A 55-year-old female asked:
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does a thyroid peroxidase ab result of 484.0 confirm hashimoto's? i have been diagnosed as hypothyroid and my synthroid (thyroxine) was just upped to 75mcg/day.

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: The thyroid peroxidase antibody is positive. You have hashimoto's thyroid disease. Keep close contact with your physician and get your labs checked as recommended while on the synthroid (thyroxine).
Answered on Jul 5, 2013
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Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Autoimmune: This is autoimmune. Must deal with cause. Many autoimmune people are toxin overloaded. Consider reading dr crinnion's book: clean, green and lean. Detox slowly lets immune system recover. Also to bring down antibodies must use suppressive dose of thyroid meds. Selenium 200 mcg for 6 months can help. Consider finding good integrative medicine doctor to help- search acam database.
Answered on May 23, 2019
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Dr. Daniel Sudilovsky
27 years experience Pathology
Probably: Elevated tpo and low thyroid function are clinical signs of hashimoto's. The best literature indicates genetic susceptibility as most likely cause. Link to "toxins" weak at best, though they sell a lot of non-peer reviewed books and supplements. A competent endocrinologist can keep your levels in range and monitor you as there is an increase risk of some cancers (though still uncommon).
Answered on May 23, 2019
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