When I was diagnosed 3 months ago with Hashimoto's, my GP copied me some pages from the Patient UK website on Hypothyroidism. I have just noticed that it states that the main cause of hypothyroidism in the UK is Autoimmune Thyroiditis. Is this true?
Does this mean that most hypo people in the UK have been sort of "under- diagnosed? This would also mean that they were not getting the best treatment. As I Hashi's sufferer I know the importance of dealing with an dodgy immune system and fighting my antibodies etc.
As the NHS does not routinely check for antibodies, is this something we should be concerned about?