None to severe. Depends on whether the gland is enlarged to cause compressive symptoms or underactive to cause hypothyroid symptoms.
The symptoms of Hashimoto's thyroiditis include: Fatigue, Cold sensitivity, Constipation, Pale skin, Dry skin, Swollen face, Hoarseness, High cholesterol, Weight gain, Aching muscles, Knee swelling, Joint stiffness, Depression, Excessive menstrual bleeding.
Most PCPs and endo. Most internists and endocrinologists are familiar with the disorder. It is an autoimmune disorder that often leads to an under active thyroid. It is the most common cause of low thyroid hormone levels. There is no treatment for hashimotos per se, but the thyroid hormone levels can be kept normal with medication.