Hashimoto's thyroiditis

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Related to Hashimoto's syndrome: chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis

Hashimoto's thyroiditis

An autoimmune disorder in which the cells of the thyroid gland are attacked. This interferes with the production of hormones by the thyroid gland, causing fatigue and weight gain.
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Although there is no scientific research to support his suspicion, Arem also believes that unchecked depression can affect the immune system, which leads to a form of depression linked with a form of thyroiditis known as Hashimoto's Syndrome.