Smoking and Autoimmune Diseases

Discussion in 'Articles & Scientific Studies' started by Isadora, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. Isadora

    Isadora Member

    Feb 11, 2013

    I would like to create an article repository related to smoking and AI -- especially Hashimoto's.

    Smoking and autoimmune thyroid disease: the plot thickens -- by Gerasimos E Krassas and Wilmar Wiersinga, European Journal of Endocrinology, June 1, 2006.

    (lots of good references!)

    (my highlights)

    Hmm... How about checking TSH hormone levels first and then advising whether a person should quit smoking or not? And maybe conducting some studies in which to find an optimal way for all smokers to quit, while keeping a close eye on their thyroids? Is anybody doing that? I don't think so. :cry:

    *Graves' hyperthyroidism
    **Hashimoto's hypothyroidism