Hashimoto's thyroiditis

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What is Hashimoto's thyroiditis?

Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease in which the thyroid gland is gradually destroyed by thyroid antibiodies. The cause of Hashimoto's thyroiditis is thought to be a combination of genetic susceptibility and environmental factors.

Common symptoms reported by people with Hashimoto's thyroiditis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for Hashimoto's thyroiditis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Synthroid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1562
Tried for
Hashimoto's thyroiditis (58)

Data from patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Hashimoto's thyroiditis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Synthroid)
Perceived effectiveness
for Hashimoto's thyroiditis (17 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood dry mouth 9 more
Total evaluations
17
Tried for
Hashimoto's thyroiditis (58)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has Hashimoto's thyroiditis on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 14 new patients joined this month
  • 1355 say Hashimoto's thyroiditis is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 8
20s 152
30s 457
40s 759
50s 969
60s 650
70+ 174
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 223
20-29 years 355
30-39 years 367
40-49 years 245
50-59 years 118
60-69 years 20
70+ years 5

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 209
Female 3008

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1778
Not Diagnosed 30

These charts show data from Hashimoto's thyroiditis patients who have completed their condition history
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