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Can I die from hashimoto's (autoimmune thyroiditis)?

Yes. Worst case scenerio: if you do not take your replacement thyroid medication for a long time, you can actually go into a type of coma (myxedema coma). Patients with inadequately treated hypothyroidism can also have heart problems. Is it very important to be followed routinely and take your synthroid (thyroxine) on an empty stomach regularly. Read more...

Is focal chronic autoimmune thyroiditis an age-related disease?

No. Autoimmune thyroiditis can occur in young children, adolescents and adults of any age. We see it most often in children who have a family history of that condition. In many children that we have seen, it was mild but symptomatic enough that their mother recognized the condition and sought treatment. Even with mild disease in children the treatment can have profound benefits. Read more...

I have autoimmune thyroiditis. Will that make me more susceptible to other auto immune disorders?

Probably yes. A person with autoimmune thyroiditis has a higher chance of getting another autoimmune disorder, such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, grave's disease, vitiligo, etc... However, having an increased risk of getting a disorder doesn't mean the person will surely get it. He might be lucky and not have anything but the thyroiditis. Read more...
Yes. But unlikely. One autoimmune problem does raise the risk, but it is minimal with hashimoto's, which between 608% of the population has! the condition affects women more than men! Read more...

Autoimmune hypothyroidism (autoimmune thyroiditis) - how common is this disorder?

Common . It is a common autoimmune disorder and we see it a lot. It can overlap with other autoimmune disorders and is a common cause of a positive ana. It is also known as hashimotos thyroiditis. Read more...

Autoimmune thyroiditis is caused by what?

Unknown . It runs in families and there are genetic associations. Often it occurs with other autoimmune disease. There may be environmental causes or viral infection. Read more...