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Hashimoto’s Disease (Autoimmune Thyroiditis Causing Hypothyroidism)

What Is Autoimmune Thyroiditis (Hypothyroidism)? Autoimmune thyroiditis, also called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis or Hashimoto’s Disease, is an autoimmune destruction of thyroid tissue characterized by insufficient thyroid hormone circulating in the body that causes formation of a goiter (enlarged thyroid gland) and ...

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Selenium Deficiency

selenium gluten free celiac disease symptom

What Is Selenium? Selenium is a mineral that is required by the body  in trace amounts for a healthy immune system, normal thyroid function, and antioxidant protection. Selenium is absolutely required in the production of at least 30 selenoproteins in the ...

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Juvenile Autoimmune Thyroid Disease: definition

An autoimmune thyroid disease in children characterized by abnormal circulating thyroid hormone levels. Click for full description.

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Hypothyroidism – Autoimmune Thyroiditis – Hashimoto’s Disease: definition

A thyroid disease characterized by insufficient thyroid hormone circulating in the body due to autoimmune destruction of thyroid tissue.

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Hyperthyroidism – Grave’s Disease: definition

An auto-immune thyroid disease characterized by diffuse nontender goiter, elevated thyroxine levels, suppressed thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), and presence of thyroid receptor antibodies resulting from ongoing auto-immune activity.

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Hyperthyroidism – Grave’s Disease 

What Is Grave’s Disease (Hyperthyroidism)? Grave’s disease, or hyperthyroidism, is an autoimmune thyroid disease characterized by diffuse nontender goiter, elevated thyroxine hormone levels (T4, T3), suppressed thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), and presence of thyroid receptor antibodies in the blood. The ...

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