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Doctor insights on: Is Hashimotos Disease Fatal

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How can I lose weight if I have hashimotos disease?

How can I lose weight if I have hashimotos disease?

There is no magic: If you are on an appropriate dose then you have the same problem all of us have.
Increasing the thyroid dose to above normal will only result in muscle mass loss. ...Read more

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What is hashimoto's disease?

What is hashimoto's disease?

Autoimmune thyroid : Autoimmune thyroid disease can cause hypothyroidism. The body produces antibodies to thyroid hormones. Some theorize that gluten sensitivity or heavy metal toxicity can trigger it. ...Read more

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What is hashimoto's disease like?

What is hashimoto's disease like?

Thyroid antibodies: Hashimoto's disease is a condition in which antibodies are directed toward the thyroid. This often results in underactivity of the thyroid. Untreated, this can cause fatigue, modest weight gain, dry skin, constipation, and other symptoms associated with a slowing of the metabolism. These symptoms all resolve with replacement of thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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What are all the effects of hashimoto's disease?

What are all the effects of hashimoto's disease?

Varies: Having the antibody in a nonpregnant woman mean an increased risk of hypothyroidism in the future. If you are hypothyroid due to hashimotos (the cause of hypothyroidism in 85% of women in the us) the effects are no different from hypothyroidism from whatever cause. ...Read more

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Hashimotos disease. Is there a virus that triggers / causes it?

Hashimotos disease. Is there a virus that triggers / causes it?

We do not know: People inherit the ability to make antibodies against their thyroid. Whether virus or bacteria or stress brings out this epigenetic possibility is speculation. ...Read more

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What is hashimotos disease?

What is hashimotos disease?

Hashimoto's disease: Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune condition in which your body makes antibiodies against your thyroid gland. This often produces inflammation, sometimes tenderness, and an overactive gland initially, but eventually the chronic inflammation leads to thyroid failure and the need to take thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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What does hashimotos disease do to you?

What does hashimotos disease do to you?

Research: I can get you started. Most folks have the signs and symptoms of anyone with hyperthyroidism at the beginning. At some point these folks usually develope hypothyroidism and the signs and sympotms of that. Research the signs and symptoms of both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What is hashimotos disease and how is it treated?

What is hashimotos disease and how is it treated?

Thyroid: I will try to be non-technical. Hashimotos is a type of thyroid condtition where the thryoid builds up anti-bodies and sort of attacks itself. Usually it starts out with the thyroid being very overactive. Tests are usually done to prove or disprove this and tumor. If this is the case, a thyroid blocker is used to reduce the production of thyroid hormone. Low thyroid usually follows later..... ...Read more

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What body organs are affected by hashimotos disease?

All: Once the antibodies decrease the ability to make adequate thyroid hormone all metabolic processes in the body may be affected. ...Read more

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Have hashimotos disease will meds make me feel different?

Have hashimotos disease will meds make me feel different?

Yes if hypothyroid: If the hashimoto's disease has caused your thyroid to be underactive, replacing the thyroid hormone will likely result in improved energy and overall well-being. ...Read more

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Who gets hashimoto's disease in us?

Who gets hashimoto's disease in us?

Anyone: It runs in families along with other autoimmune problems. It is more frequent as you age.
20% of women on medicare have decreased thyroid reserve or frank hypothyroidism and 85% of the time it is due to hashimoto's. ...Read more

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Just diagnosed with hashimoto's disease?

Just diagnosed with hashimoto's disease?

Hashimoto's: Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune disease of the thyroid, the most common cause for low thyroid. Antibodies that diagnose it (thyroglobulin and thyroid peroxidase), are surrogate markers and are not resonsible for the damage that occurs in the thyroid. It is a lymphocyctic infiltrate that causes thyroid damage. You can have markers for this and not be hypothyroid now, or indefinite years. ...Read more

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What are the tests for hashimoto's disease?

Tpo antibodies: Ask your doctor to order you a thyroid peroxidase antibodies. The other one is thyroglobulin antibody. ...Read more

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Hashimoto's disease: what do I do to treat?

Hashimoto's disease: what do I do to treat?

Depends: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is the most common cause for developing a low thyroid in the us. It is an autoimmune disorder directed against your thyroid. There is no treatment for the autoimmune part, but if you have hypothyroidism, this would be treated with thyroid hormone. One can also have an enlarged thyroid related to hashimoto's. You should have an ultrasound to look at your thyroid. ...Read more

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How is hashimoto's disease treated usually?

How is hashimoto's disease treated usually?

Hormone replacement: If hashimoto's disease has resulted in underactivity of the thyroid, it is treated with replacement of thyroid hormone. If the thyroid function is normal, no specific treatment is required. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hashimoto's disease?

