With Other Diseases
It is common for people to develop thyroid diseases, such as hyperthyroidism (hyper means "too much") and hypothyroidism (hypo means "too little.) The two main types of autoimmune thyroid disease fall into hyperthyroidism (Grave's disease), and hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's thyroiditis).
Often thyroid disease occurs by itself. Occasionally it is also associated with other autoimmune diseases, such as type 1 diabetes, systemic scleroderma, and vitiligo, just to name a few. (Also see Autoimmune Diseases)
Thyroid Disease. Dermatological manifestations as a sign of thyroid disturbances occur either in thyreotoxic states or in the evolution of autoimmune diseases of the thyroid that is in apparent euthyroidism, or in overt hypothyroidism. (Springerlink) Alfredo Rebora. Clinical and Pathological Aspects of Skin Diseases in Endocrine, Metabolic, Nutritional and Deposition Disease.
What is Hypothyroidism? Early and late symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment. Armour Thyroid.
The Subtle Signs of a Thyroid Disorder. Thyroid disorders can affect a wide range of bodily functions and cause an array of confusing and often misdiagnosed symptoms. New York Times, 07/24/2017.
Recent Advances in Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases. In this review, focus is on recent advances in understanding the genetic and environmental pathogenic mechanisms underlying AITD and introduce the updated set of clinical guidelines for AITD management. PubMed, Endocrinol Metab (Seoul), 08/26/2016.
It is common for people with systemic scleroderma to also have other health problems, and thyroid disease can often be associated with it.
However, thyroid disease is very common in the general population, whereas systemic scleroderma is very rare, and thyroid disease is not considered to be a symptom of any type of scleroderma.
Associations between Systemic Sclerosis (SSc) and Thyroid Diseases . Most of the studies show an association among SSc, autoimmune thyroiditis (AT) and hypothyroidism, such as an increased prevalence of thyroid cancer overall in SSc patients with AT. PMC, Front Endocrinol (Lausanne), 2017; 8: 266.
Fatigue in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) and hypothyroidism. A review of the literature and report of our experience. The results suggest that female SSc patients could be screened for thyroid function, overall in presence of fatigue symptoms, and that an appropriate L-thyroxine substitutive therapy could be useful to mitigate these symptoms. PubMed, Clin Exp Rheumatol, 04/04/2017. (Also see Fatigue)
Increased risk of papillary thyroid cancer (TC) in systemic sclerosis associated with autoimmune thyroiditis. Patients with SSc have an increased risk of malignancy compared with the general population and these data suggest a high prevalence of papillary TC, in particular in the presence of thyroid autoimmunity. PubMed, Rheumatology (Oxford), 09/30/2015. (Also see Cancer and Scleroderma)
Hypothyroidism and Fibromyalgia — What's the Connection? It's significant that a significant number of the estimated 27 million people with hypothyroidism end up also being diagnosed with fibromyalgia as both conditions share many similar symptoms. VeryWell, 07/13/2017. (Also see Fibromyalgia)
Prevalence of hypothyroidism in rheumatoid arthritis and its correlation with disease activity. Thyroid function test should be included in clinical evaluation of RA patients. PubMed, Trop Doct, 2017 Jan;47(1):6-10. (Also see Rheumatoid Arthritis in Overlap)
Here’s What To Do If You Get Frequent Headaches. Headaches all the time may put you at increased risk for hypothyroidism as research has suggested a link between the two conditions, and one of the largest and longest studies to date provides the strongest evidence yet. Time Healthland, 10/07/2016.
Associated autoimmune diseases in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). Children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes are at increased risk for developing other autoimmune diseases, most commonly autoimmune thyroiditis and celiac disease. PubMed, Autoimmun Rev, 2015 Sep;14(9):781-97. (Also see Diagnosis of Diabetes and Celiac Disease)
Grave's Disease. Graves' disease is the most common form of hyperthyroidism, occurring when your immune system mistakenly attacks your thyroid gland and causes it to overproduce the hormone thyroxine. Mayo Clinic.
