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So, I'm a little confused about Hashimotos disease for real, the way I perceived it was that it eventually led to hypothyroidism. So then I am wondering, is Hashimotos a separate disease and if so what exactly is it and how is it different from hypothyroidism. I guess I'm also just in general wondering what Hashimotos even means.

    • Shamalama

      460d

      Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune disorder, meaning that your immune system saw your thyroid as an invader, and attacked it. Same as with type 1 diabetes and the pancreas. The immune system fails to recognize certain parts of us as “self”, and goes on the attack.

    • Nicole_J

      460d

      From my understanding hashimoto’s will destroy ur thyroid to make u have hypothyroidism. They go hand in hand they lead to each other

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Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks the thyroid gland, leading to inflammation and reduced hormone production. Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland doesn't produce enough hormones. Hashimoto's disease is one of the most common causes of hypothyroidism. So, while they are related, Hashimoto's is a specific autoimmune disorder that can lead to hypothyroidism as a result of the immune system attacking the thyroid gland.

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