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How is Hashimoto’s disease different from hypothyroidism?
Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune condition where the immune system mistakenly attacks the thyroid gland. … Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid is not releasing enough of the two main hormones it produces, T3 (triiodothyronine) and T4 (thyroxine).
How do I know if I have hypothyroidism Hashimoto’s?
Hashimoto's disease typically progresses slowly over years and causes chronic thyroid damage, leading to a drop in thyroid hormone levels in your blood. The signs and symptoms are mainly those of an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism). Signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism include: Fatigue and sluggishness.
What percentage of hypothyroidism is Hashimoto’s?
Depending on the source, estimates are that between 90-97% of those with hypothyroidism in the United States have Hashimoto's.
Is underactive thyroid always Hashimoto’s?
Hashimoto's disease, or Hashimoto's thyroiditis, is an autoimmune disease that damages the thyroid gland. Hashimoto's disease affects more women than men. It is the most common cause of hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid). Hypothyroidism is treatable with medicine.