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What is Thyroiditis?

Description of the disease

Thyroiditis is inflammation of the thyroid gland, which can cause a disruption of its functions. The disease can have various forms and can occur in acute or chronic form.


  • Autoimmune thyroiditis (Hashimoto's)
  • Subacute thyroiditis (de Quervain's)
  • Chronic thyroiditis
  • Various forms of mixed thyroiditis


Symptoms of thyroiditis may include enlargement of the thyroid gland, neck pain, increased fatigue, metabolism disorders, and other symptoms depending on the form of the disease.


The causes of thyroiditis may be related to autoimmune processes, infections, trauma, or immune system disorders.


Diagnostics of thyroiditis includes blood tests, ultrasound examination of the thyroid gland, biopsy, and other methods.


Treatment of thyroiditis depends on its form and may include taking medications, dietary corrections, physiotherapy, surgical intervention, and other methods.


Prevention of thyroiditis includes a healthy lifestyle, timely consultation with a doctor when symptoms appear, as well as preventive check-ups.


Thyroiditis treatment is carried out by an endocrinologist.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.