Hashimoto thyroiditis

  • Disorder of the thyroid gland resulting in a decrease of thyroid hormone production
  • May affect the entire body
  • Symptoms may include swelling of the legs and feet, dry skin and cold intolerance
  • Caused by an improperly functioning immune system which may be due to hereditary or environmental factors
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Affects males and females but more common in females
  • Can occur at any age but more common in middle age adults
  • May be mild to severe
  • Can become life threatening if untreated

Due to the nature of this disease, there are no home treatment options. Please contact your doctor.

 

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