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.

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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...

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 a person have bipolar disorder along with autoimmune hypothyroidism? Symptoms of both can be distinguished?

Yes. Stabilize the thyroid condition is straightforward. If normalized, then deal with bipolar. Read more...
Absolutely! Any psychiatric disorder is possible with exceedingly low thyroid function. The best way to tease this apart is for three physicians to collaborate: primary care physician, endocrinologist, and psychiatrist. Take care. Read more...

What is hypothyroidism or hashimoto’s thyroiditis? Is it related RA as well? And how can we avoid having it?

See details. You cannot avoid it. It is an autoimmune condition of the thyroid gland that usually causes an underactivity of the gland (hypothyroidism). It is often associated with other autoimmune diseases such as ra. Read more...

I have hashimoto's thyroiditis/hypothyroidism and presently taking levothyroxine. Heard a lot of good things about zyflamend but is it safe for me?

Zyflamend safety. The website claims the product stimulates a "whole-body healthy inflammation response". You won't find this concept in a medical textbook. Personally, i would prefer my body's parts not all be inflamed at the same time! it's not a hugely complex formula; it contains turmeric, green tea, rosemary, ginger, basil, barberry, oregano and 3 chinese herbs. Google each one. Don't stop your medication. Read more...
Thyroid Supplements. There is not evidence that herbal or nutritional remedies can help hypothyroidism. For the vast majority of individuals levothyroxine supplies the body with adequate replacement of the identical hormone which the body produces. Most (but not all) make T3 (liothyronine) naturally from the T4 in a well regulated pattern. See your physician if you feel symptomatic despite therapy. Doses may need adjustment. Read more...