The Thyroid and the Gut

  title={The Thyroid and the Gut},
  author={E. Ebert},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology},
  • E. Ebert
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
  • Thyroid disease is common, and its effects on the gastrointestinal system are protean, affecting most hollow organs. Hashimoto disease, the most common cause of hypothyroidism, may be associated with an esophageal motility disorder presenting as dysphagia or heartburn. Dyspepsia, nausea, or vomiting may be due to delayed gastric emptying. Abdominal discomfort, flatulence, and bloating occur in those with bacterial overgrowth and improve with antibiotics. Reduced acid production may be due to… CONTINUE READING
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