Asymptomatic to: Thyroid failure: hashimoto disease is an autoimmune disorder of the thyroid and in its early phases may be asymptotic. It can cause transient symptoms of thyroid hyper-function, e.g., rapid pulse, weight loss, heat intolerance; followed by thyroid deficiency, e.g., cold intolerance, weakness, constipation, coarse skin etc. There may also be a goiter. ...Read more

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What's the upshot of getting hashimoto's disease?

None?: There is no advantage to having hashimotos, but it is easily managed with one pill once a day. ...Read more

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How does one cope with hashimoto's disease symptoms?

How does one cope with hashimoto's disease symptoms?

Treat the thyroid: The symptoms from the thyroid are treated to help control the symptoms. ...Read more

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How do I find out if I could have hashimoto's disease?

Thyroid testing: If there is a family history of it, or you have signs of hypothyroidism, then talk with your doctor. They can do antibody testing to see if you have it. However, you're thyroid hormone levels will usually be off. If those are normal, you're probably ok. ...Read more

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What would happen if hashimoto's disease is untreated?

What would happen if hashimoto's disease is untreated?

Not a good idea: Symptoms and problems would go uncorrected. Symptoms may include feeling tired, feeling cold, wt gain, constipation, slow thinking, and irritability. Other issues may include high blood pressure or high cholesterol that can increase the risk for heart disease. ...Read more

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Is there a way to slow down or reverse hashimoto's disease?

Is there a way to slow down or reverse hashimoto's disease?

Yes you can treat: Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune disease with auto antibodies resulting in hypothyroidism. Treatment is with thyroid supplements. It may be associated with other autoimmune disorders. ...Read more

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What diet is appropriate for someone with Hashimoto's disease?

What diet is appropriate for someone with Hashimoto's disease?

Avoid excess iodine: A common misunderstanding about autoimmune thyroid disease such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis or Graves disease is that excess iodine tends to make it worse, not better. You should avoid foods that contain excess iodine, such as kelp or seaweed (sushi wrap). There are no dietary restrictions otherwise. ...Read more

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Can I take antistax tablets having hashimoto's disease? Thank you.

Can I take antistax tablets having hashimoto's disease? Thank you.

Probably: Hi. The effect of Antistax on thyroid hormone availability, metabolism, etc has not been studied. Try it if you want to. If your legs feel better, repeat your TSH and free T4 about 7-8 weeks after starting Antistax and make sure they're stable. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have hashimoto's disease how is it treated? How long does it last?

I have hashimoto's disease how is it treated? How long does it last?

Thyroid hormone/life: Hypothyroidism caused by hashimoto's thyroiditis is treated with thyroid hormone replacement agents like levothyroxine or desiccated thyroid extract. In most cases, the treatment needs to be taken for the rest of the patient's life. This is an autuoimmune disease, so as long as the patient's thyroid is active, the body will continue to attack it, sot treatment is ongoing. ...Read more

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If you have hashimotos disease, can it cause your lymph nodes to swell?

If you have hashimotos disease, can it cause your lymph nodes to swell?

Lymph nodes: Lymph nodes can be related to your thyroid or it could be caused by something else.
Please see your doctor about this. ...Read more

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How will hashimoto's disease affect my life and my weight? Will I be fat?

If caught in time: Hypothyroidism only affects weight when it is poorly treated because of not complying with instructions or has been ongoing for a long time before diagnosis(inital symptoms are very vague). Weight issues are over- attributed to thyroid dysfunction that it has become an urban legend. ...Read more

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How fast is hashimoto's disease treated when on the correct ammount of meds?

How fast is hashimoto's disease treated when on the correct ammount of meds?

Quickly: If treated properly by OPTIMIZING tissue thyroid levels (ignore TSH....focus on free T3 (liothyronine)/Reverse T3 (liothyronine) ratio), and optimize Selenium, Iodine, and inflammatory triggers; it can be managed quite well and quickly. The hard part is when you are in the transition phase from HYPER to HYPO thyroid as the gland is under attack. ...Read more

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What is the best diet and exercise plan for someone with hashimotos disease?

What is the best diet and exercise plan for someone with hashimotos disease?

Unrelated: Hi. People with Hashimoto's hypothyroidism, treated with the correct dose of thyroid hormone replacement to normalize TSH and free T4 can eat whatever they want! I ALWAYS recommend healthy diet and regular exercise, but that's because it's GOOD for them, not because of any influence on their thyroid hormone replacement! Live healthily because it's GOOD for you!!! Holy cow! ...Read more