Thyroid diseases and thyroiditis named after the Japanese physician Hashimoto are rarely recognized. The complaints and symptoms can be varied and not easy to assign at first glance. Often, individuals merely state they feel generally weakened, complaining quite simply of tiredness, fatigue as well as also physical weakness.
Thyroiditis manifests itself in everyday symptoms such as mental and physical listlessness, depressed mood, low pulse, hoarseness, menstrual cramps or even constipation. What often seems like a psychological indication or an undersupply of nutrients may then turn out to be an inflamed thyroid gland in the original diagnosis.
Sometimes, especially at the beginning of the disease, symptoms such as short-lived palpitations, depressive moods or sweating appear. All of these symptoms often fit with many other medical conditions, so Hashimoto’s is often mistakenly associated with menopause and thus overlooked.
Private internal general practice in Frankfurt with focus on Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
The internal medicine general practice led by Dr. Michael Janis has developed a focus over the years for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis diagnosis and therapy. The disease is relatively common. For every hundred female patients, approximately 4 suffer from Hashimoto’s thyroiditis; for men, the rate is somewhat lower. Another cause for concern is the number of undetected cases, as the disease often goes undetected and those affected suffer for years. The consequences range from simple concentration disorders to cardiovascular diseases and depression, so causal treatment is urgently needed.
The diagnosis is based on a detailed medical history in the patient interview, palpation of the thyroid gland, and blood and ultrasound examinations. In the blood, thyroid hormones and autoimmune antibodies can be examined.
The exact causes of the disease are not yet fully understood; it may arise due to a genetic predisposition or be promoted in conjunction with other autoimmune diseases. For example, gluten intolerance (celiac disease) or forms of bronchial asthma or diabetes mellitus.
The therapy of Hashimoto thyroiditis
Once detected, Hashimoto thyroiditis can be treated optimally and individually. The hormonal dysfunction can be compensated with the intake of bioidentical thyroid hormones. In the course of the individual optimal-medicinal treatment the symptoms can be improved very well.