A 38-year-old female asked:
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why and how can a person have high thyroid antibodies (hashimotos), hypothyroid symptoms but normal tsh, t3 (liothyronine) and t4? how does the body pull this off?

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Thyroiditis: Antithyroid antibodies only suggest that there is an autoimmune reaction towards the thyroid. It takes a fair amount of destruction of the thyroid gland to affect its function.
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