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A 55-year-old female asked:

Im 55 and on thyroid for hashimotos for a year, levels are now good exc antibodies keep rising 3.7 & 270. i dont have other inflammation issues (great health) do i stop trying to find a cause/fix? it does run in my family. what is the end result?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Anti-thyroid antibodies can exist for two areas which control production of thyroid hormones. Rising antibodies may cause increased need for thyroid medication to assure normal levels, so further testing for "free T4 and/or TSH" may be necessary.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Once the diagnosis of Hashimoto is established, level of antibodies is not relevant. The dose of your medication should be adjusted based on your TSH and free T4 results. Wish you good health!

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