stiffness,bloating,obesity and water retention.Have Hashimoto`s,epilepsy,prolactinoma,PCOS.

Start at Some Basics: No easy answers from a distance. However, for obesity, PCOS & ? helpful for seizures, go all HFLC foods & eliminate ~all carbs. Carbohydrate means sugar, both simple & complex, & these are biggest food drivers of the 1st 2 issues & may ? 3rd. Study: Big Fat Lies, MGovern's Report, Mary Enig, Science for Smart People, Gary Taubes, Peter Attia, NuSI.org, FatChance.html, DietDoctor.com, Paleo, etc. ...Read more

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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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Trouble producing and understanding speech,tiredness,hands stiffness,bloating,obesity and water retention.Have Hashimoto`s,epilepsy, prolactinoma,PCOS?

Trouble producing and understanding speech,tiredness,hands stiffness,bloating,obesity and water retention.Have Hashimoto`s,epilepsy, prolactinoma,PCOS?

Aphasia: Difficulty comprehending or producing spoken language may be related to your epilepsy in most left-handed people and virtually all right-handed people one would expect to see worsening of your ability to communicate if you have subclinical seizure activity going on in your left frontal or left temporal lobe maybe time to have a visit with your neurologist maybe get another EEG or labs ( or both ) ...Read more

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Hypothyroid/hashimoto's. Levels low. Constant bloating, distended belly, water retention. Tried more water, fiber helped little. What else can I do?!

Hypothyroid/hashimoto's. Levels low. Constant bloating, distended belly, water retention. Tried more water, fiber helped little. What else can I do?!

See your doc: If your thyroid levels are low you may need to adjust the dose of your replacement. It sounds as though your symptoms are consistent with an inadequately treated underactive thyroid. Even if your levels were relatively normal, your meds may still need adjusting while you continue to have symptoms. ...Read more

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Water retention. I have had water retention for several years, and been taking triamterene since then. I have hashimoto's and going through menopause also for the last 8 years. My thyroid levels on the last check a month ago say they are ok. I have been t

Water retention. I have had water retention for several years, and been taking triamterene since then. I have hashimoto's and going through menopause also for the last 8 years. My thyroid levels on the last check a month ago say they are ok. I have been t

Water : Water retention is not a diagnosis, it is a symptom of something else going on. Some of the most common things that can cause water retention if they are not working properly include: heart, liver, kidneys and lymphatics. Other things that cause water retention include certain medications, and physical inactivity. Water retention over a period of years can represent a wide variety of different problems. If your primary care physician evaluates you for water retention and cannot find a cause it is termed "idiopathic edema." the treatment for water retention is to treat the underling medical problem that causes it. In come cases reducing salt intake is helpful or taking diuretics (such as the triamterene you mention). Compression stockings can be helpful if the water retention goes into your feet, as can keeping your legs elevated. ...Read more

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I Have hashimotos and lately I have bloating in my stumic and legs,feet and hands are retaining water. I had test done on my gallbladder =negative?

I Have hashimotos and lately I have bloating in my stumic and legs,feet and hands are retaining water. I had test done on my gallbladder =negative?

Hypothyroidism: Sounds like you some of the symptoms of hypothyroidism. If you are taking thyroid supplement that needs to be adjusted after having a thyroid function test done. ...Read more

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Chronic thyroiditis (hashimotos disease) . I need a website please?

Chronic thyroiditis (hashimotos disease) . I need a website please?

Mayo Clinic: Hashimotos is usually a condition where your immune system attacks your thyroid, making it underactive. Try this mayo clinic review: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hashimotos-disease/ds00567. ...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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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?

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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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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How to tell if i really have hashimoto's thyroiditis? What are the symptoms?

How to tell if i really have hashimoto's thyroiditis? What are the symptoms?

Lab work + symptoms : Diagnosis is made by detecting elevated levels of antithyroid peroxidase antibodies in the blood.Thyroid stimulating hormone, free t3&t4, anti thyroglobulin & antimicrosomal antibodies should be checked too. Although, eventually symptoms of hypothyroidism ensue, initially can present with hyperthyroidism/thyrotoxicosis symptoms-mood disorders, cold/heat intolerance, hair loss just to list a few. ...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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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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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 Hashimoto's thyroiditis cause keratosis pilaris?

Can Hashimoto's thyroiditis cause keratosis pilaris?

Unlikely: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is autoimmune related and Keratosis Pilaris is autosomal dominant genetic related so is not thought to be autoimmune caused. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for hashimoto's thyroiditis?

Levothyroxine : If the hashimotos has caused hypothyroidism, levothyroxine is the treatment of choice. If you just have the antibodies but your thyroid hormone levels are normal, no treatment is needed. ...Read more

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How is hashimoto's thyroiditis different from grave's disease?

How is hashimoto's thyroiditis different from grave's disease?

Thyroid Levels: Hashimoto's and and graves' disease are both caused by autoimmunity (where antibodies attack one's own proteins). Hashimoto's more often results in low thyroid hormone levels. Where graves' disease almost always results in high thyroid hormone levels. ...Read more

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Is there a relation between hashimotos thyroiditis and itching on tops of hands?

Is there a relation between hashimotos thyroiditis and itching on tops of hands?

No: Not unless your thyroid level is vanishingly low. Hopefully, you've had it checked and treated with brand name T4 replacement if indicated. ...Read more

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Water Retention (Definition)

fluid retention = edema. Occurs when excess fluid collects in tissues, body cavities ...Read more