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My mom has hashimotos encephalopathy and since two months ago, she's getting worse. Dementia is advancing fast. Can it be reversible? Life expectancy?

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Dr. Aaron Neinstein
Internal Medicine
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In brief: This can be treated

If your mother's encephalopathy is truly from hashimotos (autoimmune hypothyroidism), then it is reversible with treatment.
She needs to see a doctor, be tested, and be treated immediately. Severe hashimotos can be life-threatening and is very easily treatable with thyroid replacement pills. If it does not seem to be improving, then there is probably something else going on that needs diagnosis.

In brief: This can be treated

If your mother's encephalopathy is truly from hashimotos (autoimmune hypothyroidism), then it is reversible with treatment.
She needs to see a doctor, be tested, and be treated immediately. Severe hashimotos can be life-threatening and is very easily treatable with thyroid replacement pills. If it does not seem to be improving, then there is probably something else going on that needs diagnosis.
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