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Link between rheumatoid arthritis and thyroid problems

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New paper examining this link:

Front. Endocrinol., 11 January 2019 |

Increased Risk of Thyroid Dysfunction Among Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Qian Li, Bin Wang, Kaida Mu, Jing Zhang, Yanping Yang, Wei Yao, Jie Zhu and Jin-an Zhang*

Department of Endocrinology, Jinshan Hospital of Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Department of Endocrinology & Rheumatology, Affiliated Zhoupu Hospital, Shanghai University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Shanghai, China

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Thank you Diogenes for this very interesting article . It would be very interesting too if they would do studies with patients that had TT as well .

This is a great link. Many thanks for posting.

Very interesting link - I started off with Graves, After be8ng in remission fir a few years I developed RA.

I suspect I had undiagnosed inflammatory arthritis for a very long time before it was eventually diagnosed just as I suspect I had thyroid problems for a long time before I finally reached a point when a doctor recognised that I was actually quite ill.

Autoimmune conditions suck!

Struggling to type this as I only have one hand working properly at the moment. I'd be interested to know if/how this works the other way, i.e. are those with hypothyroidism more likely to suffer RA? I am aware that having one autoimmune condition tends to make others more likely, but what about hypo from another source, such as my own secondary hypo? Is there any evidence that the metabolic and neuro-endocrine disruption can contribute to RA? What experiences do others have of this, or is there a paper I could read?

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