Hashis or not ? Confused

Hi everyone my recent bloods show my thyroid peroxidase antibodies are high 144 range should be <34 does this definitely mean I have hashimotos ? I thought it did but after a visit to my chiropractor today & discussing it with her she says it doesn't necessarily mean I definitely do have hashis ? Having more bloods this week as B12 was love as was Bit D & folate slightly below range ( I have already posted these results previously ) would appreciate anyone's thoughts many thanks :)

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  • Alysonkerry,

    Thyroid peroxidase antibodies are positive for autoimmune thyroid disease (Hashimoto's). There is no cure for Hashimoto's which causes 90% of hypothyroidism. Treatment is for the low thyroid levels it causes. Many people have found that 100% gluten-free diet is helpful in reducing Hashi flares, symptoms and eventually antibodies. It can take years for hypothyroidism to develop and if you are not yet diagnosed you may find a gluten-free diet will slow progression to hypothyroidism.



  • Hi Clutter thanku for replying. I have been hypothyroid for 10 years & on Levo for that time. Just my bloods have been all over the place for a few months & just recently tested positive for high antibodies. Have only been gluten free for about 6 weeks so hopefully that will help. Seeeing my Go again soon after more bloods so will see what de says thanks again :)

  • There is some research now which is beginning to show that vit D can reduce antibodies.

  • That's interesting to hear will try and find out more thanks :)

  • alysonkerry- Maybe she wants you to have positive Thyroglobulin antibodies as well for absolute proof.

    It doesn't really matter, antibodies are raised and you should try to reduce them by following the advice given in previous post.

    There is no actual treatment for Hashi's, only for the resulting hypothyroidism that it causes, and you are already taking Levo for this.

  • Thanks seaside Susie I really appreciate your advice. Seeing my Gp in about 3 weeks after more blood tests so will see what she says too. I just thought that if u had positively raised antibodies of either type you definitely had hashimotos. Thanks again for your reply :)

  • I think everyone on the forum will agree that raised TPO antibodies confirm Hashi's. Obviously your chiropractor thinks differently.

  • Thanks again :)

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