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A 34-year-old female asked:

i have allergies and hypothyroidism (caused by hashimoto). any connection? also, am i more likely to get cancer or diseases? i take levothyroxine.

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 24 years experience
Hashimoto's: Hypothyroidism is not associated with an increased chance of cancer.
Dr. Richard Lipman
Diabetology 55 years experience
No To All Questions: No real connection between hashimotos and cancer, allergies or other diseases.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Possible connection: Hashimoto's is an autoimmune disease & allergies are also related to an overactive immune system. Thyroiditis increases risk of thyroid cancer but even so thyroid cancer is rare. Autoimmune disease is triggered by environmental toxins & microbes. Read the autoimmune epidemic by nakazawa. I advise seeing a holistic doctor who can address the underlying causes:see http://www.Abihm.Org/search-doctors.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
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Dec 23, 2017

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