Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is a one of the direct causes of an endocrine disorder called Primary Hypothyroidism.

This type of disease is caused by an autoimmune disease.

It is also called  Chronic Lymphocytic Thyroiditis.

The body appears to attack its own T-cells of Thyroid.

Various autoantibodies may be present such as: thyroid peroxidase, thyroglobulin and TSH receptors.

A small percentage of patients may have no antibodies present.

Is a very common cause of primary hypothyroidism in the United States.

Another common cause is Ord’s thyroiditis in European Countries.

It was first described in 1912 by Hakaru Hashimoto, a Japanese specialist who published a paper in Germany.

This condition is seen more often in women then men.



Genetic possibilities

  • HLA-DR5 gene
  • CTLA-4 gene



  • Weight gain
  • Depression
  • Panic Attacks
  • Mania
  • Heart palpatations
  • Headaches
  • Cramps
  • Sensitivity to Cold
  • Infertility
  • Hair loss




Hashimoto’s thyroiditis can be Misdiagnosed as the following:

  • Depression
  • PMS
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Fibomyalgia
  • Anxiety
  • and More
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