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AUDIO: Dr. Friedman Explains Hashimoto’s Disease, a Type of Thyroid Disease

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What is Hashimoto's disease?

That's the question EmpowHer asked Dr. Theodore Friedman, the Chief of Endocrinology at the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences, a UCLA affiliate and the co-author of the Everything Health Guide to Thyroid Disease.

Hashimoto's is an autoimmune condition where the body makes anti-bodies that attack it's own thyroid gland.

Find out why it's very common for people to have multiple autoimmune diseases and if a it's common for it to run in families.

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