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What is this hashimoto's thyroiditis condition?

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Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Antibody to thyroid

It is an autoimmune disorder - meaning, for reasons we don't fully understand, the body makes antibodies against the thyroid.
This causes a low grade inflammation which over time can make the thyroid underactive. It is the most common cause of hypothyroidism.

In brief: Antibody to thyroid

It is an autoimmune disorder - meaning, for reasons we don't fully understand, the body makes antibodies against the thyroid.
This causes a low grade inflammation which over time can make the thyroid underactive. It is the most common cause of hypothyroidism.
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