Hashimoto's Thyroiditis.Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of the thyroid gland, causing hypothyroidism (a depletion of thyroid hormone.) It is diagnosed by blood tests for thyroid antibodies, and treated with thyroid replacement medications. ISN.
|Overview of Hashimoto's
Symptoms of Hashitmoto's
Causes of Hashimoto's
Diagnosis of Hashimoto's
Treatments of Hashimoto's
|Cancer and Hashimoto's
Central Nervous System and Dementia with Hashimoto's
Sleep Apnea and Hashimoto's
| (Lungs) Pulmonary
Pregnancy and Postpartum Thyroiditis
Stress and Thyroid Autoimmunity
Joint damage is amplified in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with positive thyroid autoantibodies (TAbs). Our data showed that joint destruction was amplified in RA patients with an elevated presence of TAbs, which supports the importance and necessity of TAbs and thyroid function screening and monitoring in RA patient management in clinical practice. PubMed, PeerJ, 2018 Jan 4;6:e4216. (Also see Rheumatoid Arthritis in Overlap)
Investigation of Acoustic Structure Quantification (ASQ) in the Diagnosis of Thyroiditis. ASQ can provide objective and quantitative analysis of thyroid echogenicity and ASQ parameters were successful in distinguishing between patients with thyroiditis and individuals without thyroiditis. PubMed, AJR Am J Roentgenol, 2016 Mar;206(3):601-8.
Iodine excess (IE) exposure during pregnancy and lactation impairs maternal thyroid function in rats. Our study indicates that the exposure to IE during pregnancy and lactation induces primary hypothyroidism in rat dams and impairs iodide transfer to the milk. PubMed, Endocr Connect, 2017 Oct;6(7):510-521.
Thyroid disorders and gastrointestinal and liver dysfunction: A state of the art review. In this review, we discuss disorders of the thyroid-gut axis and identify the evidence base behind the management of such disorders. PubMed, Eur J Intern Med, 2015 Oct;26(8):563-71. (Also see Gastrointestinal Involvement and Liver Involvement)
Congenital hypothyroidism. Congenital hypothyroidism can also occur as part of syndromes that affect other organs and tissues in the body. Genetics Home Reference, September 2015.
Frequency of Thyroid Dysfunctions during Interferon Alpha Treatment (IFN) of Single and Combination Therapy in Hepatitis C Virus-Infected (HCV) Patients: A Systematic Review Based Analysis. The role of each factor in causing thyroid dysfunctions in HCV patients treated with IFN should be analyzed in detail for a better understanding of the problem and sounder clinical management of the disease. PLOS One.
Identification of thyroxine-binding globulin (THBG) as a candidate plasma marker of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In summary, THBG is a potential plasma biomarker of COPD and can assist in the management of stable stage and acute exacerbation in COPD patients. PubMed, Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis, 2017 May 25;12:1549-1564.
Anti-thyroid drugs-related myopathy: is carbimazole the real culprit? After commencing ATDs, early recognition of this rare condition and close monitoring are the essence of management. PubMed, Int J Endocrinol Metab, 2015 Jan 22;13(1):e17570. (Also see Myopathy and Myositis)
Thyroid disorders in pregnancy and postpartum. Thyroid dysfunction during pregnancy and the postpartum period is a common obstetric problem primarily managed by general practitioners. PMC, Aust Prescr, 2017 Dec; 40(6): 214–219.
Radiation-induced thyroid cancer. Radiation exposure of the thyroid during childhood is the most clearly defined environmental factor associated with benign and malignant thyroid tumors. UpToDate.
Stress and thyroid autoimmunity. Stress affects the immune system either directly or indirectly through the nervous and endocrine systems. These immune modulations may contribute to the development of autoimmunity as well as the susceptibility to autoimmune disease in genetically predisposed individuals. Stress can be one of the environmental factors for thyroid autoimmunity. PubMed, Thyroid.
Five Reasons You Can't Get Your Thyroid Problem Diagnosed. Many thyroid patients write to ask why it can be so incredibly hard to get diagnosed. A few things to think about. VeryWell.
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