Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2018). Fibromyalgia. Retrieved July 3, 2018 from Huether, S., & McCance, K. (2017). Understanding Pathophysiology, 6th Edition . St. Louis, MO. Mosby.
Mayo Clinic. (2017). Fibromyalgia. Retrieved July 3, 2018 from - treatment/drc-20354785 Sarah, I really enjoyed your post this week. Recently I have come across a few teens that were diagnosed with Hashimoto Disease, or thyroiditis. Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease and is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in teens (TeensHealth, 2018). In this condition, the body's immune system attacks the cells in the thyroid gland, preventing it from producing enough thyroid hormone (TeensHealth, 2018). The thyroid responds by working harder to make enough hormones (TeensHealth, 2018). This can make it become enlarged and may result in a goiter (TeensHealth, 2018). Furthermore, Hashimoto’s is at least 8 times more common in women than men and though it can be seen in teens, it generally presents in those between the ages of 40-60 (National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases, 2018). It has been over the last 9-10 months that these patients have been diagnosed and I find that an odd occurrence, however these patients have all been seen by different doctors. References National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Disease. (2018). Hashimoto’s Disease. Retrieved July 6, 2018 from - information/endocrine-diseases/hashimotos-disease TeensHealth. (2018). Thyroid Disease and Teens. Retrieved July 6, 2018 from
Laurie, I really enjoyed your post this week on OA. In a study completed by Kriekova, et
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