It is the common disorder of the thyroid gland and can occur at any age. It is most commonly seen in middle aged women. It is an autoimmune disorder. Due to autoimmune process the inflammation of the thyroid gland occurs causing impairment in the production of the thyroid hormones causing hypothyroidism.
Symptoms of Hashimoto’s disease
Diagnosis of the Hashimotos disease
Levothyroxine is given to treat the hypo thyroidism or if there is mild thyroid failure (indicated by elevation of TSH) which is also known as subclinical hypothyroidism