Sunday, 2 December 2012
01:27:08 AM (GMT)
Okay just read it? yeah?
Everything I underline I've had/have.
Signs and symptoms
Hashimoto's thyroiditis very often results in hypothyroidism with bouts of
hyperthyroidism. Symptoms of Hashimoto's thyroiditis include Myxedematous psychosis,
weight gain, depression, mania, sensitivity to heat and cold, paresthesia,
fatigue, panic attacks, bradycardia, tachycardia, high cholesterol, reactive
hypoglycemia, constipation, migraines, muscle weakness, cramps, memory loss,
infertility and hair loss.
The thyroid gland may become firm, large, and lobulated in Hashimoto's thyroiditis,
but changes in the thyroid can also be nonpalpable. Enlargement of the thyroid is due
to lymphocytic infiltration and fibrosis rather than tissue hypertrophy.
Physiologically, antibodies against thyroid peroxidase (TPO) and/or thyroglobulin
cause gradual destruction of follicles in the thyroid gland. Accordingly, the disease
can be detected clinically by looking for these antibodies in the blood. It is also
characterized by invasion of the thyroid tissue by leukocytes, mainly T-lymphocytes.
It is associated with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.