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Can hashimoto's thyroiditis be treated?

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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Hashimotos: Yes - usually quite easily. Sometimes it causes only a goiter which does not necessitate treatment. Treatment depends on thyroid hormone levels.

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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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