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Hashimoto patients life expectancy?
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Hashimoto patients life expectancy?

Hi,
I have the following questions:
1- What id the TPO antibody level that is considered dangerous? Is 30 times more than normal fatal?
2-What is the life expectancy (prognosis) of the patients with Hashimoto's Disease?
3-Is there any other way to treat the patients beside Levothyroxine (hormone therapy)?

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,

Hamid
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