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Hashimoto's thyroiditis

Names 

Autoimmune thyroiditis
Goitrous chronic thyroiditis
Hashimoto's thyroiditis

 

Description

Chronic inflammation of the thyroid gland, which impairs its ability to produce thyroid hormones.

Prevalence

US Cases:
96,000 - 384,000   

Source: Intech

Typical Age of onset

30-60

Symptoms

  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Dry skin
  • Weight gain
  • Cold intolerance
  • Voice hoarseness and pressure symptoms in the neck from thyroid enlargement
  • Slowed movement and loss of energy
  • Decreased sweating
  • Mild nerve deafness
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Galactorrhea
  • Depression, dementia, and other psychiatric disturbances
  • Memory loss
  • Joint pains and muscle cramps
  • Hair loss
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Sleep apnea and daytime somnolence

Source: Medscape

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