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My mother has hashimoto's disease.She takes levothyroxine daily.What are the health problems that she encounters', and how can we solve them?

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Dr. Joseph Mathews
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Thyroid Hormone

Hashimoto's disease is autoimmune destruction of the thyroid gland.
The thyroid produces thyroid hormone which controls metabolism. Too much or too little can cause problems like constipation, diarrhea, heat or cold intolerance, weight loss or gain, skin ; hair changes as well as cardiac arrhythmias and mental status changes. Be sure she takes her medicine and follows up with her dr. To solve them.

In brief: Thyroid Hormone

Hashimoto's disease is autoimmune destruction of the thyroid gland.
The thyroid produces thyroid hormone which controls metabolism. Too much or too little can cause problems like constipation, diarrhea, heat or cold intolerance, weight loss or gain, skin ; hair changes as well as cardiac arrhythmias and mental status changes. Be sure she takes her medicine and follows up with her dr. To solve them.
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