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Help! Need to know if there's a difference between hypothyroid and hashimotos disease?

Help! Need to know if there's a difference between hypothyroid and hashimotos disease?

Yes: Basically the same thing hypothyroidism. The simple primary hypothyroidism is failure of the thyroid gland
Hashimotos is an autoimmune condition where the thyroid is being attacked by your immune system. Its a more severe condition because it is auto immune but the treatment is almost the same ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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What to do if I'm just curious if there is a difference between hypothyroid and hashimoto's disease?

The cause/trigger: Hypothyroidism is the term used for low thyroid function leading to fatigue, poor metabolism, weight gain, depression, pain, and more. Hashimoto's refers to an attack of the thyroid by your immune system, which may initially cause HYPER symptoms and then HYPO symptoms thus often causing a "rollercoaster' of symptoms. Have your thyroglobulin and thyroid peroxidase antibodies checked to find out. ...Read more

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I have a friend who was just diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease. What is the difference between regular hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's? Is tx The same

I have a friend who was just diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease. What is the difference between regular hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's? Is tx The same

Same thing: Hi. Hashimoto's is overwhelmingly the most common cause of hypothyroidism, followed by surgical thyroidectomy in prevalence. Hashimoto's hypothyroidism is most commonly treated with l-thyroxine, although some people prefer desiccated pig thyroid extract, and other times T3 (liothyronine) is added to l-thyroxine (although certainly not required). Good luck to your friend! ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism and Hashimotos make asthma worse? My asthma has been so bad lately, my rescue inhaler doesn't even help for that long.

Can hypothyroidism and Hashimotos make asthma worse? My asthma has been so bad lately, my rescue inhaler doesn't even help for that long.

Related: Yes. Get the thyroid levels normal by taking your medicines regularly. Read a nice article. Http://thyroid. About. Com/library/derry/bl10.htm ...Read more

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If I have hypothyroidism or hashimotos can I still get LASIK? I don't know which kind of thyroid problem I have but it's one of them.

If I have hypothyroidism or hashimotos can I still get LASIK? I don't know which kind of thyroid problem I have but it's one of them.

If stable: If stable, you should be fine. Exopthalmous can occur with some thyroid disorders (overactive), but should not preclude you from getting Lasik. Check with your Ophthalmologist who would be highly educated in this arena and would be able to answer all the risks and benefits of the surgery. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is hypothyroidism or hashimoto’s thyroiditis? Is it related RA as well? And how can we avoid having it?

See details: You cannot avoid it. It is an autoimmune condition of the thyroid gland that usually causes an underactivity of the gland (hypothyroidism). It is often associated with other autoimmune diseases such as ra. ...Read more

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I am 28 years old with hypothyroid and hashimotos disease, I'm currently on Synthroid (thyroxine) 225 mg, wondering if I should see a thyroid specialist?

I am 28 years old with hypothyroid and hashimotos disease, I'm currently on Synthroid (thyroxine) 225 mg, wondering if I should see a thyroid specialist?

Probably: That's a fairly high dose. Hopefully you're taking brand name synthroid, (thyroxine) not a generic. Your doctor should be doing blood tests to make sure your levels are normal. Visiting a thyroid specialist wouldn't hurt, would be a good second opinion, and could be reassuring if you're concerned. ...Read more

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My tubes have been tied for over 7 years. I have hypothyroidism and hashimotos disease...so my periods aren't regular. I have been sick for three days and been craving ice something fierce. I craved it the same way with my 4 previous pregnancies. Could I b

My tubes have been tied for over 7 years. I have hypothyroidism and hashimotos disease...so my periods aren't regular. I have been sick for three days and been craving ice something fierce. I craved it the same way with my 4 previous pregnancies. Could I b

Tubes tied PG?: 35 F had tubes tied 7 years ago. Sick and craving ice like prev pregnancies asks if I can be pregnant?
The answer is yes. Tying the tubes is very effective but not 100%. So would get pregnancy test if you have been exposed to vaginal sex with a man's penis in your vagina. ...Read more

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Is it possible for hypothyroidism from hashimoto's to correct itself? I have had normal TSH levels for several months. My doctor says it's possible.

No: Hi. No, Hashimoto's doesn't correct itself. However, if you had a subacute thyroiditis and are thyroid autoantibody positive, that can correct itself and go back to normal...for a time at least. I'd recommend ongoing periodic following of thyroid labs and checking anytime symptoms recur. Good luck! ...Read more

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Current blood work: T4 8.0 (4.5-12) TSH. 049 (.45-4.5), with hypothyroidism and hashimotos, taking 90mg armour thyroid, are these levels ok?

Current blood work: T4 8.0 (4.5-12) TSH. 049 (.45-4.5), with hypothyroidism and hashimotos, taking 90mg armour thyroid, are these levels ok?

Thyroid problem: If the lab is reporting TSH. 049 with normal range of. 45-4.5 then it means that you are taking too much thyroid armour. Check with your doctor. If the test and normal range are correct then you should be on less thyroid armour. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism and hashimoto's. My current TSH is 0.01, T3 (liothyronine) is 169, and free T4 is 2.0. Doctor is concerned. What could be wrong?

