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Hashimotos Disease

Luzila Lopez
• Hashimotos disease is a condition in which your
What is immune system attacks your thyroid gland.
Hashimotos • This usually causes inflammation that often
leads to hypothyroidism.
Disease?
What is your thyroid
gland?
• The thyroid gland is a butterfly
shaped gland at the base of the neck.
• The thyroids hormones regulate
several bodily functions.
• Heart rate
• Body weight
• Muscle strength
• Cholesterol level
Fatigue

Memory lapses

Pale, dry skin


Symptoms
Brittle nails and hair loss

Joint and muscle tenderness

Unexplained weight gain


Goiter
(enlarged thyroid gland)
Risk Factors

sex age hereditary

Other auto immune Radiation


diseases
exposure
Diagnosis

Your signs and symptoms

A blood hormone test


• Measures the level of thyroid hormone and TSH.

Antibody test
• Abnormal antibodies
Treatment
• Wait and see if • Synthetic hormone • Natural hormone
you require • Levothroxone extract from a
• Synthroid
medication pigs thyroid.
Work Cited
Bridget Brady MD(2018)www.endocrineweb.com/conditions/thyroid-
nodules/thyroid-gland-controls-bodys-metabolism-how-it-works-
symptoms-hyperthyroid

Mayoclinic(2018) www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-
conditions/hashimotos-disease/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20351860