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Is hashmotos reversible? Or does the immune system attack other organs after the thyroid can't the immune system be calmed down

Is hashmotos reversible? Or does the immune system attack other organs after the thyroid can't the immune system be calmed down

Hashimoto's: Not generally reversible. Usually progresses to destruction of the thyroid gland so that thyroid hormone replacement is required. Antibodies in Hashimotos are specific to the thyroid, so limited in that sense. There are some who develop other autoimmune diseases but those diseases are generally considered separately. ...Read more

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I have hoshimitos disease is there anyway to stop my immune system from attacking my thyroid besides taking medication?

I have hoshimitos disease is there anyway to stop my immune system from attacking my thyroid besides taking medication?

No: It's an autoimmune thyroid disease. You have to let it run its course. As long as you take your pill as directed and follow your lab regularly, you shouldn't have any problems. It's a very common disease. ...Read more

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Blood test shows my immune system is attacking the thyroid hormone, st this point the thyroid is shown to be unharmed. Can this be permanently cured?

Endocrinologist: You have what is called autoimmune thyroid disease. You need to be evaluated by an endocrinologist, who specializes in hormonal diseases, to better understand your diagnosis and determine if therapy is warranted. ...Read more

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Do I have a weak immune system if I have low thyroid?

No: There is no relationship between thyroid disorder and immune system. Hypo or hyperthyroidism can be caused by anti bodies to the glands but does not mean thar your immune system is low. ...Read more

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I recently was diagnosed with a 2.2 CM multinodular goiter on the right lobe of my thyroid. Does thyroid affect the immune system?

I recently was diagnosed with a 2.2 CM multinodular goiter on the right lobe of my thyroid. Does thyroid affect the immune system?

Generally not: Not unless it's not functioning properly, which is different that it it has a nodule. If the nodule itself is 2.2 cm, then it needs to be biopsied. ...Read more

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Recently was diagnosed with a 2.2 CM multinodular goiter on the right lobe of my thyroid. Does your thyroid affect the immune system?

Recently was diagnosed with a 2.2 CM multinodular goiter on the right lobe of my thyroid. Does your thyroid affect the immune system?

Autoimmune diseases: A goiter does not make you more susceptible to infections, if that is your question. But a common cause of goiter is hashimoto's thyroiditis, which is an autoimmune dysfunction of your thyroid. In most people with hashimotos, only the thyroid is affected. ...Read more

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Why is my immune system attacking my liver?

Why is my immune system attacking my liver?

Autoimmune: This is most likely from an autoimmune process due to losing regulation of the immune system thus allowing the immune system to attack your own body. ...Read more

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I told my neurologist i actually felt my immune system attacking my nerves why does he find this so hard to believe ?

I told my neurologist i actually felt my immune system attacking my nerves why does he find this so hard to believe ?

Unlikely : I would have a hard time believing this as well. We don't feel our immune system working directly. We may feel consequences of it whether it is allergies, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, certain neurological diseases, etc. ...Read more

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Ebv positive triggered autoimmune disease i could feel excruciating pain my immune system attacking my nerves directly?

Ebv positive triggered autoimmune disease i could feel excruciating pain my immune system attacking my nerves directly?

Sleep/nutrition: I would recommend plenty of sleep and to see a nutritionist to help your nutrition to aid your body's recovery. Mds only get a day of training in nutrition and you need someone trained who can suggest supplements based on your blood studies. ...Read more

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What are some viruses that directly attack the immune system?

What are some viruses that directly attack the immune system?

Complicated: But an example would be HIV (the virus which causes aids), or its relatives like htlv (human lymphotropic viruses), which directly attack cells which are a direct part of our immune system. Other viruses may attack organs like the spleen which are necessary for immune function. ...Read more