What causes Hashimoto’s Disease?

The exact cause of Hashimoto's disease is not fully understood. However, it is believed to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
Genetics: Hashimoto's disease tends to run in families, which suggests that there may be a genetic component to the condition. Research has identified several genes that may be associated with an increased risk of developing Hashimoto's disease.

Environmental factors: Certain environmental factors, such as exposure to radiation and certain viruses or bacteria, have been linked to an increased risk of developing Hashimoto's disease. Additionally, imbalances in the immune system, such as chronic inflammation, can also increase the risk of Hashimoto's disease.

Autoimmunity: Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune disorder, which means that the body's immune system mistakenly attacks the thyroid gland. It is believed that a combination of genetic and environmental factors may trigger the development of Hashimoto's disease by causing the immune system to attack the thyroid gland.

It's important to note that the cause of Hashimoto's disease can vary from person to person, and in some cases, the exact cause may not be known.

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