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Thyroiditis Treatment

Thyroiditis Treatment Specialist in Orlando, FL

Thyroiditis can cause many unwanted symptoms such as swollen throat, fatigue, feeling cold, fluctuating weight, depressed mood, and memory issues. In some cases, it can lead to even more dangerous conditions. Dr. Ruben Valdes is offering thyroiditis treatment at The Thyroid Place. For more information and guidance contact us now or book an appointment today. We are located at 3101 Maguire Blvd Suite 101, Orlando FL 32803.

Thyroiditis Treatment Near Me in Orlando, FL
Thyroiditis Treatment Near Me in Orlando, FL

Table of Contents:

What is thyroiditis?
What are the types of thyroiditis?
What are the symptoms of thyroiditis?
What causes thyroiditis?

What is thyroiditis?

Having thyroiditis means that your thyroid gland is inflamed. You have a small, butterfly-shaped thyroid gland under your skin at the front of your neck. Several of your body’s important functions are controlled by this gland, which is part of your endocrine system.

Individual thyroiditis conditions can cause inflammation of the thyroid, but they have different causes and symptoms. The thyroid hormone can be over- or under-produced as a result of thyroiditis.

What are the types of thyroiditis?

Around 1% to 2% of Americans suffer from Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, the most common form of thyroiditis. There are also other types of thyroiditis, but they are less common.

Known as chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune condition caused by antithyroid antibodies. In addition to being the most common form of thyroiditis, it is also one of the most common causes of hypothyroidism.

An autoimmune condition known as silent thyroiditis or painless thyroiditis is caused by antibodies that attack the thyroid gland.

One year after giving birth, postpartum thyroiditis can result from antithyroid antibodies. This is a relatively rare occurrence.

When radioactive iodine is used to treat hyperthyroidism or radiation therapy is used to treat certain cancers, radiation-induced thyroiditis occurs in some cases.

De Quervain’s thyroiditis, or subacute thyroiditis, is a painful condition thought to be caused by viruses. Infections of the upper respiratory tract usually precede it.

Bacteria or infectious organisms cause acute infectious thyroiditis, a rare disease.

A condition known as drug-induced thyroiditis occurs when medications such as amiodarone, interferons, lithium, or cytokines are used. The disease only affects a small number of people who take these drugs.

There is a rare disease called Riedel thyroiditis that causes chronic inflammation and fibrosis of the thyroid gland. The process of fibrosis involves the thickening or scarring of tissues.

What are the symptoms of thyroiditis?

Symptoms of thyroiditis vary depending on the type and phase of the disease. Symptoms of thyrotoxicosis and hypothyroidism characterize the majority of thyroiditis types.

You may also experience thyroid pain if you have subacute thyroiditis or acute infectious thyroiditis. The thyroid gland may enlarge (goiter) in some people with thyroiditis.

It usually takes one to three months for thyroiditis to go through the thyrotoxic phase. Symptoms of hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) may occur when your thyroid cells are damaged quickly. Symptoms such as an increased appetite, fast heart rate, anxiety and nervousness, and unexplained weight loss may present during this phase. Other symptoms include irritability, tremors, sensitivity to heat, increased sweating, and trouble sleeping.

There is a possibility that the hypothyroid phase of thyroiditis will last a long time and become permanent. The symptoms of hypothyroidism may occur if your thyroid cells are damaged, and your thyroid hormone levels decline. This phase may be accompanied by fatigue, constipation, depression, unexplained weight gain, muscle weakness, difficulty concentrating, dry skin, and more.

Beta-blockers may help relieve tremors and palpitations that occur during the thyrotoxic phase of thyroiditis. Since the thyrotoxic phase is temporary, your provider will taper off the medication as your symptoms improve.

In general, thyroiditis does not pose a life-threatening threat. However, untreated or undertreated hyperthyroidism, which can result from thyroiditis, can cause a thyroid storm, which can be life-threatening.

What causes thyroiditis?

An attack on your thyroid causes inflammation and damage to the thyroid cells, leading to thyroiditis. There are several types of it, and each has a different cause.

An autoimmune disease is the most common cause, which occurs when your immune system attacks your body instead of protecting it. It is unclear why your immune system behaves this way. The majority of thyroiditis is caused by antibodies attacking your thyroid. Thyroiditis treatment is available at The Thyroid Place. For more information and guidance contact us now or book an appointment today. We are located at 3101 Maguire Blvd Suite 101, Orlando FL 32803. We are serving clients from Orlando, FL, Winter Park FL, Fairview Shores FL, Edgewood FL, and surrounding areas!

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