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What are the differences between hashimoto and hypothyroid?

What are the differences between hashimoto and hypothyroid?

Sort of related: Hashimoto's is an autoimmune thyroid disease (the body attacks itself) which can cause hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism, however, can be caused by other etiologies and not just hashimoto's. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results 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 is the difference between hashimotos and hypothyroidism? which is more dangerous?

What is the difference between hashimotos and hypothyroidism? which is more dangerous?

Not much: Hashimotos causes hypothyroidism and many times those terms are used synonymously. Both are dangerous if untreated however with appropriate treatment they can be very manageable. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hashimoto's and hypothyroidism? I'm hypothyroid so how do I know if I have hashi's or not? They seem to be the same.

Autoimmune: Hashimotos is an autoimmune thyroid disease where your body attacks itself or specifically, the thyroid. This is a progressive disease that runs in the family. Hypothyroidism is a term to describe low thyroid level due to any cause: surgery, drug side effects, inflammation... ...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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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

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Is Hashimotos the same as Hypothyroidism?

Is Hashimotos the same as Hypothyroidism?

Hashi's is a form: Hashimotos is a form of hypothyroidism. Auto immune and occurs in about 80% of American women with hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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What is Hashimotos and how does it relate to Hypothyroidism?

Hashimoto's: is an autoimmune disease which affects the thyroid, causing inflammation. Initially in the disease, you will release extra thyroid hormone, being hypothyroid, but then the thyroid cells start to die, causing hypothyroidism. The hypothyroidism can easily be remedied by prescription medicine. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have hashimotos hypothyroid thyroiditis? What will happen over the next 12 months?

I have hashimotos hypothyroid thyroiditis? What will happen over the next 12 months?

Can't predict: It partly depends on how much residual function your thyroid has. Some people remain fairly stable for years, others have a steady decline in function. That's why it is important to follow up with your doctor and have your labs done periodically. ...Read more