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
1612
Tried for
Hashimoto's thyroiditis (30)

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 (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Hashimoto's thyroiditis (30)
  • 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?

  • 10 new patients joined this month
  • 1418 say Hashimoto's thyroiditis is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 5
20s 127
30s 438
40s 742
50s 1009
60s 762
70+ 229
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 224
20-29 years 356
30-39 years 368
40-49 years 249
50-59 years 121
60-69 years 20
70+ years 5

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 219
Female 3144

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1793
Not Diagnosed 29

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