Hashimoto's Disease Specialist
Endocrinologist and Hashimoto's Disease Specialist
located in Peachtree City, GA
Hashimoto’s disease is the main cause of hypothyroidism, impacting millions of individuals in the United States.
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, also referred to as chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis or autoimmune thyroiditis, is classified as an autoimmune disorder. In this condition, your body generates antibodies, specifically thyroid peroxidase (TPO) and/or thyroglobulin (Tg) antibodies, which lead to detrimental effects on your thyroid gland. These antibodies trigger inflammation within the thyroid gland. Consequently, this inflammation can result in enlargement of the thyroid gland, known as a goiter and
impaired production of an adequate amount of thyroid hormone, leading to hypothyroidism.
At Peach State Endocrinology in Peachtree City, GA, Dr. Evgenia Korytnaya (Dr. K), specializes in Hashimoto’s disease. Call Dr. K or schedule online to set up a consultation if you suspect a Hashimoto’s disease is disrupting your quality of life.
To learn more visit American Thyroid Association.
Hashimoto's Disease also known as Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
Immune System Dysfunction: Hashimoto’s disease is classified as an autoimmune disorder. In autoimmune diseases, the immune system, which is supposed to protect the body from harmful invaders like viruses and bacteria, mistakenly targets the body’s own tissues as if they were foreign substances. In the case of Hashimoto’s disease, the immune system produces antibodies that attack and damage the thyroid gland.
To learn more about various options for thyroid hormone treatment visit American Thyroid Association.