Hashimoto's Disease

Common Name(s)

Hashimoto's Disease, Hashimoto thyroiditis, Hashimoto's syndrome

HashimotoÕs syndrome is a form of chronic inflammation of the thyroid gland. The inflammation results in damage to the thyroid gland and reduced thyroid function or Òhypothyroidism,Ó meaning the gland doesnÕt make enough thyroid hormone for the needs of the body. Symptoms of HashimotoÕs syndrome may include goiter, a feeling of fullness in the throat, tiredness, weight gain, cold intolerance, and a slowed heart rate. HashimotoÕs syndrome is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States. It is more common in women than in men, and it commonly appears between age 40 and age 60. A person with HashimotoÕs syndrome may not always need treatment. When it is needed, the condition is treated with synthetic thyroid hormone.
 

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Graves' Disease and Thyroid Foundation

The purpose and mission of the Graves' Disease & Thyroid Foundation is to provide support and educational services for patients and family members impacted by Graves' disease, thyroid eye disease, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and other thyroid-related disorders. Services are delivered via phone/e-mail/U.S. Mail, social media, online forums, local support groups, and national educational events.

Last Updated: 9 Oct 2014

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Graves' Disease and Thyroid Foundation

The purpose and mission of the Graves' Disease & Thyroid Foundation is to provide support and educational services for patients and family members impacted by Graves' disease, thyroid eye disease, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and other thyroid-related disorders. Services are delivered via phone/e-mail/U.S. Mail, social media, online forums, local support groups, and national educational events.

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Last Updated: 9 Oct 2014

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Hashimoto's Disease" returned 69 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Graves' disease associated with alopecia areata developing after Hashimoto's thyroiditis.
 

Author(s): Mehmet Aşık, Emine Binnetoğlu, Hacer Şen, Zeliha Tekeli, Fatma Uysal, Kubilay Ukinç

Journal: J Nippon Med Sch. 2013 ;80(6):467-9.

 

Graves' disease and Hashimoto's thyroiditis are the most common autoimmune thyroid diseases. Hypothyroidism can develop in patients with Graves' disease, either spontaneously or as a result of radioactive iodine therapy or surgery. However, it is rare for patients with Hashimoto's ...

Last Updated: 14 Jan 2014

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[Mecobalamin improved pernicious anemia in an elderly individual with Hashimoto's disease and diabetes mellitus].
 

Author(s): Kenichi Izumi, Takehiro Fujise, Kanako Inoue, Hitoe Mori, Kouta Yamazaki, Yui Hongou, Satoko Takagi, Hiroko Yamanouchi, Kenji Ashida, Keizo Anzai

Journal: Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. 2013 ;50(4):542-5.

 

A 73-year-old Japanese man with Hashimoto's disease and diabetes mellitus received regular medical checkups for type 2 diabetes care. Blood tests indicated macrocytic anemia (red blood cell count, 279×104 /μL; hemoglobin, 12.2 g/dL; hematocrit, 34.0%; mean corpuscular volume, 121.9 ...

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2013

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Myeloneuropathy in a case of Hashimoto's disease.
 

Author(s): A K Kayal, L J Basumatary, S Dutta, N Mahanta, S Islam, A Mahanta

Journal: Neurol India. ;61(4):426-8.

 

Last Updated: 5 Sep 2013

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The terms "Hashimoto's Disease" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Autoimmune thyroid disease (Graves' disease and hashimoto's thyroiditis) in two patients with Crohn's disease: case reports and literature review.
 

Author(s): Taku Inokuchi, Yuji Moriwaki, Sumio Takahashi, Zenta Tsutsumi, Tsuneyoshi KA, Tetsuya Yamamoto

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2005 Apr;44(4):303-6.

 

An increased prevalence of the association between autoimmune thyroid diseases and ulcerative colitis has been suggested, however, not with Crohn's disease, as only 7 cases of thyroid disease coexisting with Crohn's disease have been reported. Herein, we describe 2 patients with Crohn's ...

Last Updated: 17 May 2005

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Last Updated: 14 Apr 2004

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Low Level Laser Therapy for Autoimmune Thyroiditis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Autoimmune Thyroiditis

 

Last Updated: 11 Sep 2014

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Selenium Supplementation in Autoimmune Thyroiditis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Autoimmune Thyroiditis

 

Last Updated: 24 Jul 2014

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Selenium Supplementation in Pregnancy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pregnancy; Infertility; Auto-immune Thyroiditis

 

Last Updated: 25 Oct 2014

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