Consumer Health: What is Hashimoto's disease?

January is Thyroid Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about Hashimoto's disease. Hashimoto's disease, also known as Hashimoto's thyroiditis, is an autoimmune disorder where your immune system creates antibodies that damage your thyroid gland. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland at the base of your neck. Your thyroid produces hormones that regulate your heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature and weight. Hashimoto's disease is the most common cause of hypothyroidism, or underactive…
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CONCLUSIONS: Studies conducted so far do not support the claim that HT patients should eliminate gluten from their diet. In view of the limited number of studies, with major limitations and ambiguous results, a gluten-free diet is not recommended.PMID:34969211 | DOI:10.26444/aaem/136523
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Source Type: research
SummaryHashimoto ’s thyroiditis (HT), also known as chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, is a frequent disorder of the thyroid gland caused by autoimmune-trigged lymphocytic infiltration and destruction of the thyroid gland. With the progressive destruction of the organ, the thyroid gland shrinks in size, thus common ly leading to hypothyroidism. Therapy of HT is mainly focused on managing the thyroid dysfunction by oral substitution of L‑thyroxine. However, patients with HT often complain about a broad spectrum of symptoms, with some of them hardly explained by HT itself. Several other disorders are known to...
Source: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: In this study, a series of bioinformatics analyses of DEGs were performed to identify the key genes and pathways associated with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. These genes and pathways provide a more detailed understanding of the pathogenesis of Hashimoto's disease and provide new ideas for the therapeutic targets of Hashimoto's thyroiditis.PMID:34493981 | PMC:PMC8418929 | DOI:10.1155/2021/8263829
Source: Journal of Immunology Research - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Serum vitamin D is lower in women with autoimmune thyroiditis and primary hypothyroidism. Further studies are needed to evaluate the influence of vitamin D supplementation on thyroid autoantibody positivity or primary hypothyroidism.PMID:34457000 | PMC:PMC8387174 | DOI:10.1155/2021/4465563
Source: International Journal of Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Source Type: research
Postgrad Med. 2021 Aug 28. doi: 10.1080/00325481.2021.1974689. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTAlopecia Areata is an inflammatory and T cell-mediated autoimmune reaction against unknown autoantigen of hair follicles characterized by patchy, non-scarring loss of hair follicles in the anagen phase. Although its etiology is minimally understood, genetic susceptibility, autoimmunity and stress are thought to be causative factors. It occurs in episodic and recurrent patterns with an incidence rate of 0.1-0.2% in the general population and 7-30 cases per 1000 dermatological patients with a lifetime risk of 1.7%. The lesions can be...
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Serum vitamin D is lower in women with autoimmune thyroiditis and primary hypothyroidism. Further studies are needed to evaluate the influence of vitamin D supplementation on thyroid autoantibody positivity or primary hypothyroidism.PMID:34457000 | PMC:PMC8387174 | DOI:10.1155/2021/4465563
Source: International Journal of Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Source Type: research
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