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 
Thyroiditis depend on the type and phase 

Hyperthyroid phase:

 Anxiety disorder and nervousness
 Essential Tremors
 Excessive sweating
 Heat intolerance
 Increased appetite
 Unexplained weight loss

Hypothyroid phase
 Concentration problem

 Dry skin
 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

Specialists to visit

 Nuclear Medicine Doctor

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