Quiz: Could You Have an Autoimmune Condition?
from Mary Shomon,
Your Guide to Thyroid Disease
Most people with thyroid conditions have developed them as a result of autoimmune disease. The two autoimmune thyroid conditions -- Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and Graves' disease -- are among the most common autoimmune conditions. And when you have one autoimmune disease, you are at risk of developing other autoimmune-related diseases and symptoms.
You may even have persistent symptoms that you think are related to your thyroid, but may actually be evidence of another autoimmune problem.
This quiz walks you through some of these most common autoimmune risk factors and the frequently seen symptoms of the more common autoimmune conditions.
After you've answered the questions, you'll get a rating, which will evaluate how many of your responses fit with the profile of someone who is at risk for autoimmune disease, or has autoimmune symptoms.
This helpful tool can be a useful first step in your effort get a proper diagnosis.
Note: This tool is intended for informational use only. Do not rely on it to make decisions about your health. Always consult your doctor for personal medical advice.