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Anemia board


Cathy--It's an autoimmune disease that effects the thyroid function. It makes you Hypothyroid. Correct name is Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. When tested I had antibodies in my blood, that is how they determine a DX, along with testing the TSH. I also had an ultrasound that showed inflammation of the gland. Then they started me on Synthroid.

At your age you should be tested for thyroid function. You don't necessarily have to have the autoimmune part. It's worth checking because thyroid function can change as we age. FLFLOWERGIRL:)