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What is the difference between Hashimoto’s disease and 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).
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.
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 autoimmune thyroiditis the same as Hashimoto?
There are many possible causes of thyroiditis (see Thyroiditis brochure). Hashimoto's thyroiditis, also known as chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States. It is an autoimmune disorder involving chronic inflammation of the thyroid.