What Are the Signs & Symptoms of High Thyroid Antibodies?
The presence of thyroid antibodies can be an indicator of a few different diseases. However, before your doctor sends you for a test for antibodies, you may be exhibiting signs and symptoms of these diseases. It is important to recognize and understand signs associated with high thyroid antibodies, which in turn could be sign of a thyroid-associated autoimmune disease. Hashimoto’s Disease Hashimoto’s disease occurs when the body’s immune system attacks the thyroid gland. According to LabTestsOnline, people with this condition produce the thyroid peroxidase antibody. Signs of Hashimoto’s disease vary from person to person, according to the Mayo Clinic. However, common symptoms include exhaustion, temperature sensitivity, high cholesterol, weight gain, constipation, muscle pain and depression. Other symptoms include dry skin or a hoarse voice. Symptoms will progress and worsen over time. Graves’ Disease The immune system also attacks the thyroid in people with Graves’ disease. But rather
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