Can the Hashimotos attack other parts of the body?

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Good Morning from Ireland ?
I have a question now I do apologise if it sounds odd but was only diagnosed a few months back and still learning
Hashimoto is an auto immune
Hypothyroidism is underactive thyroid in which case I have both .Now my question is in my case I got told told the Hashimotos has completely destroyed my thyroid , can the Hashimotos attack other parts of the body now that it’s already attacked & destroyed my thyroid?
Thanks guys ?

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Karen 3 years 0 Answers 524 views 0

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  1. No, it cannot. Hashimoto's is an organ specific disease and the lymphocytic infiltration is only directed at thyroid tissue. BUT if you have one autoimmune disease, that puts you at higher risk for having others because of a general genetic predisposition towards autoimmunity. I also have no thyroid function left due to severe atrophy of my thyroid gland. That leaves me completely reliant on prescription thyroid hormone replacement to relieve the symptoms of hypothyroidism brought about by Hashimoto's.

  2. This article explains the difference between organ-specific and systemic autoimmune diseases. There are many more that they don't talk about, but it gives a few examples. http://www.yourarticlelibrary.com/immunology/2-types-of-autoimmune-diseases-organ-specific-and-systemic-autoimmune-diseases/28095

  3. No. Hashi's is an organ specific autoimmune disease, it can not attack other organs.

  4. No, the antibodies are organ specific meaning they will only attack the thyroid.

  5. Thanks for all the very useful information guys much appreciated

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