Episode - Can Viruses Directly Harm the Thyroid Gland?


Can Viruses Directly Harm the Thyroid Gland?

In past episodes, I’ve discussed the impact of viruses such as Epstein-Barr on the immune system. The same viruses can also impact the thyroid gland, both directly and indirectly.

As usual, I dove into research around this, and today I’m sharing three research studies, breaking down how they were designed and exploring the results they found.


During this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Whether viruses are possible triggers of autoimmune thyroid disease
  • The most common viruses that were identified in patients undergoing thyroid surgery
  • Cytomegalovirus as a causative agent of thyroiditis
  • People with compromised immune systems are more susceptible
  • The direct and indirect effects of COVID-19 on thyroid health


As always, I hope you found this episode valuable, and I look forward to catching you in the next episode!


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