Sub-acute Thyroiditis

Viral Infection of Upper Respiratory System
Subacute thyroiditis, also known as De Quervain's thyroiditis, is a self-limiting inflammatory thyroid disorder. It often follows a viral upper respiratory infection and is characterized by the sudden onset of pain in the thyroid gland, which is located in the neck. The pain can be quite severe and may radiate to the jaw or ear.

Signs and Symptoms

Common symptoms include:

Swelling in the neck



The condition may first cause hyperthyroidism symptoms like palpitations and then hypothyroidism symptoms like weight gain. Typically, thyroid function returns to normal over time without lasting damage.


At NES™, we diagnose subacute thyroiditis through symptoms, blood tests for inflammation like ESR or CRP, and sometimes ultrasound.

At NES™, our holistic treatment focuses on natural and anti-inflammatory approaches to manage symptoms, and typically, long-term thyroid hormone therapy isn't needed for this temporary condition.

Dr. Linda Khoshaba is the Leading Integrative Health and Hormone Doctor in Scottsdale, Arizona. She has extensive experience working in the field as a Hormone Specialist and Natural Endocrinologist.

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