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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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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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Heteroneous in echotexture thyroid typical of hashimotos disease?

Heteroneous in echotexture thyroid typical of hashimotos disease?

Could be: It is difficult to reliably sonographically differentiate hashimoto thyroiditis from other thyroid pathology. Ultrasound features can be variable depending of the severity and phase of disease. A diffusely enlarged thyroid gland with a heterogeneous echotexture is a common sonographic presentation. ...Read more

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Is hashimotos an endocrine or autoimmune disorder?

Is hashimotos an endocrine or autoimmune disorder?

Both: Hashimoto's thyroiditis occurs when the body produces antibodies directed against the thyroid gland, which could eventually render it unable to produce thyroid hormones. When that happens, a patient becomes hypothyroid. ...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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What is iatrogenic hyperthyroidism?

What is iatrogenic hyperthyroidism?

Drug induced: Iatrogenic means it was caused by the treatment, or by the doctor. So iatrogenic hyperthyroidism means the hyperthyroidism was caused by taking too much thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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Is focal chronic autoimmune thyroiditis an age-related disease?

No: Autoimmune thyroiditis can occur in young children, adolescents and adults of any age. We see it most often in children who have a family history of that condition. In many children that we have seen, it was mild but symptomatic enough that their mother recognized the condition and sought treatment. Even with mild disease in children the treatment can have profound benefits. ...Read more

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What is the significance of radioactive iodine scan in various throid diseases like myxedema, hashimoto's thyroiditis and graves disease?

What is the significance of radioactive iodine scan in various throid diseases like myxedema, hashimoto's thyroiditis and graves disease?

Hot vs. cold nodule: Iodine uptake by thyroid tissue depends on functioning cells. The most common use for thyroid scan is to assess if a nodule is functional or not. A functional/hot nodule may cause hyperthyroidism but is not likely to be malignant. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003829.htm. ...Read more

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What is primary adrenal insufficiency (addisons disease)?

What is primary adrenal insufficiency (addisons disease)?

Adrenal cortex: The adrenal cortex makes lots of hormones. Very important are cortisol and aldosterone which help maintain life and salt balance. Addison's disease is caused by adrenal cortex damage rendering it unable to make these hormones anymore, mostly autoimmune cause in us. Patients often have a bronzed look. Hydrocortisone replacement is a lifesaving necessity. Fludrocortisone may also become necessary. ...Read more

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Anyone familiar w/ hashimoto thyroiditis treatment?

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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Can Maccune Albright syndrome cause hyperthyroidism?

McCune Albright: McCune -Albright syndrome is associated with excess hormone production, including hyperthyroidism. People with this condition should be screened regularly. ...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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What's familial dysalbuminaemic hyperthyroxinaemia?

What's familial dysalbuminaemic hyperthyroxinaemia?

See details: This is a mutation in the human albumen gene which causes tests for thyroid function to be falsely elevated when thyroid function is really normal. ...Read more

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What autoimmune disorder has celiacs, gastroparesis, hypothyroidism?

What autoimmune disorder has celiacs, gastroparesis, hypothyroidism?

connective tissue : Connective tissue disease: test for sjogren's (blood & sialogram) autoimmune thyroid, explore with your doctor : omeoprazole & Erythromycin & domperidone. Botox injections into pylorus muscle for stomach pain and nausea. Avoid raw veggies, grind food up when things are very bad. There does not need to be one primary autoimmune disorder. ...Read more

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Why thyrotoxicosis cause amenorrhoea?

Why thyrotoxicosis cause amenorrhoea?

Thyroid disease: Your thyroid function is intimately linked to the function of your cycles. Hyper or hypo thyroidism will lead to absent ovulation, or anovulatory cycling. This will lead to no cycles, or amenorrhea. Once you correct the underlying problem, your cycles will return to normal. You should be under the care of an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Hypo/hyper- thyroid confusion, what is the difference?

Hypo/hyper- thyroid confusion, what is the difference?

Over and Under: HYPOthyroid is underactive thyroid whereas HYPERthyroid is overactive. Symtoms of hypo include fatigue, dry, brittle nails and hair, constipation, low body temperature, cold intolerance, depression, weight gain or inability to lose weight, lethargy, and abnormal blood lipids. Symptoms of hyper would essentially be the opposite. ...Read more