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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.

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.
No. Likely not, very different organs that don't communicate much.
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.

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!
Lots. Read about low dose naltrexone. Read about selenomethionine. Consider avoiding gluten and dairy. Read about heavy metal overload due to environmental toxicity.

I'm a vegan, and I have hashimoto's autoimmune thyroiditis? Is there any relationship?

No. It is one many autoimmune diseases and has not had an association with diet documented in the literature.

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.

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.