About-Thyroiditis is the inflammation of the thyroid gland (the butterfly-shaped gland in the neck.) which may cause over and under-production of thyroid hormones that control metabolism.
There are several types of Thyroiditis Hashimoto’s thyroiditis Silent or painless thyroiditis Post-partum thyroiditis Radiation-induced thyroiditis Subacute or de Quervain’s thyroiditis Acute or infectious thyroiditis Drug-induced thyroiditis
The symptoms of Thyroiditisdepend on the type and phase
Hypothyroid phase Concentration problem Constipation Depression Dry skin Fatigue Poor exercise tolerance Unexplained weight gain
The exact reason is not known. Possible reasons are Antibodies that attack the thyroid gland Certain drugs such as interferon and amiodarone Radiation therapy Viral or bacterial infection Type 1 diabetes Rheumatoid arthritis Family history