What is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Questions and Answers

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...

Hashimoto’s vs. Hypothyroidism: What’s the Difference?

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...

Heart Attack

Definition A heart attack is the death of, or damage to, part of the heart muscle because the supply of blood to the heart muscle is severely reduced or stopped. Description Heart attack is the leading cause of death in the United States. More than 1.5 million Americans suffer a heart attack every year, and almost half a...

HOW TO SAVE A LIFE What is the difference between cardiopulmonary arrest and a heart attack? Definitions, signs, symptoms and what to do

Many people use the terms interchangeably but a heart attack and a cardiac arrest are not the same thing BOTH can be deadly, but a heart attack and a cardiopulmonary, or cardiac, arrest are not the same thing. Here is a quick guide to the two conditions – and what to do in the case of...


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