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What is hashimoto's disease? Symptoms? Treatment?
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Hashimoto's ds…
Is an auto-immune disorder that affects the thyroid gland, causing inflammation, that usually leads to underactivity of the gland.
Sx develop slowly as thyroid fnx drops: fatigue, constipation, high cholesterol, weight gain, muscle aches/weakness, depression, etc. If thyroid hormone level is low, your doc will give medicine to restore normal fnx. See link in comment for more info —>.

In brief: Hashimoto's ds…
Is an auto-immune disorder that affects the thyroid gland, causing inflammation, that usually leads to underactivity of the gland.
Sx develop slowly as thyroid fnx drops: fatigue, constipation, high cholesterol, weight gain, muscle aches/weakness, depression, etc. If thyroid hormone level is low, your doc will give medicine to restore normal fnx. See link in comment for more info —>.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
—> http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hashimotos-disease/DS00567
Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice
2 doctors agree
In brief: Hypothyroidism
Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune hypothyroidism.
Symptoms can be depression, fatigue, headaches, hair loss, insomnia, weight gain and many others. Treatment is thyroid medication.

In brief: Hypothyroidism
Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune hypothyroidism.
Symptoms can be depression, fatigue, headaches, hair loss, insomnia, weight gain and many others. Treatment is thyroid medication.
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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Dr. Michael Rothman
selenium supplementation for six months has been shown to reduce TPO antibodies. I would also recommend a diet that will reduce inflammation (devoid of sugars, fried foods, veggie oils) plus search for cause of "autoimmunity" - gluten or other food allergies, mold ....
Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Thyroid disease
Hashimotos is an autoimmune disorder where the body attacks the thyroid gland and eventually makes it not function properly.
Early symptoms may show signs of hyperthyroidism:sweating, irritability, oily skin, weight loss but this changes to hypothyroidism and here we measure your tsh, T3 (liothyronine) and T4 and replace the hormone with tablets.

In brief: Thyroid disease
Hashimotos is an autoimmune disorder where the body attacks the thyroid gland and eventually makes it not function properly.
Early symptoms may show signs of hyperthyroidism:sweating, irritability, oily skin, weight loss but this changes to hypothyroidism and here we measure your tsh, T3 (liothyronine) and T4 and replace the hormone with tablets.
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine
In brief: Also recommend
Selenium supplementation for six months has been shown to reduce tpo antibodies.
I would also recommend a diet that will reduce inflammation (devoid of sugars, fried foods, veggie oils) plus search for cause of "autoimmunity" - gluten or other food allergies, mold ....

In brief: Also recommend
Selenium supplementation for six months has been shown to reduce tpo antibodies.
I would also recommend a diet that will reduce inflammation (devoid of sugars, fried foods, veggie oils) plus search for cause of "autoimmunity" - gluten or other food allergies, mold ....
Dr. Michael Rothman
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Hashimoto's
Hashimoto's is an autoimmune thyroid disease caused by antibodies destruction to the thyroid tissues.
Over time, part of the thyroid will be destroy causing hypothyroidism. Symptoms of hypothyroidism are fatigue, hair loss, hoarse voice, slower speech, depressed, brittle nails, dry skin, feeling cold, constipation, weight gain...Treatment is to give back thyroid hormone with levothyroxine (a pill).

In brief: Hashimoto's
Hashimoto's is an autoimmune thyroid disease caused by antibodies destruction to the thyroid tissues.
Over time, part of the thyroid will be destroy causing hypothyroidism. Symptoms of hypothyroidism are fatigue, hair loss, hoarse voice, slower speech, depressed, brittle nails, dry skin, feeling cold, constipation, weight gain...Treatment is to give back thyroid hormone with levothyroxine (a pill).
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