Strange: If you have hypothyroidism and not taking a thyroid supplement, it's not clear how come your TSH is that low. It should be high > 4.5 at least by some new norms > 2.2. Your TSH suggests hyperthyroidism unless you are taking a thyroid supplement and taking too much of it. I think you need to discuss it with your doc in more detail. ...Read more

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Is anyone recover from hypothyroidism (hashimoto)? . ...I just want to know if impossible? Thanks

Is anyone recover from hypothyroidism (hashimoto)? . ...I just want to know if impossible? Thanks

Hypo? Too late.: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is autoimmune based inflammation of the thyroid gland, confirmed by finding auto antibody anti-thyroid antibodies in serum. By the time your immune system has damaged the thryoid enough that it can no long make enough thyroid (hypothyroidism) I'm not aware that it is reversible. However, most pts do wonderfully on supplemental thyroid hormone (albeit forever). ...Read more

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Is moclobemide safe to take if I have hypothyroidism (hashimoto's)?

Is moclobemide safe to take if I have hypothyroidism (hashimoto's)?

Pharmacist: You are correct in inquiring about possible interactions of moclobemide when you are taking thyroid supplements or any other medications as that class of antidepressants are more apt to cause interactions. You should ask your pharmacist and prescribing psychiatrist for this advice as the average physician has little experience with that class of antidepressants. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism (hashimoto`s disease) I take 150 mcg of levothyroxine, is that okj?

I have hypothyroidism (hashimoto`s disease) I take 150 mcg of levothyroxine, is that okj?

Depends: Every person who needs thyroid medication, has to have their dose individualized, based on both their clinical symptoms and their labs. So one person might be on 150 mcg and another similarly sized and affected person might only be on 75 mcg and yet, based on their symptoms and labs, they are on the correct dose. So, truly the answer depends on a trained physician's skill and recommendations. ...Read more

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Is regularly consuming raw spinach and kale bad for hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's)? Are they goiterogenic?

Is regularly consuming raw spinach and kale bad for hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's)? Are they goiterogenic?

Caution re: kale but: Eating large amounts of cruciferous vegetables like kale can suppress thyroid function, but it is not clear how much and moderate consumption, esp. If these are cooked, should not have much of an effect. If you eat very large amounts of raw kale then monitor levels of thyroid hormone to see if you need to take more. Spinach is safe. See http://www. Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=george&dbid=250 ...Read more

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My doctor told me that my previously diagnosed hypothyroidism (hashimoto's) has normalized after 5 tests, and I can quit taking meds. Obey or 2nd opi

Hypothyroidism: If you trust your doctor and they have not led you astray in the past, why not trust them this time. We really are doing our best to help patients, not hurt them. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with hypothyroid hashimotos during 5-6months postpartum, how to clarify whether its postpartum thyroid or life long I need to tak thyroid tab?

Postpartum: If the hypothyroidism was the result of postpartum thyroiditis there is a strong likelihood that your thyroid status will return to normal after a year or so. A thyroidologist or endocrinologist is best qualified to evaluate, advise and treat you as well as follow-up through the years. ...Read more

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I take 75mcg of levothyroxine daily for hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's) and a goitre. What would happen if I stopped taking my medication?

I take 75mcg of levothyroxine daily for hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's) and a goitre. What would happen if I stopped taking my medication?

Nothing good: B"sd
Most likely you would become hypothyroid, which often causes symptoms including fatigue, cognitive decline (especially for math) and signs ranging from mild - dry skin, constipation - to life threatening - myxedema coma. Goitre is also likely to grow larger and could even cause compressive symptoms such as difficulty swallowing and breathing and hoarseness. Glad to discuss in more detail. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism (hashimoto) the doc chnages dose at times however, I've gained weight that I can't lose! Will the paleo diet help? I'm wary.

Low carb diet: The paleo diet is essentially a low carb diet. Eating less carbs tends to be the most successful way to lose weight for most americans. It is also important to exercise in order to burn calories. Make sure your thyroid levels are normal. ...Read more

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Is there a correlation between hypothyroidism/Hashimoto's disease and kidney stones?

No: But theoretically taking thyroid replacement can increase urinary excretion of calcium- but this is just theoretical. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism (hashimoto's) be caused by stress? When I relaxed, my hypo became normal (5 consecutive tests). Doc says maybe. See endo doctor?

Can hypothyroidism (hashimoto's) be caused by stress? When I relaxed, my hypo became normal (5 consecutive tests). Doc says maybe. See endo doctor?

Hypothyroidism: Unlikely due to stress unless it was a huge event that caused a serious stressor on the entire body and multiple organ systems (such as an overwhelming infection). It never hurts to see an endocrinologist when a hormone problem is present. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism, hashimotos. My recent bloodwork shows I have low iron, high uibc and tibc and heavy periods. What could be the cause?

I have hypothyroidism, hashimotos. My recent bloodwork shows I have low iron, high uibc and tibc and heavy periods. What could be the cause?

Heavy periods: Hashimoto is an autoimmune inflammatory process in thyroid gland. It is separate problem to the low iron. If you have low ferritin and high tibc- that means you have iron deficiency. This iron deficiency is likely due to /related to your heavy period. You should take some iron replacement. Heavy periods can be related to your hypothyroidism. See you md and d/w your md more detail. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism due to Hashimotos. My t4 free is 1.1 and my TSH is 2.28. This is higher than when I started my levothyroxin. I. Currently on 25m?

I have hypothyroidism due to Hashimotos. My t4 free is 1.1 and my TSH is 2.28. This is higher than when I started my levothyroxin. I. Currently on 25m?

Still normal: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your results are in the normal limits. If you have any symptoms discuss the dosage of your medication with your doctor.
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