THYROID | Hashimoto's
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (HT) is an autoimmune condition and is one of the most common causes of hypothyroidism. Autoimmune disorders occur when your immune system produces antibodies that attack your own tissues. In this case, the thyroid gland, and the antibodies cause it to function poorly. HT has a genetic link and tends to run in families. Test results usually show high levels of thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPOAb) in particular, and possibly thyroglobulin antibodies (TGAb).