What Is Hashimoto's Disease?

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4. Birth Defects

In addition to the symptoms already mentioned, Hashimoto’s disease can also cause potentially severe complications. One of these is that there is an increased risk of birth defects if the mother is pregnant and has the disease. Defects will not happen in all such cases, however.

Children born to mothers with Hashimoto’s disease are more likely to have a cleft palate, which is a deformation of the roof of the mouth. Hashimoto’s disease can also cause children to be born with physical and intellectual development problems. It is advised that any women with Hashimoto’s disease consult with a doctor if they are planning on having children.

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