THYROIDITIS
Description


 
  Symptoms
Anxiety          Appetite - loss Blood Pressure - high
Blood Pressure - low Constipation Dizziness
Eyes - swelling Fatigue/exhaustion Fever
Hair - loss Heart - beat increase Insomnia
Menstruation - irregular Mental depression Muscles - aching
Neck - pain Pulse - slow Skin - acne
Skin - dry Throat - sore Throat - thyroid gland swollen
Throat - thyroid gland tender Tremor Voice - hoarse
Weaknesss Weight - gain Weight - loss
  Description
Thyroiditis is the inflammation of the thyroid gland. Forms of the disease are:

• Hashimoto's thyroiditis, also called autoimmune or chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, is the most common form. It is caused by antibodies attack. The thyroid gland is always enlarged.

• Postpartum thyroiditis. Pregnant women who test positive for the thyroid antibody during their first trimester have a 30 - 50% chance of developing thyroiditis during the postpartum period.

• Subacute thyroiditis. Also called Quervain’s thyroiditis, it is caused by viral infections.

• Silent thyroiditis. It is caused by antibodies attack with symptoms of hyperthyroidism

• Drug-induced thyroiditis

• Radiation-induced thyroiditis

• Acute thyroiditis. Infection is due to any organism, mostly bacteria.

Most forms of thyroiditis result in three phases:

• Hyperthyroidism. Overactive thyroid. When the thyroid is inflamed, it often releases an excess of thyroid hormone, resulting in hyperthyroidism.

• Hypothyroidism. Underactive thyroid. When the supply of thyroid hormone is depleted, the body has too little, and hypothyroidism results.

• Return to normal

Thyroiditis can switch from hyperthyroidism to hypothyroidism very quickly. Symptoms then can be confusing, with cycling over a period of days or weeks between hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism symptoms. Most types of thyroiditis are caused due to the attack of anti-bodies on the thyroid gland. Immune disorders, viruses, fever, and certain drugs like interferon, can cause thyroiditis. In some cases of thyroiditis, there is no identifiable cause.
   Diagnosis
After completing a history and physical exam, thyroiditis can be diagnosed with blood tests, including complete blood count, thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), and free thyroxine (T4).
   More information:
Thyroiditis Treatment
Thyroiditis Healthcare Centers
 

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