Alternate Names : Chronic Lymphocytic Thyroiditis
What are the signs and symptoms of the disease?
Symptoms of Hashimoto thyroiditis may include:
an enlarged thyroid gland
dry, rough skin
slow heartbeat, known as bradycardia
weight gain for no apparent reason
Most people who have Hashimoto thyroiditis will have a low level of thyroid
hormone. So, these symptoms are primarily related to this low level. Symptoms from
low thyroid hormone are usually what cause a person to see the doctor.
In other cases, the thyroid hormone level may be
high, which causes almost opposite symptoms. For example: