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If I have auto immune hypothyroidism, is it possible for me to get another autoimmune disease?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jill Carnahan
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes, autoimmune disease is linked to genetics and leaky gut syndrome.
You should work on healing the gut and avoiding gluten in order to reduce your risk of other autoimmune disease. Read about the connection here http://doccarnahan.Blogspot.Com/2012/04/leaky-gut-syndrome-linked-to-many.Html.

In brief: Yes

Yes, autoimmune disease is linked to genetics and leaky gut syndrome.
You should work on healing the gut and avoiding gluten in order to reduce your risk of other autoimmune disease. Read about the connection here http://doccarnahan.Blogspot.Com/2012/04/leaky-gut-syndrome-linked-to-many.Html.
Dr. Jill Carnahan
Dr. Jill Carnahan
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes, but

Autoimmune hypothyroidism is extremely common in the general population.
Most people who acquire this first do not go on to develop another autoimmune disease. Having said that, there is still an increased chance in developing another autoimmune disease compared to people who do not have autoimmune disease at all.

In brief: Yes, but

Autoimmune hypothyroidism is extremely common in the general population.
Most people who acquire this first do not go on to develop another autoimmune disease. Having said that, there is still an increased chance in developing another autoimmune disease compared to people who do not have autoimmune disease at all.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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