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Hello! Is there anyone who can tell me what kind of types of Thyrioditis
there are, their characteristics and the treatment for each and every one of them. Thank you

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There are three types of thyroiditis. The most common kind is called Hashimoto's Thyroiditis a.k.a autoimmune or chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis. In this disease, there aren’t enough thyroid hormones and the patient becomes hypothyroid experiencing all negative side effects of this disorder like inability to lose weight, loss of hair, stunt growth in children, etc. A person can always feel the gland because it is always enlarged in this condition. A patient is then put on hormone replacement therapy that should correct the disorder and bring back the normal levels of the hormone. In De Quervain's Thyroiditis, a gland gets really swollen and tender and painful. This type is less common that Hashimoto’s. In this type of the disease, a patient becomes hyperthyroid because the gland discharges a lot of thyroid hormone into the blood stream. This condition usually resolves on its own because the gland stops taking up iodine. (iodine is necessary for the body to make thyroid hormone). Patients are advised to stay in bed and take an aspirin to reduce an inflammation. Almost everybody recover from this form of thyroiditis in a few weeks to a few months. Some of the patients may, however, become hypothyroid and have to take hormone replacement therapy. The least common form is called Silent Thyroiditis. It is similar to both previous forms. Levels of thyroid hormones are high and of iodine low like in De Quervain's but the biopsy resembles Hashimotos. It young wome after pregnancy who develop this kind of thyroiditis. The treatment is usually not needed and a vast majority recovers completely in three months time. Some of the patients are given beta blockers to control palpitations and are advised bed rest. Few of the patients develop hypothyroid.
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