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Why and how can a person have high thyroid antibodies (hashimotos), hypothyroid symptoms but normal tsh, T3 (liothyronine) and t4? How does the body pull this off?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
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In brief: Thyroiditis

Antithyroid antibodies only suggest that there is an autoimmune reaction towards the thyroid.
It takes a fair amount of destruction of the thyroid gland to affect its function.

In brief: Thyroiditis

Antithyroid antibodies only suggest that there is an autoimmune reaction towards the thyroid.
It takes a fair amount of destruction of the thyroid gland to affect its function.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: It tells you that:

Symptoms of hypothyroid are common in other disease states-ie: are non-specific.
And antibodies can be present but not injure thyroid enough to increase or decrease thyroid hormone release see md to find out cause of your symptoms.

In brief: It tells you that:

Symptoms of hypothyroid are common in other disease states-ie: are non-specific.
And antibodies can be present but not injure thyroid enough to increase or decrease thyroid hormone release see md to find out cause of your symptoms.
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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