What famous people have Hashimoto? Gina Rodriguez
Among the other stars with the condition: Kim Cattrall of TV’s “Sex and the City” was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis in 1998. Kim Alexis, a former supermodel, also has Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and hypothyroidism.
Is Hashimoto’s disease a big deal? “In reality, Hashimoto’s is a benign, highly treatable condition,” stresses Dr. Kellis. “Taking thyroid supplements will improve most of your symptoms, and most people do quite well on them.” The bow-tie-shaped thyroid gland, at the base of your throat, secretes a hormone called T4 (thyroxine).
Who is most affected by Hashimoto’s? Hashimoto’s disease is 4 to 10 times more common in women than men. Although the disease may occur in teens or young women, it more often develops in women ages 30 to 50. Your chance of developing Hashimoto’s disease increases if other family members have the disease.
What thyroid problem does Gigi Hadid have? “Imagine having a really extreme case of flu.” That’s how 23-year-old Rachel Hill describes living with Hashimoto’s disease. She’s been talking to Newsbeat about the thyroid condition she shares with Gigi Hadid – who’s hit back at trolls who’ve criticised her appearance.