I have hashimoto's disease how is it treated? How long does it last?

Thyroid hormone/life. Hypothyroidism caused by hashimoto's thyroiditis is treated with thyroid hormone replacement agents like levothyroxine or desiccated thyroid extract. In most cases, the treatment needs to be taken for the rest of the patient's life. This is an autuoimmune disease, so as long as the patient's thyroid is active, the body will continue to attack it, sot treatment is ongoing.

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What do you suggest if I have hashimoto disease. Any one else with it and what do you do for it?

Seek treatment. When your immune system attacks the thyroid, it can "rollercoaster" from HYPER to HYPO thyroid and cause severe swings in energy, mood, pain, etc. A full workup is warranted and treatment will significantly improve your quality of life. Finding the right physician to treat you is the tricky part. For more info, check https://www.facebook.com/groups/95847031171/ Read more...
20 million. Hi. Yep, you're not alone. About 20 million Americans have Hashimoto's. Are you hypothyroid (sometimes it's diagnosed before it causes hypothyroidism) yet? If so, take your thyroid hormone. Hash. has no effect on life or longevity as long as you take your thyroid medicine and your TSH and free T4 are in a good range. Ask Louie Gohmert...he LOVES science!!! JK! There are intelligent people in TX. Read more...