Hashimoto's thyroiditis


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Hashimoto's thyroiditis

An autoimmune disorder in which the cells of the thyroid gland are attacked. This interferes with the production of hormones by the thyroid gland, causing fatigue and weight gain.
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Even though neither you nor your friends have heard of Hashimoto's thyroiditis, it is a common disorder--the most frequent cause of thyroid gland enlargement (goiter).
Four had Hashimoto's thyroiditis at the study outset and were on T4 replacement therapy.
SAN DIEGO -- Patients with two of the most serious manifestations of Graves' disease--acropachy and dermopathy--are three times more likely to have a history of tobacco use and five times more likely to be current smokers than patients with another thyroid disease, Hashimoto's thyroiditis.
The condition is often due to Hashimoto's thyroiditis, in which the body produces antibodies that attack its own thyroid gland, reducing hormone production.
Graves' disease, primary hypothyroidism, and Hashimoto's thyroiditis are all relatively prevalent clinical syndromes.
Previous researchers have proved that assays of Anti-TPO antibody have high specificity, sensitivity and accuracy to detect Hashimoto's Thyroiditis.
Patients who need to take it because of Hashimoto's thyroiditis or after thyroidectomy are often unhappy with how they feel.
In Hashimoto's thyroiditis or Addison's disease, damage to the affected organs leads to a deficiency in the hormones they normally produce.
Among the diseases that occur in the thyroid, the most commonly diagnosed is the Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (HT)--an autoimmune disease - and different types of thyroid cancer [9-12].