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Glossary for Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

  • Addison's Disease: A rare progressive hormonal disorder characterized by insufficient production of certain hormones called adrenal corticosteroids.
  • Autoimmune diseases: A group of disorders in which the primary cause is the an inflammatory reaction caused by the body's own immune system attacking tissues
  • Autoimmune disorders -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that the development of autoimmune disorders during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Autoimmune thyroid diseases: Autoimmune diseases of the thyroid gland.
  • Bulging eyes: Bulging or protruding eyes
  • Depression: Various syndromes with excessive anxiety, phobias, or fear.
  • Endocrine system conditions: Medical conditions affecting the endocrine systems, such as the related hormones or glands.
  • Goiter: Swollen neck thyroid gland
  • Heart failure: Slow failure of the heart (cardiac insufficiency).
  • Hyperthyroidism: Too much thyroid hormone production.
  • Hypothyroidism: Too little thyroid hormone production.
  • Immune disorders: Disorders that affect the immune system
  • Infertility: The inability to produce offspring
  • Lymphoma: Cancer involving lymph nodes and the immune system.
  • Menstrual conditions: Any condition that is associated with the female menstrual cycle
  • Miscarriage: Loss of fetus without human interference
  • Neck lump: Lump in the neck area
  • No symptoms: The absence of noticable symptoms.
  • Non-pathogenic inflammatory conditions: Medical disorders that cause inflammation, but are not due to any infectious pathogen.
  • Polyendocrine deficiency syndrome: A condition where more than one endocrine gland fails to function normally in terms of production of hormones. Symptoms can vary depending on the glands involved and the severity of the gland dysfunction.
  • Riedel syndrome: A rare condition that occurs when fibrous tissue forms in the thyroid area and progressively destroys the thyroid gland.
  • Subacute Thyroiditis: A self-limiting, virally induced inflammation of the thyroid characterised by a febrile illness and swelling of the thyroid, with subsequent damage to the thyroid tissue causing leakage of thyroid hormones into the circulation
  • Thyroid disorders: Any disorder of the thyroid gland.
  • Thyroid symptoms: Symptoms affecting the thyroid gland
  • Thyroiditis: Thyroid gland inflammation
  • Type 1 diabetes: Severe insulin-treated diabetes typically occurring in young people.
  • Under-diagnosed conditions: Any medical condition that is undiagnosed


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