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Hashimoto's disease damages your thyroid function. It is also called chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis or just chronic thyroiditis. Hashimoto's is the most common cause of hypothyroidism, an underactive thyroid.The thyroid releases ho[read article]

Tests for Hashimoto Disease

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The thyroid is a small gland, shaped like a butterfly, which is located in the lower-front part of your neck. Your doctor can feel your thyroid by pressing his or h...  More
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A TSH test is used to measure the amount of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in your blood. It will help your doctor determine if you need medication to treat hype...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Your thyroid gland is situated in the neck just below the Adam's apple. The thyroid creates proteins and controls how your body uses energy and your body'...  More
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While training for the Olympic games, track star Gail Devers began to suffer from a number of mysterious symptoms: weight loss, dry skin and fatigue. She lived...  More
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Your thyroid gland is situated in the neck just below the Adam's apple. The thyroid creates proteins and controls how your body uses energy and your body'...  More
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Your thyroid produces a hormone, thyroxine , which is known as T4. This hormone plays a role in several of your body's functions, including growth and metaboli...  More
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Your thyroid is an endocrine gland located in your neck. It is responsible for releasing hormones that control your metabolism. The thyroid gland produces a number ...  More
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Antithyroid microsomal antibody is a test that measures antithyroid microsomal antibodies in your blood. Your thyroid is a gland in your neck that produces hormones...  More
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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Prolactin (also called PRL or lactogenic hormone) is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland in the brain. Prolactin plays an important role in the reproductive h...  More
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Medical Procedures for Hashimoto Disease

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Radiation therapy is a cancer treatment that uses concentrated radiation beams to kill cancer cells. The most common type of radiation therapy is external beam radi...  More
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Surgical Procedures for Hashimoto Disease

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The thyroid is a small gland, shaped something like a butterfly. It is located in the lower front part of the neck, just below the voice box. The thyroid produces h...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Hashimoto Disease

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LEVOTHYROXINE (lee voe thye ROX een) is a thyroid hormone. This medicine can improve symptoms of thyroid deficiency such as slow speech, lack of energy, weight gain...  More
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