Thyroiditis Symptoms, Causes and More

By shirley
Reviewed: dr. stavarache
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3. Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

The most common cause of thyroiditis, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, is an autoimmune disease that primarily attacks middle-aged women, but it can occur in people of any age and sex. Hashimoto's thyroiditis progresses slowly, damaging the thyroid and lowering the levels of thyroid hormone in the blood.

Left untreated, this condition can lead to heart problems, mental health issues, goiters and birth defects. People with Hashimoto's thyroiditis can take synthetic thyroid replacement hormone pills daily to maintain normal thyroid hormone levels and reduce symptoms.5‘Hashimoto’s Disease.’ Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 11 Feb. 2020,


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