What is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis?

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What is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis?


By. Dr. Sari Eitches

One in ten Americans will have a thyroid disorder in their lifetime. The most common cause is Hashimoto’s thyroiditis- an autoimmune condition in which the body’s own antibodies attack its thyroid. This causes destruction of thyroid tissue which  impairs the thyroid’s ability to function properly and can result in hypothyroidism.

Hashimoto’s is more common in women than men, and incidence increases as we get older. Some of the susceptibility for Hashimoto’s can ...

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