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Old Wed, May-22-13, 17:54
kaylakala kaylakala is offline
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Default Hashimoto's Thyroidosis

A friend of mine just got diagnosed. Any advice?
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Old Fri, Aug-02-13, 14:23
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Hashimoto's Thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease. It it caused because the body actually attacks its own thyroid gland. Because it is autoimmune, a close watch is necessary because it can also attack other parts of the body.
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Old Fri, Aug-02-13, 14:49
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There is also a group on Facebook that started out as a Stop the Thyroid Madness group. It's now called FTPO (For Thyroid Patients Only). I have Hashimoto's and had my thyroid removed. I'm doing well now, but it was a LONG, HARD road to get here. Hope your friend gets the help he/she needs. My best advice is NOT to use synthetic hormones. Use Natural Dessicated Thyroid.
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