Alternate Names : Chronic Lymphocytic Thyroiditis
What can be done to prevent the disease?
Nothing can be done to prevent the disease because the
exact cause is not understood.
What are the long-term effects of the disease?
Hashimoto thyroiditis often causes low thyroid hormone
levels, called hypothyroidism.
This condition may be permanent. This means that the person may need to take
thyroid hormone replacement medicine for the rest of his or her life.
What are the risks to others?
There are no risks to others, as this disease is not