Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsOther - Diseases · 1 decade ago

What body systems are affected with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis?

And how are they affected?

2 Answers

  • Tim J
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    Technically all body systems (and cells for that matter) are affected because your thyroid is controlling T4/T3 levels... In reality, however, only the thyroid should be of concern, and chances are you probably have already noticed it is enlarged and warm to the touch... It is fairly easy to treat as well, I might add...

    Good Luck and I Hope this Helps...

  • 1 decade ago

    Hashimoto thyroiditis is considered an autoimmune disease. This means that a person's immune system attacks his or her own body. No one knows why this happens. With this disease, the immune system attacks the thyroid gland. This can cause thyroid hormone imbalances. Hashimoto thyroiditis is one of the most common causes of a low thyroid hormone level, called hypothyroidism.

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