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A 25-year-old female asked:

What is hypothyroidism or hashimotos thyroiditis? is it related ra as well ? and how can we avoid having it ?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 54 years experience
See details: You cannot avoid it. It is an autoimmune condition of the thyroid gland that usually causes an underactivity of the gland (hypothyroidism). It is often associated with other autoimmune diseases such as ra.
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