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Celiac and Hashimotos thyroiditis

If a patient had celiac disease and was also diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis, would treatment be given for both conditions or eliminate gluten etc and wait to see if the thyroiditis is alleviated as research suggests the 2 are connected? kind regards
Asked On : Mon, 9 Aug 2010
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Hi Marie,
Welcome to healthcare magic.The only possible treatment method available for Celiac disease is life long gluten free diet,which could also help to improve the secondary conditions which would occur with Celiac disease such as Hashimotos thyroiditis.But usually thyroid hormone medications also given so that symptoms of hashimotos thyroiditis could be reduced.It would be good if you take the opinion of your treating doctor regarding thyroid hormone medication.
Hope this answers your query.Will be available to answer your follow up queries.
wish you good heath.
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