Excess Iodine Consumption Can Cause Hashimoto Thyroiditis


Medicana Sivas Hospital General Surgery Specialist Prof.Dr.Ayhan Koyuncu, if you have one or more of the complaints such as weight gain, fatigue, cold, not being able to warm up, swelling on the face, pallor, joint and muscle pain, constipation, menstrual irregularities, hair loss, problems in conceiving, depression, slow pulse. Hashimoto said it could be thyroiditis.

Medicana Sivas Hospital General Surgery Specialist Prof.Dr.Ayhan Koyuncu Hashimoto Mentioning that thyroiditis is a disease of the thyroid gland, popularly known as goiter, "In this disease, the body destroys the thyroid cells with immune cells stimulated against these cells. As a result, the number of cells that will make thyroid hormones, which are important for our metabolism, decreases and these hormones begin to decrease. We call this condition hypothyroidism. This condition can develop gradually. First of all, thyroid enlargement called goiter occurs in this picture.

It is more common in those with a family history of thyroid disease. Although the cause of Hashimoto's thyroiditis is not known exactly, Koyuncu stated that it is more common in those with a family history of thyroid disease or thyroiditis. He is accused of being exposed to radiation. It is generally seen in middle-aged women," he said.

There is no specific treatment for Hashimoto's thyroiditis Koyuncu stated that there is no specific treatment for the thyroid gland in Hashimoto's thyroiditis, “Hypothyroidism develops in the disease and this condition should be treated. Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland is no longer able to produce enough hormones, and the T3 and T4 levels of the thyroid hormones decrease and the TSH level rises. Thyroid hormone should be given externally to the patients. During pregnancy, the need for hormones will increase. In this case, monthly hormone levels should be checked. If hormone levels are not normal during pregnancy, the development of the baby will deteriorate and serious problems may be encountered after birth. This disease, which can be diagnosed with a simple blood test and is very common in the society, can be treated with simple precautions without harming the person. he said.

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