What Is Hashimoto's Disease?
As mentioned, the exact cause of Hashimoto’s disease is not at all well understood even by experts in the field. However, there are some factors that are suspected to be behind the condition. One of these is that the condition might be the result of a genetic flaw, although this is yet to be proven to be the case.
Another potential cause is an infection by bacteria or viruses. The presence of these pathogens might trigger the immune system into a response, with the thyroid gland getting caught up in the reaction. Another potential cause includes a combination of age, sex, and heritage.