Hashimoto’s disease: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments
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Hashimoto’s disease is also known as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, and chronic autoimmune thyroiditis. It is an autoimmune condition that affects the thyroid gland. In addition, it is an autoimmune condition is a disease in which the immune system attacks healthy tissues. Immune cells in Hashimoto’s disease cause the thyroid’s hormone-producing cells to die. The condition usually causes a decrease in hormone production (hypothyroidism). Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid does not produce enough hormones to meet the body’s requirements.