• What is Hashimoto’s?

    Asked by bigjan on Friday, April 26, 2013

    What is Hashimoto’s?

    I can't believe some of the things I run across when reading about my condition. I don't know if I understand this or not. Anyone ever heard of this?

    4 Answers from the Community

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    • carm's Avatar

      I can help you with this question. Hashimoto's disorder is the most common form of hypothyroid disease. It is also referred to as lymphocytic thyroiditis because it is caused from your own immune system attacking your thyroid gland. That assault causes your thyroid gland to become underactive. It is treated with hormone replacement like synthroid. I hope this answers your question, Carm RN.

      over 3 years ago
    • jollymon's Avatar

      It was explained to me like this. You have antibodies in your body that protect you from foreign matter within your body. With Hashimoto's your antibodies think your thyroid is a foreign matter and start to attack it. In my case I had many irregular holes in my thyroid from those anitbodies. They also "killed" my thyroid so had no function left. You will need synthroid or better yet Armour to replace the hormones that your thyroid normally produces.

      over 3 years ago
    • Tracy's Avatar

      My 23 year old daughter has Hashimoto's disease. Her immune system is very aggressive and she is allergic to many many things. Basically her immune system is attacking her Thyroid. This means that eventually it will need to be removed, meanwhile it needs to be watched very closely - she has times when she is very high thyroid (flares) which causes all kinds of strange symptoms. Thyroid is a small but powerful thing. Tracy

      over 3 years ago
    • bigjan's Avatar

      Thanks, I had read just a little about it and then googled it. Thought I would ask here first.

      Do you ever start freaking thinking that everything you see on TV now you have it? That's me.
      Thanks for the answers.

      over 3 years ago

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