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Is there a relation between hashimotos thyroiditis and itching on tops of hands?

No. Not unless your thyroid level is vanishingly low. Hopefully, you've had it checked and treated with brand name T4 replacement if indicated. Read more...

Can tpo antibodies be present in subacute thyroiditis? Or does it mean I have hashimotos. Swollen thyroid Tsh normal. Cold hands fatigue hair falling

Anti TPO antibodies. Can be elevated in some people with normal thyroids, and are markers of thyroiditis, depending on the levels and the follow up. Your symptoms don't point to a specific disease and can be common to other problems as well, your best bet is to see your doctor/endocrinologist for assessment and further management, best wishes. Read more...

Chronic thyroiditis (hashimotos disease). I need a website please?

American Thyroid. In addition to the information on health tap, excellent patient information about thyroid conditions is available on the website of the american thyroid association. Read more...
Mayo Clinic. Hashimotos is usually a condition where your immune system attacks your thyroid, making it underactive. Try this mayo clinic review: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hashimotos-disease/ds00567. Read more...

How does hashimoto's thyroiditis develop?

Variable. Hashimoto's thyroiditis develops when the immune system misclassifies one or more thyroid proteins as foreign (not belonging to that person) and begins making antibodies that target the protein(s). This can cause the thyroid to become enlarged (form a goiter), develop regional growths, or nodules, or make too little thyroid hormone. Once in a while, it can result in too much thyroid hormone. Read more...
Thyroid antibodies. The immune system makes anti-thyroperoxidase antibodies and/or anti-thyroglobulin antibodies which are both directed at different parts of the thyroid gland. These antibodies infiltrate and damage the thyroid gland painlessly, often rendering the gland underactive. Read more...

Is recovery from hashimoto's thyroiditis possible?

Yes. Yes, it's possible that an individual be diagnosed with hashimoto's thyroiditis only to be serology negative a few months later. This is however, the exception rather than the rule. Talk with your doctor if what you had was acute thyroiditis due to infection instead. Read more...
Absolutely. With appropriate treatment there is no reason full recovery would not happen within a short period of time. Read more...

What are some of the tests for Hashimoto's thyroiditis?

THYROIDITIS. n this condition, typically there is aggressive destruction of thyroid cells by various cell- and antibody-mediated immune processes (in contrast to the stimulatory effect seen in Graves' disease). It is not yet understood why this occurs.TSH levels; this is a sensitive test of thyroid function.Thyroid autoantibodies - anti-thyroid peroxidase (anti-TPO) .http://patient.info/doctor/hashimotos-thyroiditis. Read more...

Question about hashimoto's thyroiditis. How familial is it?

Quite. There are families with multiple hyper and hypothyroid relatives, and index cases where the patient is the first (known) person in the family. Read more...
Very. Hashimoto's thyroiditis is very common in the general population, and we see family members with autoimmune thyroid disease frequently. Read more...

What body functions are affected by hashimoto's thyroiditis?

All of them. While the inflammation (the -itis part of thyroiditis) affects only the thyroid, if this causes the thyroid levels to drop, every tissue in the body can be affected - simplistically this can cause a slow down of the heart, the GI tract, the liver, the muscles, and the brain. Because the cells are slower to convert food energy to heat or work energy there is less energy to get things done. Read more...
Purely depends on. Whether the thyoiditis produces too much or too little thyroid hormone too much- shaky, nervous, jittery, hair loss frequent bowel movements, sweaty, fast heart beats too little hormone- constipation, dry skin, fatigue, hair loss normal hormone level= no sx's due to the thyroiditis. Read more...