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What are the symptoms of Hashimoto's disease?

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Posted on Fri, 10 Oct 2014
Question: Yes, I have a question. My sister has Hishimotos. I have been looking into this. What are the symptoms?
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Answered by Dr. Raju A.T (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Hypothyroidism

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your query.

Hashimoto thyroiditis is a autoimmune condition where thyroid gland is attacked by a variety of cell- and antibody-mediated immune processes. It is also called chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis.

It leads to decreased thyroid hormone levels in blood leading to hypothyroid features some of them include as below.

Weight gain
Hair loss
Depression
Sensitivity to heat and cold
Chronic fatigue
Panic
Changes in heart rate
Congestive heart failure
High cholesterol
Constipation
Muscle weakness, joint stiffness
Memory loss, vision problems, infertility etc

Hope, I have answered your query.

Please do ask if you any other concerns.

Regards,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Raju A.T (16 minutes later)
What tests do I ask from my doctor?
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Answered by Dr. Raju A.T (17 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Below are the tests

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thyroid profile which includes Tsh, T3 and T4

Thyroid Autoantibodies-
Anti-thyroglobulin antibodies (anti-Tg),
Anti-thyroid peroxidase antibodies (anti-TPO) and
Anti-microsomal antibodies

The above tests help in diagnosing the Hashimoto's.

regards,

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What are the symptoms of Hashimoto's disease?

Brief Answer: Hypothyroidism Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for your query. Hashimoto thyroiditis is a autoimmune condition where thyroid gland is attacked by a variety of cell- and antibody-mediated immune processes. It is also called chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis. It leads to decreased thyroid hormone levels in blood leading to hypothyroid features some of them include as below. Weight gain Hair loss Depression Sensitivity to heat and cold Chronic fatigue Panic Changes in heart rate Congestive heart failure High cholesterol Constipation Muscle weakness, joint stiffness Memory loss, vision problems, infertility etc Hope, I have answered your query. Please do ask if you any other concerns. Regards,