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Silent thyroiditis, treatment advice?

Silent thyroiditis, treatment advice?

See details: I have no idea what silent thyroiditis means. If you have no symptoms and your thyroid function is normal, you need no treatment. ...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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If I am having abdominal bloating can this be caused by silent thyroiditis?

If I am having abdominal bloating can this be caused by silent thyroiditis?

Unlikely: Abdominal symptoms would be very unlikely related to thyroiditis. If they were you would also have other symptoms of a low thyroid level. ...Read more

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I have silent thyroiditis. What is the most common outcome of this over time? My flare ups are slowly getting worse but ibuprofen still helps

I have silent thyroiditis. What is the most common outcome of this over time? My flare ups are slowly getting worse but ibuprofen still helps

Low thyroid: The eventual outcome is likely hypothyroidism from the thyroid being burned out by the inflammation. This is considered an autoimmune problem. ...Read more

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Why do I keep having recurring thyroiditis episodes? I always stabilize afterwards.

Why do I keep having recurring thyroiditis episodes? I always stabilize afterwards.

Endocrinology: Consultation. Thyroid ultrasound, hormone levels and nuclear scan. Monitor your anti-thyroid antibodies. I suggest repeat endocrinology consultation. ...Read more

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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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Could thyroiditis cause low gfr?

Could thyroiditis cause low gfr?

EGFR?: No. Low egfrs are of no consequence in hyper or hypothyroid stages of thyroiditis. ...Read more

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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

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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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Why is it so hard to lose weight with thyroiditis?

Why is it so hard to lose weight with thyroiditis?

Thyroid function?: If your thyroid function is under control then weight issues may not be related to your thyroid. ...Read more

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I have been diganosed with chronic thyroiditis what does that mean for me?

I have been diganosed with chronic thyroiditis what does that mean for me?

Autoimmune likely: Chronic thyroiditis usually refers to a chronic problem of the thyroid (also called chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, or hashimoto's thyroiditis) in which there is inflammation of the thyroid caused by the immune system attacking the thyroid (autoimmune). Many people become hypothyroid, but it can take time and initially present as an enlarged or nodular thyroid., with normal thyroid levels. ...Read more

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Does thyroiditis have anything to do with loss of vocal range and singing ability?

Does thyroiditis have anything to do with loss of vocal range and singing ability?

If hypothyroid: If the form of thyroiditis you have causes your thyroid to be under active, that could cause changes in your voice that would be expected to resolve when your levels return to normal on thyroid hormone replacement. ...Read more

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Is there anything can be done to soothe symptoms of hashimotos thyroiditis, tried everything, been off meds for 12 months & still stable, still sympto?

Hashimoto symptoms?: Unsure what you mean by being stable and off of your meds? Depending on what your symptoms are you may need to seek the advice of an endocrinologist who can suggest symptomatic treatment. ...Read more

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Can having high metabolism be confused for thyroiditis?

Can having high metabolism be confused for thyroiditis?

Yes: Thyroiditis cause both slow down or speed up metabolism. A simple blood test (tsh, t3/t4) will determine if thyroid disorder is present. ...Read more

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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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Can h pylori thyroiditis?

Can h pylori thyroiditis?

No: If you are asking if h pylori can cause thyroiditis then I would have to answer "no.". ...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?

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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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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Hi doctors, , why hasimoto' s thyroiditis is painless, even there's a chronic inflammation, ? Thanks

Hi doctors, , why hasimoto' s thyroiditis is painless, even there's a chronic inflammation, ? Thanks

Inflammation: Inflammation does not always cause pain, particularly when you're referring to the thyroid and hashimoto's. Some thyroiditis can be painful, but most is not or the symptoms are very minor and thought to be a cold, flu or sore throat. ...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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Can thyroiditis make you lightheaded or groggy?

Can thyroiditis make you lightheaded or groggy?

Depends on T4: People with subacute thyroiditis can go through a "hyperthyroid" phase, where T4 is high, and you may have symptoms of hyper (palpitations, tremor, maybe lightheaded). This can be followed weeks-months later by hypothyroidism (cold, groggy, fatigued, etc). In most cases, thyroid returns to normal. Hashimotos thyroiditis is usually more chronic. ...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