Posted 7/19/2013 5:40 PM (GMT -6)
Antibodies are substances made by your immune system, usually to combat bacteria or viruses. You have antibodies to one or more thyroid hormones, meaning the your immune system sees them as foreign to your body and is trying to neutralize them. When your immune system makes antibodies to your own body or hormones, it is called an autoimmune condition. You likely have Hashimoto's autoimmune thyroiditis, but do need to be evaluated thoroughly to be sure that is the correct diagnosis.
Other autoimmune diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and many others.