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Hashimoto thyroiditis

Also known as Autoimmune Thyroiditis

Hashimoto's thyroiditis or chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease in which the thyroid gland is attacked by a variety of cell- and antibody-mediated immune processes. It was the first disease to be recognized as an autoimmune disease. It was first described by the Japanese specialist Hakaru Hashimoto in Germany in 1912.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with hashimoto thyroiditis, 19% report having weight gain, 19% report having constipation, and 11% report having premenstrual tension or irritability. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of hashimoto thyroiditis are premenstrual tension or irritability, too little hair, and feeling hot, although you may still have hashimoto thyroiditis without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with hashimoto thyroiditis often receive hematologic tests, complete physical skin exam performed (ml), lipid panel, biopsy, ultrasonography, hemoglobin a1c measurement, examination of foot and magnetic resonance imaging .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with hashimoto thyroiditis include thyroxine (synthroid), lithium (li), sumatriptan (imitrex), cannabis (schedule i substance), brompheniramine / pseudoephedrine, propylthiouracil, benazepril / hydrochlorothiazide, naproxen / sumatriptan, triiodothyronine (cytomel), garlic preparation (kwai), methimazole, guanfacine (intuniv) and modafinil (provigil) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for hashimoto thyroiditis include age 30-44 years age 45-59 years. On the other hand, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years almost never get hashimoto thyroiditis.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.8x
15-29 years
1.0x
30-44 years
1.7x
45-59 years
1.6x
60-74 years
0.7x
75+ years
0.1x

Sex

Male
0.4x
Female
1.5x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.5x
Hispanic
0.8x
White
1.3x
Other
0.7x
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