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What is Hashimoto's disease?

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-- Hair loss

-- Cold intolerance

-- Depression

-- Menstrual irregularity

-- Joint pain and muscle cramps

PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH HASHIMOTO'S DISEASE

 

Enlargement of the thyroid gland, also known as a goiter, can happen in patients with Hashimoto's disease," says Dr. Sever. "Most of the time, the goiter doesn't cause pain."

Also, it's not uncommon to see thyroid nodules or abnormal growth of thyroid cells forming lumps in patients with Hashimoto's disease. When thyroid nodules or a goiter become big enough, other symptoms may occur, including:

-- Swallowing difficulty

-- Hoarseness

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