What is Hashimoto's thyroiditis? Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease of the thyroid gland. In autoimmune diseases, your immune system turns on your own organs, cells or tissues that it is supposed to protect. The causes of many autoimmune diseases are not well understood. While around 75 percent of autoimmune diseases occur in women, it remains unclear...
What is the difference between Hashimoto's thyroiditis and hypothyroidism? This common question can be confusing to even veteran thyroid patients. Let's clear up the main difference: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is a disease; hypothyroidism is a condition. In the United States, hypothyroidism is most commonly caused by Hashimoto's thyroiditis, but the two terms are not interchangeable. Here is more information to help...
With respect to thyroid illness, myths and misconceptions abound. Here are 8 of these myths debunked. Myth 1: Only Older Women Develop Thyroid Problems While a woman by the age of 60 has a 1 in 5 chance of developing a thyroid problem, they are not the only people who develop thyroid conditions. Women are vulnerable to...
New research published in the journal Thyroid has shown that Hashimoto's thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease and the most common cause of hypothyroidism -- an underactive thyroid -- in the U.S., has an effect on quality of life. Specifically, the study found that even when the thyroid levels are "normal," Hashimoto's thyroiditis can increase symptoms and reduce...
THE Project's Waleed Aly has spoken candidly about what it’s like raising a child with autism, one day after Pauline Hanson’s controversial suggestion that children with autism spectrum disorder be removed from mainstream classrooms. The Gold Logie winner rarely talks about his private life with wife Dr Susan Carland or the 2011 diagnosis of his...
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