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Autoimmune thyroid disease is what?
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
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In brief: Immune attack
An autoimmune disease is when the body's immune system mistakenly makes antibodies which are directed towards one's own healthy tissues.
In terms of thyroid, antibodies are targeted against the thyroid - very similar in principle to rejecting one's own thryoid. That is, the body is rejecting it's own tissue.

In brief: Immune attack
An autoimmune disease is when the body's immune system mistakenly makes antibodies which are directed towards one's own healthy tissues.
In terms of thyroid, antibodies are targeted against the thyroid - very similar in principle to rejecting one's own thryoid. That is, the body is rejecting it's own tissue.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Dr. David Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Antibodies
Your body generates antibodies against the thyroid tissue.
This can stimulate the thyroid and lead to graves' disease which is a form of hyperthyroidism. Other antibodies can attack the thyroid (hashimoto's thyroiditis) and destroy the cells, leading to hypothyroidism. Check w/ your doctor.

In brief: Antibodies
Your body generates antibodies against the thyroid tissue.
This can stimulate the thyroid and lead to graves' disease which is a form of hyperthyroidism. Other antibodies can attack the thyroid (hashimoto's thyroiditis) and destroy the cells, leading to hypothyroidism. Check w/ your doctor.
Dr. David Sneid
Dr. David Sneid
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