Autoimmune thyroiditis is caused by what?

Unknown . It runs in families and there are genetic associations. Often it occurs with other autoimmune disease. There may be environmental causes or viral infection.

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Autoimmune pancreatitis caused by autoimmune thyroiditis. Will taking out thyroid fix the pancreatitis?

Not true. The thyroid disease does not cause the pancreatitis and correcting the thyroid will have no effect on the pancreatitis. Read more...
No. Likely not, very different organs that don't communicate much. Read more...
NO. Autoimmune thyroid is caused by the immune system attacking the thyroid. Autoimmune pancreatitis is caused by the immune system attacking the pancreas. consequently, if you remove the thyroid the immune system is still present and still causing autoimmunity to the pancreas. Read more...

Any advice for someone who's been diagnosed with borderline hypothyroidism caused by autoimmune thyroiditis?

Knowing it is....... Knowing that hashimoto's thyroiditis is present, makes it very easy to decide when thyroid replacement is needed. I have it, not a serious problem, and i take thyroid replacement. I am quick to place patient with autoimmune thyroiditis on thyroid once the TSH is 3.0 or higher! Read more...
Lots. Read about low dose naltrexone. Read about selenomethionine. Consider avoiding gluten and dairy. Read about heavy metal overload due to environmental toxicity. Read more...

Without knowing what caused my adrenal insufficiency plus autoimmune thyroiditis, low-t, low vit. D, etc, is the adrenal problems likely to reoccur?

Gland problems. If you have insufficiency of adrenals, thyroid, and gonads, you may have one of the autoimmune polyendocrine syndromes. The glandular failures, when they occur in this relatively rare disorder, are usually permanent. But you need to be under the care of an endocrinologist, who is best equipped to diagnose and treat this. Read more...

I don't know cause of adrenal insufficiency, autoimmune thyroiditis, low-t.1yr later I feel worse, no drive, seizures etc. What's best to ask new endo?

Tell it like it is. Just tell your endo exactly what you have mentioned. If necessary, a rheumatologist's help may be needed to control your autoimmune issues which may be affecting things other than your glands. Read more...

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...

I have autoimmune thyroiditis. Will that make me more susceptible to other auto immune disorders?

Probably yes. A person with autoimmune thyroiditis has a higher chance of getting another autoimmune disorder, such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, grave's disease, vitiligo, etc... However, having an increased risk of getting a disorder doesn't mean the person will surely get it. He might be lucky and not have anything but the thyroiditis. Read more...
Yes. But unlikely. One autoimmune problem does raise the risk, but it is minimal with hashimoto's, which between 608% of the population has! the condition affects women more than men! Read more...

Can I die from hashimoto's (autoimmune thyroiditis)?

Yes. Worst case scenerio: if you do not take your replacement thyroid medication for a long time, you can actually go into a type of coma (myxedema coma). Patients with inadequately treated hypothyroidism can also have heart problems. Is it very important to be followed routinely and take your synthroid (thyroxine) on an empty stomach regularly. Read more...