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Can someone tell me about hashimoto's thyroiditis?

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Dr. James Chu
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Autoimmune thyroid

Hashimoto's thyroiditis refers to autoimmune condition where immune system attacks the thyroid gland.
This leads to the most common form of hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone production) as the gland becomes increasingly injured. More common in women, especially with age, and tends to run in families, especially those with other autoimmune conditions. Treat with thyroid hormone replacement.

In brief: Autoimmune thyroid

Hashimoto's thyroiditis refers to autoimmune condition where immune system attacks the thyroid gland.
This leads to the most common form of hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone production) as the gland becomes increasingly injured. More common in women, especially with age, and tends to run in families, especially those with other autoimmune conditions. Treat with thyroid hormone replacement.
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology

In brief: Autoimmune disease

This occurs when the body makes antibodies which are directed against (reject) one's own thyroid gland.
It is painless and usually results in permanent need for thyroid hormone replacement with a medication called, levothyroxine.

In brief: Autoimmune disease

This occurs when the body makes antibodies which are directed against (reject) one's own thyroid gland.
It is painless and usually results in permanent need for thyroid hormone replacement with a medication called, levothyroxine.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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