Things that may make it more likely to you for to get Hashimoto’s thyroiditis are:
Each person may have symptoms in a different way. But these are the most common symptoms:
It’s a benign enlargement of the thyroid gland. It causes a bulge on your neck.
It can cause these symptoms:
When the thyroid is attacked by antibodies, it may at first make more thyroid hormone. This is called Hashitoxicosis. It does not happen to everyone. But it can cause these symptoms:
These symptoms may look like other health problems. Always see your health care provider for a diagnosis.
Your health care provider will figure out the best treatment for you based on:
You will not need treatment if your thyroid hormone levels are normal. But Hashimoto's thyroiditis often looks like an underactive thyroid gland. If so, it can be treated with medicine. The medicine replaces lost thyroid hormone. That should stop your symptoms. It can also ease a goiter if you have one. A goiter can cause problems like pain or trouble swallowing, breathing, or speaking. If these symptoms don’t get better, you may need surgery to remove the goiter.