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What are the top reasons for getting hashimoto's thyroiditis?
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
10 doctors agree
In brief: Autoimmune
If you have hashimoto's (and not just hypothyroidism), then it is caused by an antibody in your body attacking your thyroid gland.
Overtime, the thyroid will be damaged and you get hypothyroidism. You can measure this antibody in your blood stream to make the diagnosis. As the thyroid is slowing down, you will need thyroid medication replacement.

In brief: Autoimmune
If you have hashimoto's (and not just hypothyroidism), then it is caused by an antibody in your body attacking your thyroid gland.
Overtime, the thyroid will be damaged and you get hypothyroidism. You can measure this antibody in your blood stream to make the diagnosis. As the thyroid is slowing down, you will need thyroid medication replacement.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
There is nothing you can do to prevent it. You can eat right, exercise right and still get it.
Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Don't know
We don't really know why people get hashimoto's.
It is the most common cause of hypothyroidism and is more common in women, as most auto-immune diseases are.

In brief: Don't know
We don't really know why people get hashimoto's.
It is the most common cause of hypothyroidism and is more common in women, as most auto-immune diseases are.
Dr. Melissa Young
Dr. Melissa Young
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