Thursday, December 2, 2010

Hashimotos Thyrioditis

Well I'm under suspicion of having Hashimotos Thyroiditis. Its a fancy name, but some interesting facts some up about Hashimotos Thyroiditis.

Hashimoto's thyroiditis very often results in hypothyroidism with bouts of hyperthyroidism.

Physiologically, antibodies against thyroid peroxidase 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.

Symptoms of Hashimoto's thyroiditis include depression, sensitivity to heat and cold , paresthesia, fatigue, panic attacks, bradycardia, tachycardia, high cholesterol, reactive hypoglycemia, migraines, muscle weakness, cramps, memory loss, infertility and hair loss.

Now, does anyone see anything in that little piece of information that may actually start to make a bit of sense? Hello? Depression? Bouts of fatigue and then days of large amounts of energy? Panic Attacks? Weight gain despite working my arse off doing endurance events?

This is indeed an interesting turn of events.

Its not going to ruin my holiday though. It takes about 3 months to get an appointment with an endocronologist locally anyway. I'll be back in time for my appointment.

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