Thyroiditis

Definition of Thyroiditis:

Inflammation of the thyroid; there are several forms of thyroiditis, including chronic or Hashimoto's thyroiditis (also called autoimmune or chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis), subacute thyroiditis, and painless or postpartum thyroiditis.  Thyroiditis often results in hypothyroidism.

Also: Chronic Thyroiditis, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

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Chronic Thyroiditis

...the condition
“Alternative Names: Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Hashimoto's Disease, Autoimmune Thyroiditis, Chronic Lymphocytic Thyroiditis Thyroiditis is an inflammation – not an infection – of the thyroid gland...”
...our question about your age
Chronic thyroiditis or Hashimoto's disease is a common thyroid gland disorder that can occur at any age, but it is most often seen in middle-aged women...”
...recommendation Selenium
“...months of supplementation with 200mcg selenium daily reduced thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPOAb) but had no effect on Tg antibodies (TgAb) in a well-controlled study of 70 women with autoimmune thyroiditis...”
...recommendation Gluten-free Diet
“Some doctors recommend the complete avoidance of gluten/gliadin and dairy products when this allergy is suspected in cases of thyroiditis or other autoimmune disease...”
...recommendation DHEA
“Some doctors report finding that a high percentage of patients with autoimmune disorders, such as thyroiditis, are also deficient in DHEA, and should be tested...”
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Cigarette Smoke Damage

...relationship to Hyperthyroidism
“...The association was most pronounced in autoimmune disorders (Graves' disease and autoimmune thyroiditis), although there was still a strong association for non-autoimmune thyroid disorders...”
...relationship to Chronic Thyroiditis
“...The association was most pronounced in autoimmune disorders (Graves' disease and autoimmune thyroiditis), although there was still a strong association for non-autoimmune thyroid disorders...”

Hyperthyroidism

...recommendation Selenium
“...According to the researchers, selenium deficiency appears to contribute to the development and maintenance of autoimmune thyroiditis because of its effect on the function of selenium-dependent enzymes, which can modulate the immune system...”

Hypothyroidism

...the condition
“...Prognosis; Complications: The underlying cause of hypothyroidism (autoimmune thyroiditis) is not reversible...”
...recommendation Selenium
“...If iodine intake is high and selenium is low, the thyroid may over-produce thyroid hormone (Grave's hyperthyroidism), the thyroid can be damaged from oxidation and hypothyroidism may result (Hashimoto's thyroiditis)...”
...recommendation Test Adrenal Function
“...It is possible that these hormones can reduce the immune system dysfunction seen in Hashimoto's thyroiditis...”

Lupus, SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)

...relationship to Chronic Thyroiditis
“Approximately 10% of lupus patients have thyroid antibodies, and autoimmune thyroiditis occasionally coexists with SLE...”
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Megaloblastic Anemia / Pernicious Anemia

...relationship to Chronic Thyroiditis
“Pernicious anemia is more common in people who have other autoimmune diseases such as thyroiditis...”

Panic Attacks

...the condition
“...Thyroiditis...”
...relationship to Chronic Thyroiditis
“Hashimoto's autoimmune thyroiditis has been associated with a range of anxiety symptoms including panic attack...”
...recommendation Test Thyroid Function
“Hashimoto's autoimmune thyroiditis has been associated with a range of anxiety symptoms including panic attack...”

Retinitis Pigmentosa

...relationship to Hypothyroidism
“There is an increased occurrence of thyroid disease (Hashimoto's thyroiditis) in patients with retinitis pigmentosa...”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

...relationship to Chronic Thyroiditis
“...The excess thyroid dysfunction was due to either hypothyroidism or Hashimoto's thyroiditis...”
...relationship to Hypothyroidism
“...The excess thyroid dysfunction was due to either hypothyroidism or Hashimoto's thyroiditis...”

Sjogren's Syndrome

...the condition
“...Antithyroid antibodies cause thyroiditis (inflammation of the thyroid), a common problem in people with Sjogren's...”
...relationship to Chronic Thyroiditis
“...Antithyroid antibodies cause thyroiditis, a common problem in people with Sjögren's...”

Stiff Man Syndrome

...the condition
“...Thyroiditis: An association with thyroiditis has been described...”

Ultraviolet Light Therapy

...as a treatment
“...Inflammatory disease Acne; Allergic gastritis; Arthritis; Autoimmune thyroiditis; Bursitis; Boils; Mastitis; Osteomyelitis; Pancreatitis; Periodontitis; Peritonitis; Rhinitis, sinusitis; Septicemia; Diseases due to inadequate peripheral circulation Varicose ulcers;...”
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