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What is the condition hashimoto thyroiditis?

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Dr. Zouhair Bibi
Specializes in Endocrinology
Autoimmune disease: Hashimoto thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease which affects the thyroid gland and can cause either hypo- or hypethyroidism.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What is this hashimoto's thyroiditis condition?

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Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Antibody to thyroid: It is an autoimmune disorder - meaning, for reasons we don't fully understand, the body makes antibodies against the thyroid. This causes a low grade inflammation which over time can make the thyroid underactive. It is the most common cause of hypothyroidism.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What is hashimoto thyroiditis?

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Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Autoimmune: For reasons we don't fully understand, the body makes antibodies against the thyroid. This causes a very low grade inflammation which over time can disrupt thyroid function.
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A 54-year-old female asked:

I have hashimoto's thyroiditis?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Okay: This is usually easy to manage by thyroid replacement as required. A heads-up -- maybe 1% of hashimoto's folks get a vasculitis that can involve the brain and mimic multiple sclerosis; it's treatable but it needs to be suspected before the call can be made. Complications of hashimoto's are rare; you can read about them on your own, get seen fast if the goiter grows fast.

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