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Autoimmune thyroiditis

Names

Autoimmune thyroiditis
Chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
Hashimoto’s disease

Description

A condition where the immune system creates antibodies that attack the thyroid.

Prevalence

0.3-1.5 cases per 1,000 persons

Typical Age of onset

Women age 30-50
Men age 40-65

Symptoms

  • Fatigue

  • Sensitivity to cold

  • Constipation

  • Pale, dry skin and brittle nails

  • Hair loss

  • Weight gain

  • Muscle aches and joint pain

  • Depression

  • Memory lapse

  • Heavy menstrual bleeding